Search by tag «Disease» 4 results

  • Evolution Responsible? ITMO Researchers Identify Evolutionary Adaptations Connected To Autoimmune Diseases and Allergies

    Every year, the number of diagnosed autoimmune diseases grows by 3-9%. These conditions are greatly influenced by genetic factors, however these still remain to be studies on the molecular level. Researchers from ITMO and their Estonian collaborators used bioinformatics to analyze the human genome, bringing the field one step closer to mapping the molecular changes in the genome that have an effect on autoimmune diseases and allergies. In the future, this will pave the way for novel, more efficient treatment for these conditions. This resulting article was published in Nature Communications.


  • BIOCAD VP Roman Ivanov: “Biotechnologies are the Cornerstone of Medicine of Tomorrow”

    Roman Ivanov, the Vice President of BIOCAD, had once returned to Russia from the Netherlands and has spent ten years in charge of R&D and international relations for the top company on the Russian biotechnology market. During an open lecture at ITMO University’s Biochemistry Cluster, he discussed Russian science, prospects of world-class R&D at the nation’s companies and what students need to know about starting a career in hi-tech. Below are excerpts from his lecture:


  • What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer: Oncologist Explains

    Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the world. Over the last years, this disease has become the most frequent cancer among Russian women. According to the statistics, 21 women out of 100 cancer patients have breast cancer. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is an annual international health campaign organized by breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and educate people about the importance of early screenings. Founded more than 20 years ago, NBCAM now brings together hundreds of organizations from all around the world. In this interview, Vasiliy Filimonenko, an oncologist at the Scandinavia clinic in St. Petersburg, expanded on what everyone should know about this disease, how to conduct screenings, and what are the common myths about cancer.


  • Decline of Antibiotics and Nanoparticle Drugs of the Future

    Ekaterina Kolesova, a second-year PhD student at the Department of Optical Physics and Modern Natural Science, recently joined the “Night of Science” initiative to talk about the lessening effect of antibiotics and their future alternatives; she also took part in Science Slam, where she spoke about ITMO University’s involvement in a European Union project on digital twins. ITMO.NEWS spoke to Kolesova about her work and how antibacterial systems will help prevent new epidemics.