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  • 6 Tips for a Healthy Summer

    The summer season is officially open, which means great weather, vacations, beaches, volleyball, swimsuits, picnics, and soaking in the sun, as well as tons of sugary sweet treats, heat, dehydration, and excessive sun exposure. Lucky for you, we’ve put together some tips that will help you stay healthy and happy this summer!


  • Vegetarian & Vegan St. Petersburg: Shops

    We’ve covered restaurants, we’ve covered cafes and street-food spots, and now it is health-food shops that we’ll be spilling the beans on. As the places all of us tend to frequent on a nearly-everyday basis, picking the right shop is something you can make the most difference with, both for personal well-being and the well-being of the planet. So here they are, the vegan-shop heroes of St. Petersburg, in all of their eco-friendly glory!


  • From Tour de France to the World Cup: Cryosaunas Developed at ITMO University

    The World Cup is nearing its conclusion and this Sunday, July 15, France, and  Croatia will face off in the final game. To recover from intense training, athletes use cryosaunas developed at ITMO’s Cryogenic Technology Department. ITMO.NEWS asked Alexander Baranov,  head of the department, about cryosaunas and cryotherapy’s effect on the human body.


  • M-Cube Project: Solution for Faster and Safer MRI

    Last year, an International Research Consortium, which includes ITMO University’s Center for Nanophotonics and Metamaterials, was awarded a European Horizon 2020 project. The M-Cube project unites scientific groups and companies from seven countries working on new antenna technology for 7T MRI. In the coming two years and a half, scientists plan to create a device which could be used to accelerate MRI. ITMO.NEWS talked to the scientists about the project and the results. Among the scientists who came to ITMO University were Dr. Redha Abdeddaim, an assistant professor at Aix-Marseille University – Institut Fresnel, one of the scientific coordinators of the project, Dr. Marc Dubois, a postdoc at Aix-Marseille University –  Institut Fresnel, and Dr. Julien de Rosny, a senior scientist at CNRS – Institut Langevin.


  • GTO: a Soviet Health and Sports Project Picks Up Speed

    Want to be healthy, fast and strong? Maybe even score in the next Football World Cup? Ok, that's a stretch - but over the summer, why not check out a sports program once popular in the Soviet Union and gaining ground today.


  • Bike Ride with the Rector: St. Petersburg Best Routes

    Yesterday marked the eighth time when ITMO’s students, staff  and  friends meet with Rector Vladimir Vasilyev for a picturesque bike ride in St. Petersburg’s seaside district. This time, just like last year, the route started at the entrance to Primorsky Victory Park, went through the park, St. Petersburg Arena Stadium, Yakhtenny Bridge and ended at the 300th Anniversary Park. ITMO.NEWS asked the participants about their favorite bike routes in the city and their impressions of the Ride.


  • At Peace With My Bacteria: How to Achieve a Truly Healthy Lifestyle

    According to the World Health Organization, health is a positive state of physical, mental and social well-being and absence of disease. Nutritionist and somnologist Marina Kogay always tells her patients that eating good food and sleeping well is the way to be healthy and live happily. Ms. Kogay recently gave a public lecture at ITMO University on dieting, weight loss, microbiota and the link between sleep and depression.


  • Relocation Tips: Winter Activities and Beating the Blues

    Winter in St. Petersburg! A wonderful time, if you know how to spend it - and don’t let the cold fool you: this is no time for slumber and there are plenty of things to do around the city. Just take a walk down Nevsky Prospect and soak in the holiday spirit! And if you’re not sure how to entertain yourself, we’ve rounded up some tips and ideas.


  • Treating a Common Cold the Russian Way

    Before I moved to Russia, I was really anxious about the cold; but I had also convinced myself that it's so cold in Russia that all diseases freeze and I won't ever get sick. Wishful thinking! Getting a cold is just a natural part of the full winter experience. Besides some positive thinking and consuming as much citrus as you can, you might be interested in some popular home-style Russian remedies that get anyone from Vladivostok to Murmansk feeling good when they’re under the weather. Some of these were recommended over the last few years in Russia by friends or doctors and many have helped me when I wasn’t feeling well.


  • How IT Technology Saves Lives

    At ITMO University, as part of the orientation week for first-year students of the High-Performance Computing Department, a lecture was given by Alexei Yakovlev, head of Acute Coronary Syndrome Research Laboratory at the Almazov National Medical Research Center. Dr. Yakovlev spoke about how technology, doctors and patients interact with each other today and what the medical center does as part of its partnership with ITMO University.