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  • ITMO Scientists Propose a New Model for Study of Bone Development

    The proposed model allows researchers to understand how certain substances can influence the formation and development of bone cells. This knowledge is useful both in fundamental biological research and in the creation of new ways to prevent osteoporosis and other diseases. Moreover, the model can be used to design smart wound-healing materials.  

    02.04.2021

  • ITMO Researchers Teach Neural Network to Tell Jokes

    Computers can outperform people in many fields – but, it seemed, not in the art of making jokes. ITMO University researchers decided to try and dispute this claim. This year, to celebrate April Fools’ Day they taught GPT-3, the world’s most powerful text-generating algorithm, to make jokes. Now anyone on the internet can test the results of their work. 

    01.04.2021

  • Student Spotlight: Rigel Olvera, Mexico

    From Mexico to Vladimir and later to St. Petersburg, Rigel tells his history to ITMO.NEWS. He’s in his first year of studies at the High Molecular Weight Compound PhD program and is also a participant of the ITMO.Mentors initiative.

    29.10.2020

  • ITMO Holds Open Online Presentations of Practice-Oriented R&D projects

    On October 24-25, ITMO University students presented their practice-oriented R&D projects via Zoom. Everyone could join the livestream on ITMO’s YouTube channel. 

    21.10.2020

  • ITMO Researchers Suggest New Way to Improve Quantum Encryption in Optical Fiber Communication Lines

    Staff members of the Laboratory of Quantum Processes and Measurements have found the cause of errors that occur on subcarrier frequencies in quantum key distribution (QKD) systems – as well as a way to eliminate it. Their research was published in Optics Express. 

    19.10.2020

  • ITMO Researchers Win Grant for Development of Smart Glasses Components

    The scientists will develop a method for the development of waveguides invisible to the naked eye and which will make it possible to transmit images onto transparent glass and polymer surfaces. It will also be possible to use the same technology to create sensors useful in the production of protective eyewear for workers in hazardous occupations.

    15.10.2020

  • Scientists Create New IR-Activated Coating for Local Drug Delivery

    The coating is based on active substances, in particular, bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2), loaded into the titania layer and modified by polypyrrole. If this coating is fabricated on the implant surface, it is possible to accelerate the injury recovery and to control this process using infrared radiation (IR).

    02.10.2020

  • ITMO Researchers Create Unique Wound-Healing Nanofibers Based on Hyaluronic Acid

    Researchers from the International Scientific and Research Institute of Bioengineering are the first to obtain nanofiber based on hyaluronic acid with introduced curcumin and usnic acid, natural biologically active substances. Such nanofibers can be used to create wound dressings for treatment of melanomas, burns, and ulcers. 

    30.09.2020

  • Scientists Manage to Capture Light in a Polymeric Quasicrystal

    In the future, the use of quasicrystals may open up new possibilities for laser and sensor design. This paper was published in the Advanced Optical Materials journal.

    28.09.2020

  • Gaka-Chu: The Robot That Dreams of Being an Artist

    “Everyone’s familiar with trying to make a living with art. I bet they’ve never known a robot with that dream,” says Gaka-Chu. A retired welding robot, it is working to be financially independent by creating art and selling it online. But what is it that makes its art real?  

    10.04.2020