Research Highlight

Let's delve into the exciting research stories of CEITEC


CEITEC scientists decipher the reason for a tricky cell developmental glitch

30.04.2020

A tightly regulated molecular ensemble – cellular division – is controlled by several accurate surveilling checkpoints maintaining its integrity.It is an essential phenomenon for every animal’s…
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The faint border between the animal kingdom and us

30.04.2020

In the last 3 decades, more than 30 novel human pathogens have been identified; 75% of them are zoonotic in nature, i.e. animal origin (1).Now, we have a new kid on the block! Yes, you guessed it…
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Antimicrobial peptides: the naturally found sentinels against microbes

30.04.2020

The discovery of penicillin in 1928, had transformed the face of therapeutic intervention. Innumerable lives are saved by this genre of molecular remedy, but over the past years, overuse of…
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Nano-detectors of big challenges

30.04.2020

Early detection can save you from cancer. Efficient detection of pathogens in the drinking water can safeguard your health.​Scientists are continuously finding ways to ease and quicken detection…
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CAR T-cell cancer treatment under development in CEITEC MU

23.01.2020

In April 2012, Emily Whitehead, a then 7-year-old relapsed and refractory acute lymphocytic leukemia patient, was the first girl to be miraculously cured of her disease by an innovative immunotherapy…
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When it is good to be rusty!

23.01.2020

Traveling by train compared to an airplane generates lesser carbon-footprint, and these days responsible citizens are availing this mode of transport to a greater extent. But for a safe train…
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The forgotten plant is again in full bloom

23.01.2020

Terezie Mandakova and her colleagues, Milan Pouch and Martin Lysak, from the Martin Lysak Research Group at CEITEC MU, deciphered the ancestors and closest…
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CEITEC scientists revealed vital evidence to understand the mechanism of…

16.10.2019

In the nucleus of our cells, DNA molecules are packed into structures called chromosomes.Telomeres are segments of the DNA molecule, which act like protective plugs at the ends of chromosomes…
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A nano-wheel rolling strong on the cancer path!

16.10.2019

1 out of 6 deaths happens because of cancer! Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally (WHO, 2018).The biomedical community is leaving no stones unturned to tackle this debilitating malign…
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CEITEC scientists identify a missing link in the development of cancer

16.10.2019

Billions of cells in the human body divide each day. This intricate division (aka cell cycle) includes four highly regulated phases (G1 ->S ->G2 ->M). Cell cycle (Source: https:/…
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Let us shed some light: CEITEC scientists develop a technique to envisage…

08.07.2019

Sunlight presents the morning to you. The light from your bedroom lamp soothes your bedtime reading. The light has become an important part of your life, day and night.The study of the behavioral…
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Spider venom: the poison crafted to kill and save

01.07.2019

Scientists from the Faculty of Science and CEITEC, Masaryk University, have studied 40 spider species and revealed their unique adaptation featuring diverse venom compositions
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CEITEC scientists uncovered a novel mode of tuning graphene

01.07.2019

Graphene: the wonder-materialGraphene (source: Image by seagul from Pixabay) Graphene is a 2-dimensional honeycomb pane of carbon atoms, equipped with extraordinary properties in…
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A laser system: armed to comb through a speckled array of substances

01.07.2019

Sunlight or the light from your bedside lamp (white light), contains a mixture of all colours (thus a mixture of wavelengths). Laser light, on the other hand, contains only a small range of colours,…
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The hormonal bond in Plants: Auxin supply from Mother to Offspring

29.03.2019

Fertilized plants increase the supply of auxin, a plant hormone, to seeds, allowing the growth of embryos   
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Superbugs are flying in the sky

29.03.2019

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in wild birds are of similar composition to those of human origin
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Battle in blood: Antibody 19/1786 takes on Tick-Borne Virus

29.03.2019

Structure and mechanism of Tick-borne encephalitis virus and counteracting antibody 19/1786 are revealed
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