Polish scientists have discovered a new mechanism that cancer cells use to deceive the immune system. Cancer cells can send "malware" to the lymph nodes in order to block lymphocytes. Work on therapies using this knowledge is already in progress.
Chemical compound with analgesic properties, 5,000 times more effective than the strongest currently available painkillers, has been developed by scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Warsaw. After passing the clinical trials, the drug could be used to relieve pain, for example of neuropathic origin.
Taking too high doses of folic acid by pregnant women may increase the risk of allergy in their children, according to a study of specialists from the Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital Research Institute in Łódź. Folic acid in appropriate doses is necessary to prevent potential congenital defects in children.
To help physicians, Polish acoustics experts have investigated how diaphragms transmit sounds from the patients` body in different types of stethoscopes. "Differences are colossal" - comments the author of the study, Dr. Łukasz Nowak. According to the researcher, the quality of auscultatory diagnosis can be easily and cheaply improved.
Studies on Polish patients with congenital brittle bone disease show that in one-third of cases, new gene mutations, previously not linked to this disorder, are responsible for the disease. This shows how much we do not know about this disease - geneticist from Łódź says in an interview with PAP.