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  • IEEE Award Winner Slobozhanyuk: “There Are No Stupid Questions in Science”

    Alexey Slobozhanyuk, a postgraduate student and research associate at ITMO University’s International Laboratory “Applied Radioengineering”, has received an award from the IEEE’s Antennas and Propagation Society. Such recognition provides many opportunities for work in research institutes all over the world, yet, the winner says, he wants to give back to his alma mater and his country. In an interview with ITMO.NEWS, Alexey speaks about his working process, how a scientist can remain enthusiastic and not get tired of work, what makes research important and relevant and why there are no stupid questions in science.


  • ITMO & Australian Scientists Contribute to Latest Nanophotonics Review

    ​The recent review by members of ITMO’s International Research Center for Nanophotonics and Metamaterials and their foreign colleagues is a detailed classification of the latest results in the field of creating light-adjusted nanostructures from different materials. Such nanostructures and the respective methods for controlling light can have a wide application in recording optical information and ultrafast processing of signals. The report will be published in the annual release of the Laser&Photonics Reviews magazine


  • International Team of Scientists Proved How Intestinal Microbiota Can Affect the Flu

    An International team of scientists from Washington University School of Medicine (USA) and ITMO University proved experimentally that intestinal microbiota in mice can influence the body’s immune response to the flu. Metabolites, which are formed in our gut, stimulate the increase of interferon which is a protein responsible for suppressing the virus’s replication. The results of the research are published in Science magazine


  • Probability Waves Could Be Used as “Tractor Beams” to Control Nanoobjects

    Tractor beams first became a topic of conversation two centuries ago in science fiction: the term implied a beam of light that could lift and move various objects. It is commonly associated with aliens pulling objects from Earth aboard their flying saucers. An idea that seemed improbable some decades ago has become real: scientists all over the world are coming up with ways of moving objects. Although, for now, these “tractor beams” can only move nanoparticles. An international research group that includes a scientist from ITMO University has contributed to this field of study: they have proven that de Broglie waves (probability waves), which in quantum mechanics denote a matter wave, are also capable of displaying the properties of a tractor beam.


  • Research Associates Migraine with Hypertension

    St. Petersburg's scientists learned that that though arterial hypertension and migraines manifest themselves differently, they may have a similar origin. The researchers discovered that patients who have migraines have twice more relatives with cardiovascular problems than healthy people.  Yet, patients with migraines and normal blood pressure and patients with migraines and hypertension react to autonomic regulation of circulation tests differently.  According to the scientists, by studying the links between these diseases, one will be able to better understand mechanisms of their development and causes of frequent cardiovascular complications in migraine patients. The article was published in the Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical.


  • Russia Is Better Protected Against Creationism than the USA

    An international group of scientists concluded that thanks to common educational standards, the Russian school curricula is better defended against onsets of creationists — those who believe that humanity was created by some god. The researchers compared the relationship between the society and evolutionary theory in both states and found out that though technological development, culture and religion significantly affect the curricula, it is the inconsistency in coordination makes education in USA vulnerable. The research was published in the Theory in Biosciences journal.