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App developed by Polish psychologists will help to study and combat addictions

Addictions can come in different forms, including addiction to: nicotine, alcohol, illegal substances, gambling, pornography, eating. Psychologists from the PAS Institute of Psychology have developed the application called Nałogometr (addiction meter), designed to support users who recover from addictions and help scientists to better understand the causes of relapse.

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Celebration of the Nencki Institute 100th Anniversary

On the 15th and 16th of November, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Nencki Institute. On this occasion, the ceremonial Jubilee of the Centennial of the Nencki Institute was held. The 100th anniversary celebrations began with the presentation of Crosses of Merit, Medals for Long-Time Service, and Medals of the National Education Commission, to employees of the Nencki Institute, by Minister Sebastian Skuza, undersecretary of state of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, prof. Jerzy Duszyński.

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How to detect signs of neurodegeneration earlier and more accurately

Signs of neurodegenerative diseases, visible years before the emergence of clinical manifestations, can be detected during the examination of medical samples by means of fluorescence microscopy. This is, however, on condition that suitably sensitive and selective dyes are used that bind to specific amyloid structures. The new dye, proposed by the Polish-American group of scientists, is a step towards the personalized neuromedical prophylaxis of the future.

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We are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Nencki Institute

On 15th and 16th November 2018 the festive Conference to celebrate its 100th anniversary will be held at the Nencki Institute. During the conference we will present the greatest achievements of the Institute's employees and doctoral students, as well as the alumni currently working in other scientific institutes in Poland and abroad.

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Poland joins the EPOS-ERIC consortium

The Institute of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences was chosen to manage the European consortium and integrate research infrastructures within EPOS-ERIC consortium concerning geophysical hazards accompanying the exploitation of natural resources.

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Ultra-close stars discovered inside a planetary nebula

The newly discovered binary system in the centre of the planetary nebula M3-1 has one of the shortest orbital periods ever seen inside such an object. The findings of the study, published in MNRAS Letters, reveal that the interaction between the two stars could quickly lead to a nova explosion, something which is not predicted by theories of binary evolution.

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Prof. Andrzej Dziembowski the 2018 FNP Prize laureate

Prof. Andrzej Dziembowski from the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw has won the 2018 Foundation for Polish Science Prize in the field of life and earth sciences for explaining the function of key enzymes involved in RNA degradation, the dysfunction of which leads to pathological states.

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Prof. Andrzej Gałęski the 2018 FNP Prize laureate

Prof. Andrzej Gałęski from the Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Łódź has won the 2018 Foundation for Polish Science Prize in the field of chemical and material sciences for developing a new mechanism for plastic deformation of polymers.

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