The invention of RUDN University scientists win the first prize of the International Exhibition of Inventions INVENTIONS GENEVA in Switzerland
Alexey Shkarubo, professor at the Department of Nervous Diseases and Neurosurgery at the Medical Institute of RUDN University, presented the invention for the first time at an exhibition in Geneva. Neurosurgical Stereo-Endoscope is a device for performing closed surgeries with minimal intervention into the body. The design feature of the device is a small outer diameter - only 4 mm. The invention provides for obtaining stereo images of objects, which allow to improve the quality of surgical care by improving the image quality and minimizing trauma. The exhibit can also be used to build neurosurgical stereo-endoscopes. Alexey Shkarubo, Naum Pinkhasik, Vladimir Semenov, Alexander Baygeldinov and Vasily Myrza worked on the project. Participants and visitors could familiarize themselves with the prototype of the invention.
In 2019, the event was marked by a high proportion of inventions related to health care, medicine, environment and safety.
The designs proposed for the demonstration were peer-reviewed and, based on the results of the work of the international jury, the best of them were awarded various medals, special prizes and diplomas, which contributed to their successful promotion to international markets.
The International Invention Exhibition in Geneva is the most important annual event in the world dedicated exclusively to inventions. All new items are exhibited for the first time. The purpose of the exhibition is to promote the development of the intellectual property market, the introduction of innovations in production and the development of contacts between developers and investors.
April 10-14, 2019 in the International Exhibition Center PALEXPO at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions INVENTIONS GENEVA, China, Thailand, France, Italy, Malaysia, Switzerland, Iran, Spain and Russia presented their exhibits.
A team of linguists from RUDN University established that a person’s ability to accurately differentiate between vowel sounds of a foreign language correlates with the size of their vocabulary in said language.
A geneticist from RUDN University studied the effect of Bifidobacterium (intestinal bacteria) on the inflammatory process and discovered that their surface protein is capable of stopping excessive or uncontrollable inflammation, like the one observed in COVID-19 patients. A fragment of this protein can be used as an anti-inflammatory medication when treating coronavirus and other diseases.
A mathematician from RUDN University developed a matrix representation of set functions. This approach is vivid and easy to check, and it makes the calculations easier. Among other things, the new development can be applied to cooperative game theory.