24 April 2018 г.

A team of Russian scientists together with foreign colleagues found out that the venom of crab spider Heriaeus melloteei may be used as a basis for developing treatment against hypokalemic periodic paralysis. This disease is caused by genetic mutation that leads to the occurrence of the so-called ω-currents or leakage currents via voltage-gated ion channels Nav1.4 in skeletal muscles. As a result of such "leakages" the muscles become unable to respond to the signals sent by the nervous system and a patient suffers muscle weakness up to total paralysis.

24 April 2018 г.

A team of researchers from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, the Kurchatov Institute National Research Center and Voronezh State University has developed a new learning algorithm that allows a neural network to identify a writer’s gender by the written text on a computer with up to 80 percent accuracy. This is a new development in the field of computational linguistics. The research was funded by a Russian Science Foundation grant.

19 April 2018 г.

16 scientific groups of Ural Federal University received the support of the Russian Science Foundation: 15 of them for the first time until 2020, the group under the guidance of Professor Alexey Ivanov recived support with the opportunity of an extension until 2019.

19 April 2018 г.

Call Opening: 16 April 2018

Deadline for Applications: 20 September 2018 (research infrastructure registration)/ 15 October 2018 (grant applications)

Project Duration: 4 years (2019-2022) with possible extension by additional 1-3 years

Subject Areas: all fields of fundamental research

Funding size: 4-6 million rubles per project per year (team grants) with total funding for one research infrastructure facility limited to 20-60 million rubles yearly

16 April 2018 г.

Russian scientists took water and bottom sediments samples from ten lakes in the Yamalo-Nenets region, including from the lakes, which formed in places of gas emission craters. The study will explain formation of lake basins in the Arctic, press service of the Tyumen State University said.

30 March 2018 г.

A team of scientists from MSU and their foreign colleagues discovered a previously unknown species and genus of batrachians Siamophryne troglodytes. These frogs live in the only one place on Earth -- a limestone cave in Thailand. The location of the cave is not disclosed to protect the animals. The results of the study will lead to the reconsideration of evolutionary history of the relevant group of Amphibia and are valuable for systematics and conservation.