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 [...]
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.
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. […]
Center for Advanced Microscopy for basic and applied research in biology, medicine and biotechnology was opened at the Institute of Molecular Biology of BAS (IMB-BAS). The Center is part of the Euro-BioImaging Consortium (http://www.eurobioimaging.eu/), in which 14 European countries participate. The confocal microscope system Andor Dragonfly which is among the most advanced combined microscopic observation systems for the study of living cells by super-resolution was presented at the opening. The event was attended by the Minister of Education and Science Krasimir Valchev, the Deputy Minister of Education and Science Karina Angelieva, the President of BAS Prof. Julian Revalski, Member of the Academy, the Scientific Secretary of BAS of division “Biomedicine and Quality of Life” Prof. Nina Atanassova, scientists and journalists. Assoc. Prof. Stoyno Stoynov of [...]
New methodologies for the application of natural products of plant and animal origin from Bulgaria to support the therapy of some infectious, malignant and neurodegenerative diseases are developed by scientists from 7 institutes of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and 5 higher schools. Scientific cooperation is within the framework of the first national scientific program for biomedical research in Bulgaria "Innovative Low-Toxic Biologically Active Means for Precision Medicine (BioActiveMed)". Expectations, after its implementation, are related to developing new approaches in the treatment of socially significant diseases and reducing the cost of their treatment. Scientists from seven institutes of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences participate in the Biomedical Research Program. Extracts from natural sources (such as herbs and snail mucus) will be used in the preparation [...]
Herbal antioxidants are about to become an alternative to vitamins and minerals. This is indicated by the recently published results of an international team study with the participation of Assoc. Prof. Nikolay Tsvetkov from the Institute of Molecular Biology “Acad. Roumen Tsanev” at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMB-BAS). […]