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Opinion of BAS on the forthcoming vaccination campaign against COVID-19

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) includes dozens of the most prominent Bulgarian clinicians, biologists, immunologists, virologists, geneticists, mathematicians and other diverse specialists who are involved in the problems of the global pandemic caused by the new coronavirus. With their research work and active participation in various media presentations, where they share the most up-to-date and objective data on the pandemic, they contribute a lot to the proper awareness of the public and to the scientifically based guidelines for the fight against coronavirus. With all this in mind, we consider it necessary to express our opinion on the forthcoming vaccination campaign against coronavirus infection, as a result of the analysis of the existing data from the world literature and current practice. […]

2020-12-29T09:34:41+00:00Tuesday, 22 December 2020|Categories: Biomedicine and Quality of Life|

Opinion of the Department of Medical Sciences of AACM of BAS regarding the pandemic of COVID-19 in our country

The members of the Department of Medical Sciences at BAS, which includes some of the most prominent specialists in the field of medicine and healthcare, are extremely concerned about the threatening development of the coronavirus pandemic in Bulgaria and around the world. More than 43 million people are already infected in the world and over 1.2 million have died; in our country – over 43 000 are infected of which nearly 2 000 are health workers, over 2 200 are in hospital, nearly 1 150 have died. These values ​​are growing daily and forecasts are really very alarming, especially considering the upcoming flu epidemic at the end of the year. The negative impact of the pandemic is huge not only on human health but also on the social and [...]

2020-10-29T11:06:05+00:00Wednesday, 28 October 2020|Categories: Biomedicine and Quality of Life|

President Rumen Radev acquainted himself with the research of BAS in biomedicine

President Rumen Radev visited the Institute of Molecular Biology and the Institute of Microbiology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Scientists from four institutes of BAS from the research division “Biomedicine and Quality of Life” presented their research and current scientific developments. The President of BAS – Prof. Julian Revalski, Full Member of the Academy, and the Scientific Secretary-General, Prof. Evdokia Pasheva, took part in the meeting. […]

2020-10-01T11:47:06+00:00Tuesday, 29 September 2020|Categories: Biomedicine and Quality of Life|

The Supreme Bar Council donated BGN 20 200 to the scientists from the Institute of Microbiology of BAS

A donation of BGN 20 200 received the “Stephan Angeloff” Institute of Microbiology of BAS from the members of the Supreme Bar Council. The funds are provided to support research in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic and the development of a vaccine against COVID-19. Scientists from the Institute of Microbiology are in the early stages of developing a prototype vaccine against COVID-19, therapeutic drugs for the treatment of coronavirus infection as well as participating in experiments to create a preparation based on plasma from people who recovered from coronavirus. The director of the Institute of Microbiology of BAS, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Penka Petrova, said on the occasion of the donation from the Supreme Bar Council that her colleagues highly appreciated the gesture of empathy and [...]

2020-05-21T20:50:50+00:00Tuesday, 19 May 2020|Categories: Biomedicine and Quality of Life|

BAALO has donated BGN 5 000 to BAS for the project “Science against COVID-19”

With a donation of BGN 5 000 to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Bulgarian Association of Agricultural Land Owners (BAALO, member of the Bulgarian Industrial Association) is supporting the project for scientific research "Science against COVID-19". It envisages to perform important scientific and applied tasks related to the diagnosis, treatment and development of vaccines against coronaviruses. Scientists from the Institute of Molecular Biology "Acad. Roumen Tsanev”, “Stephan Angeloff” Institute of Microbiology, the Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering and the Institute of Experimental Morphology, Pathology and Anthropology with a museum are taking part in "Science against COVID-19" of BAS. The amount raised was provided by the members of the association in April this year. We believe in the potential of Bulgarian science and the achievements [...]

2020-05-13T15:05:15+00:00Monday, 11 May 2020|Categories: Biomedicine and Quality of Life|

New clinical evidence confirms the hypothesis of scientists of BAS for the role of NLRP3 inflammasome in the pathogenesis of complications in COVID-19

The role of the NLRP3 inflammasome in the pathogenesis of complications in COVID-19 Studies launched in 2010 by scientists at the Institute of Biology and Immunology of Reproduction at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBIR-BAS) suggest that it is the overreaction of a protein complex called the NLRP3 inflammasome that underlies the severe complications with COVID-19. The inflammasome is a molecular sensor in cells that responds to a meeting with a pathogen and / or cellular damage resulting in the release of inflammatory signals, and a particular type of cell death, pyroptosis, can occur. In doing so, the cells burst and release a huge amount of inflammation and danger signals to which neighboring tissue cells and cells of the immune system respond. Normally, [...]

2020-04-29T18:08:54+00:00Wednesday, 29 April 2020|Categories: Biomedicine and Quality of Life, Selected|
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