RUDN University doctors have discovered that LED light and device screens changes circadian rhythms and the functioning of the cardiovascular system. In an experiment with laboratory rats, doctors found that blue light affects blood pressure, pulse and hormone production. This is especially noticeable with concomitant hypertension. The results are published in Pathophysiology.
To increase the strength of concrete, researchers come up with new methods of reinforcement—usually with metal structures or nanofibers. A RUDN University professor with colleagues from Iran has discovered an easier way. Even from a conventional concrete mix, one can get a more durable material. The main point is to choose the right proportions and hardening conditions. The results are published in Buildings.
RUDN veterinarians studied how the intestinal microbiota in cats changes during dysbacteriosis. The patterns obtained will help to make a more accurate diagnosis and select an adequate treatment. The results are published in Pathogens .The main part of the immune defense in animals is the intestinal microbiota .
A professor at RUDN has proposed a method to create porous silicon nanostructures that are confined to a specific area. This makes it easier to construct silicon substrates with neurons and other biological components, for example in the manufacture of neuroprocessors. The results were published in processes.
RUDN University doctors have proposed an alternative method of surgical management of glaucoma. The main risk factor of glaucoma is increased pressure in the eye. To reduce it doctors proposed to remove excess fluid from the eye in a new way. The first clinical trials show the success of the technique. The results are published in Vision.
The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) is an educational and research institution located in Moscow. It was established in 1960 primarily to provide higher education to Third World students. It became an integral part of the Soviet cultural offensive in nonaligned countries. Many students especially from developing countries still attend this university. It is Russia’s most multidisciplinary university, which boasts the largest number of foreign students. The university offers various academic programmes, has research infrastructure that comprises laboratories and interdisciplinary centers.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has told African leaders he wants to more than double the amount Russia trades with the continent as he welcomed them to a meeting at the Black Sea resort of Sochi. While education and healthcare are still Russia's main focus in parts of Africa, Putin wants to expand his influence far beyond this.
Early September, while addressing the staff and students at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Foreign Affairs Minister, Sergey Lavrov, reiterated Russia’s readiness to cooperate actively in the sustainable economic development and to strengthen efforts at training the needed specialists and professionals for Africa.
RUDN pedologists found out that the efficiency is affected not only by the amount and content of fertilizers, but also by the part of the bed they are applied to. The scientists made experiments in the Loess Plateau (an ancient agricultural region in Central China) and discovered the most optimal method - to till the soil and then to add the mulching and nitrogen-containing fertilizers to the ridge.
The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is working on a collaboration program with African universities, with the backing of the Moscow government, that will see Russian culture and language taught in universities on the continent. It will also provide scholarships to study maths and sciences at the RUDN, in a deal to be implemented in universities in nine African countries. In a deal that is likely to commence this year, the Russian institution will identify partner universities in Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Gambia, Nigeria and Ghana.