How is the information about the stimuli the cell came into contact with recorded in its genome? There are still many unknowns, but a new lead comes from research conducted by a Polish scientist: cohesin, the protein 'clip' of the genome may be involved.
Mushroom poisoning or paracetamol overdose can lead to acute liver failure, in which a transplant is the only option. But research conducted by a Polish researcher in Israel shows that the development of such acute failure may be needlessly driven by the host's immune system and intestinal bacteria. And perhaps this reaction can be stopped.
Insects that live on corpses not only help forensic entomologists estimate time of death, but may also change the course of the investigation, for example by determining that the body was moved, says Dr. Marcin Kadej, head of the Laboratory of Forensic Biology and Entomology at the University of Warsaw.