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The history of the "Perftoran" must be continued

The history of the "Perftoran" must be continued

At the end of the last century, Soviet scientists proposed the drug “Perftoran” as a blood substitute, which today could safely be called innovative. Created on the basis of perfluorocarbon compounds, it could compensate for the lack of oxygen in the patient’s body due to the absorption mechanism of its transfer. However, the composition, unofficially named for the color “blue blood”, revealed certain shortcomings, which the authors were not able to eliminate at the time. We could not do it abroad.

Employees of the center for collective use (Scientific and educational center) of the Russian Academy of Sciences took up this difficult task. The reason for this was the developing COVID-19 pandemic in the world.

It is known that oxygen deficiency affects the severity of ischemic brain and heart damage, shock and collapse states, infectious and non-infectious diseases, the formation of multiple organ failure and stressful situations.

The research team led by the Director of the center for biotechnology and synthesis of Common Use Center (Research and Educational Center) of RUDN University Arkady Khromov formed a new algorithm for obtaining perfluorocarbon blood substitutes with nanoscale emulsion particles, which will ensure its low viscosity and oxygen delivery to the final link of the systemic blood flow — the capillary. The developers also know how to make the infusion drug stable during its long-term storage without freezing.

To implement the project, funding is required. To date, an application for a grant from the Russian Foundation for basic research (RFBR) on the topic “Fundamental research on the development of drugs based on perfluorocarbon compounds for the delivery of oxygen to the body tissues of a patient infected with coronavirus” has been issued.

We wish our colleagues good luck in achieving this goal.

30 Jan 2018
The conference on international arbitration, where law students from European universities simulate court proceedings and alternately defend the interests of the respondent and the orator.
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15 Nov 2017
RUDN University scientists publish results of their scientific researches in highly-recognized in whole world and indexed in international databases journals (Web of Science, Scopus ect.). That, of course, corresponds to the high status of the University and its international recognition. Publications of June-September 2017 ( In Journals of categories Q1-Q3)
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30 Dec
Biologists from RUDN University discovered the secret of flaxseed oil with long shelf life

Biologists from RUDN University working together with their colleagues from the Institute of Molecular Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Flax studied the genes that determine the fatty acid composition in flaxseed oil and identified polymorphisms in six of them. The team also found out what gene variations could extend the shelf life of flaxseed oil. This data can be used to improve the genetic selection of new flax breeds. The results were published in the BMC Plant Biology journal.

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19 Apr
Dentists from RUDN University Presented a New Classification of Root Canal Shape Changes

Individual characteristics of the shape and cross-section of the root canal are one of the main issues for dentists. When treating a root canal, a doctor needs to properly clean it, fill it, and carry out a rebuilding procedure so that a canal is sealed. The first stage of endodontic treatment requires detailed knowledge of root canal anatomy. A team of dentists from RUDN University studied and classified various changes in root canal shapes. The new classification will help doctors avoid diagnostic errors, better select their tools, and treat patients more efficiently.

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19 Apr
A chemist from RUDN developed a green catalyst for pharmaceutical and industrial chemistr

Many production facilities (e.g. plastic manufacturers, pharma companies, and others) use nanocatalysts that contain palladium—an expensive component that is not sustainably produced. A chemist from RUDN University found a way to reduce palladium consumption and to make its manufacture more eco-friendly. He developed a catalyst based on a substance that comes from plant waste. Using his invention, manufacturers could cut palladium consumption in half. Moreover, new catalysts can be reused multiple times without any decrease in efficiency.

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