Tumours use ABC proteins to remove cancer drugs from cells. Dr. Agnieszka Robaszkiewicz plans to prevent them from doing that. Her team from the University of Lodz intends to improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy and restore the possibility of treating cancer patients who have developed drug resistance.
Scientists are spying at diatoms and want to use them in medicine. Researchers are analysing the ability of microscopic algae to synthesize silica. This three-dimensional, openwork nanostructure can be used to create biocomposites for the production of dressings for difficult to heal wounds, pressure sores and skin infections.
Researchers from AGH UST, the Cracow University of Technology and the Krakow Branch of the Center of Oncology want to develop a medical phantom for precise dose planning in radiotherapy. The device will allow to adjust both the dose and the radiation beam angle to the needs of each patient in order to avoid damaging healthy tissues.
A free application is available on the Internet that can help people addicted to alcohol in their struggle with addiction. "This is a unique solution, one of two in the world based on artificial intelligence" - says Krzysztof Przewoźniak, head of research and development of the system called Addictions.ai.
The endothelium lines the blood vessels, it is responsible for pressure, blood flow and clotting, it is also important for the immune system. Tumours that need blood vessels to obtain nutrients also "use" it. Is it possible to stop tumour growth by inhibiting the processes affecting the endothelium?
Polish start-up Scope Fluidics developed two innovative systems for medical diagnostics, which - as the only systems from Poland - were among the seven most groundbreaking diagnostic products in the world selected in the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) competition.