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  • This Is a Sign: Translating Popular Science into Sign Language

    According to the WHO, around 466 million people worldwide suffer from disabling hearing loss. Usually, their means of communication with the world are sign languages and various technologies, as well as specialists capable of translating spoken languages to sign ones. In this ITMO.NEWS story, we take a look at the way modern environments are made inclusive to the deaf – and how to improve them.


  • Data-Based Medical Solutions: How Practicing Clinicians Can Benefit From Master’s in Public Health Sciences

    In order to excel at their job, medical professionals need insights from population studies. These help to understand the spread of diseases, determine risk factors, and evaluate the effect of treatments on a wider scale. In order to operate with this data, clinicians can use statistical and sociological methods. The application of these tools for public health is the focus of ITMO’s dedicated Master’s program. We talked about the benefits of such training for medical professionals with endocrinologist Anastasia Kryuchkova, a student in the program.


  • Cancer Explained: How Scientists Can Tame the Disease

    Started by a single mutation in a cell, cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide that killed nearly 10 million people in 2020. In the article, Evgeniya Platonova, a Master’s student at ITMO’s SCAMT Institute, explains what cancer is and how it starts, and shares what medical advances are already helping to combat the disease.


  • ITMO Student and Cardiologist Finds Way To Prevent Medical Errors

    With 10 years of experience in working at public clinics, cardiologist Lyubov Malyugina wishes to share her experience with others. But the path she chose to do that cannot be called conventional: the specialist decided to pursue her Master’s at ITMO and create her own product – a recommendation system that can help doctors prescribe medications to arrhythmia patients and reduce errors in a clinical setting. In her interview with ITMO.NEWS, Lyubov shares why she chose ITMO and how she plans to promote her idea.


  • The Experiment: Fix Your Sleep Schedule and Stay Sane

    Have you ever tried to get your sleep routine back on track? For me, this has been a trial-and-error process for years. Lately, I think I finally hit some solid ground. Now, I’ve documented my weeks-long journey, ranking popular get-better-sleep tips so you don’t have to make my mistakes. Here’s my story.


  • The Results of ITMO’s First Large-Scale Study of Quality of Life in Academia

    An interdisciplinary team from ITMO’s Institute of International Development and Partnership and Center for Science Communication has summed up the results of a large-scale study of health and quality of life meant to determine the factors that affect the health and overall well-being of the university’s students and staff. The first stage of the study involved 394 participants who had to fill out a questionnaire about their lifestyles, well-being, and mental health. Apart from the questionnaire, 284 participants have also taken a blood test. Their results were then compared to standards in their age group. Read on to learn more about the main findings of the survey and the future of the project.


  • Healthcare for International Students in Russia

    Health and well-being are not something that we are ready to leave to chance – it’s always better to come prepared and stay assured that you know what to do in case you catch a flu or feel unwell during class. Here are some must-know tips for any international student at ITMO.


  • Ivan Chai: Better Than Tea

    Tea wasn’t introduced to Russia until the 17th century, but it wasn’t a big deal – there are hundreds of herbs that our ancestors used to make delicious and healthy brews. Ivan chai is the leader in this domain: it’s widespread, super healthy, and delicious.


  • ITMO Scientists First to Propose Binary Antisense Agent for Cancer Treatment

    A research team from ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster and the University of Central Florida has developed a binary antisense oligonucleotide (a short DNA molecule produced by chemical synthesis) that consists of two oligonucleotide chains. As one part of the chain targets a tumor marker and the other – a vital housekeeping gene, the technology allows scientists to target cancer cells without harming the healthy ones.


  • How to Join ITMO’s First Large-Scale Study of Academic Quality of Life

    ITMO University is launching a large-scale study of health and quality of life in the academic environment. Over the course of three weeks (June 6-24), any ITMO staff member and student can make their contribution to science and learn more about their health. The study is part of the university’s strategic project Well-Being and its results will directly affect the quality of services that are being developed for members of ITMO.Family. Read all about the study, how to take part in it, and why it will benefit everybody.