Various species of spiders use silk from their spinnerets to produce threads for their webs. In science, these threads can serve as a multifunctional natural material for drug delivery and other medical applications.
Recently, ITMO University scientists have published an article in Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews that reviewed global studies of viral pneumonia over the past years. ITMO.NEWS talked to Marina Dukhinova, one of the authors of the article, about this illness, its causes, and ways to study it.
A year ago, Moustapha Nour left the hot African climate of Djibouti to enroll in the Master’s program in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at ITMO University. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS he told us about his journey to Russia, his experiences as an international student, and his short- and long-term goals.
These days, we often hear about scientists have decoded the genome of this or that species. ITMO.NEWS and Aleksey Komissarov, a researcher at ITMO’s , explain what DNA is, how it helps us study animal ancestry, and in what way DNA testing differs from genome research.
Moss animals (Bryozoa) are a source of bryostatin, a promising material to be used in medicine. However, the genome of these species hasn’t been analyzed until now. The research has been published in Scientific Data.
The game gives players a chance to act as captains of space fleets and destroy all enemy ships. But to figure out the coordinates of the ships, they will have to remember the quantum numbers that describe the electrons in an atom.
Researchers have created drug delivery systems based on hollow calcium carbonate particles, resembling the E. coli K12 bacterium in shape. This approach may potentially allow further development of carriers that can be perceived by pathogens as their own cells, integrate into bacterial biofilms, and release a therapeutic agent in a controlled manner, when necessary.
ITMO’s SCAMT and Kuban State University (KubSU) launch a citizen science project Internet of Bacteria. Its goal is to collect data on bacteria that produce electric energy, and the soils these inhabit.
We can often read about nanorobots in various scientific articles. They are said to be one of the most promising tools to combat serious diseases. But what are nanorobots? In this article, Diana Markozashvili answers all your questions on the topic.