JU science communication
Are we about to witness a major breakthrough in science and start producing hydrogen using microorganisms? Dr Dariusz Dziga from the JU Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology answers our question.więcej o 1Question: Can we produce hydrogen using microorganisms?
Microorganisms are everywhere. It's not unexpected, then, to ask about their interaction with babies who are still in their mothers' wombs or left it just a few months earlier. Is womb a sterile environment? And what happens after birth? Is there a sudden onslaught of bacteria? Dr hab. Tomasz Gosiewski from the JU Medical College Chair in Microbiology sheds some light on the issue.więcej o 1Question: First contact with bacteria. How do microbes affect babies?
Nobel Prize-worthy, major breakthrough, historic discovery – these are just some of the words the scientific world used to describe the announcement confirming the existence of gravitational waves. In the article below, Dr Sebastian Szybka from the JU Astronomical Observatory explains this phenomenon.więcej o 1Question: How did we discover gravitational waves?
Research carried out by an international team led by Jagiellonian University scientists shows that neither the levels of estradiol (one of the most important female sex hormones) nor the phase of menstrual cycle are certain to influence a woman's perception of male attractiveness.więcej o Do women like machismo?
On Tuesday, December 8th, the European Molecular Biology Organization announced the laureates of the 2015 Installation Grants. Among only nine European scientists that received this distinction there is the Max Planck Research Group Leader, Dr Sebastian Glatt, from the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology (MCB). His current research is focused on determining the role of different modifications of tRNA introduced by the Elongator Complex. Better understanding of its role may lead to new treatments for several neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.więcej o Dr Sebastian Glatt from the Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology gets EMBO Installation Grant!
The United Nations Climate Change Conference is underway in Paris. Among other topics, the participants debate on how to decrease global temperature by 2ºC. Meanwhile, Kraków scientists published a report on the impact of climate change on the city as well as its surroundings.więcej o Kraków: Over 100 days of heat a year. How is that possible?
Time and time again, we return to the discussion on the effectiveness of harsher punishments – particularly capital punishment. Does it really increase the level of public security? We asked Dr Paweł Czarnecki from the Chair in Criminal Procedure of the JU Faculty of Law and Administration.więcej o 1Question: Does harsher punishment decrease crime rate?
Gene transfer from one species to another and the potential consequences of this process – these are the issues studied by Dr hab. Wiesław Babik, a biologist from the JU Institute of Environmental Sciences, winner of the National Science Centre Award.więcej o Genetics and crossbreeding. Let's focus on the good side