Polish scientists and doctors have described the case of the 10th patient in the world with Ogden syndrome - an ultra-rare genetic disease, classified as a progeroid syndrome, a disease manifested by dysmorphia, developmental disorders, mental retardation and cardiovascular diseases.
Specialists from the Medical University of Warsaw performed Poland's first liver transplantation using an extracorporeal perfusion device in normothermic conditions. This is a revolution in transplantology, specialists emphasise in the Medical University of Warsaw press release sent to PAP.
Professor Krzysztof Palczewski and team are working on therapies for people with diseases that lead to loss of eyesight. At this point, gene editing techniques allow to repair genetic mutations in living cells, including the eye. 'We need 5-7 years before human trials could begin', he says.