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  • 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 Professor Maya Uspenskaya on Treatment of Diseases that Cause Heart Failure

    The Russian Science Foundation has recently published the results of its research grant competition. Among the winners is a project on the optimization of the development of new medical drugs, led by Maya Uspenskaya, head of the Research Institute of Bioengineering. ITMO.NEWS contacted the scientist to learn more.


  • Aleksei Vodovozov on Pandemics: What Should We Expect?

    What is an infection and how does it spread? How exactly do viruses vary from bacteria, and coronavirus from the flu? What does the word “pandemic” mean? Can we prepare for the future outbreaks by considering previous experience and scientific data? Aleksei Vodovozov, a famous journalist, science popularizer, and a general practitioner of the highest category, answered these and many other questions last week at the Ohta-8 Library. Read a summary of his presentation by ITMO.NEWS.


  • University of South Carolina Professor on Development of Anticancer Drugs

    Last week, ITMO University’s international research center SCAMT hosted a lecture by the leading scientist in the field of anticancer drugs, Professor at the Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences of the University of South Carolina (the US), Igor Roninson. Dr. Roninson spoke about the main pillars of creating new drugs and answered the topical question of why they take such a long time in developing. ITMO.NEWS put down the key points of the presentation.


  • Scientists Create New Magnetic Nanosphere For Efficient Drug Delivery

    Researchers from ITMO University created a new kind of magnetic nanospheres for drug delivery. Due to the unique combination of synthesis methods, the size of these magnetite-based nanospheres can be easily regulated. At the same time, the nanospheres are not damaging to cells. The scientists proved the new material’s effectiveness in a range of experiments on dissolving model plasma clots. The results were published in Applied Materials & Interfaces.


  • Building A New Generation of Drugs: SCAMT Laboratory Scientists On Rational Chemical Design Using Metal-Organic Frameworks

    Aimed at creating materials with pre-planned properties, rational design has become one of the most prevalent research trends in chemistry. Its advocates postulate that instead of going through the exhaustive search of random combinations, a better strategy for finding the right material would be to start with analysing the structural elements and the interactions that occur between them. This will lead to significant reductions in the effort, time, and money needed for creating new drugs or purification systems. Following their paper on framework materials that was published in Russian Chemical Reviews, ITMO University’s SCAMT Laboratory scientists met with ITMO.NEWS to talk about their research.