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  • ITMO Scientists Suggest Novel Nanoparticle-Based Cancer Treatment

    Cancer is the second most common death cause in the world, which in 2020 took the lives of nearly 10 million people – every sixth death, according to WHO. Globally, researchers are developing new, more efficient treatments for oncological diseases. Scientists from ITMO also contribute to these efforts: recently, they have come up with a universally applicable magnetic particle from zinc ferrite and manganese ferrite that can facilitate both cancer diagnostics and treatment. The new method increases the efficiency of radiotherapy by 40%, and during magnetic hyperthermia it can heat cancer cells in several seconds, while also securing less exposure for the healthy cells. This study was published in Journal of Materials Chemistry B.


  • New Diagnostic System for Helicobacter pylori Detection Suggested at ITMO

    Scientists from the Research Laboratory for Spectroscopy of Biological Objects have come up with a new diagnostics system that detects Helicobacter pylori bacteria with a 98% accuracy level. The new device is easier to use and relies on Russian-produced components. How does it work? Learn from this article.


  • ITMO Associate Professor Elena Koshel on What DNA Robots Could Mean for Medicine

    During the third scientific meetup in a recently-introduced series, Elena Koshel, an associate professor at ITMO University’s ChemBio Cluster and head of the Microbiology team, discussed DNA robots and how specialists at SCAMT are using them to develop a new system for express diagnostics.


  • From Science to Business: ITMO University Hosts UMNIK Finals in St. Petersburg

    The participants who had passed the first stage got the chance to present their projects in front of the jury in person, while applicants from other cities will have the opportunity to do this during an online meeting. 


  • ITMO Bioinformatics Team Wins MEDIC International Competition

    The tournament’s participants had to create an algorithm that would use data on microbiota to identify whether a patient has inflammatory bowel disorders. The team from St. Petersburg became the only ones to win two of the competition’s categories.


  • Picture of the Week: Blood Plasma in Pill Form

    A sample for biochemical analysis of blood plasma was produced with the help of an innovative terahertz radiation method.


  • Portable Lab: ITMO Master’s Student On Developing a New Chemiluminescence Sensor

    A research group headed by Ksenia Kirichek has won a grant in the competition of practice-oriented R&D projects to develop a chemiluminescence sensor. The device will help detect early stages of heart attacks, diabetes and oxidative stress. Read on to learn how this new device is different from those currently on the market, what’s the technology behind it and what are its prospective applications. 


  • Scientists Propose New Nanoparticles That Can Potentially Be Used to Treat Cancer with Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia

    A group of Russian scientists have synthesized manganese–zinc ferrite nanoparticles that can potentially be used in cancer treatment. Due to their unique magnetic properties, the particles can serve as deactivators of affected cells while having almost no negative impact on healthy tissues. The results have been published in the Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology.