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Vernadsky-Tambov consortium
On 29 July 2019 the agreement on the establishment of Vernadsky-Tambov consortium was solemnly signed by Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University Victor A. Sadovnichy and Governor of the Tambov region Alexander V. Nikitin and Rector of Tambov State Technical University Michael N. Krasnyansky.
Vernadsky project: high-tech innovative products development
The Faculty of Physics of Lomonosov Moscow State University and Sarapul Electric Generator Plant GSC began the development of high-tech innovative products within the framework of the Memorandum on the establishment of Vernadsky-Udmurtia scientific and educational consortium.
Peking University arrived at MSU: a visit of young scientists delegation
On 24 and 25 June 2019 a delegation of young scientists from Peking University visited Lomonosov Moscow State University. The guests, together with representatives of MSU talented youth, were able to take part in a round table, during which a fruitful exchange of practices in the organization of research, cultural and educational activities of students, graduate students and young scientists took place.
Math teachers advanced training
From June 24 to July 4, 2019, the University Gymnasium in conjunction with the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics are implementing a program for advanced training of math teachers in secondary schools (which operate on the basis of Rosneft classes) within the framework of MSU and Rosneft project.
Chemistry teachers advanced training
From 13 to 23 may 2019, a distance school on the course Methodological aspects of Chemistry teaching complex sections was held at the University gymnasium of Lomonosov Moscow State University for teachers of Rosneft-classes.
A new theory, which gives new insights into the transport of liquid flowing along the surface under applied electric field, was developed by the group of Russian scientists lead by Olga Vinogradova who is a professor at the M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University and also a head of laboratory at the A.N. Frumkin Institute of Physical chemistry and Electrochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It may be used in the future in research in physics, chemistry and biology and in many applications including medicine and pharmaceutics. The article describing the theory and simulations is published in Physical Review Letter which is one of the one of the most prestigious journals in physics. It's impact factor is 7.8.
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Researchers clarify how DNA damage signaling works
The DNA molecule is chemically unstable, giving rise to DNA lesions of various kinds. That is why DNA damage detection, signaling and repair, collectively known as the DNA damage response, are needed. The DNA damage response is immensely important, for example, for ensuring the highest possible quality of DNA before replication prior to cell division. If the damaged DNA is replicated, the risk of cancer and other diseases increases significantly due to mutations. All in all this may lead to the death of a cell itself.

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How the DNA alarm-system works
Researchers have managed to clarify how DNA-damage signaling works. The DNA molecule is chemically unstable giving rise to DNA lesions, which is why DNA damage detection, signaling and repair, collectively known as the DNA damage response, are needed. DNA repair consists of enzymes which find the damaged DNA and repair it. Some of them recognize the damaged bases and give signals to the other enzymes, which repair the DNA.
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Scientists developed a new method which allows to estimate the magnetic field of a distant exoplanet, i.e., a planet, which is located outside the Solar system and orbits a different star. Moreover, they managed to estimate the value of the magnetic moment of the planet HD 209458b.The group of scientists including one of the researchers of the Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) published their article in the Science magazine.