Researchers from the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences are working on a biomaterial with mRNA, which will inhibit the process of bone tissue deterioration in osteoporosis and induce the reconstruction of the missing bone material. They hope that with this technology they will be able to develop a vaccine against osteoporosis.
The biochemistry of vision is a complex process. The molecules supporting the visual pigments that allow us to see our surrounding reality have remained essentially invisible for scientists for a long time. The team led by Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski from the International Centre for Translational Eye Research (ICTER) has changed that, thanks to an innovative state-of-the art imaging device that they have developed.
Kininogen present in the blood can cause thrombosis and other cardiovascular diseases, it also plays a role in COVID-19 complications. Dr. Michał Ponczek from the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection of the University of Lodz presents the latest research on the structure of this protein.