10. 6. 2021
Long-term physical activity in racehorses leads to damage to their liver cells, myocardium, and muscles, it also disrupts their metabolism. Researchers are trying to counter this with feed supplements containing milk thistle pomace. They already have confirmed that seed extracts have proven healing and regenerative effects.
28. 5. 2021
The Czech public still perceives migration primarily as an unwelcome necessity. At the same time, the Czech labor market attracts more and more foreign workers, especially from Ukraine. However, their presence is tolerated rather than welcomed, and the official Czech migration policy is based on the premise that migrants leave whenever the demand for their labor declines. Therefore, relatively little support has been provided to the settlement and integration of migrants in the Czech Republic from...
7. 5. 2021
Mendel University in Brno will start PCR testing of students from Monday. Two weeks after the university, as the first in the Czech Republic, started this form in a pilot phase for employees. Gradually, this form will completely replace the current antigenic testing. But most students are already finishing their semester, so testing will only cover a few dozen of them.
16. 4. 2021
Climate change is gradually changing the conditions of fish farming in the Czech Republic. Rising summer water temperatures will be deadly for some species in the coming decades. Globally, fish production is growing at a rate of about 4% per year. Increasing demand, with stagnant catches from classic ponds, is to ensure or replace breeding in specialized production systems in the Czech Republic, says Jan Mareš from the Department of Zoology, Fisheries, Hydrobiology, and Beekeeping of Faculty of...
7. 4. 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected cross-border cooperation. Mendel University in Brno had to curb a large part of its foreign projects. One of those that continues is long-term aid in Zambia. The main problems of local farmers are inappropriate agricultural practices and limited access to quality agricultural inputs such as seeds or quality breeds of livestock.
23. 3. 2021
The interdisciplinary research of the world phenomenon, the Hranice Karst, won the first year of the MENDELU internal grant competition. The project, led by Jozef Sedláček from the Faculty of Horticulture and Jana Šimečková from the Faculty of AgriSciences, will receive a subsidy of 9 million crowns in the next three years. The competition is administered by the newly established Grant Agency of Gregor Johann Mendel of Mendel University in Brno. Until now, MENDELU researchers have drawn exclusively...
9. 3. 2021
Migration to Europe from the Middle East and Africa has been declining in recent years. Last year, less than 100,000 migrants came from these countries, compared to the record year of 2015, less than a tenth. The coronavirus pandemic has slowed down migration, the borders of European Union countries are closing and the willingness of states to accept more newcomers is declining. Nevertheless, this problem has not disappeared and especially young people from North Africa continue to dream of a better...
1. 3. 2021
Long-term restrictions, lack of social contacts, loss of motivation, but also anxiety and depression. All this has a negative effect during the ongoing pandemic of university students. Many of them have already sought the services of psychologists. The second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic, which has no end yet, is to blame. Only at Mendel University in Brno did the services of the counseling center in the field of psychological help double in the second half of 2020. According to several studies...
9. 2. 2021
Three student proposals won in the first year of the competition for the best business plan StartUp MENDELU. Each of them will receive 80,000 Czech crowns from the university.
26. 1. 2021
Researchers from Mendel University in Brno have developed a special spray that protects plants against harmful bacteria. Products of this type are practically not available on the market, and if they already are, their effectiveness is much lower. The university will patent the spray, and a commercial partner is also in negotiations to help put the know-how into practice.