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Counting Three Million Diabetics 1
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We talk to Roman Topór-Mądry, MD, chairman of the PAS Committee on Public health, and Tomasz Zdrojewski, MD, from the Jagiellonian University’s Public Health Institute, coauthors of the first Report on Diabetes in Poland, about counting the number of diabetics and data-gathering techniques.

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Freedom of Choice

Making an informed decision to have a severely disabled child is a beautiful choice many people will regard as heroic. But we mustn’t demand heroism from everyone – Prof. Jacek Zaremba points out

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Counting Three Million Diabetics 2

We talk to Dr. Krzysztof Strojek from the Silesian Center for Heart Diseases, co-author of the first Report on Diabetes in Poland, about diagnosing diabetes, access to specialists, and the role of sugar in the development of diabetes.

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The Evolving Earth

The vast majority of the Earth’s lithosphere is formed of oceanic crust, which is in fact relatively young – no older than 200 million years. Only a small part of our planet’s lithosphere was formed at the dawn of Earth’s history, aging and experiencing tectonic shocks leading to the creation of mountain ranges, and facing episodes of major volcanic activity

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Cancer – 200 Different Diseases

Are cancer cells in conflict with healthy cells? Is cancer inherited? What new therapies are currently being developed? We talk to Prof. Janusz A. Siedlecki, who has been studying the mechanisms of carcinogenesis for over 40 years, and has focused on molecular diagnostics for the last two decades

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Scientists Dig Deeper

Shale gas mining is mainly viewed as an industrial and economic issue. But we can also look at it from the scientific perspective. Why should we?

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Destination: World

What is migration: an acute social problem, an anomaly that upsets the world’s natural order and should be eliminated? Or maybe a natural and welcome phenomenon that has been present throughout the history of mankind? What significance does it have for such countries as Poland?

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Harnessing the Power of Protons

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.

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Darrell G. Kirch: We Should Teach Medical Students to Ask Questions and Seek Answers

– In the future, medical students will be rewarded for knowing how to access information in real time and find the solution to the problem confronting them. The key role of medical school faculty will be to teach them how to do so – says Darrell G. Kirch, an invited speaker at the international conference "Is the Physician-Scientist Vanishing?" taking place in Warsaw on 16 June

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Storks, Locusts, and Nero’s Spies

Archeologists from Poland have discovered the largest known royal palace of the ancient kingdom of Kush in North Sudan. Aside from their intuitions, the researchers were helped by a device called a fluxgate magnetometer

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Getting to the Bottom of “Discourse”

The term “discourse,” nowadays elevated to the status of a buzzword, appears in many different contexts in public life and conveys varying meanings. But this process may turn it into a meaningless phrase (or may have already done so). So what is discourse analysis all about?

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Our Own Tyranny

There are two forms of liberalism in Poland: a social liberalism whose main enemy is traditionalism, and a market fundamentalism, used for very conservative ends – says Prof. Andrzej Walicki

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Cultures and Languages in Contact

The language dates back to the Aztec empire, and it is still in use today: studying Nahuatl allows us to reconstruct its ongoing evolution, as well as other elements of native American culture

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When the ground stirs

Extraction of natural resources such as shale gas can disrupt the internal structure of rock, leading to the release of vast amounts of energy in the form of earthquakes. Is the risk of such human-induced quakes high in Poland? Scientists from the PAS Institute of Geophysics are trying to find the answer.

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Keeping the Brain’s Clock Ticking

Time perception is a key function of the human mind. Its disruption can lead to difficulties in many areas of our cognition, including language communication. Our research has managed to repair damaged “neural clocks” in people who have difficulties in language communication

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The Art of Entanglement

Quantum theory was discovered in 1925 independently by Werner Heisenberg and Erwin Schrödinger. The discovery was the culmination of 25 years of intensive research. Today, its interpretation remains as controversial as it is inspirational

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Rural Revolution

Farmers are no longer the dominant group in rural Poland; their numbers have been decreasing over the last twenty years. They are gradually being displaced by representatives of the middle class

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