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Parliamentary speaker and former health minister Ewa Kopacz was Sept. 22 sworn in as Poland’s new prime minister, replacing Donald Tusk, who has been chosen as the next president of the European Council.
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The Polish Science Voice  
No. 78
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A publication Co-financed by National Center For Research and Development
Nobody likes pain, but scientists investigating it say it is an important warning signal in our body about external risks, such as hot temperature, or internal problems. For example, chest pain may mean that your heart needs to be checked by a doctor as soon as possible. But there is also “bad,” chronic pain which, unlike “good” pain, may appear even when the underlying cause no longer exists.
Katarzyna Starowicz-Bubak, Ph.D.,a researcher from the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Pharmacology in the southern city of Cracow and manager of the “Interaction between endocannabinoids and endovanilloids as a new therapeutic target in neuropathic pain” project financed by the National Center for Research and Development (NCBiR) under its Lider program, talks to Karolina Olszewska.
A group of Polish researchers and engineers in the western city of Poznań are working to build a new wireless sound recording system that will give the listener the impression of being able to move around a concert or conference venue and home in on what they most want to hear.
Researchers at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw are investigating molecular mechanisms responsible for the onset and development of various neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s.
Protons and neutrons are the basic constituents of atomic nuclei. Are they distributed homogeneously or perhaps in quartets consisting of two protons and two neutrons? Physicists from Poland and Spain have recently put forward an idea of how this can be determined through experiments.
Researchers worldwide are searching for better luminescent materials for the production of organic light emitting diodes (OLED). Two new materials—compounds containing what are known as europium complexes—developed by Polish researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw display record red-light luminescence efficiency in their class, and their properties enable faster, low-cost manufacturing of thin OLED films, according to the researchers.
A manually powered vehicle, an elderly-friendly kitchen cabinet, and a diagnostic test for infections in pregnant women: these are just some of the Polish inventions that won awards at this year’s INPEX Invention and New Product Exposition in the United States.
Three Polish universities—the Gdańsk University of Technology, the £ód¼ University of Technology, and the Kazimierz Pulaski University of Technology and Humanities in Radom—in June signed a cooperation agreement with French-based helicopter producer Airbus Helicopters on joint research and scientific programs.
Computer scientists from the AGH University of Science and Technology in the southern Polish city of Cracow have created an information technology system that enables patients to instantly consult their doctors and doctors to exchange opinions during brainstorming sessions in virtual reality. The system, called TeleDICOM, has already helped save lives, the scientists say.
A group of chemists, physicists and engineers from the AGH University of Science and Technology in the southern Polish city of Cracow are working to upgrade batteries used in electric cars.
Researchers from the AGH University of Science and Technology in the southern city of Cracow have developed five innovative systems that will help construction and repair companies as well as airlines and rail carriers carry out safety checks. The researchers have gone commercial with their systems through the SHM Monit company founded by a team of scientists led by Prof. Tadeusz Uhl.
A pair of pajamas that will sound the alarm when your blood sugar level drops or when your heart begins to beat erratically.A computer that will detect when someone is behaving suspiciously in a crowd.
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