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Genes and their relation to the course of COVID-19. An important discovery made by scientists at the Medical University of Bialystok.

21 January 2022
Age, obesity, and sex play a role in the course of COVID-19. Scientists from the Medical University of Bialystok have identified a genetic variant that doubles the risk of severe […] [+]

Eurostat reveals new statistics – since 2010, the number of research projects in Poland has almost doubled

18 January 2022
At the end of December 2021, Eurostat released a new report covering preliminary data on research and science between 2010-2020.[1] The data reveals interesting insights on the research landscape in […] [+]

How much quinine in tonic water? – a new method of chemists from the University of Lodz

5 January 2022
Tonic water contains quinine, a substance responsible, among other things, for the bitter taste of this drink, once used to treat malaria. As the recent research by chemists from the […] [+]

2022 – the Year of Ignacy Lukasiewicz

3 January 2022
The year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth, as well as the 140th anniversary of the death of this eminent Pole, called by many “the Polish king of paraffin”. […] [+]

A struggle for engaging and reliable research communication: Popularizer of Science 2021

29 December 2021
Popularisation of scientific research is currently one of the major challenges related to the social impact of universities’ activities. “Translating” complicated jargon into a language understandable to broader audiences can […] [+]

The Birth of Stars

22 December 2021
How does ultraviolet radiation influence the process of forming new stars and the entire planetary systems? The topic remained largely unexplored until Dr. Agata Karska from Nicolaus Copernicus University in […] [+]

Computer like the human brain – research by scientists of the University of Lodz

21 December 2021
A group of physicists from the University of Lodz is investigating whether it is possible to construct a computer from two-dimensional materials, i.e., materials with a thickness of one or […] [+]

Hasan Maridi – from Yemen to Poland. A story of a displaced scientist

14 December 2021
  In 2015 Hasan Maridi survived a humanitarian disaster in Yemen. “This conflict, war, and siege left one of the largest humanitarian disasters in the world with more than one […] [+]

A recipe for a conspiracy theory – memes and neuroscience

3 December 2021
Conspiracy theories have become a widely spread problem due to the digital revolution and the fake news epidemic that follows. They feed extremisms, and we can observe their dangerous effects […] [+]

Polish research institutions and innovation companies are increasingly interested in the Horizon Europe Programme

30 November 2021
  Polish research institutions and innovation companies are increasingly interested in the Horizon Europe Programme. The National Centre for Research and Development, in cooperation with Business & Science Poland (BSP), […] [+]

Deadly delays: from fighting against old medical dogmas to Time 100 – Prof. Lidia Morawska

23 November 2021
“I started looking into the topic of airborne transmission, and I realised to my absolute amazement that there was barely any science at all”, says Prof. Lidia Morawska, a champion […] [+]

Join NAWA Alumni Community!

19 November 2021
  The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange has launched a new platform for building an international community among alumni of the agency’s programs. This is a new tool, that will allow […] [+]

An Arctic Mars – a Polish research station reactivated

17 November 2021
On November 10, 2021, a team of scientists left from the German port of Bremerhaven. They will reach the South Pole in two months to reopen the Antoni Boleslaw Dobrowolski […] [+]

Field Biology Awards: Marta Kolanowska, PhD, DSc on the trail of unknown species of orchids

15 November 2021
Orchids are one of the most diverse groups of plants globally, with over 27,000 species described so far. But for Dr Marta Kolanowska, each newly discovered orchid species is an […] [+]

The Polish Archaeological Institute at Athens has opened!

