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Medical Biotechnologies

RUDN University student makes an equivalent instrument for DNA analysis

What information do your genes convey about your sports capabilities? How can we know that the tomatoes in our salad don’t contain GMOs? The technology that can answer these questions exists for more than 20 years. Nevertheless, such instruments cost thousands of dollars and they are not available for students, biohackers and for people, who live in countries where such technologies are not developed. That is why there is a need for an instrument that can be accessible and understandable for everybody and every person will be able to assemble and disassemble the tool.

How to fight pain in a right way

What can a person do if his or her back hurts and dozens of medications and injections don’t help? In this case RUDN University specialists apply an easy and effective method of treatment of painful periods - intraosseous blockades. This Russian method of pain treatment was developed and implemented by RUDN University professor Evgeny Sokov. His son Peter, neurologist, follows in his father’s footsteps. “Intraosseous blockades – is a fairly new method of treatment, previously it wasn’t common practice to inject the anesthetic directly into the bone to treat pain. The application of this method is not restricted only to the cure of painful conditions. Lately we started practicing intraosseous blockades for the treatment of different disorders of muscle tone. Now we supervise several patients with Parkinson’s disease and lumbar pain. Thanks to the intraosseous blockades not only painful condition of these patients was cured, but also parkinsonian tremor and stiffness. Definitely, this method requires further thorough examination”, Peter Sokov says.