Poles know little about biobanking, i.e. collecting, storing and analysing biological material, while in the future it can help combat many diseases, say experts who took part in the biobanking conference last week in Łódź.
Professor Marcin Drąg, winner of the 2019 Foundation for Polish Science Prize, studies the enzymes responsible for civilization diseases and creates selective chemical tools for detecting cancer. "My research is already used in projects that will result in the development of diagnostic tests and new drugs," the scientist told PAP.
Dopamine, serotonin, adrenalin.. ... The smooth functioning of the human brain depends on their correct proportions. Any disturbances mean diseases. That’s why it’s so important to be able to detect these disturbances as early as possible - before the appearance of any visible symptoms. This will be possible quickly, simply and cheaply thanks to the work of a team of researchers headed by Professor Martin JönssonNiedziółka from the IPC PAS.
Researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS have shown how the size of particles composed of beta-amyloid, a substance known to be the "culprit" in Alzheimer`s disease, modifies the course of the disease. Thanks to their research, new, more effective drugs for Alzheimer`s can be created.
A scientist from the University of Lodz researches compounds that inhibit the proliferation of protozoa in the body of people suffering from toxoplasmosis and at the same time are not as toxic to humans as currently used drugs. Research conducted in cooperation with the Medical University of Lublin is financed by the National Science Centre.