RUDN University journals «Vestnik RUDN» entered TOP-100 best Russian scientific journals
The journals were assessed according to more than 30 criteria depending on thematic relevance in the world research community.
Two RUDN journals are among TOP-100:
«RUDN Vestnik. Series: Agronomy and animal industries» (Chief editor V.Plyuschikov)
«RUDN Vestnik. Series: Political science» (Chief editor Yu.Pochta)
The contest is aimed at supporting scientific journals to help them enter international scientometric databases.
Bacteria in biofilms are 1,000 times more resistant to antibiotics, disinfectants, mechanical treatment, and other types of stress. A chemist from RUDN University suggested a method to prevent the formation of biofilms and reduce the resistance of bacteria to antimicrobial medications. This might help increase the efficiency of antibacterial treatment in the food industry, medicine, and agriculture.
A specialist in spacecraft movement control analyzed the process of placing vehicle stages, boosters, and other space debris into the so-called disposal orbit and suggested cleaning lower orbits up with a spacecraft that has modules with engine units on board. These modules will attach to space debris objects and move them away. As for the geostationary orbit, a preferable way to clean it up would be a towing spacecraft that transports space debris objects into the disposal orbit.
A biologist from RUDN University studied the development of the immune response in prepubertal male and female animals. According to her, the severity and mortality of infectious and inflammatory diseases at this age depend not on the sex hormones, but mainly on the chromosome set or karyotype.