Samples of e-cigarettes available on store shelves contain estragole, which is banned in the EU. In addition, all products of this type contain substances that a prohibited in tobacco products, shows research by Dr. Edyta Budzyńska from the Military University of Technology in Warsaw.
Advances in the development of artificial intelligence will allow to personalize the treatment of patients, says Professor Andrzej Szałas from the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw. Digital twins could help develop cures for incurable diseases.
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.