According to the World Health Organization estimates, one million people die each year from counterfeit medicines; in Poland, even every hundredth drug can be a "fake", says Dr. Natalia Daśko from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.
Quantum computers would be capable of breaking some of the encryptions, cryptographic safeguards that we use today, including the popular RSA encryption. But researchers believe that there is no reason to worry for now. The work on quantum resistant cryptography is already underway.
Improved glass chip for cell culture, cheap gas dispenser supporting that culture and a device that produces energy using yeast - with these ideas Agnieszka Podwin from Wrocław won the 8th edition of the competition "Innovation is a Woman".
It is possible to strengthen the heart after a heart attack with stem cells. Scientists from Poznań have shown how to genetically modify stem cells to better support the work of the heart. Now they are investigating the effectiveness of this procedure in detail.
Psychologists from the University of Lodz investigate how warmth and competence, in other words communality and agency of a person, affect whether the emotions and moods expressed by that person are "contagious" to others.