The aim of this study was to demonstrate the absolute necessity of control experiments for a correct interpretation of mercury drop test results when applied to mechanistic studies of palladacycle-catalyzed reactions. It was shown that the interaction of diverse azapalladacycles with metallic mercury leads to the formation of organomercuric chlorides during the redox-transmetalation process.
A team of scientists from the Medical Institute of RUDN University compared two factors of vascular aging—CF-PWV and CAVI. Both of these parameters determine arterial stiffness, the main indicator of vascular aging, with high precision. However, they are influenced by age and certain metabolism abnormalities in different ways. The study is expected to help cardiologists find effective diagnostic methods for individual patients. The results of the work were published in the Journal of Hypertension.
Light therapy (phototherapy) is used to treat sleep disorders, depression, and seasonal mental disorders. In order to study its effects on the cardiovascular system (especially in case of stable increase in blood pressure) and to make phototherapy safer for patients suffering from hypertension, experts from RUDN University were carrying out experiments on rats for five months.
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Anna Katysheva, a reporter for Russia’s news portals on science and technologies, Indicator.Ru, interviewed Chase Bassingthwaighte,a Namibian medical student at RUDN University.
Soil scientist from RUDN University (Russia) and his colleagues modeled how the expansion of the boundaries of the city of Moscow would affect the rural landscape in the next 30 years. Scientists came to an unexpected conclusion: urbanization can have a positive impact on the stocks of organic carbon in the soil. The results of the study are presented in the Journal of Cleaner Production
RUDN University professor brought together disparate information about metal membrane suspended roofs, that allow designing buildings with large spans. These structures are used in the construction of sports complexes, airports and some other buildings. An op-ed article was published in Thin-Walled Structures.
Researchers from RUDN University and P. G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University have demonstrated an association between changes in the concentration of trace elements in blood (especially zinc) with prediabetes. The obtained data suggest that zinc metabolism disorders play an important role in the development of diabetes. The results of the study were published in Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology.
A group of researchers from Russia, Germany and Iran develops computational methods for creating a theory describing the behavior of cold atoms and ions in optical and electromagnetic traps. There is a high demand for these works due to the possibility of modeling with such completely controlled quantum systems of complex processes, from solid-state physics to high-energy physics. The projects on designing elements of a quantum computer and ultra-precise atomic clock based on trapped ultracold atoms and ions are being discussed. The results of the latest studies of the group were presented at the conference Grid, Cloud and High-Performance Computing in Science (Sinaia, Romania). The work was published in Physical Review E.
Employees of RUDN University are actively involved in the development of chemical compounds isoxazoles, capable of suppressing the growth of malignant tumors. The results of the study were published in Tetrahedron.
Glaucoma is a serious disease associated with increased intraocular pressure, often leading to blindness. One treatment is to reduce aqueous humour secretion in the ciliary body of the eye by inhibiting the activity of special enzymes called carbonic anhydrases. Russian scientists from RUDN University have designed new compounds that can effectively reduce intraocular pressure by isoform selective inhibiting human carbonic anhydrase. The results of the study have been published in Bioorganic Chemistry.
Scientists from RUDN University have created a mathematical model of reliable microwave communication for cell phones and other devices.
Scientists from RUDN University in collaboration with Russian and foreign colleagues have studied reductive amination reactions. The new reactions and catalytic systems based on them have applications in organic synthesis, and could also boost the production of medicinal substances and agrochemicals in the future. The study was published in Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry .
The collaboration of researchers from RUDN University (Russia), Centro de Química Estrutura (Portugal) and Baku State University (Azerbaijan) proposes a new potential way to produce initial compounds for many chemical industries, including pharmacy, cosmetics, dyes and liquid crystals production. The new method of synthesis at a room temperature with high yields described in two articles published in Journal of Organometallic Chemistry and in Inorganica Chimica Acta.
RUDN chemists and their colleagues developed an innovative method of crystallisation. This approach allowed to produce new complex mercuric compound with hybrid organic and inorganic ligands and highly unusual structure. Compounds such as these can be used to create molecular machines -- molecules capable of mechanical work. The results were published in Inorganic Chemistry.
The scientists from the Center for Applied Probabilistic Analysis of the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Telecommunications of the RUDN University have used a new mathematical model to find out why telecommunication systems and electronic equipment that handles numerous client requests break down. The results of the study were published in the Applied Mathematics and Computation journal.
An international group of scientists including visiting foreign professor from RUDN University Kamran Makhmudov has analyzed chemical bonds in proteins based on sulfur and other elements from the 16th group of the periodic table. Such atoms are called chalcogenes and the studied bonds are known as chalcogen bonds. The results were published in the Dalton Transactions journal
Researchers from RUDN University (Russia) have invented a new method for converting titanium nanoparticles into an efficient substance capable of removing toxic phenol present in water, even in visible light. The results of the study have been reported in the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics.
A researcher from the RUDN University (Russia) and colleagues from Croatia have determined the range of reference values for boron in the tissues of human body. This study will provide a better understanding of the role that this important trace element plays in metabolism. The results of the work were presented in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology.