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.
We now know how to perform genetic recombination - shuffling genes in the process of creation of reproductive cells - significantly more effectively than before. It will allow to obtain new varieties of plants faster and more cheaply.
Dr. Joanna Sułkowska from the University of Warsaw has been included in the ranking of women who can change the world - "2017 International Rising Talents". She has been recognised for unravelling the secrets of entangled proteins.
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.
The world's first miniature electron microscope MEMS, developed using silicon and glass micromachining techniques, is the goal of researchers at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. It will be a portable device with the size of a few centimetres.
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.
European researchers have taken strawberries, raspberries and black currants under the microscope. They investigate the physiological processes that determine the size and quality of these popular fruits. All this so that the fruits can be cultivated even in difficult climatic conditions in Europe.
In the anechoic chamber of AGH in Kraków, one of the quietest places in Poland, last week on Tuesday a recording was made of noises made by babies during breastfeeding. The recording will help mothers distinguish between their child drinking milk, and suckling for enjoyment.
Researchers at Wroclaw University of Technology draw inspiration from nature: they want to create an artificial leaf - taking advantage of the graphene technology. It would not only allow to get rid of carbon dioxide, but also produce fuel.
By breathing unhealthy air and leading an active lifestyle, we are exposed to oxidative stress. A way to counteract harmful free radicals can be delicious and healthy snacks made from... carp - Polish scientists say.