Researchers from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences WULS-SGGW are developing new methods to combat cancer
Cancer is the second most common cause of death in developed countries. Statistical data from the last few years indicate that cancer is responsible for about a quarter of all deaths. Although the number of cases continues to grow, diagnostic methods are improving, and if the cancer is detected early, it can often be effectively treated. This is partly because scientists and doctors from around the world are becoming more knowledgeable in the field of oncology and they discover more effective ways to diagnose and treat cancer. Researchers from Warsaw University of Life Sciences had significant contribution to the development of knowledge about cancer. At WULS-SGGW, several major projects aimed at combating cancer are carried out.
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Magdalena Król, Associate Professor from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Warsaw University of Life Sciences, has won a European Research Council Grant to fight cancer.
At Warsaw University of Life Sciences, the Biomedical Research Center was opened. The University has received a grant of 30 million PLN within the Regional Operational Programme for Mazowieckie Voivodeship 2014-2020. Innovative research crossing borders between veterinary and medicine will be conducted here.
The academic year 2015/16 has been inaugurated at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. This year the university will celebrate the 200th anniversary of agricultural education in Poland. Next May it will have been 200 years since the establishment of the Institute of Agronomy in Marymont, from which the Warsaw University of Life Sciences is derived. In the new academic year, 25,000 students will begin their studies, among them nearly 8 thousand freshmen.
The Warsaw University of Life Sciences has received for the sixth time the title of the "Most innovative and creative university in generating job prospects" and the certificate "Good University, Good Job". In the competition organized by the Academic Information Centre from Poznan, universities were assessed for projects that are conducted and for activities increasing the chances of the graduates at the difficult job market.
The Warsaw University of Life Sciences has been awarded with the Laurel statuette which is the AgroPartner Distinction of the 25 years. The award was received by the Rector of the WULS-SGGW, Prof. dr hab. Alojzy Szynański from the Minister of Economy, Prof. Janusz Piechociński.
Twenty-eight thousand students of WULS-SGGW, including eight thousand first-year students began their education in the academic year 2014/2015. During the inauguration of the academic year, students newly admitted to the first year of studies and doctoral studies made a solemn oath, becoming full members of the academic community of WULS-SGGW.
Researchers from the Faculty of Animal Sciences of WULS-SGGW demonstrated that graphene can destroy cancer cells. The team of Professor Ewa Sawosz-Chwalibóg from the Department of nanobiotechnology discovered that graphene is adjacent to the tumor cell and forms a thin layer around it, cutting off the supply of oxygen and nutrients, leading to its death. Graphene not only kills cancer cells but can also be an excellent carrier of other substances.
On 8th February this year 10 graduates of foreign-language studies at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of WULS-SGGW received veterinarians’ diplomas. Thereby the second, 2008 foreign-language studies intake finished their studies, and the number of graduates increased to 21 people