We are starting a great adventure with artificial intelligence, says psychiatrist Maciej Pilecki. The University Hospital in Kraków, in collaboration with engineers, started working on the innovative system Mentalio, intended to help treat children and adolescents with mental problems faster and better.
Polish scientists have obtained and tested a compound that is more effective in inhibiting acetylcholinesterase, and at the same time less toxic than a drug commonly used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. In patients taking such inhibitors, neurotransmission improves, and thus - cognitive functions.
In a healthy eye, the photoreceptor cells slightly change their length when there are flashes of light. A Polish team is developing a method to record these nano-changes. As a result, it will be possible to precisely image the work of the eye and check whether everything is working properly.
‘I have seen the light side and dark side of science during the pandemic. I deliberately devote myself to science, not to business, because I do not want to lose my research freedom and independence,’ says Professor Marcin Drąg, chemist and creator of a laboratory used, among other things, to do research on the coronavirus.
Bio-Sponge is a biopreparation that removes residues of drugs such as paracetamol or ibuprofen in sewage treatment plants. The carrier of the bacteria responsible for this process is a natural plant sponge, which biodegrades over time. The authors of the solution are researchers from the University of Silesia.