Between Warsaw and Szczecin, Poland's first cross kidney transplantation from living unrelated donors has been performed. Both operations were successful - told PAP Prof. Artur Kwiatkowski, director of the Institute of Transplantology, Medical University of Warsaw.
Millimetre-sized models of the human brain printed on a 3D printer? Scientists from Swedish Karolinska Institute are getting closer to producing them. These structures would facilitate studies of neurodegenerative diseases, pharmaceutical tests, and in the future also printing "spare parts" for the brain.
Permanent implants should be made of materials possibly similar to the bone tissue. Bio-friendly implants are being developed by the team from AGH University of Science and Technology. Researchers plan to add a mineral similar to the one the human bones are made of to the polymer. But first it has to be modified it so as it does not diminish the thermal stability of the polymer, from which implant can be produced.
We have started the first in our country non-commercial clinical trial of triple therapy used in the treatment of multiple myeloma - told PAP president of the Polish Myeloma Consortium, Dr. Dominik Dytfeld from Poznan University of Medical Sciences
BlinkMouse application that allows completely paralysed people to fully use their computers has been developed at Rzeszow University of Technology. The app replaces computer mouse, and it is used simply by bl.inking - thanks to a webcam placed in front of the user's face.
Innovative implants for the regeneration of peripheral nerves, torn, for example, as a result of an accident, have been developed by scientists from Lodz University of Technology. Implants in the form of polymer tubes are intended to assist in the reconstruction of nerves, for example in the forearm, which will help restore motor and sensory function of the hand.
Researchers at Cracow University of Technology are working on new drugs to treat depression. They expect that the compounds they are developing may also be effective in the treatment of schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease.
Activating certain receptors in people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome can, among other things, prevent their bodies from becoming immunized to drug action. This may be a step towards creating a method of treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, not only mitigating its symptoms.
How to tell whether a child suckles due to hunger or just for enjoyment? Young mothers can watch helpful short video prepared and posted online by the scientists from Kraków. The authors emphasize, however, the recording would not replace a consultation with physician or midwife.
For the first time in Poland, research on empathy of parents will be conducted using extraordinary dolls - simulators of the needs of infants. As many as 200 couples will participate in the study - future mothers and fathers. The analyses will be a joint effort of experts in the fields of psychology, biotechnology, chemistry and obstetrics. The interdisciplinary project is coordinated by the Institute of Psychology of the University of Gdansk.