ITMO University

ITMO University is one of Russia’s leading higher education and research institutions, focusing on Information technology, photonics and material science.

Kronverksky avenue, 49, Saint Petersburg, 197101, Russia

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Oncology & Cancer

Meadowsweet decoction showed its activity in cancer preventing

Artificially increasing risks of rodents for developing cancer, researchers proved that those given a meadowsweet decoction instead of water had reduced numbers of brain and spinal cord tumors by two and three times respectively. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Migraines may be caused by vascular reactivity

A group of scientists from several Russian universities and medical centers have proposed a new explanation of the nature of migraine, one of the most ancient neurologic conditions. The study was conducted within a larger ...

Inflammatory disorders

Natural metabolite can suppress inflammation

An international group of scientists from the U.S., Canada, Germany and Russia has revealed a naturally occurring organic compound that can suppress the pro-inflammatory activity of macrophages. The compound, itaconate, is ...


Artificial blood vessels become resistant to thrombosis

Scientists from ITMO University have developed artificial blood vessels that are not susceptible to blood clot formation. The achievement was enabled by a next-generation, drug-containing coating applied to the inner surface ...

Biomedical technology

Researchers develop 3-D dressing to heal wounds

Researchers at ITMO University and the University of Toronto have developed a material based on gelatin and nanocrystalline cellulose that can fight off antibiotic-resistant bacteria and speed up the wound healing process. ...

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