Media Neurologist Irena Rektorová about brain structures, pathological proteins, beneficial movement and science that is not here yet

(26th June 2018) In newspaper Lidové noviny from Saturday, June 23, 2018, you can find an interview with a neurologist from CEITEC MU - Irena Rektorová. Irena Rektorová, a neuroscience professor, talks about Alzheimer's disease, their symptoms, their treatment and the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases in general.

The whole article is available only in Czech. Prof. Irena Rektorová for Czech Television: A non-invasive brain stimulation can help patients with Parkinson's disease

(26th April 2018)

Listen to the whole interview HERE (Czech only).

Czech version Irena Rektorova nominated for the Woman of Czechia 2017 award

(1st February 2018) Irena Rektorová, Applied Neuroscience Research Group Leader, was officially nominated for the Woman of Czechia 2017 award. Prof. Rektorová has long been involved in the study of early imaging, biochemical and genetic markers of brain neurodegenerative diseases (from the animal model to human studies), pathophysiological mechanisms for neuropathic pain and cognitive and behavioural symptoms of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and schizophrenia.

Czech version An interview about Parkinson and Alzheimer disease with Irena Rektorova for the Czech Radio

(31st January 2018) Czech Radio
Irena Rektorová a leading Czech neuroscientist, head of the Applied Neuroscience Research Group at CEITEC is primarily focused on diseases associated with brain degeneration such as Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease. Is it true that the risk of these diseases increases with age and is more common in women? Listen to the whole interview HERE (Czech only).

Czech version Aiming for early detection of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

(31 October 2017) Irena Rektorová is a leading Czech neurologist in the study of diseases that cause brain degeneration, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Together with her team from Ceitec MU, she launched a unique international project this April – one of the best Czech projects in the prestigious Horizon 2020 programme – focusing on brain activity in connection with reading, writing, speaking, and visual signal processing in different cultures.

She received an award from the university’s rector this May in recognition of the success of this grant.

Could you tell us more about the CoBeN project?
It is a research project in behavioural neurology and the main part of the project consists of monitoring patients in various phases of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and stroke survivors. We also monitor healthy volunteers while they are reading, writing, and processing speech and visual signals. The unique aspect is that we will be observing people with different native languages: English, Czech, and Hungarian.

The whole article is available at the following link:

Czech version

English version Neurologists examine connection of diseases with native language

(9th July 2017) New possibilities for early detection and more accurate diagnoses of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease, and verification of a tailor-made therapy are being examined by neurologists form CEITEC Masaryk University (MU).

In cooperation with colleagues from Hungary and USA, using various methods of behavioural neurology, they examine brain activity in connection with speech and cognitive functions in various cultures, and the existence of the diseases in people speaking various languages. The CoBeN project is supported by 306,000 EUR; i.e. more than eight million Czech crowns, from the European Union Horizon 2020 programme. The whole article is HERE.