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Ilya Mechnikov
May 16, 1845 - July 16, 1916


Suicide Gene Makes Stem Cells Suitable for Therapy
Cultivable pluripotent stem cells are under close attention of researchers all over the world due to their enormous potential for curing a vast range of human degenerative diseases, which demand tissue replacement therapy. These cells have two unique properties: they can transform into any known cell types in an organism, and they also are able to indefinitely proliferate in vitro with all their fantastic properties kept unchanged.
Are Gold Nanoparticles Toxic?
Gold nanoparticles are these days often used in medicine for purposes of treating and diagnostics of various diseases. However, scientists from all over the world have hot arguments about possible toxicity of this product of nanotechnologies and ability of these particles to cause mutations in living beings.
Psoriasis and Atherosclerosis Anything in Common?
Research, performed in Russia and other countries, revealed that formation processes of psoriatic and atherosclerotic plaques could have common mechanisms.
Shall Your Neurons Survive?
Existing treatment for the Parkinson's disease improves motion behaviour of patients, but do not protect their neurons from deterioration and death. This means these drugs eliminate sysmptoms, but don't really cure the disease. Russian researchers currently work on a treating agent, which can prevent neuros from dying, and are testing the drug.
Cell Phones Arent Good for Protozoa
In our everyday life we spend a good deal of time being under influence of weak electromagnetic radiation it can come from mobile phones or microwave ovens, for instance. Active debates about possible danger of this type of radiation take place all over the world. New facts on the subject arrive from Russian researchers.
Does Hen Food Affect Egg's Nutrients?
Scientists and farmers actively seek the answer to the question whether changing of feeding conditions can affect edibility characteristics of chicken eggs. Russian researchers are now one step closer to finding the right answer.


Russia to Create the First Bank of All Life Forms in the World
The first biomaterial bank of all living organisms on the Earth will be created by the Moscow State University, according to MSU president, Viktor Sadovnichy.
Russian Scientists Find the Way to Cultivate Carrots and Tomatoes in Outer Space
Specialists of the Medical Biological Problems Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have developed a conveyor cylindrical vitamin greenhouse for the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS), and suggested a concept of a modular vegetable greenhouse for the piloted Martian expedition.
Spacewalk: Kedr Satellite to Be Launched Today
Today two Russian crewmembers of International space station will leave the station and work for the sake of science.
Fluorescent Proteins to Replace X-Rays and Scalpels
A group of scientists, headed by a Russian researcher Vladislav Verkhusha, created a protein for visualization of inner organs of living mammals.
Foxes Domesticated First Time Since Ancient Times
Scientists from Novosibirsk successfully reproduced a great biological experiment of ancient human beings animal domestication.
Preparations for Spacewalk Started
Russian members of the International space stations crew started preparing a spacewalk, scheduled for August 3, 2011.
Potato Genome Sequenced
International research group known as Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium, which included Russian scientists, has read potato genome and identified genes, responsible for bulb formation and accumulation of starch.
Liver Regeneration Drug Developed
Russian researchers from Tomsk and Novosibirsk developed a basic substance for future treating agent for liver regeneration during cirrhosis.
Plant Physiologists Meet in Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod State University currently hosts two scientific meetings VII Congress on Plant Physiology and an international school for young scientists Innovations in biology for development of agricultural industry.
Neuron under Laser Microscope
Laser interference microscopy allowed Russian researchers to perform detailed analysis of a living neuron.
Bioinformatics Event to Be Held in Moscow
Moscow will host an international conference in computational molecular biology and bioinformatics MCCMB'11 on July 21-24, 2011.
In Vitro Technique for Growing Vegetables
Researchers from Nizhniy Novgorod region suggest growing plants by means of microclonal propagation.
How Space Affects Human Bones
The crew of the International space station will study the problem of calcium removal from bones during long-term space flights.
More Interesting Facts about Human Brain
Russian researchers from Orenburg State University suggest an explanation for functional difference of visually symmetrical cerebral hemispheres.

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