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  • “Momentum Program enables ambitious astronomical project in Hungary”

    “Momentum Program enables ambitious astronomical project in Hungary”

    Momentum researcher Ágnes Kóspál, who is returning from The Netherlands, studies the birth of stars. As a new awardee of the Program for Excellence of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, she is setting up a research group at MTA Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (MTA CSFK) to explore the formation of Sun-like stars and their planetary systems.

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  • A compound from marijuana could be the anti-acne medication of the future – Results of a “Momentum” research group

    A compound from marijuana could be the anti-acne medication of the future – Results of a “Momentum” research group

    Recent scientific results of Tamás Bíró (Doctor of the HAS, Head of the MTA-DE “Momentum” Cellular Physiology Research Group at the University of Debrecen) and his colleagues on one of the compounds in marijuana may contribute to a more efficient treatment of acne, one of the most prevalent skin diseases. Interview.

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  • “Momentum Programme creates the framework for high-level research”

    “Momentum Programme creates the framework for high-level research”

    The research that biophysicist Zsuzsanna Dosztányi will be doing at the Eötvös Loránd University; with funding from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ Momentum Programme for Excellence; can offer insights into fundamental biological processes, help to elucidate the molecular basis of certain diseases and open up new avenues for drug design.

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  • From atomic nuclei to the stars – MTA Institute for Nuclear Research explores supernovas

    From atomic nuclei to the stars – MTA Institute for Nuclear Research explores supernovas

    The Nuclear Astrophysics Research Group of MTA Institute for Nuclear Research has been exploring the emergence of elements and the functioning of stars based on physical phenomena occurring in atomic nuclei for long. In July 2014 the Research Group hosted the international conference entitled “Nuclei in the Cosmos”– the first time such a prestigious event was held in the CEE region.

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  • “Work excellence calls for excellent working conditions, a reliable environment, and lots of planning”

    “Work excellence calls for excellent working conditions, a reliable environment, and lots of planning”

    Gastroenterologist Péter Hegyi is looking for biological targets susceptible to pharmacological intervention in his focus on prophylactics and specific treatments for pancreatitis within the framework of MTA’s Programme for Excellence. Péter Hegyi hopes the outcome of his research conducted within the Momentum Programme will result in a breakthrough in treating this serious disorder.

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  • Discovery by MTA researchers can open new vistas in treating a common inheritable disease

    Discovery by MTA researchers can open new vistas in treating a common inheritable disease

    A discovery related to the interaction between a protein produced with the participation of a faulty gene and certain medicines meant to influence the functioning of that gene can result in a breakthrough in the clinical trials of medicines. The respected journal Science Translational Medicine has published findings of an international team in which members of MTA-SE Molecular Biophysics Research Group also took part.

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  • „I thank MTA for its confidence in me

    „I thank MTA for its confidence in me"

    At Semmelweis University Zoltán Jakus and his team are engaged in the intensive study of the lymphatic system of the lungs, mapping of its development, and its role in the start of newborns' breathing. The findings may reveal the causes of breathing disorders common among premature infants and may also be utilised in the treatment of epidemic adult hypertension and obesity.

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  • Netherlands Ambassador to Hungary formally introducing himself to MTA

    Netherlands Ambassador to Hungary formally introducing himself to MTA

    At an introductory meeting, the President of MTA and the ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands accredited to Hungary came together to discuss the opportunities for the extension of co-operation in sciences between the two countries. László Lovász and Gajus Scheltema had a talk in the main building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

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  • Full Member of MTA József Gyulai receives international honour

    Full Member of MTA József Gyulai receives international honour

    József Gyulai, Full Member of MTA, has received this year’s silver medal of the International Organizing Committee of REM, the Recent Developments in the Study of Radiation Effects in Matter, in recognition of his life’s work. The medal was handed over to him during REM’s most recent event in Budapest.

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