The fertility of a woman is dependent on two hormones: oestrogen and progesterone. They play a pivotal role during puberty, insemination, and the development of foetus. However, they also have a ‘darker side’: they’re often responsible for breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer. Did evolution play a cruel trick on us by making something so important for creating life dangerous, and sometimes even deadly?Read More o Fertility, hormones, and health: no easy answers
From 1991 to 1995, Serbs and Croats were locked in a bloody civil war, which cost over 100 thousand lives, mostly civilian. Since the fighting ended, efforts have been made to overcome the divisions between the two nations. To what degree have they been successful?Read More o 20 years after the Balkan War
The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) announced the results of the 3rd competition within the framework of the Homing programme addressed to foreign researchers who want to continue their scholarly career in Poland. Two of the winners, Monika Jakubowska and Soumyananda Chakraborti, will carry out innovative research and development projects at the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology of the Jagiellonian University.Read More o Foreign Scientists to Carry out Innovative Research at the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology
Two members of the JU academic staff – Dr Anna Kaganiec Kamieńska and Dr Marcin Waligóra – have been awarded with the prestigious Fulbright Senior Award, directed to researchers with a PhD with the aim of providing financial support for their studies.Read More o Two JU researchers receive Fulbright Senior Awards
Wearing high heels is definitely a challenge for our feet. But what exactly happens to them during this (unexpectedly) complicated process? We asked Dr hab. Artur Gądek, orthopaedist and traumatologist at the University Hospital in Kraków.Read More o 1Question: What happens to our feet when we wear high heels?
On 26 July 2017, the 617th anniversary of the Jagiellonian University re-foundation by King Vladislaus Jagiełło, the Professors’ Brunch was held in JU Collegium Maius. The tradition of Professors’ Brunches was started in 2000 by the then Rector of the JU Prof. Franciszek Ziejka to mark the jubilee of that important event.Read More o Who needs flowers? 17th Professors’ Brunch at the Jagiellonian University
In the recent years there have been some reports that using sunscreen may have serious side effects. A group of researchers from the JU Faculty of Pharmacy led by Prof. Elżbieta Pękala has lately begun investigating into new chemicals that would protect our skin without jeopardising nature or ourselves.Read More o Is sunscreen really all that safe?