Mr. Oláh, who was one of the most influential chemists of the 20th century, died in his Beverly Hills home on the 8th March at the age of 90.
Hungarian Academy of Sciences Grant to gain premium post doctoral researcher status in MTA’s research network and Hungarian universities between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2020
The Ignaz Lieben Award of the Austrian Academy of Sciences has been given to Illés Farkas, a researcher from the Statistical and Biological Physics Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The physicist received the acknowledgment and prize money of USD 36,000 for his achievements in the fields of collective motion phenomena, such as pedestrian escape panic and molecular biological and social networks.
To protest against the measures of the Trump administration questioning scientific results, American scientists will march in the streets on 22 April, Earth Day. Sympathy demonstrations will be held in approximately a hundred other countries. This press review is based on articles published in Science, Nature, Scientific American, New Scientist and National Geographic in January and February 2017.
Restorative neuroscience, the study of identifying the means to replace damaged neurons and recover permanently lost mental or physical abilities, is a rapidly advancing scientific field considering our progressively aging society. Redirecting immature neurons that reside in specific brain areas towards the sites of brain damage is an appealing strategy for acute brain injury or stroke therapy.
A new model created by Eörs Szathmáry and his colleagues offers a possible explanation for the evolution of life on Earth from simple organic molecules to the predecessors of our cells.
What were the causes that lead to the military tragedy following the First World War and to the demobilisation of the army? How did the food supply change between 1917 and 1922 and what was the political significance of these changes? How can the geographical consequences of mapping out the new borders be examined with novel methods? These are the questions the MTA Lendület (Momentum) Trianon 100 Research Group sought to answer.
How does the increase in the average temperature of the Earth influence the amount of carbon stored in the soil? Will this lead to a vicious circle, that is will it mean further temperature increase due to the released carbon? These were the questions addressed by the international research group which included the Kiskunság experiment overseen by the MTA Centre for Ecological Research.
An experimental drug candidate eliminates tumours by promoting programmed cell death, according to a recent article in Nature, which rarely publishes on this topic. The leaders of the international author team are Hungarian researchers from the Servier Hungaria Ltd. The research institute is also in partnership with the Institute of Organic Chemistry, MTA Research Centre for Natural Sciences.
Hungary, as a full member of the European Space Agency, has joined the Technology Transfer Network of the international organisation, which aims at applying the results of space technology in other industrial fields and in everyday life. The Hungarian office was opened in the MTA Wigner Research Centre for Physics, in cooperation with the Hungarian Space Office.
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