A team of scientists from the Research and Education Center “Functional Nanomaterials” of Kant Baltic State University works on the development of new prospective nanomaterials. Together with foreign colleagues they have recently discovered a method for synthesizing titanium oxide (Ti2O3) thin films. Some of the new materials are considerably different from their bulk analogs and show the required conductivity within a wider range of temperatures. In the future they may be used to create effective catalysts that would not depend on temperature. The results of the study were published in the Thin Solid Films journal.
A team of scientists from Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University together with their colleagues from NUST MISiS and RWTH Aachen University (Germany) compared different treatments against liver fibrosis and published the results of their study in the Cells journal.
The X-ray crystal structure visualization technique has been known for over a hundred years. It keeps improving, but it is extremely difficult to focus the rays on the objects that are invisible with a naked eye, such as proteins
A team of scientists from Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University used Raman spectroscopy to study the thrombocytes of patients with cardiovascular diseases and compared their spectra with those of healthy people. The researchers identified informative areas of the spectra and confirmed that Raman spectroscopy was a promising method allowing one to diagnose the diseases associated with changes in thrombocyte activity and also to forecast the efficiency of antithrombotic therapy.
A researcher from Baltic Federal University together with his colleagues developed a composite material that can change its temperature and parameters under the influence of magnetic and electrical fields. Smart materials are safe for human health, and with these properties can be used to manufacture implants (or surface coating for them) that would work as sensors. The article was published in the Scientific Reports journal.
IKBFU scientists developed the composition of the capsule shell for the enzyme needed in the treatment of a hereditary disease called “phenylketonuria”. Phenylpyrovirogradnaya oligophrenia is a disease that results in degradation of the amino acid called phenylalanine.
A team of Russian scientists working in cooperation with international colleagues used a new method combining visual microscopic observations and photoemission spectrum registration that can be used to create a map of the physical and chemical state of cell surface.