The endothelium lines the blood vessels, it is responsible for pressure, blood flow and clotting, it is also important for the immune system. Tumours that need blood vessels to obtain nutrients also "use" it. Is it possible to stop tumour growth by inhibiting the processes affecting the endothelium?
Polish start-up Scope Fluidics developed two innovative systems for medical diagnostics, which - as the only systems from Poland - were among the seven most groundbreaking diagnostic products in the world selected in the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) competition.
MindHand is a bionic hand prosthesis developed to facilitate the lives of the disabled and people after amputation. Scientists from the Bialystok University of Technology, the creators of the internationally acclaimed, award-winning design, have signed an incubation agreement in the programme Hub of Talents 2 - start-up platforms for new ideas in Eastern Poland. It is one of 34 companies supported by the Białystok Science and Technology Park.
Transplantology is being completely transformed. We perform heart transplants together with transplants other organs, kidneys or liver, we repair hearts from donors to take advantage of those in a somewhat worse condition, soon we will transport a still "beating heart" - the President of the Polish Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Prof. Mariusz Kuśmierczyk told PAP..
The whole world is moving towards mechanical circulatory support. In some countries, for example in Germany, artificial pumps are already implanted more often than hearts from donors; it will be similar in Poland, the President of the Polish Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Prof. Mariusz Kuśmierczyk told PAP.
We can not talk about a causal relationship between drinking juices and higher risk of cancer, argues Dr. Agnieszka Kozioł-Kozakowska from the Jagiellonian University, commenting on the results of a recent study of French scientists. In her opinion, it is important to be particularly cautious when drawing conclusions concerning this issue.