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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+03:00Tuesday, 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+03:00Monday, 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+03:00Wednesday, 29 April 2020|Categories: Biomedicine and Quality of Life, Selected|

A donation of BGN 50 000 to BAS for research on COVID-19

A donation of BGN 50 000 for research by the scientists from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in the fight against coronavirus was made by Delyan Peevski, MP from the “Movement for Rights and Freedoms”. The donation received will be earmarked for the “Science against COVID-19” project proposed by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The project envisages the accomplishment of important scientific and applied tasks related to the diagnosis, treatment and creation of coronavirus vaccines. The work will cover bioinformatic screening for biologically active compounds for application as medicines or immunostimulants, developing vaccines against the new coronavirus, creating molecular biological tests for the mass detection of coronaviruses and other pathogens and creating new diagnostic approaches for coronavirus infections, based on cell cultivation and study of epigenetic [...]

2020-04-28T11:37:43+03:00Monday, 27 April 2020|Categories: Biomedicine and Quality of Life|

Scientists of BAS are assisting the Virology Laboratory at the University Multidisciplinary Hospital for Active Treatment and Emergency Medicine “Pirogov”

Scientists from the Institute of Molecular Biology of BAS are assisting the work of the newly opened Virology Laboratory at UMHATEM “N.I.Pirogov”, specially equipped for the diagnosis of COVID-19. The team is involved in the effective development of the laboratory, providing its research experience and knowledge in the field of virology. Scientists will work with their colleagues at the hospital on a daily basis in all stages of processing samples for the presence of coronavirus. In addition to researchers already in the lab, the Institute of Molecular Biology is also ready to provide more specialists. The team leader is Prof. Iva Ugrinova, Director of the Institute of Molecular Biology.

2020-04-09T16:28:00+03:00Wednesday, 8 April 2020|Categories: Biomedicine and Quality of Life, Selected|

With a stamp with customized vignette, BAS is marking the Bulgarian contribution to reproductive immunology

The Bulgarian contribution to reproductive immunology and biotechnologies was marked by the Institute of Biology and Immunology of Reproduction “Acad. Kiril Bratanov” of BAS with the issuance of a postage stamp with a customized vignette. This happened within the framework of the exhibition “The Role of IBIR for the Development of Reproductive Biology and Immunology”, which took place from 22 to 27 November in the foyer of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. […]

2019-12-08T18:19:00+02:00Wednesday, 27 November 2019|Categories: Biomedicine and Quality of Life|