Some of the smallest parasites we carry are... jumping genes. Fortunately, our cells have ways to stop these genetic parasites from multiplying. In the prestigious journal "Cell", Polish researcher explain the new defence mechanism against the so-called retrotransposons.
Studies on the effects of the conditions in the upper layers of the atmosphere, especially high doses of radiation on the functioning of human cells will be conducted by Wroclaw Medical University students. They intend to use a grant from the Ministry of Science to establish cooperation with the European Space Agency.
An innovative imaging system using high temperature that will help interventional radiologists destroy liver tumours with very high precision has been developed by Evertop specialists and a team from the Silesian University of Technology. The first treatment with the use of the new technology was successfully carried out on August 2 in Warsaw.
When the mitochondria do not work as they should, double-stranded RNA can escape from them into the cellular cytoplasm. The cell may confuse it with a viral infection, researchers including Polish scientists show in an article in Nature. Their study sheds light on the diagnosis of diseases such as interferonopathy.
The heat is tiring, because the body puts all its energy into maintaining a constant body temperature. Fatigue, which discourages us from physical effort, protects us against additional elevation of blood temperature and saves valuable micronutrients - says physiologist Prof. Krystyna Koziec.
Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, but also soy, turmeric or green tea - these are some of the products that contain substances that can reduce the risk of cancer. It is worth incorporating them into your diet as an element of health prophylaxis, says medical dietician Sandra Ataniel.