Worldwide, as many as 285 million people suffer from serious eye diseases or blindness. Unfortunately, most of them do not have access to modern methods of treatment, so help often comes too late. This situation could change with the advent of a very significant improvement to a diagnostic tool that has been utilized for three decades for detecting ocular pathology – Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).
Scientists have discovered and described a previously unknown species of parasite that lives... in the nose of the European bison. The authors of the discovery, researchers from the University of Gdańsk and the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW-WULS), point out that research on parasitofauna associated with an endangered species is of particular importance.
A solution that can serve as non-invasive support for medical diagnosis of gastrointestinal diseases has been developed. It is the result of the work of scientists from the Warsaw University of Technology and the Poznan University of Medical Sciences, who analysed the acoustic activity of the gastrointestinal tract.
Prof. Carsten Carlberg, a world-class biochemist in the area of research on vitamin D, has been nominated for the position of ERA Chair holder in the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research PAS. As a part of WELCOME2 H2020 grant he will lead the creation of an interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence exploiting the tools of nutrigenomics to assess the impact of nutrition on the (epi)genetic predisposition to diet-related diseases.
There is a chance that we can treat the immunodeficiency affecting patients with a rare congenital metabolic disease - glycogen storage disease type 1B (GSD 1b) - with a drug originally intended for the treatment of diabetes and heart failure, the press office of the Medical University of Warsaw reports. Clinical trials of the drug have been launched.
Polish medical AI system SkinLogic, created for a precise, automatic analysis of skin allergy tests, successfully passed clinical trials, which confirmed that it could support doctors in the process of diagnosis. The publication concerning its development appeared in Scientific Reports.