Birch pollen in cities contains higher levels of allergenic proteins, Polish researchers have found. It turns out that pollution 'stresses' trees. Trees defend themselves by producing stress proteins. This can increase the content of allergens in pollen.
Endophytic fungi growing on trees in Polish forests represent an untapped source of new bioactive compounds. Scientists at the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences want to use these compounds to create antibacterial agents, antioxidants, and anti-cancer agents, the university reports.
A team of scientists, doctors and engineers from Krakow has developed an innovative technology for early detection of breast cancer using artificial intelligence. Preclinical studies have shown a high effectiveness of the solution. The creators of the system are ready for clinical trials and implementation.
Scientists from Poland and Italy have developed a digital model that explains the possible mechanisms of an epileptic seizure. Simulations have confirmed that a seizure can start with discharges of inhibition neurons in the brain and changes in ion concentrations in the environment around the neurons, representatives of the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw report.