Scientists from Poland and Italy have developed a digital model that explains the possible mechanisms of an epileptic seizure. Simulations have confirmed that a seizure can start with discharges of inhibition neurons in the brain and changes in ion concentrations in the environment around the neurons, representatives of the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw report.
Vegetable dairy substitutes can be produced based on cheap and easily available by-products of oil pressing called oil cakes. Scientists from Szczecin have developed a method of using them, thanks to which, for example, vegan plant-based yoghurts, kefirs and milks may have a higher nutritional and health-promoting value.
The food industry generates vast amounts of waste and by-products, most of them unused. Some may be useful because of their nutritional value and health-promoting properties. One example is oilcake, a by-product of oilseed oil pressing. It can be a raw material for various food industries.
A team of scientists from the Silesian University of Technology has developed a technology for obtaining bioactive coatings on the surface of bone implants for animals. The technology has been licensed to a Polish implant manufacturer and the product is already working well in the treatment of animals.
Polish scientists and doctors have described the case of the 10th patient in the world with Ogden syndrome - an ultra-rare genetic disease, classified as a progeroid syndrome, a disease manifested by dysmorphia, developmental disorders, mental retardation and cardiovascular diseases.