Thanks to the Medical Research Agency, for the first time in history we have the opportunity to respond to global biotechnology trends, believes acting President of the Medical Research Agency, Radosław Sierpiński. The organizational stage is behind us; now substantive work begins; the first competitions launch in September, he announces in an interview with PAP.
Materials as lightweight and resistant as plastic, yet fully biodegradable and... created from waste? Scientists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS are working on an ecological, waste-free and economical method of obtaining organic monomers.
MindHand is a bionic hand prosthesis developed to facilitate the lives of the disabled and people after amputation. Scientists from the Bialystok University of Technology, the creators of the internationally acclaimed, award-winning design, have signed an incubation agreement in the programme Hub of Talents 2 - start-up platforms for new ideas in Eastern Poland. It is one of 34 companies supported by the Białystok Science and Technology Park.
A mobile system, which allows to analyse the soldier`s reaction time during shooting training or kinematic parameters of athletes` movement, has been developed by scientists from the Medical University of Lodz. In the future, it could also be used to analyse the balance and gait of the elderly.
A method for obtaining an "origami" from nanodiamonds has been developed by scientists from the Gdańsk University of Technology as part of the project awarded in the TEAM-NET programme. Its geometrical parameters, electrical and optical properties can be designed for use, for example, in the diagnosis of cancer.
Plastic waste is everywhere: in landfills, forests, seas and oceans... Scientists have plenty of ideas on how to fight it. A part of this trend is the invention from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń: a product that accelerates the process of plastic decomposition.