The chemist RUDN proposed a way to destroy caffeine with the help of ultraviolet radiation and available composites. The discovery will help to safely clean the water from accidental contamination.
The rudn university chemist together with colleagues from Belgium improved the protocol of the classical Petasis reaction, which is used to obtain substances for medicine and agrochemistry. The improved method allows the reaction to be carried out in mild conditions with a high yield of the product.
The ecologists of the RUDN for the first time proved the ineffectiveness of the popular method of protecting the soil from toxic metals — gypsum treatment. It turned out that this practice is not only ineffective, but, on the contrary, increases the level of pollution.
RUDN economists have found out how consumers relate to eco-labeling in Russia. It turned out thattheydo not pay attention to eco-labels, and manufacturers mislead them,so in Russia eco-labeling does not yet contribute to the sustainable developmentof the economy. Ekonomists suggested using a smartphone appto helpshoppers verify the authenticity of eco-marks.
RUDN University mathematician built a model of the tumor growth with account of tissue mechanics. Unlike many others, it is quite simple for numerical and analytical research. It made it possible to reproduce two phenomena described in clinical practice. Further study of the model will allow finding optimal ways to treat tumors.
RUDN and Shahid Beheshti University (SBU) chemist proposed an eco-friendly method for the synthesis of pyrrole and pyrazole derivatives with a wide range of applications in medicine: from antidepressants to anticancer. Moreover, the synthesized compounds possess interesting fluorescence features, and the bioactive scaffolds might attract great interest in the fields of clinical diagnostics and biomedical research in the future.
RUDN University mathematician proposed a feedback mechanism for a group decision-making. It is based on a joint and step-by-step convergence of the opinions of all participants in the process, and not only those in discordance with the common opinion.
RUDN University engineers compared four machine learning methods used to process radar data. The researchers named the most effective and fastest methods.
RUDN veterinarians have identified three of the most promising bacteria from the cat microflora that could form the basis of probiotics to fight surgical infections incats.
RUDN chemists have created a palladium catalyst for the Suzuki reaction for a more economical and safe synthesis of complex molecules for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. It keeps palladium from unwanted ingress into the final product, allows the reaction to be carried out in a “green” solvent and achieve 97% of the product yield.
At the suggestion of the Royal Society, for the first time in history, scientists of a Russian university — from the Institute of Gravitation and Cosmology of RUDN, Professors Spiros Cotsakis (Greece) and Alexander P. Yefremov (Russia) — were invited as responsible editors and authors of a special thematic issue “The Future of Mathematical Cosmology” of the scientific journal Philosophical Transactions (series A, quartile Q1).
RUDN University linguists have developed a new methodology for learning a foreign language. Its main idea is the complete linguistic and cultural immersion of the student. It is assumed that this methodology will be especially useful for language learning in the field of professional communication.