Ice with fruits, frozen fish, cold baths, refreshment in an air-conditioned room - all this helps the animals in the zoo survive high temperatures. The heat also affects domesticated quadrupeds. They must have permanent access to water.
During intensive propagation, some species of cyanobacteria produce toxins that are harmful to humans and animals. But they are not clearly bad organisms: they produce oxygen, and scientists hope that substances isolated from them will be useful in the treatment of civilization diseases, oceanographer says.
"RNA bricks" designed by Prof. Janusz Bujnicki`s team can be assembled into molecules and then used to create new drugs and nanotechnology materials. Computer modelling allows to analyse thousands of chemical compounds and choose those that can destroy bacteria and viruses by acting on RNA.