Polish scientists from the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of the Polish Academy of Science and The International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB) in Warsaw under the guidance of dr. Ewelina Knapska, Ph.D. Jacek Jaworski and professor Leszek Kaczmarek confirmed common speculations that two independent of each other neuronal pathways are responsible for triggering and inhibiting phobias. It is manifested in difficulties of phobias treatment because creating competing engrams is responsible for quenching fear. Read full text »
Robotic surgery can be considered as a “step forward” in laparoscopic surgery. Surgeon does not stand behind the operating table, but controls the intervention using a special console. The image is seen three-dimensionally, what facilitates the view of the surgical field and improves precision. The Da Vinci robots are used widely in surgeries of prostate, kidney, colon, bladder, in the cancer of head and neck, the uterus and appendages, and in tumors of the chest.
Recently, it is a lot of talk about the impact of shift work on higher risk of malignant tumours. About 15-20% of the population of the European Union works in shifts . Desynchronization of internal clock causes increased risk of breast, endometrial or colon cancer. Is it a fact that women are particularly vulnerable to the side effects of shift work? Read full text »
Crocodile teeth grow continuously throughout the animal’s life. When a bad tooth falls out, a new one grows immediately in its place. This phenomenon has inspired scientists to look for a new breed of human laboratory-grown teeth. So far, the success could already be claimed by a number of research groups over the globe. The results of the experiments however did not give a hope for the use of this phenomenal approach in the dental clinics in a large-scale. King’s College in London, however, has set an important milestone on the way to the true immortality of our smile. Read full text »
For the first time an implantation of muscle and nerve controlled arm prosthesis was conducted at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg (Sweden). The arm prosthesis is attached permanently using electrodes and nerves of an amputee. The result is that the control of an advanced robotic prosthetic improved and similar to the pattern of movement of a human arm. Read full text »
The oncologically affected children are only 1 % of the whole oncologic patients. Comforting is the fact that up to 80% of the young patients may recover from neoplasm(1), however, it is widely known that the disease will influence their lives. It is worth remembering because these adults will need a slightly different internal medicine care and especially psychological support due to the fact that so serious event in their life leaves not only physical, but also mental trace. The even better development of medicine and oncologic therapy is the reason why more and more medicine practitioners will meet such patients in their work. Read full text »
Lymphomas are the malignant cancers of lymphatic system which involve mainly lymph nodes. However, they can also develop in many other organs such as the skin. By the primary cutaneous lymphomas we understand the processes, which for minimum 6 months since they have been diagnosed, are limited only to the skin. They also are not the effect of secondary generalization of systemic lymphomas. The most common diseases units are Mycosis fungoides (MF) and Sézary syndrome (SS). Read full text »
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a disorder belonging to a large group of neurodegenerative diseases. One of the features of most of these disorders of the central nervous system (CNS) is the unknown pathogenesis. The same applies to PD. Recent studies show that abnormal polyamine biochemical changes in the CNS may cause neurotoxicity responsible for the development of PD. Read full text »
Using diet for medicinal purposes has been known since the beginnings of medicine. Due to the lack of other methods, diet was also used in epilepsy treatment. The ketogenic diet has been used for over 80 years and it is quite effective. Even though pharmacological treatment of epilepsy is widely available nowadays, not every child with epilepsy responds well enough to it. This is the reason for the growing interest in ketogenic diet (KD).
Dental implant treatment is becoming more popular around the world, often replacing traditional prosthetic treatment. Dental implant market is growing rapidly. Unfortunately, for some patients this treatment is not available due to systemic and local contraindications. With the discovery of the Universitat Jaume I scientists in Castellón comes a great oportunity for a group of patients who have been refused a dental implant treatment before.