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  Plague, cholera, typhus, smallpox. These diseases at the time were killing the inhabitants of all continents. Like the current COVID-19, which struck a hundred years after the eradication of the Spanish flu. The gauze mask became a symbol of that time. Vladan Hanulík, an expert in the history of medicine at the Institute of Historical Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Pardubice, says that it was not the healthiest or wisest who survived in epidemics. It was a coincidence or...
The University of Pardubice helps with the analysis of samples for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Researchers and doctoral students of the Faculty of Chemical Technology examine dozens of samples a day in unique specially secured laboratories. The faculty has applied for funding to purchase additional devices that can significantly increase this capacity. "I am glad that we use our specially secured laboratory, in addition to basic research, also for the analyses so necessary today. This...
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To date, there are hundreds of coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic. The whole country is under a lockdown and no one can tell how the situation will further develop.  The whole world is combating the virus. And people keep asking when we will control the virus. “I believe that Europe will control the virus in two or three months. The number of people who have had the infection will be sufficient to prevent the virus from mass spreading,” says Professor Zuzana Bílková of the Faculty of...
Two postgraduate students, Kateřina Šulcová (Pastirčáková) and Jaromír Šulc, have developed an algorithm that will save money of transport companies. Moreover,  they successfully presented it at a conference in Orlando, USA. Their algorithm helps to take managerial decisions to streamline internal processes, and it answers the question of what connections need to be taken out of service to save a vehicle, a driver, and thereby even the funds. "We can outsource the connection...
Detection of pancreatic cancer at an early stage. It was precisely a year ago that Professor Michal Holčapek of the Faculty of Chemical Technology presented a method that may save the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients. Journalists kept asking for interviews, doctors asked for the test results, and Professor Holčapek kept receiving one phone call after another. Volunteers wanted to join the research project and offered their samples for analysis. It will take some time, however, to...
The world’s oldest well unearthed by archaeologists near Ostrov in the Chrudim area, Pardubice Region when doing construction works for the D35 motorway is far from resembling a source of water now. It has been disassembled into five parts which have been immersed – rather unusually – into sugar in plastic basins. The restoration specialists have used something as simple as crystal sugar to preserve a 7000-old oak well. With no additives, crystal sugar works the best. A total of seven...
What alloys of copper were used by ancient Egyptians? Where did the copper used by ancient metallurgist come from? Jiří Kmošek, a young researcher of the Faculty of Restoration of the University of Pardubice, who specializes in analysing historical artifacts, is trying to answer these questions. Now, a prestigious fellowship awarded by the Austrian Academic of Sciences will put him in a better position to do so for the following three years.   Ing. Jiří Kmošek does part of his...
Bandages embedded with unique sensors that autonomously ask for redressing have been developed by Tomáš Syrový of the Department of Graphic Arts and Photophysics of the Faculty of Chemical Technology of the University of Pardubice after four years of hard work. The technology has been awarded the “2019 Visionary” award in the 9th year of a national competition for innovative projects. “When bandage is applied to the body for a prolonged period of time, the wound does not heal well and...