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  • Digital Madách collection created by Library and Information Centre of MTA

    Digital Madách collection created by Library and Information Centre of MTA

    The Library and Information Centre of MTA has launched a trilingual website commemorating Imre Madách’s oeuvre and his The Tragedy of Man. Available in Hungarian, Slovak and English, the digital collection describes the life and work of this former member of MTA, displays the manuscript of The Tragedy, which was written over 150 years ago, and offers a virtual visit to a relevant exhibition.

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  • MTA-SE Research Unit Reveals Unknown Genetic Background to Depression

    MTA-SE Research Unit Reveals Unknown Genetic Background to Depression

    Having analysed the genetic material, mood and the amount of stress that thousands of individuals suffered, MTA-SE NPP&NC RG has demonstrated that the gene called galanin encoding cerebral neuropeptide and its receptors has a role in the development of depression. The results that may help enhance new and more efficient medication are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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  • MTA to supply higher education with supercomputers:  press conference held

    MTA to supply higher education with supercomputers: press conference held

    Presented to the press at the headquarters of MTA was an IT development program worth HUF 2b, the largest project ever in the history of Hungary. Equipping universities in Hungary with supercomputers, the press was told, is a key to preserving the competitiveness of national R&D projects.

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  • Yakov G. Sinai, an honorary member of MTA, receives this year’s Abel Prize

    Yakov G. Sinai, an honorary member of MTA, receives this year’s Abel Prize

    The Abel Prize this year goes to Yakov G. Sinai, a mathematician of US-Russia descent and an honorary member of MTA. Of the 14 mathematicians honoured so far with the Abel Prize, a recognition of excellence in mathematics, something like the Nobel Prize in sciences, Endre Szemerédi is an ordinary member, Péter Lax, Lennart Carleson, Srinivasa Varadhan, Mikhail Gromov and Yakov G. Sinai are honorary members of MTA.

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  • Getting Ready for Doing Science – EURODOC Conference

    Getting Ready for Doing Science – EURODOC Conference

    At a two-day conference in Budapest staged by EURODOC, the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers, the professional recognition of junior researchers, the improvement of their living conditions, and establishing a network for PhD students across Europe are discussed. Welcoming those present at the opening ceremony of the event at MTA headquarters was President József Pálinkás.

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  • International conference on precision-targeted destruction of cancer stem cells

    International conference on precision-targeted destruction of cancer stem cells

    Recent research into compounds that can kill cancer stem cells withstanding conventional treatment is the subject of an international conference the MTA–Eötvös University Research Group of Peptide Chemistry and the Department of Organic Chemistry of Eötvös University are stageing in Budapest on Thursday and Friday.

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  • „Science into Policy” – EASAC&MTA Summit at MTA in Budapest

    „Science into Policy” – EASAC&MTA Summit at MTA in Budapest

    The two-day inaugural international meeting co-organised at MTA headquarters by EASAC and MTA concentrated its attention on its plenary first day upon the decisive role of giving science-based advice on policy issues addressed by governments while encouraging sustainable policy making.

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