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  • Reusable Sensor for Early Detection of Kidney Stones Developed at ITMO

    Researchers from ITMO’s Infochemistry Scientific Center have created a biosensor that can quickly detect micromolar concentrations of uric acid, thus helping diagnose and treat urolithiasis (or kidney stones) at early stages. The results of the study were featured in Polymers.


  • How to Read and Understand Scientific Articles

    If you’re a scientist, keeping up with the latest trends in your industry is a necessity. Researchers have to constantly read scholarly articles from leading scientific journals to know what’s trending, avoid repetition, and make their contribution to science. Yet the amount of reading may feel overwhelming if you don’t know how to quickly process information and extract the main ideas from texts. To help you with that, ITMO.NEWS talked to Dmitriy Tsarev, a junior researcher at ITMO’s Laboratory of Single-Photon Detectors and Generators, who explained the differences between fiction and science literature and gave us a step-by-step guide on how to read scientific papers efficiently.


  • Finding Nanoparticles: ITMO Scientists Propose New Method for Discovering Nanomaterials With Desired Properties

    Researchers from ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster have devised an algorithm that can automatically detect the properties of nanoparticles, including their size, shape, and surface structure, based on their images and even sketches and find similar particles in its database. The novel system also works the other way around by informing users how to produce substances with the desired properties. Read on to learn how AI helps accomplish the challenges of materials science and what the scientists want to achieve with their research.


  • Discovered Ultrafast Optical Effects in Metasurfaces Bring Scientists Closer to Next-Gen Devices for High-Speed Information Processing

    Working on a project of the Russian Science Foundation, ITMO scientists together with their colleagues from China, Australia, the US, and France have delivered experimental proof that dielectric silicon metasurfaces can rapidly change their optical properties under the influence of short light pulses. The discovered effect offers new prospects for cutting-edge computing devices.


  • How Scientists Prove Vaccine Efficacy and Safety

    Before a vaccine becomes publicly available, researchers conduct dozens of studies to prove its efficacy and safety. Leading scientific journals keep publishing papers on how current coronavirus vaccines work and can save us from severe cases of the disease. How do scientists analyze new vaccines and assess their safety? How can you understand their conclusions without a degree in medicine? Anton Barchuk, an epidemiologist, head of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Health Research and ITMO’s Public Health Sciences Master’s program, answered these and other questions for ITMO.NEWS.


  • Scientific and Technical Journal of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics Added Into Scopus

    Based on the results of ITMO University's application, the Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board (CSAB) recommended the Scientific and Technical Journal of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics for inclusion in the largest abstract and citation Scopus database. Currently, this database indexes about 24,000 titles of scientific publications. Scopus is developed and owned by Elsevier Publishing Corporation.  


  • How to Write an Article That Will Be Accepted by International Journals

    English became an international language long ago and it is used for publications in leading journals. Being published in them is not only a matter of prestige, but a proof that the researcher is part of the worldwide academic community. It’s not easy to be published in Nature, Science, or Cell, but for a start you can improve your academic English. Inna Anokhina, a senior lecturer at the Foreign Language Training Center and the head of the Academic Writing Lab, and Roman Zakoldaev, a PhD and a junior research associate at the Faculty of Photonics and Optical Information with a lot of experience in publishing papers in international journals indexed by Scopus, discuss how to do it in this ITMO.NEWS article.


  • Crash Course: the Hirsch Index

    Sometimes it’s hard for junior researchers to find the information on such concepts as impact factor or citation index. In a new project by ITMO.NEWS, we explain these and other things in basic terms. This time, Pavel Kasyanov, a scientometrics expert at Clarivate Analytics, explains what the h-index is, who calculates it, and why it is no longer enough to assess the impact of a researcher.


  • Scientists from ITMO University Describe and Emulate New Quantum State of Entangled Photons

    A research team from ITMO University, with the help of their colleagues from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Politecnico di Torino, has predicted a novel type of topological quantum state of two photons and proved their predictions experimentally. The method developed by the researchers relies on the analogy: instead of expensive experiments with quantum structures of two or more entangled photons, they have used resonant electric circuits that can be described by similar equations. The obtained results can be useful for the creation of optical chips and quantum computers without the need for expensive experiments. The research was supported by grants from the Russian Science Foundation and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. The research was published in Nature Communications.


  • Scientists Propose New Nanoparticles That Can Potentially Be Used to Treat Cancer with Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia

    A group of Russian scientists have synthesized manganese–zinc ferrite nanoparticles that can potentially be used in cancer treatment. Due to their unique magnetic properties, the particles can serve as deactivators of affected cells while having almost no negative impact on healthy tissues. The results have been published in the Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology.