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  • Fight Diseases at the Nanolevel: How ITMO’s New Lab Works on Targeted Drug Delivery

    ITMO’s International Research Center for Magnetically Controlled Nanosystems for Theranostics  of Oncological and Heart Diseases opened recently. Its researchers plan to develop hybrid nanosystems for targeted drug delivery. The center will be headed by Anna Orlova, an associate professor at the Department of Natural Physics and Natural Science and Professor Yury Volkov, chair of Trinity Translational Medicine Institute. The specialists from the Institute of Experimental Medicine at the Federal Almazov North-West Medical Research Centre will also join the research team.


  • Like Doesn’t Cure Like: Homeopathy and Its Fake Medications

    Disputes on the effectiveness of homeopathy appeared a couple of centuries ago, when this field was invented, and remain relevant till these days. Recently, the Committee for Pseudoscience Control of the Russian Academy of Sciences released a memorandum devoted to criticism of homeopathy.


  • VR for Medicine: from Placebo to Robotic Exoskeletons

    Usually, VR and AR technologies used in video game industry. However, today they are becoming effective tools that can be used for medical purposes. Read what scientists from different countries have achieved in this field in the digest by ITMO.NEWS.


  • Visualization and Computation: ITMO to Collaborate with University of Oslo

    ITMO’s eScience Research Institute and University of Oslo have signed a memorandum of understanding. Andrei Karsakov, engineer of eScience Research Institute, and Anna Bilyatdinova, lecturer at the High Performance Computing Department, shared the details in an interview to ITMO.NEWS.


  • Small and Smaller: Micro- and Nanoscale Robotics Can Help Doctors and Ecologists

    Huge robotic assistants no longer make a wow effect. The new trend is various technologies that can move atoms as LEGO blocks, grab ants, detect molecules and deliver drugs. ITMO.NEWS has prepared a digest on some new solutions in the field of robotics.


  • Genome Editing Will Help Cure HIV

    As of now, there's only one person in the whole world who's been cured from HIV after an operation in 2007. This event inspired many scientists, and now they are getting closer to obtaining an effective cure for this disease. The AGCT Company — a resident of ITMO's Technopark — is about to start pre-clinical research of a new technology for curing HIV using gene therapy based on transplanting stem cells. According to Marina Popova, head of the company, genome editing that is used for this technology is a great breakthrough in science, comparable to the control of fire or space exploration.


  • ITMO University Staff Win Government Award for Translational IT

    ITMO University’s team headed by the Director of the School of Translational Information Technology Alexander Boukhanovsky received an award from the Government of the Russian Federation for the creation and implementation of "Complex Methods for the selection and training of highly quality personnel of a world-class level in the field of Information technology" known as ICT Excellence. This is a program for continuing education aimed at training elite personnel in the field of translational IT. Such technologies are being introduced to companies and organizations to optimize their work. What makes this program unique is that it can be studied at any stage of the educational process and is carried out in partnership with universities around the world and its graduates are trained to work at a world class level.


  • Modeling Reality: the Fifth "Young Scientists" Conference in Krakov

    Thanks to high-performance computing, scientists can now analyze large amounts of data, predict or model different situations and improve various systems. Algorithms and applications that are developed at ITMO are used in medicine, industry, programming and many other areas. Some of them were presented at the fifth 'Young Scientists' international conference in Poland.