“Free-viewpoint video” technology, under development at the Poznań University of Technology, will enable viewers to watch video from varying points located on a virtual trajectory of their own selection
Prof. Paweł Golik talks about reading and interpreting genomes. He studies the role of nuclear encoding of proteins involved in RNA metabolism in mitochondria, and using yeast genomes in the modelling of human disorders in which nuclear control of mitochondrial genome expression is disrupted
The term “structure” is quite commonly encountered on the pages of ecology textbooks. It is especially popular in descriptions of populations in relation to their spatial, age, sex and genetic organization, and of course social structures, which describe interactions and links between individuals, and group configuration
Its history began more than 10 million years ago, back in the Tertiary period. Its geographic position and structure already attracted settlers back in the middle Paleolithic. What is so special about the Odra (Oder), Poland’s number-two river? How turbulent is its story?
According to the most recent report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, one in eighteen patients in European hospitals has experienced at least one illness as a result of infection while receiving treatment. That’s a total of 3.2 million of people per year. The pathogens are usually bacteria picked up from surgical tools and hospital equipment. At the PAS Institute of Physical Chemistry, we have devised a method of functionalizing surfaces with an antibacterial coating which is harmless to human cells
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
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
The economic and political transformation of the 1990s enabled certain people and groups to make a leap up into higher rungs in the social structure, amassing wealth and influence on a previously unimagined scale. But do they comprise a homogenous “upper class”?
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