What happens in the brains of mice that get infected with emotions? And what about mice, in which this mechanism does not work? Dr. Ksenia Meyza searches for neural networks responsible for empathy in the brains. Research in this area helps to better understand autism and panic.
Some plants that are considered bee-friendly may negatively affect the development of these insect`s larvae. The plants that produce pollen unsuitable for wild bees include lavender, poppy, sunflower, oilseed rape and maize, according to the research of Dr. Michał Filipiak from the Jagiellonian University.
Will the zoologists from Łódź discover new species of invertebrates in the Philippine tropics? A group of experts from the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection of the University of Lodz is preparing for the first expedition to the Philippines. Their targets include insects, arachnids and molluscs.
Spring. The stork is its inseparable symbol. Who does not know it? It is often drawn by children, it appears in literature, tales, songs. It is a symbol of happiness and wealth. Or maybe it would be better to write: it used to be...? The change in the perception of the stork is literally taking place before our eyes.
Scientists identified five species of fungi, 21 lichens, as well as slime moulds and bryophytes on a branch of relict pine from Sokolica, the symbol of Pieniny, broken off six months ago during a rescue operation. Dr. Jan Bodziarczyk from the University of Agriculture in Kraków told PAP about the detailed results of the studies of the branch.
Foraminifera are single-celled organisms, whose shells can have extremely elaborate shapes. Researchers, including scientists from Kraków, took a sneak peak at the cellular mechanisms that allow Foraminifera to add new "rooms" to their capsule apartments. This research inspires the creation of materials of the future.