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Thread-Spinning Hands

Accurate replication of nucleic acids (RNA and DNA) is a key process for cells. This intricate, precise job is handled by polymerases, whose specific structure allows them to build new nucleic acid strands using a single-strand matrix

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Mad Men and Invisible Ladies

Pathetic and grotesque, or worthy of respect? Valued for their wisdom and experience, or of no use to anyone? Able to assist the young, or only hampering their development? How are older people portrayed in the Polish literature of the late 19th and early 20th centuries?

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Words on the Hutsul Uplands

Geographical names reflect a complex intermingling of language, culture, history, and economics. The disappearance of names for small physiographical features, known only to small local communities, is driven in part by changes in economic activity – a process that may be observed in the micro-toponymy of the Hutsul region in Ukraine

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Giant Leaps for Small Cells

Modern medicine is developing newer and newer methods of treatment, supplementing traditional medications with the latest scientific achievements. For example, sometimes special cells derived from the patient or a donor, or even created in a laboratory, can used as “medicines” in their own right

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The Art of Entanglement

Quantum theory was discovered in 1925 independently by Werner Heisenberg and Erwin Schrödinger. The discovery was the culmination of 25 years of intensive research. Today, its interpretation remains as controversial as it is inspirational

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More Excellence & Openness, Less Celebrity

“We should not have any inferiority complex – we contribute a lot of novelties to world science and are interesting as an important EU country,” says Prof. Jerzy Duszyński, President of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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A Dark Wellspring

For every highest spiritual matter, there is a corresponding key on the keyboard of the body. Zofia Nałkowska, “Count Emil”

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Counting Three Million Diabetics 2

We talk to Dr. Krzysztof Strojek from the Silesian Center for Heart Diseases, co-author of the first Report on Diabetes in Poland, about diagnosing diabetes, access to specialists, and the role of sugar in the development of diabetes.

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An Accidental Discoverer

For must there not be some extraordinary circumstances to exalt the name of a professor from the history of Science to the general history of the human race? Honoré de Balzac

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You’re Getting Warmer, You’re Getting Colder…

We discuss climate change and its potential outcomes for Poland and the world with the climatologist Prof. Mirosław Miętus – coordinator and member of projects studying global climate change

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The Cogs That Make Life Tick

We talk to Dr. Marcin Nowotny, the head of the Laboratory of Protein Structure at the International Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, about the role of microcrystals, his scientific dreams, and his team

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When the Brain is on the Line

Prof. Anna Członkowska from the 2nd Department of Neurology at the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, a corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, discusses the definition of a stroke, new ways to help post-stroke patients recover, and reasons why time is of the essence.

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Gregarious Gulls

Almost 13% of all bird species, and 95% of those living in marine environments, nest in colonies. They exhibit many types of social behavior which can be interpreted as collaboration

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An Injection of Health

We talk to Prof. Lidia Brydak, director of the Influenza Virus Research Institute and the National Influenza Centre, and Dr. Iwona Paradowska-Stankiewicz, national consultant for epidemiology, about how vaccines work and why they are so important.

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Partnership for Success

How can we make Poland’s economy more competitive and productive? By supporting R&D projects pursued jointly by entrepreneurs and scientists and turning their findings into marketable products. This strategy can be very successful, as demonstrated by longstanding collaborative ties between the Military University of Technology and Vigo System S.A., a globally recognized manufacturer of infrare

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