Vegetable dairy substitutes can be produced based on cheap and easily available by-products of oil pressing called oil cakes. Scientists from Szczecin have developed a method of using them, thanks to which, for example, vegan plant-based yoghurts, kefirs and milks may have a higher nutritional and health-promoting value.
The food industry generates vast amounts of waste and by-products, most of them unused. Some may be useful because of their nutritional value and health-promoting properties. One example is oilcake, a by-product of oilseed oil pressing. It can be a raw material for various food industries.
A team of scientists from the Silesian University of Technology has developed a technology for obtaining bioactive coatings on the surface of bone implants for animals. The technology has been licensed to a Polish implant manufacturer and the product is already working well in the treatment of animals.
Polish scientists and doctors have described the case of the 10th patient in the world with Ogden syndrome - an ultra-rare genetic disease, classified as a progeroid syndrome, a disease manifested by dysmorphia, developmental disorders, mental retardation and cardiovascular diseases.
Specialists from the Medical University of Warsaw performed Poland's first liver transplantation using an extracorporeal perfusion device in normothermic conditions. This is a revolution in transplantology, specialists emphasise in the Medical University of Warsaw press release sent to PAP.
Thin uranium targets play a key role in the production process of molybdenum-99, a valuable radiopharmaceutical. The European patent recently granted to scientists from the National Centre for Nuclear Research in Świerk can optimise this production thanks to targets made using 3D printing.