Scientists from the Polish Academy of Sciences have developed a non-woven nanotextile that allows for a controlled drug release. Appropriate production and 'programming' of this system allows to dose the drug substance for a specific period of time and ensures that it reaches a specific place.
The functioning of the human body is the result of evolution. Normally, the human genome adapts to changes in the environment over thousands of years, but during the last 50 years the human life, including diet, has changed so radically that the general population has not yet had time to adapt and cope with lifestyle-related disease problems, believes Professor Carsten Carlberg.
The HORUS application developed at the Medical University of Gdańsk helps to detect recurrences after the end of lung cancer treatment. The software provides weekly surveys, the results of which are analysed in real time, and enables quick implementation of the necessary actions if needed.
Bisphenol A (BPA), used, for example, in the production of food packaging, may negatively affect fertility, according to animal studies. The mechanisms responsible for its effect on female reproductive cells are currently being investigated by Dr. Anna Ajduk from the University of Warsaw.
Lymphocytes are white blood cells that regulate the immune system. If they have some 'experience' with an allergenic protein and get transplanted into another organism, that transfer will strengthen the immune reaction and the body will start to defend itself better against this protein. The experiment was conducted by scientists from the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn.
A new gene called ATRIP, whose mutations cause a high risk of breast cancer, has been discovered by Polish researchers in cooperation with scientists from Canada, reports Dr. Cezary Cybulski, a geneticist from the Department of Genetics and Pathomorphology of the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin.