Joint call for swift and just climate action the Katowice Memorandum

Researchers, intellectuals and spiritual leaders jointly call for swift and just climate action. Together, they formulate the Katowice Memorandum at a symposium co-organized by the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) during the 24th UN Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland. The joint symposium has been opened by Jerzy Duszyński, President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Andrzej Kowalczyk, Rector of the University of Silesia in Katowice, HE Pierre Lévy, French Ambassador to Poland, Stéphanie Thiébault, CNRS Director of Institute of Ecology and Environment, and Msgr Marcello Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

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"Science Diplomacy" Conference at the Nencki Institute

On Wednesday, November 28th, 2018, the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology Polish Academy of Sciences, organized a Conference on “Science Diplomacy”. The event took place in the Lecture Hall of the Center of Neurobiology of the Institute and was composed of an introduction to the field, followed by five presentations discussing various aspects of science diplomacy.

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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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