Researchers from Poland, Germany and Czechia are working on drugs against infectious diseases caused by trypanosomes. They will examine a specific enzyme of these single-cell parasites and propose 'drug candidates' better than those used so far.
The discovery that the risk of ischaemic strokes is influenced by the left-sided septal pouch, which 50% of people have, is important, but it is not new, says its author, Professor Mateusz Hołda. His team published the most important information on the subject several years ago, but the research continues.
Lockdowns have made millions of people around the world realize how important contact with nature is - even if it is just admiring nature outside the window. Researchers tracked internet trends in searches for terms related to nature observation and summarized research on how greenery around the house affects well-being.
Broad-spectrum antibiotics are present in the soil near the poultry farm, found scientists from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. Drugs were also detected in groundwater, and antibiotics in drinking water. The phosphorus content was two and a half times higher than the average for soils in Poland.
Polish researchers have described a method for rejuvenating the brain of old mice. They showed that if the breakdown of glycogen in the brain is sufficiently slowed down, old mice are ready to absorb new information, and the connections in their brain look like those of juvenile mice.