29 October 2021
The opening ceremony of the new seat of the Polish Archaeological Institute in Athens (PAIA) was held on 26 October. The event finalized a long process of creating an institution […] [+]

Science for the future – Łukasiewicz report 2019 – 2020

19 October 2021
The Łukasiewicz Research Network established on 1 April 2019 is the third largest research network in Europe and the largest network in Poland. Its major purpose is to enhance the transfer […] [+]

Opening of the Laboratory of RNA-Protein Interactions – Dioscuri Centre

30 September 2021
The International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (IIMCB) invites to the Opening of the Laboratory of RNA-Protein Interactions – Dioscuri Centre. During the meeting, the topic of RNA-protein […] [+]

New Opportunities for Students and Scientists from Poland and Germany

22 September 2021
The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) and the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) officially signed a Cooperation Agreement on 21 September. This is the first such agreement with […] [+]

Wroclaw Tech to Award Stanisław Lem European Research Prize

16 September 2021
Wrocław University of Science and Technology is going to award Lem Prize. The winner will receive PLN 100,000. We will find out the name of the first winner of Stanisław […] [+]

Newest research on pika’s adaptation to the challenging conditions at the Tibetan Plateau with a Polish scientist’s input!

13 September 2021
The Tibetan Plateau in the Chinese Qinghai province is characterised by low precipitation, low oxygen partial pressure, and temperatures routinely dropping below −30 °C in winter. Despite posing so challenging […] [+]

Research and development collaboration between Nencki Institute and Pikralida Sp. z o. o., to treat epileptogenesis!

25 August 2021
Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw nd Pikralida Sp. z o. o. collaborate on „Use of matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor to develop an innovative therapy of preventing the development of post-traumatic and post-stroke epilepsy” […] [+]

Digital Repository of Scientific Institutes – digitisation of the past and the present!

18 August 2021
The Digital Repository of Scientific Institutes (RCIN) was established in 2010 at the initiative of the Scientific Institutes mostly of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS). Its mission is to […] [+]

Gaseous heavy metals discovered in the second known interstellar comet

28 July 2021
Nickel vapours found within the atmosphere of the icy interstellar comet 2I/Borisov. The finding was made by Piotr Guzik and Michal Drahus, scientists based at the Astronomical Observatory of the […] [+]

Muscle-derived exophers promote reproductive fitness – new horizons in research on the exophers

22 July 2021
Every part of our body is made up of cells – small units that work together. Although there are many different types of cells, they all have a few things […] [+]

Extinct for 273 million years? A “Living Fossil” found in the depths of the Pacific Ocean

13 July 2021
The team of Polish and Japanese scientists led by a palaeontologist Mikolaj Zapalski of the University of Warsaw in Poland found corals on crinoid stalks that are thought to disappear […] [+]

At the forefront of materials research: perovskite cells, Dr. Olga Malinkiewicz and Saule Technologies

13 July 2021
The world’s first factory producing perovskite photovoltaic cells was opened on 1 June 2021 in Wroclaw. The plant belongs to Saule Technologies, a company whose co-founder and director of technology […] [+]

The Zhangpu biota. What can mid-Miocene organisms preserved in amber teach us about the future?

13 July 2021
After nearly a decade of research, an international team led by prof. Bo Wang and prof. Gongle Shi from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy […] [+]

Older than the Stonehenge. The largest megalithic structures discovered in Poland

13 July 2021
In March 2021, a discovery of the largest megalithic cemetery in Poland was revealed in Dębiany in south-central Poland, Świętokrzyskie Province. The cemetery is dated to be at least 5500 […] [+]

Polish scientists among the most influential researchers in the world

13 July 2021
As many as 726 scientists from Poland were included in the list of the most-cited researchers from around the globe prepared by Stanford University. Who are the authors and co-authors […] [+]

NASA, diversity and Mars rovers – meet Dr Artur B. Chmielewski

13 July 2021
It is not – nomen omen – rocket science if we state that one of the greatest motivations to study and work abroad is following one’s passion. The profile of […] [+]

A unique discovery: the only known embalmed pregnant Egyptian mummy

13 July 2021
Polish scientists have discovered that the mummy in the collection at the National Museum in Warsaw contains a pregnant woman’s body. Until 2016, the mummy was thought to hide the […] [+]
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