Eye pain, dryness or photophobia - all these could be symptoms of dry eye syndrome. More and more people are struggling with this disorder. Contributing factors include air conditioning, overheating of rooms and rare blinking in front of computer or smartphone screens.
Cancers can use a secret weapon: their old cells "lurk" and suddenly produce up to a dozen descendant cells that cause the disease to resume. Studies have confirmed this, including the research of Dr. Halina Waś from the Military Institute of Medicine in Warsaw. Now she studies cancer cells under hypoxic conditions that prevail in the body.
Polish scientists propose an innovative method for the diagnosis of leukemia that will allow to prevent the recurrence of the disease. They received PLN 26 million from the TEAM-NET programme of the Foundation for Polish Science for the development of specialized diagnostic equipment and clinical implementation.
The pelvises of contemporary men are larger, wider and more flattened than pelvises from the Middle Ages, according to scientists, including researchers from Poznań, who conducted comparative studies of over 50 pelvic brims. They explain that this anatomical change may be a consequence of a change in lifestyle.
Scientists from three academic centres want to develop an innovative cell therapy that will allow to treat congenital immunodeficiency disorder called neutropenia. Due to neutropenia, approx. 3,000 children a year are unvaccinated in Poland. Effective diagnostics could change this.
Co-creator of the "cancer vaccine" Dr. Jacek Jemielity together with chemists and biochemists from his team and Polish immunologists founded ExploRNA Therapeutics, a spin-off of the University of Warsaw. The company aims to bring inventions of Polish RNA modification experts to the higher technological level.