The main challenge modern pharmacology is facing is the issue of accelerating and improving the effects of tablets by increasing their solubility, says Prof. Marian Paluch from the University of Silesia. The solution are the so-called amorphic drugs.
Polish POLVAD Religa heart prostheses work well and are safe - Prof. Marian Zembala said on Wednesday in Zabrze. He added that research into their modernization continues; in a few years we should have domestic, this time implantable prostheses.
Although one chicken egg contains an acceptable daily dose of cholesterol, a healthy person can safely eat three eggs in a day, and occasionally - even more. Cholesterol from eggs is metabolised differently than that produced by the human liver - explain experts from WULS-SGGW.
The first clinical application of Polish cardiac surgery robot during surgery is planned for next autumn, as announced last Friday during the conference at the Foundation for Cardiac Surgery Development in Zabrze (Silesia).
Printed 3D models of the heart or blood vessels are being made at the Laboratory of Individual Medical Implants in Bionanopark in Łódź. Models reflect the heart of a particular patient in detail and help the cardiac surgeons prepare for complicated surgeries.
On Thursday, doctors from the University Hospital in Kraków implanted the patient with the first middle ear prosthesis created by scientists from AGH University of Science and Technology. In clinical trials, six people with hearing loss will receive the device.
A stethoscope - it would seem one of the simplest diagnostic tools - works differently than it was thought. "The information that has long been repeated in the textbooks for physicians has to be revised" - said Dr. Łukasz Nowak, who is working on a new generation stethoscope.
So far, only two companies in the world have manufactured electron accelerators for intraoperative radiotherapy, used mainly in breast cancer. Now the new generation equipment has been developed by Polish researchers, says project leader Dr. Agnieszka Syntfeld-Każuch.