Polish scientists have discovered a new mechanism that cancer cells use to deceive the immune system. Cancer cells can send "malware" to the lymph nodes in order to block lymphocytes. Work on therapies using this knowledge is already in progress.
A fractal is an object, a fragment of which looks similar to the whole when enlarged. Fractal structures have already been discovered in proteins, mountain ridges, signal from the stock exchange, sunspots and even Jackson Pollock`s paintings. Prof. Paweł Oświęcimka talks about what physicists are looking for in fractals.
Extremely cooled atoms in the Bose-Einstein condensate behave like a cheerleading team. Now, for the first time in history, it has been possible to observe what happens when other atoms - like lost rugby players - bump into such a harmonious team. This is a historic achievement.
Chemical compound with analgesic properties, 5,000 times more effective than the strongest currently available painkillers, has been developed by scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Warsaw. After passing the clinical trials, the drug could be used to relieve pain, for example of neuropathic origin.
Taking too high doses of folic acid by pregnant women may increase the risk of allergy in their children, according to a study of specialists from the Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital Research Institute in Łódź. Folic acid in appropriate doses is necessary to prevent potential congenital defects in children.