According to scientists from the Poznań University of Medical Sciences, maintaining the correct vitamin D levels may be important in the immunological treatment of advanced skin cancer - melanoma. They published the results of their research in the journal Cancer.
Bisphenol A (BPA), used, for example, in the production of food packaging, may negatively affect fertility, according to animal studies. The mechanisms responsible for its effect on female reproductive cells are currently being investigated by Dr. Anna Ajduk from the University of Warsaw.
Lymphocytes are white blood cells that regulate the immune system. If they have some 'experience' with an allergenic protein and get transplanted into another organism, that transfer will strengthen the immune reaction and the body will start to defend itself better against this protein. The experiment was conducted by scientists from the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn.
A new gene called ATRIP, whose mutations cause a high risk of breast cancer, has been discovered by Polish researchers in cooperation with scientists from Canada, reports Dr. Cezary Cybulski, a geneticist from the Department of Genetics and Pathomorphology of the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin.
Scientists from the Jagiellonian University described in Nature Communications a key discovery concerning an extremely important modification of proteins produced in cells. The mechanism called hypusination is important in the development of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and diabetes.