Poland’s National Vaccination Program is an essential element in the strategy of prevention of infectious diseases and their complications, here considered with a particular focus on combination vaccines and the need for the Program’s further expansion

“The influenza virus behaves just as it seems to have done for five hundred or a thousand years, and we are no more capable of stopping epidemics or pandemics than our ancestors were,” wrote Charles Cockburn from the World Health Organization back in 1973. Is his remark still just as apt today?

Honesty and transparency in vaccination safety – monitoring adverse reactions to vaccines

The Cyclotron Center, delivering proton therapy for certain types of cancer, opened recently in Bronowice, Kraków. We talk to Prof. Marek Jeżabek, Director of the Niewodniczański Institute for Nuclear Physics, PAS, and Prof. Andrzej Kawecki, radiotherapist, clinical oncologist and vice-chairman of the Scientific Board at the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Institute of Oncology.

We talk with the British historian Dr. Natalia Nowakowska about winning a 1.5 million euro ERC grant for the project “The Jagiellonians: Dynasty, Identity and Memory in Central Europe” and about why the Jagiellonians may be interesting to British students?

We talk to Prof. Lidia Brydak, director of the Influenza Virus Research Institute and the National Influenza Centre, and Dr. Iwona Paradowska-Stankiewicz, national consultant for epidemiology, about how vaccines work and why they are so important.

What impact did crusading medieval armies, waging a ruthless holy war against tribal groups in the eastern Baltic region, end up having on the local environment? An interdisciplinary team of international experts is working hard to connect the dots.

Finding locations where copper ore was mined in prehistoric times and learning about how metal objects were manufactured during the Bronze Age is key to answering questions about major turning points in European history. Our multidisciplinary team, including archaeologists, geologists and materials engineers, is developing a universal research strategy.

In the 17th century, when the fashion for music in the Italian style prevailed in Europe, singers and instrumentalists from Italy headed north across the Alps, invited by wealthy patrons. Some came to Poland, enriching the ensembles at the courts of kings and magnates with their talent.

Almost 13% of all bird species, and 95% of those living in marine environments, nest in colonies. They exhibit many types of social behavior which can be interpreted as collaboration

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