RSF news

24 April 2018 г. Spider venom to treat paralysis

A team of Russian scientists together with foreign colleagues found out that the venom of crab spider Heriaeus melloteei may be used as a basis for developing treatment against hypokalemic periodic paralysis. This disease is caused by genetic mutation that leads to the occurrence of the so-called ω-currents or leakage currents via voltage-gated ion channels Nav1.4 in skeletal muscles. As a result of such "leakages" the muscles become unable to respond to the signals sent by the nervous system and a patient suffers muscle weakness up to total paralysis.

Путь: /en/node/3029 Источник: MSU Press Office
24 April 2018 г. Scientists Teach Neural Network to Identify a Writer's Gender

A team of researchers from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, the Kurchatov Institute National Research Center and Voronezh State University has developed a new learning algorithm that allows a neural network to identify a writer’s gender by the written text on a computer with up to 80 percent accuracy. This is a new development in the field of computational linguistics. The research was funded by a Russian Science Foundation grant.

Путь: /en/node/3028 Источник: Sputnik
19 April 2018 г. From synthesis of alloys to Napoleonic wars: 16 scientific groups of the Ural Federal University received financial support

16 scientific groups of Ural Federal University received the support of the Russian Science Foundation: 15 of them for the first time until 2020, the group under the guidance of Professor Alexey Ivanov recived support with the opportunity of an extension until 2019.

Путь: /en/node/3017 Источник: Ural Federal University's Press Office
19 April 2018 г. The Russian Science Foundation (RSF) invites proposals for projects implemented on the large research infrastructure facilities

Call Opening: 16 April 2018

Deadline for Applications: 20 September 2018 (research infrastructure registration)/ 15 October 2018 (grant applications)

Project Duration: 4 years (2019-2022) with possible extension by additional 1-3 years

Subject Areas: all fields of fundamental research

Funding size: 4-6 million rubles per project per year (team grants) with total funding for one research infrastructure facility limited to 20-60 million rubles yearly

Путь: /en/node/3016 Источник: RSF's press office
16 April 2018 г. Scientists take water samples from gas emission pits on Yamal

Russian scientists took water and bottom sediments samples from ten lakes in the Yamalo-Nenets region, including from the lakes, which formed in places of gas emission craters. The study will explain formation of lake basins in the Arctic, press service of the Tyumen State University said.

Путь: /en/node/3002 Источник: TASS
30 March 2018 г. Scientists found a new genus and species of frogs

A team of scientists from MSU and their foreign colleagues discovered a previously unknown species and genus of batrachians Siamophryne troglodytes. These frogs live in the only one place on Earth -- a limestone cave in Thailand. The location of the cave is not disclosed to protect the animals. The results of the study will lead to the reconsideration of evolutionary history of the relevant group of Amphibia and are valuable for systematics and conservation.

Путь: /en/node/2964 Источник: MSU Press Office
23 March 2018 г. Scientists explored the structure of the key region of 'immortality and aging' enzyme

Scientists from Moscow State University (MSU) working in an international team of researchers identified the structure of one of the key regions of telomerase - a cell immortality enzyme. Structural and functional studies on this protein are important for the development of potential anticancer drugs. The results of the study have been published in the highly-rated Nucleic Acids Research journal.

Путь: /en/node/2946 Источник: MSU Press Office
22 March 2018 г. Physicists reveal material for high-speed quantum internet

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have “rediscovered” a material that can lay the foundation for ultrahigh-speed quantum internet. Their paper published in npj Quantum Information shows how to increase the data transfer rate in unconditionally secure quantum communication lines to more than 1 gigabit per second, making quantum internet as fast as its classical counterpart.

Путь: /en/node/2941 Источник: MIPT Press Office
05 March 2018 г. Pesticides Accumulate in the Fat Tissue

Pesticides are accumulated in bodies with high fat content. This conclusion was made by the scientists from the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) that have been studying seabirds and marine mammals of the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea for several years.

Путь: /en/node/2916 Источник: FEFU's Press Office
02 March 2018 г. RSF discussed the next joint call with Indian partners

On February 27, Russian Science Foundation hosted the Indian delegation from the Department of Science and Technology (DST) headed by the Director for International Cooperation (Bilateral), Dr. Arabinda Mitra. The main focus of the discussion was the launching preparations for the second joint call for proposals, which is expected this June, the review of the provisions of the call documentation as well as the trends in the scientific and technological development of Russia and India.

Путь: /en/node/2912 Источник: RSF's press office
01 March 2018 г. Dyes for 'live' extremophile labeling will help discover life on Mars

Researchers from MIPT and their colleagues from Research Center Juelich (Germany) and Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia have described a new method for studying microorganisms that can survive in extreme conditions. The scientists identified a fluorescent dye that enabled them to observe the life cycle of bacteria in real time.

Путь: /en/node/2906 Источник: MIPT Press Office
26 February 2018 г. RSF presented its programs to the participants of Russian-German Life Sciences Talk

RSF representatives contributed to the scientific discussion in the Russian-German Life Science Talk. The event was organized on February 21 by the German Embassy in Moscow together with the German House of Science and Innovation (DWIH), Helmholtz Association and big-pharma companies Bayer and Merck.

Путь: /en/node/2903 Источник: RSF's press office
26 February 2018 г. Russian Science Foundation to allocate $392 mln in grants to researchers in 2018

In 2018, the Russian Science Foundation plans to provide grants of up to 22 bln rubles ($392.4 mln), according to Head of one of the largest organizations that supports basic research in Russia, General Director of the Russian Science Foundation Alexander Khlunov. In an interview with Izvestia, Khlunov said that thanks to the programs that the foundation finances, there are changes in the activities of leading scientific and educational institutions.

Путь: /en/node/2902 Источник: Russian News Agency TASS
21 February 2018 г. FEFU-based scientists studied the exhaust gases of motorcycles, scooters, and ATVs

An analytical article based on the study of morphologic and chemical composition of particulate matter in motorcycle engine exhaust was published in the respected scientific journal Toxicology Reports. The group of authors was supervised by Aristidis Tsatsakis, a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Doctor Honoris Causa of the Far Eastern Federal University, and Kirill Golokhvast, doctor of biology and Provost for Research at FEFU.

Путь: /en/node/2894 Источник: FEFU's Press Office
15 February 2018 г. Remote jets are clearer now

Astrophysicists at MIPT’s Laboratory of Fundamental and Applied Research of Relativistic Objects of the Universe have developed a model for testing a hypothesis about supermassive black holes that lie at the centers of galaxies. The new model enables scientists to predict how much rotational energy a black hole loses when it emits beams of ionized matter known as astrophysical jets. The energy loss is estimated based on measurements of a jet’s magnetic field.

Путь: /en/node/2879 Источник: MIPT Press Office
13 February 2018 г. Today’s highest quality composite-piezoelectric developed at NUST MISIS

NUST MISIS scientists jointly with an international group of scientists have managed to develop a composite material that has the best piezoelectric properties today. The research results were published in Scientific Reports journal.

Путь: /en/node/2874 Источник: Solid State Technology