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How the brain controls atherosclerosis

How the brain controls atherosclerosis

28.04.2022
An international team of researchers working on the project ERA-Net-CVD PLAQUEFIGHT has discovered a way in which the brain might regulate the processes in blood vessels that are narrowed due to the build-up of atheromatous plaque. One of the participants of the project, Prof. Tomasz Guzik from the JU Faculty of Medicine, writes how this research could help treat heart disease in the future.
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On legal classification of international crimes

On legal classification of international crimes

13.04.2022
In light of the recent media reports of war crimes committed by the Russian military in Ukraine, we present an analysis by Dr hab. Marcin Marcinko from the JU Chair in International Public Law, in which he describes the legal classification of crimes according to the international law: a set of international legal norms that form the basis of an individual’s criminal responsibility before courts and international tribunals.
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<em>Cracow Monsters</em> through the eyes of an expert

Cracow Monsters through the eyes of an expert

04.04.2022
Cracow Monsters is a relatively new addition to Netflix’s streaming service, supposedly based on Slavic mythology. But is it really? In the review below, Prof. Andrzej Szyjewski from the JU Institute of Religious Studies offers his opinion on the series’ faithfulness to the source material.
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Global warming on the rise

Global warming on the rise

01.04.2022
An alarming weather anomaly has recently been observed in Antarctica. At certain moments, the temperatures in the second half of March were more than 40 Celsius degrees above normal. How to interpret these data? Was it a one-time event or part of a long-term trend? Prof. Robert Twardosz from the Department of Climatology at the JU Institute of Geography and Spatial Management will shed more light on this issue.
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JU researcher: Visegrad Four’s silence about Russian aggression may bode ill for the Group's future

JU researcher: Visegrad Four’s silence about Russian aggression may bode ill for the Group's future

22.03.2022
The Russian military invasion of Ukraine has exposed the weaknesses of the Visegrad cooperation as a regional forum of like-minded governments. The silence of the V4 Group proves that it has not overcome the deepening dissensus between the ostensibly pro-Russian Hungarian government and the other V4 countries increasingly fearful of Russia’s neo-imperialist stance, writes Prof. Artur Gruszczak from the Jagiellonian University Faculty of International and Political Studies.
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JU researchers: Russian invasion on Ukraine 'a dramatic game changer'

JU researchers: Russian invasion on Ukraine 'a dramatic game changer'

03.03.2022
The Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine has changed the international security architecture. But we cannot say we did not see it coming, since the premises of Putin’s future actions could be noticed in both his previous statements and actions, and the West’s arrant dismissal of them. Now, with both NATO and EU standing closely behind Ukraine, we wonder how it was possible to let this happen, and where we are now.
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2022: The Year of <span lang="pl">Ignacy Łukasiewicz</span> in Poland

2022: The Year of Ignacy Łukasiewicz in Poland

22.02.2022
2022 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Polish pharmacist, philanthropist and entrepreneur, the inventor of the paraffin lamp and a worldwide pioneer of petroleum industry. In the following article, Maria Pawłowska from the JU Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science presents a short biography of this important figure in Polish history.
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Here come time crystals

Here come time crystals

18.02.2022
Prof. Krzysztof Sacha from the JU Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science has experimentally realised discrete time crystals in collaboration with US scientists. Researchers from Prof. Sacha’s faculty will discuss what his discovery of a new quantum phase of matter actually means and why it is so important.
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Black Death was less devastating than previously thought

Black Death was less devastating than previously thought

11.02.2022
Data collected by researchers from pollen in 19 European countries in order to estimate the regional death rate following the outbreak of the Black Death indicates that although the disease ravaged the population of many parts of the continent, there were also areas where its impact was minimal or even non-existent. The study is a perfect illustration of the importance of adopting an interdisciplinary approach in research to understand past and future pandemics.
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Anne leaves the green hill. A new Polish translation of L.M. Montgomery’s most famous novel

Anne leaves the green hill. A new Polish translation of L.M. Montgomery’s most famous novel

09.02.2022
The recently published new Polish version of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, long known to Polish readers as Ania z Zielonego Wzgórza has provoked lots of controversy. As the novel occupies a special place in the hearts of many Polish readers, the reactions to the publication have often been very emotional.
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