Science in the CENTRE: An explosive as a medicine, or how to protect the heart

19. 11. 2014

Veda v CENTRE_27-11-2014 plagatRND. Oľga Pecháňová, DrSc.RNDr. Oľga Pecháňová, DrSc., Institute of Normal and Pathological Physiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava

On Thursday 27 November 2014 at 17:00, Science Café‘s Science in the CENTRE is going to welcome acclaimed Slovak scientist-biochemist RNDr. Oľga Pecháňová, DrSc., who is the director of the Institute of Normal and Pathological Physiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava.

Dr. Pecháňová’s area of scientific interest is the research and analysis of endogenous (internal) substances, which lead to hypertension, and tracking mechanisms responsible for the increase in blood pressure. A part of this research is also the analysis of the most suitable substances for the prevention and treatment of hypertension and examining their impact on the structural parameters of the heart, blood vessels and kidneys in experimental models of cardiovascular diseases, as well as examination of targeted organ protection against high blood pressure.

An explosive as a medicine, or how to protect the heart – is the title of the November’s Science Café, where you can learn how a small nitric oxide molecule can protect our heart, blood vessels and brain. How is “an explosive” associated to nitric oxide molecule? Why is high blood pressure often associated with obesity or diabetes? How can this small molecule protect us against the neurodegenerative diseases that often come with age?

The organizer of the Science in the CENTRE is as usual the National Centre for the Popularization of Science and Technology in Society within SCSTI. Science Café takes place in the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information, Lamačská cesta 8/A (Patrónka), Bratislava. Entry for the public is free!

Published: MB

Keywords:
Popularization of Science and Technology

Areas:
Natural sciences, Medical Sciences

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