For the first time in Poland, research on empathy of parents will be conducted using extraordinary dolls - simulators of the needs of infants. As many as 200 couples will participate in the study - future mothers and fathers. The analyses will be a joint effort of experts in the fields of psychology, biotechnology, chemistry and obstetrics. The interdisciplinary project is coordinated by the Institute of Psychology of the University of Gdansk.
Specific white blood cells from a mouse infected intestinal parasite halted the progression of multiple sclerosis in other mice - showed Dr. Katarzyna Donskow-Łysoniewska from the University of Warsaw.
Solar radiation and toxic substances, to which we are constantly exposed, sometimes make DNA in cells break. Fortunately, cells are equipped with proteins that tirelessly patch up torn DNA strands. Through research, including studies of Polish researchers, we know more about the work of these cellular seamstresses.
Soon in virtually every hospital it will be possible to identify the bacterial species responsible for an infection developing in a patient in a matter of just a few minutes. A new, easy-to-adapt and inexpensive analytical procedure has been developed by researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.
Eating eggs from hens fed with feed containing conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) allows to reduce the risk of cancer. Healthy food is being developed by researchers from the University of Agriculture in Kraków.
By breathing unhealthy air and leading an active lifestyle, we are exposed to oxidative stress. A way to counteract harmful free radicals can be delicious and healthy snacks made from... carp - Polish scientists say.
Complex neck organs transplant performed in the Oncology Centre in Gliwice was named the best case in the field of microvascular surgery in 2016 by the American Society for Reconstructive Mircrosurgery, announced the Gliwice hospital spokeswoman, Magdalena Markowska.
Deaf people owe good sense of rhythm to, among other things, plasticity of the auditory cortex. Scientists at the Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University have shown that the same part of the cortex, which is responsible for rhythm in people without hearing impairment, in the deaf switches to vision, reacting, for example, to bl.inking lights.
A device, which in the future may help prevent bacterial epidemics in hospitals, has been developed by an international team of scientists. According to the researchers' assumptions, the device will identify nine strains of bacteria within 15 minutes.
Pregnant mother's exposure of to atmospheric pollution causes babies to be born smaller and their IQ is lower - according to many years of research of scientists from the Jagiellonian University Medical College (UJ CM).