Bioplastic produced by bacteria – new type of wound dressing
Variety of microbes under stress conditions produce… high-value plastic. Such a material, which is not artificial at all, easily decomposes and additionally displays good biocompatibility properties. We can use them to produce dressings or implant biomaterials.Read more
PAS Space Research Centre will help land a probe on Phobos
The Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences is currently engaged in two ESA’s (European Space Agency) projects concerning landing on Phobos – one of Martians moons.Read more
U.S. Patent for Agnieszka Kikulska and Tomasz Wilanowski
On November 22nd, 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted a patent (application number US 15/106,163) for an invention entitled: “A method for detecting an increased risk of developing skin cancer and a use of a genotype variant of the GRHL3 gene”.Read more
What sort of stream networks do scientific ideas flow along?
When scientists have an interesting idea, the result is usually a joint publication. At the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow, it has been shown that tracking the dependencies between co-authors, one can not only see the paths along which scientific ideas flow, but also reconstruct the structure of scientific cooperation and detect emerging communities.Read more
IFIP World Computer Congress 2018 in Poznan
From 17 to 21 September 2018 International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) will hold its 24th World Computer Congress in Poznan (Poland).Read more
PAS Letter on Białowieża Forest in "Science "
There is not enough scientific data to justify salvage logging in Białowieża Forest – Polish scientists, including the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), write in the letter recently published in Science.Read more
New chemical trail and the secrets of memory and depression
The world is bad and life is meaningless? It is not necessarily the fault of the world or life – or even your willingness. The sources of depression are complex and still poorly understood chemical processes occurring in the brain between neurons.Read more