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„No Limits” | Letting the Traces Speak

| Alicja Menżyk | The conviction that the traces revealed during the examination of a suspect or the site of the incident carry a huge information load, a testimony of the committed deeds, is one of the pillars of modern forensic science Traces speak, do not succumb to emotion and prejudice, and
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New patented compounds for cancer therapies

The low efficiency of therapies and adverse side effects reducing the effectiveness of drug activity and lowering the quality of life of patients are still the biggest challenges faced by the pharmaceutical industry, which searches for new active substances for combating cancers An interesting example of such compounds is cytostatic drugs They are characterised,
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Clip for imaging skin cancers

Dermatologists, while examining pigmented moles on skin with regard to cancer risk, most frequently perform the assessment using dermatoscope, a device with in-built illumination increasing the affected area They pay particular attention to asymmetry of infiltration, differences in pigment and irregularities on the edges, and also try to watch the deeper structures This
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„No Limits” | Stuttering is O.K.

| Tomasz Płosa | According to estimates by the Stuttering Foundation, there are over 70 million stuttering people around the world (about 1% of the total population) In the United States alone, there are 3 million people with this fluency of speech impairment, including famous actors such as Samuel L Jackson, Harvey
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How to assess the fencers’ level of training?

Scientists from the University of Silesia in Katowice have developed a system to analyse the fencer’s level of training The research involved a fencer from the University Sports Association at the Academy of Physical Education in Katowice The designed system can be used for assessing the level of fencer’s fitness and their aptitude to
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Patent for cancer-fighting compounds

Scientists associated with University of Silesia in Katowice have developed new derivatives of triapine and the method for obtaining them These compounds are characterised by interesting anti-cancer properties, because they block the key stage of DNA synthesis, and therefore suspend the replication of cancer cells The chemists properly modified the structure of triapine, thanks
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