Co-author of the invention, Dr. Magdalena Skóra from the Department of Infection Control and Mycology, Jagiellonian University Medical College. Source: JU Centre of Technology Transfer CITTRU

Jagiellonian University scientists discover polymer with antifungal properties

Scientists from the Jagiellonian University have discovered a synthetic polymer characterised by strong antifungal properties and low toxicity. According to the university, the discovery fills a gap among the few available substances used in mycosis treatment and prevention.

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    European Patent Office: Increase in submitted and approved patent applications from Poland in 2023

    Poles submitted 671 applications to the European Patent Office (EPO) in 2023, over 10% more than in 2022. Most applications were filed by the University of Zielona Góra, the AGH University of Science and Technology and the Jagiellonian University, according to a press release of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland.

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    Scientists from Gdańsk University of Technology produce ecological fuel

    A new technology for the synthesis of dimethyl ether has been developed at the Gdańsk University of Technology. It is an attractive, ecological alternative to diesel fuel.

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    Researcher creates anti-slouching glasses

    A student of the Faculty of Physics at the Warsaw University of Technology has developed an add-on for glasses, which signals that the person working at the desk has changed their position into an incorrect one.

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    Lodz University of Technology students build award-winning wind turbine

    An innovative wind turbine developed by students from Lodz University of Technology in the GUST project has won first place in the International Small Wind Turbine Contest with the best result in the highest annual energy production (AEP) category.

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    Opole university graduate develops ‘hearing-aid watch’

    A graduate from the Opole University of Technology has developed a special device for transforming sounds into signals perceived by deaf people.

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    Holter ECG T-shirt made of carbon nanotubes

    Instead of electrodes attached to the body all day, the patient wears an elastic shirt. Scientists from the Silesian University of Technology have created clothing for long-term Holter ECG heart examination. The key innovation is the synthesis of ultra-long carbon nanotubes and their integration with the polymer.

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    Textronic system developed at Lodz University of Technology wins gold in Bagnkok

    Scientists from the Lodz University of Technology have developed a textronic system for monitoring vibrations that could be useful in car seats for kids and in the seats of mechanical equipment operators. Their project won a gold medal at the international exhibition in Bangkok (Thailand).

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    Despite increase in patent applications from Poland in 2022, fewer awarded patents

    In 2022, the number of European patent applications from Poland increased by almost 18 percent. This is over seven times higher than the total average of all applications. In Poland, universities and research institutes are still the most active when it comes to submitting inventions, the European Patent Office (EPO) reports.

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    Scientists at Silesian University of Technology develop implant coating technology, implemented in veterinary medicine

    A team of scientists from the Silesian University of Technology has developed a technology for obtaining bioactive coatings on the surface of bone implants for animals. The technology has been licensed to a Polish implant manufacturer and the product is already working well in the treatment of animals.

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Polish algae experiment to be carried out on ISS

The International Space Station will be the staging area for an experiment with algae that naturally live near volcanoes. The experiment has been developed by a start-up founded by a doctoral candidate from the University of Warsaw. Algae are universal organisms that could be used in the future to produce oxygen for astronauts and perform other important tasks, scientists say.