Can certain autism-related markers be detected in a newborn? Researchers at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences have developed a sensor that recognizes the molecules of the "love hormone" - oxytocin, a compound considered one of the biomarkers of autism.
Bialystok University of Technology students are building a bionic hand prosthesis, designed to help in everyday life of the disabled after hand amputation. Signal will be sent to the prosthesis by contracting the corresponding forearm muscles, making it possible to make hand movements.
Scientists from the Institute of Technical Biochemistry of Lodz University of Technology are working on a tracheal prosthesis made from bacterial cellulose. The specificity of this biomaterial can help the prosthesis be well accepted by the human body and take over the natural function of the trachea.