All you need to know about coronavirus

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Pandemic denial is shameful and unethical

In recent days, we have seen an increase in confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection. ItIn recent days, we have seen an increase in confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Itcan be expected that the consequence of this will be growing numbers of patients with severeCOVID-19 requiring hospital or ICU treatment.

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Check if you have had COVID-19 and help scientists understand the virus

Beginning this week you can get a free coronavirus test in Poznań and at the same time make your contribution to an important study. The PAS Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry wants to determine how many people in Poland tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms, and what genetic factors affect the course of the disease.

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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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Innovative, biodegradable dressing that treats and soothes wounds

The PAS Center of Polymer and Carbon Materials in Zabrze and the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice have created a wound dressing for the 21st century. It accelerates wound healing, reduces the risk of scarring and does not need to be changed. The invention was awarded in the "Eureka! DGP" competition.

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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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ERC grants: the second part of Yellow Research workshop

Almost 100 scientists took part in the webinar on June 25, 2020. The webinar was conducted by the top Duch consulting company Yellow Research at the invitation of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The meeting was the final stage of the one-month online workshop.

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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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