Some living organisms can be used for biomonitoring, i.e. monitoring the state of the environment and the level of pollutants. Scientists from the Jagiellonian University have proven that bats are ideal bioindicators when it comes to trace metal contamination.
The discovery that the risk of ischaemic strokes is influenced by the left-sided septal pouch, which 50% of people have, is important, but it is not new, says its author, Professor Mateusz Hołda. His team published the most important information on the subject several years ago, but the research continues.
Lockdowns have made millions of people around the world realize how important contact with nature is - even if it is just admiring nature outside the window. Researchers tracked internet trends in searches for terms related to nature observation and summarized research on how greenery around the house affects well-being.