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  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #43

    In today’s science digest, it’s all about interdisciplinarity: whether it’s physics combined with biology, biology with medicine, or medicine with chemistry, we’ll be shining a light on the remarkable things that happen when scientists of all fields work together for a common good. Let’s have a look!


  • ITMO Researchers Produce Magnetic Spider Silk-Based Structures for Implantology and Targeted Drug Delivery

    Scientists from ITMO University have created a magnetic material capable of promoting tissue regeneration by utilizing silk of the Linothele fallax spiders, which holds promise for implantology and tissue regeneration. In the material, the silk makes up a scaffold for cell growth, while the medications, which reach the target under the influence of the magnetic field, accelerate recovery. The drug was successfully tested in vitro – and described in International Journal of Biological Macromolecules.


  • Chemists Move One Step Closer to Artificial Cells

    An international research team has devised a chemical system that initiates the formation of coacervates, complex multi-molecular structures, thanks to a hand-picked formula. The process, seen through a microscope, resembles the activity of biological organisms: molecules reproduce themselves, interact with other molecules, and produce new structures. The breakthrough will aid in creating artificial cells and advanced targeted drug delivery systems. The results of the study are published in Chem.


  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #42

    Welcome to the life-universe-and-everything edition of our science news digest! That’s right, dear hitchhikers – we’re 42 installments deep and showing no sign of stopping. Quite appropriately, today we’ll learn about the secrets of the universe, as well as the more earthly matters of advances in modern photonics, medical breakthroughs, and the Russian infosec job market.


  • Well-Known but Never Observed: Dark Matter Explained

    Researchers worldwide are speeding up particles in colliders and digging deep underground to find axions or WIMPs. No, these are not superhero codenames – but hypothetical particles that are some of the proposed candidates for dark matter. What is dark matter? Why is it worth studying? And how can scholars see the unseen? Let’s find out with Dmitry Glazov, a senior researcher at ITMO’s Faculty of Physics.


  • ITMO Fellowship Stories: Kirill Bronnikov on Mie-Tronics, Resonance Effects, and the Future of Photonics

    According to Future Market Insights, the value of the global photonics market is expected to surpass $900 billion in 2023 and reach $1.6 trillion by 2033. Photonics has found its application in computer science, medicine, manufacturing, and quantum computing. In this interview, Kirill Bronnikov, a laureate of ITMO Fellowship program’s Postdoc track, who moved from Novosibirsk to study dielectric Mie-tronics at ITMO University, speaks about the prospects of the field and photonics-related research at ITMO.


  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #41

    In today’s science digest, we’ve got the latest medical research by experts from ITMO and a top-6 list of the biggest contemporary discoveries in physics. Also: ITMO.NEWS reviews this month’s Nobel Prize laureates in chemistry, physics, and medicine!


  • New Research Brings Personalized Arrhythmia Treatment

    Scientists from ITMO University proposed a new approach to treat atrial fibrillation (arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat) – AI-powered algorithms. Using the innovative method, cardiac surgeons will be able to 3D-print custom cardiac tissues for each patient and thus increase the efficiency of their treatment.


  • Researchers Train AI to Identify Anti-Cancer Nanoparticles

    Chemists at ITMO University have designed an AI-based platform that identifies nanoparticles with selective cytotoxicity to cancer cells. According to the corresponding article in Small, the system should be expected to optimize particle synthesis and reduce the side effects of cancer treatment.


  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #40

    Fittingly for this “anniversary” installment of our science digest, we have a whole slew of research updates to share: from anti-cancer and computing breakthroughs to a dive into the science of memes.