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A new method for tackling toxic air pollution

Researchers from the PAS Institute of Physical Chemistry have developed a cheap and effective chemical compound capable of purifying the air from various toxins. The invention can potentially be applied to produce air filters for industrial plants, as well as gas masks or protective suits for factory workers exposed to toxic vapors.

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Looking inside cells possible thanks to innovative dyes

They emit strong red light and facilitate the study of the finest cellular structures. New, stable fluorescent dyes were developed by scientists from the PAS Institute of Organic Chemistry. They provide an opportunity to investigate, for example, proteins associated with Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease.

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Academic Center for Virology is being created in Łódź

It is established by scientific institutions that during the COVID-19 pandemic have supported hospitals and sanitary epidemiological stations by carrying out tests for coronavirus. Those institutions agreed to conduct joint research and apply for grants. Medical University of Lodz is a leader of the newly established consortium, while the PAS Institute of Medical Biology is one of its partners.

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How to prepare Europe for health crises?

Urgent investments in research and innovation, long-term strategy and better cooperation between countries are needed – assesses the EU-LIFE consortium, which includes the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology associated with the Polish Academy of Sciences. Scholars call for allocating more funds for science under the new EU budget.

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Health assessment of Poles: trends and challenges

Why are Poles’ lives getting shorter? Which diseases are the leading causes of death? Will pandemics become commonplace? On June 22, 2020 the PAS Committee on Demographic Studies devoted its session to discuss these issues. We are sharing with you our experts’ conclusions.

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Quantum dots and their applications

Unsolved mysteries of the microworld and the most difficult questions in the field of quantum thermodynamics draw up his daily bread. Krzysztof Ptaszyński, a PhD from the PAS Institute of Molecular Physics was named one of the 100 most talented young scientists awarded by the Foundation for Polish Science.

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PASIFIC programme: First meeting of the Advisory Board

50 talented scientists from abroad will come to Poland to carry out their research in the institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Recruitment procedures will start in 2021, but preparations are already in full swing. The first consultations with excellent scientists, who have shared their experiences and insights with the Academy, are already behind us.

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First observation of Pauli crystals

The theory of scientists from the PAS Institute of Physics has been experimentally confirmed by German physicists from the University of Heidelberg. The experiment concerns the formation of Pauli crystals – the structures in which atoms can arrange themselves in an unusual geometric configurations. This is another step towards the development of quantum technologies that will change our lives.

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Literary journeys with Polish romantic writers

Planning a summer vacation? Think about staying in Poland and exploring lesser-known destinations. The creators of the New Panorama of Polish Literature from the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences invite you for a journey in the footsteps of Polish romantic writers.

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PAS experts: Natural water retnetion is a key factor in flood and drought prevention in Poland

Due to accelerating climate change the occurance of phenomenon such as droughts and floods will increase – emphasizes the Advisory Group for Climate Crisis appointed by the president of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Poland has one of the lowest water resources in Europe. Scholars call for comprehensive actions to increase water retention by protecting the natural landscape and small water rentention.

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