Scientists from the Kraków University of Technology, in collaboration with researchers from research centres in Kraków and Lublin, have discovered a new method of removing drugs from the body. According to them, the method is safe and effective.
Will it soon be possible to easily adjust viruses to infect specific drug-resistant bacteria? It is quite possible. Recent discoveries of scientists from the Jagiellonian University Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology show why viruses are extremely genetically malleable. And just like with assembling modular furniture, attacking new strains of bacteria may only require replacing the old module with a new one.
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.