Scientists have determined how the toxic protein machinery is activated in Barth syndrome, a genetic disease that affects boys. Problems with the heart, brain and muscles cause most patients to die in early childhood. Now, the work of a 40-person group of researchers with the participation of a Polish scientist brings hope for designing a drug.
Air pollution is the fourth largest cause of premature death in the world, Dr. Piotr Dąbrowiecki from the Department of Internal Diseases, Infectious Diseases and Allergology of the Military Institute of Medicine in Warsaw told PAP. Polish research also confirms its harmful impact on health.
The insectivorous sundew helps scientists destroy the 'armour' that protects bacteria from antibiotics. Even the most resistant bacteria on catheters or dressing materials have a much lower chance of growing and lose their antibiotic-resistant coating when treated with an extract from selected plants.
In the early stage of pregnancy, the dialogue between the developing embryo and the mother is one of the key factors determining the success of the embryo implantation process in the uterus. Scientists from the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn have discovered another relationship that helps to understand this complicated process.
Researchers from the nutrigenomics team at the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of PAS in Olsztyn have developed a new idea for research to demonstrate the effectiveness of vitamin D supplementation. They propose to divide patients into three groups according to the degree of the body's response to vitamin D.