Bacterial diseases, such as tuberculosis, diphtheria or gonorrhoea, may become a serious health problem again due to the increasing phenomenon of antibiotic resistance. Researchers from the University of Warsaw are now carrying out research to identify next generation drugs that will affect the majority of the most dangerous bacteria.
Researchers from the University of Warsaw have examined 15 million chemical compounds that could inhibit the activity of the protein responsible for lowering the body's resistance during COVID-19. Ultimately, the pool of compounds was narrowed to 400, and some of them are being tested in a lab.
Malignant tumour cells undergo mechanical deformation more easily than normal cells, allowing them to migrate throughout the body. The mechanical properties of prostate cancer cells treated with the most commonly used anti-cancer drugs have been investigated at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow. According to the researchers, current drugs can be used more effectively and at lower doses.