All you need to know about coronavirus

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Chloroquine vs. SARS-CoV-2

Is chloroquine effective in treating patients with COVID-19? Should it be used prophylactically to avoid new coronavirus infection? A stand on this matter was prepared by Polish pharmacy experts.

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Fulbright U.S. scholar program

The Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission invites applications for Humanities and Social Sciences Research Fellowships at the Polish Institute of Advanced Studies (PIASt). Application deadline: Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

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The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Should we be wearing masks? Is it possible to catch the virus from a dog? What’s the purpose of a quarantine, since we can test for the virus? When will the epidemic end? The Polish Academy of Sciences has been inundated with questions about the pandemic, so we have collated some answers to the most commonly asked ones. We will update this page whenever new scientific information emerges.

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The latest on finding a treatment for COVID-19

First, state-of-the-art supercomputers will analyze 500 billion chemical molecules. This will help scientists to select substances with potential therapeutic properties. Next, the experimental part of the project will be launched, with molecular biologists stepping into their labs. We asked Dr. Marcin Nowotny from the International Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology in Warsaw to tell us more. His team is working on developing an effective therapy for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

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Water resources an essential part of the solution to climate change

Climate change will affect the availability, quality and quantity of water needed for basic human needs, thus undermining enjoyment of the basic rights to safe drinking water and sanitation for billions of people, warns the latest UN World Water Development Report. The authors call on States to make more concrete commitments to address the challenge.

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A turning point for the future treatment of tumours

The Pan-Cancer project provides a turning point for further treatment of tumours. More that one thousand scientists from the entire world built to date the most detailed picture of tumours. Their studies were published last week in two articles in the “Nature” journal and in 4 other articles in “Nature Communications” and “Biology Communications” and report an almost complete picture of all tumours. These studies will enable individualised treatment for every patient and an earlier discovery of the tumours.

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Forum for the Rule of Law

In the context on the ongoing debate on the Polish Judiciary System, the Polish Academy of Sciences has been asked to organize and host a “Forum for the Rule of Law”. The event will gather together the highest representatives of the state, government, legislative branch, judiciary, as well as scholars and NGOs.

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