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  • Picture of the Week: Fluorescence Microscopy Image of Neuroblastoma

    Neuroblastoma cells are used in the first stages of testing biocompatibility of nervous system drugs.


  • Brain as a Hologram: Exploring Vision at ITMO’s Museum of Optics

    Interdisciplinarity is all the rage right now, and it’s no longer chic to stay within the narrow boundaries of your own subject. By now, you would have definitely heard about infochemistry or bioinformatics, but what about combining physics and neurophysiology? In this article, we will tell you how these subjects converge at ITMO’s Museum of Optics that creates a unique environment for new insights into vision and mind. 


  • Scientists Optimize Growing Neurons from Stem Cells Using Machine Learning and Robots

    A UK scientist and a PhD student from ITMO University’s Machine Learning Lab have created a robot that automates biological experiments. The invention will make it possible to train an algorithm for controlling the growth of neurons from stem cells. Going forward, the project’s authors plan to generate circuits from neurons grown that way. 


  • Evolutionary Biologist: The Brain Attracts a Lot of Attention, but We Still Don’t Know Much About It

    Philipp Khaitovich, an evolutionary biologist and professor at the Skoltech Center for Neurobiology and Brain Restoration, has held an online lecture about the most complex and mysterious human organ – the brain. ITMO.NEWS wrote down the main talking points.


  • ITMO Scientists Propose an Improved Technology for Detecting Ultra-Low Magnetic Fields

    It is for several years now that ITMO University scientists have been working on the creation of supersensitive sensors for measuring ultra-low magnetic fields that occur, for example, in the brain. These sensors can be made from compact ceramic resonators and defect ensemble (NV centers) in a diamond. Recently, the physicists have published an article in the Review of Scientific Instruments journal, where they described a new, more efficient version of an antenna for such measuring devices. ITMO.NEWS spoke with the authors to find out why we should measure the magnetic field of the human brain, and how this is proposed to be done. 


  • Psychophysiologist Alexander Kaplan: Why Elon Musk is Weaving “Neural Lace” and Will AI Help Conserve Resources for Human Brain?

    Today’s computers don’t just solve mathematical problems at the drop of a hat – they also beat world champions in chess, Go and poker. Does this mean that artificial intelligence is finally here and could soon pose danger to humans? Or is human-machine symbiosis the way of the future? It’s no coincidence that even Elon Musk and Facebook are now developing neural interface technology for direct brain-to-computer interaction. What this will lead us to, what is “neural lace” and “cybersymb” and what myths surround the topic of the human brain – these were the topics of the open lecture given at ITMO University by Alexander Kaplan, Russia’s leading brain-machine interface developer and head of Laboratory for Neurophysiology and Neuro-Computer Interfaces at Moscow State University.