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.
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.
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.
On November 14th 2018, The Nencki Institute and The Marceli Nencki Foundation for Support the Biological Sciences, organized the scientific session "From the primers to Ciliopathy" for the 90th anniversary of the birth of Professor Leszek Kuźnicki.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Colleagues, The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology is celebrating its 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.
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.
They wore socks, arm warmers, loincloths and tunics; they even knew underwear! Fashion in ancient Egypt, like today, was changing. Wool was known, but the dominant fabric was linen. Dr. Aleksandra Hallmann talks about the clothes of ancient Egyptians.
Humans have never provided so much food to wildlife. Wildlife feeding is widespread, but not necessarily good for wild animals and ecosystems.
The largest mammal-like reptile known to date, Lisiowicia bojani, lived in Silesia about 210 million years ago, Polish researchers report in the publication in "Science". In terms of weight and dimensions, it was close to elephants.
The Ministry of Science and Higher Education has provided funding for the construction of a new main building of the Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station, making it the largest subsidy for polar research over the past 40 years.
Prof. Jacek Oleksyn from the PAS Institute of Dendrology and Prof. Peter Reich from the University of Minnesota, received the 2018 Poland – US Science Award (PLUS Award) in appreciation of their joint theoretical studies on the impact of Earth's climate change on trees and plants.