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The JU science communication unit frequently conducts interviews with Jagiellonian University experts and specialists from various fields, discussing interesting issues related to the world, civilisation, culture, history, biology, medicine, chemistry, and many more. Below you will find the latest five articles translated into English.

How and why does a fish have a fever?

Fever is one of the key defensive mechanisms our organisms use to combat diseases. What’s interesting is that it’s not only found in warm-blooded animals (such as mammals), but in cold-blooded ones as well. In the latter case, it’s called the ‘behavioural fever’.

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Discovering the dangers of the deep

A JU scientist is constructing an innovative device that will detect dangerous unexploded bombs in the Baltic Sea.

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The second brain

Can our emotional state be influenced by our digestive tract? Is our stomach a source of happiness or aggression? Dr Magdalena Kurnik-Łucka from the JU Chair in Pathophysiology helped us solve this mystery.

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Molecular blockade

Jagiellonian University researchers show how proteins that are crucial for energy transfer are protected against adverse side reactions. The discovered mechanism functions in both animal and plant cells.

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Questions about the future

Artificial intelligence, transhumanism, bionics, nanobots – these are just some of the subjects that pop up when we discuss the future. Each of them presents us with a vision of the coming years and centuries so innovative and futuristic that we’re barely able to comprehend it with the limited set of thoughts and experiences we possess today.

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