Less than two-thirds of adults accurately estimate their own body mass index (BMI), and less than half are able to correctly assess their body size, according to a Polish study of 744 adults, published in Scientific Reports.
Researchers from the University of Wroclaw and the Wrocław Medical University recreate and analyse medical preparations and 'drugs from an old Polish pharmacy'. They find recipes in diaries, letters, memoirs and private notes dating back to the 16th - 18th century.
The Polish nuclear reactor MARIA rearranged its work schedule to prevent the shortages of medical molybdenum-99 due to a fault in the Dutch HFR reactor, the National Centre for Nuclear Research reports. Molybdenum-99 is a radionuclide used in cancer diagnostics and therapy.
Researchers from the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences are working on a biomaterial with mRNA, which will inhibit the process of bone tissue deterioration in osteoporosis and induce the reconstruction of the missing bone material. They hope that with this technology they will be able to develop a vaccine against osteoporosis.
The biochemistry of vision is a complex process. The molecules supporting the visual pigments that allow us to see our surrounding reality have remained essentially invisible for scientists for a long time. The team led by Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski from the International Centre for Translational Eye Research (ICTER) has changed that, thanks to an innovative state-of-the art imaging device that they have developed.