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  • ITMO Master’s Students Develop Lung Diagnostics Device

    Master’s students from ITMO University have proposed the use of convolutional neural networks for automatic wheeze detection in lung sounds. The project called LungDiagnostics (Laeneco) concerns the development of an electronic stethoscope is used to detect and monitor wheezing. The results of the research have been published in an article in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, while the developers have been awarded a grant by the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science and Technology.


  • Scientists Launched a New Method for Microscopy of Nanoobjects

    Scientists have managed to measure the electromechanical properties of nanotubes a thousand times thinner than a human hair. For that, they modified an existing method of the atomic force microscopy so that the scanning probe does not damage nanotubes while moving along a sample surface. The modification helped to study peptide nanotubes loosely attached to a substrate. This technique may prove useful for designing new biocompatible materials and compact devices. The results are published in the latest issue of Ultramicroscopy.


  • High Speed Video Recording Precisely Measures Blood Cell Velocity

    Scientists from ITMO University created a high-speed video capillaroscopy system that enables direct measurement of red blood cell velocity. Coupled with sophisticated software, the system can raise the accuracy of vascular condition assessment. Such a system can come in useful for monitoring how efficient certain therapies are. The results of the research were published in Optics and Engineering.


  • ITMO Scientists Improve Lensless Computational Microscopy Technology

    Scientists from ITMO University and the Tampere University of Technology have improved upon a method for computational processing of optical signals in lensless microscopes. The algorithms they developed have helped increase the resolution of images acquired from such microscopes. Results of their research have been published in The Optical Society’s (OSA) scientific journal Optica.


  • International Research Team Makes Progress in HRS Virus Study

    An international research team that includes scientists from ITMO University has come closer to understanding the structure of the human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) which affects thousands every year. The reserachers have partially mapped out the three-dimensional structure of the NS1 protein contained in HRSV and identified the structural parts responsible for the suppression of the human immune system. The results of the study have been published in the Nature Microbiology journal.