According to archeologists examining the medieval king’s tomb at Wawel castle in Kraków, the nickname might not even refer to the king’s height, which is thought to have been 120cm.
Researchers at the Ministry of Interior and Administration (MSWiA) hospital in Warsaw have developed a test to identify patients at risk of severe Covid-19 infection, which has been validated by clinical and laboratory testing.
In this edition of The Debrief, we speak to genetics Professor Michał Witt about how we can finally ascertain the cause of death of Poland’s most beloved composer, Fryderyk Chopin.
Professor Michał Witt from the Institute of Human Genetics PAS in Poznań said that despite the composer’s death certificate putting tuberculosis as cause of death, there was still room for doubt.
Poland is among top 20 countries for investment in life sciences, like biotechnology, genetics and pharmaceutical chemistry, according to a report by a global real estate and investment company.
Polish scientists are analysing genetic material from people suffering from severe cases of Covid-19 in the hope that it will help identify patients who are at higher risk of complications from the disease.
The new project by researchers at the University of Łódź will see the remains of 200 people digitised and put online.