RUDN Rector V.Filippov and General Director of «SM-Clinic» holding N.Smyslov signed an agreement of setting-up a University clinic on the basis of «SM-Clinic» holding.
«The quality of medical services and increasing the level of medical education is especially important for our University, which teaches students from more than 150 countries», said RUDN Rector.
The parties agreed in the following priority areas of cooperation:
- increasing the Medical Institute clinical bases;
- elaborating joint educational programs in the system «Life-long learning»;
- refresher programs for the holding’s specialists at RUDN Medical Institute;
- teaching students at the holding’s bases, developing joint research;
- employing Medical Institute students at the holding’s clinics;
- «Nursing» Bachelor’s programs for senior nurses of the holding;
- joint research, doctors of the holding defending theses at RUDN;
- developing telehealth technologies in the holding’s clinics;
- joint Russian and international conferences.
The current agreement is the first out of three concluded in August and has strategic importance for the Medical Institute. The next to come are agreements with «UNIDENT» dentist network and the Central Research Institute of Dentistry and maxillofacial surgery.
RUDN soil scientists have revealed a direct correlation between the rate of soil formation of carbon dioxide, called CO2 emissions, and the content of microbial biomass in it. It is known that CO2 emission from soil is mainly conditioned by respiration of soil microorganisms and plant roots. The more CO2 soil emits, the more microbial biomass it usually contains. It was shown that CO2 emission by chernozem of different ecosystems (or different types of land use) correlates with the content of microbial biomass, and most closely with the rate of its microbial respiration. And the soil with good microbial properties has the “best quality”, is more fertile, provides the highest yield of crops and other plant biomass.
A RUDN chemist has synthesized a catalyst for the production of gamma-valerolactone — an energy-intensive “green” biofuel. The catalyst based on zirconium dioxide and zeolite has shown high efficiency in converting the waste of wood plant materials — methyl levulinate — to gamma-valerolactone.
Biochemists from RUDN University determined which substances in peach leaves provide the antioxidant effect their extract has. They investigated the composition of the powders obtained from leaves of several varieties of peach and found that high polyphenol content correlates with antioxidant properties. The results will help start production of antioxidants from natural sources.