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Interstellar comet with a familiar look

15.10.2019
A new comet discovered by amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov is an outcast from another star system, yet its properties determined so far are surprisingly familiar, shows a new study led by JU Astronomical Observatory researchers Piotr Guzik and Michał Drahus. The team’s findings were published in Nature Astronomy on 14 October 2019.
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Hundred years of Oriental Studies at the Jagiellonian University

14.10.2019
On 14 October, the official opening of an international conference entitled ‘Languages and Civlisations. Oriental Studies in Cracow 1919–2019’ was held in the Collegium Novum Assembly Hall. It was organised to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Jagiellonian University Institute of Oriental Studies. The event was attended not only by researchers, but also members of the diplomatic corps from the Middle Eastern and Asian countries.
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JU expands its collaboration with visiting professors

10.10.2019
On 10 October, JU Vice-Rector for University Development Prof. Dorota Malec met with another group of visiting professors that are going to teach students at the Jagiellonian University in the winter semester of the academic year 2019/2020. The meeting was also attended by JU Rector’s Proxy for Internationalisation Prof. Adam Jelonek and visiting professors’ programme coordinator Prof. Piotr Laidler.
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Scientists develop new dietary recommendations on meat

08.10.2019
The journal Annals of Internal Medicine has published new nutritional recommendations on red and processed meat along with five systematic reviews that form the basis of these recommendations. The study project was carried out by a group of scientists from two Canadian universities, Dalhouse and McMaster, and the Polish branch of Cochrane, a British charity formed to improve health care worldwide, which operates within the framework of the JU Medical College.
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Microplastics: worse than smog?

08.10.2019
In late September, local media reported that microplastics particles have been discovered in the air in Kraków. The unsettling information came from a research project conducted by the Pedagogical University of Cracow Institute of Geological Sciences and Jagiellonian University Institute of Geography. How alarmed should we be and is there anything we can do about this phenomenon?
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JU researchers to participate in internships in best US medical centres

04.10.2019
Thanks to the joint effort of the Ministry of Health and the Polish National Agency of Academic Exchange, 17 physicians and researchers specialising in cardiology, oncology and contagious diseases will start internships in the most prestigious US medical centres. The first winners of the Franciszek Walczak scholarship include Dr hab. Michał Pędziwiatr and Dr Mateusz Hołda from the Jagiellonian University Medical College.
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Obesity: an urban or rural problem?

03.10.2019
The number of obese people has been growing year by year in most countries of the world. At the same time, the global percentage of urban population has also steadily increased. For a long time, life in big cities has been intuitively associated with higher body mass. However, this belief turns out to be false. The latest international research involving teams of Prof. Grażyna Jasieńska and Prof. Andrzej Pająk from the Institute of Public Health of the Jagiellonian University Medical College has revealed the truth about one of the most dangerous diseases of affluence in today’s world.
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