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  • Radiologist Olga Puchkova Talks About Medical Issues To Be Solved With AI

    Breast cancer is one of the most widespread types of cancer in the world. In 2020 alone, it took the lives of 685 million women. What’s the most efficient way to treat this disease in conditions when few people are ready to undergo timely screening procedures? Can AI come to the rescue? Why are clinicians already studying programming languages and should we expect AI assistants at pharmacies? We asked these questions to Olga Puchkova, a radiologist and head of the Mammology Center at Ilyinskaya Hospital. In collaboration with ITMO’s public health sciences researchers, she is studying Russian cancer diagnostics methods and evaluating their efficiency.


  • The Future of Life Sciences: Video Game Treatments, Top Vaccines, and Preventing Apocalypse

    trillion dollars due to the pandemic. At the beginning of this global challenge, it was suggested that venture capital investments would plummet, but 2020 actually witnessed a record-breaking rise in investments into life sciences – the yearly volume amounted to $20 billion. The pandemic was definitely a stress test for health care and the global pharma industry. Progressive digitalization of medical services was an ongoing process for many years, but it was in the first month of the pandemic that the share of online medical consultations went from 10% to 40% of the total amount. For the first time in history, researchers dared to create a vaccine against a new virus in under a year with over 200 projects launched, including some international collaborations. All of this led to new trends and changes in life science that Anton Gopka, a general partner of the ATEM Capital biotechnology investment foundation and dean of ITMO’s Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations, discussed in a recent open lecture on New Holland Island.  


  • ITMO Researchers Create an Algorithm To Help Reduce the Risk of Complications in Cardiovascular Diseases

    The machine-learning-based algorithm is developed by ITMO’s National Center for Cognitive Research. By analyzing data on patients’ well-being and lifestyle, the program will help physicians make timely decisions on prescribing treatment, drugs, or surgery. The study was published in Journal of Computational Science.