November 15, 2019

Clinical Trials in Ukraine: An Opportunity Waiting to be Discovered

The pros and cons of conducting clinical trials in Ukraine More than 500 clinical trials are currently being performed in Ukraine. For comparison, approximately 1,200 are being conducted in neighboring Poland and 14,000 in the US. Here are some more...
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October 21, 2019

Meet the Ukrainian Scientists Developing Biotechnologies to Detoxify Environments

Department of Extremophilic Microorganism Biology, Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology A visit to Dr. Oleksandr Tashyrev’s office at the Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology of the National Academy of Sciences in Kyiv is like a trip around the...
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October 14, 2019

Sounding the Alarm on Forest Loss in Ukraine

Our planet’s forests are facing challenges that will have a major impact on the environment. Ecosystems are already changing, but too few people are aware to push for decisions to be made on the global, national and regional levels. It's...
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July 11, 2019

Meet the Ukrainian scientists working to ‘roll back’ a heart attack

Dr. Oksana Piven and her colleagues at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics (IMBG) of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine  are working on developing a unique technique that, if successful, would restore the heart after a heart...
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July 8, 2019

Dariya Loseva, co-founder of MyHelix: How to Start a Science Startup in Ukraine

Interview by Bionity.Space Lots of people think starting a biology startup in Ukraine is a mission impossible. But we disagree. We’d like to introduce you to Dariya Loseva, an amazing woman who along with two colleagues started her own company...
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May 10, 2019

Scientists in Ivano-Frankivsk tackling age-related diseases and deforestation

Dr. Lushchak has been recognized by the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation’s Biotech Initiative (BI) for leadership in his field. We sat down with Oleh to discuss his research and some of his immediate needs. BI: OLEH, YOU HAVE QUITE AN IMPRESSIVE RESUME:...
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April 26, 2019

The Future of the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone

It seems that almost everyone is familiar with at least one or two myths and legends about the Chornobyl Exclusion zone (ChEZ). While visiting it one might expect to see spooky abandoned villages and towns, run across mutant creatures and...
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April 19, 2019

Young Ukrainian scientist invents a cheaper vitamin D test

Anna Mazanova of the Palladin Institute of Biochemistry of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of Ukraine has created a test to measure vitamin D levels in animals and humans. It’s comparable in quality to foreign tests but much cheaper....
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April 9, 2019

Kombucha: The Microbial Astronaut

In 2014-2016, a Ukrainian ecotype of kombucha spent more than two years in space as part of the European Space Agency’s BIOlogy and Mars Experiment (BIOMEX). Read more about this remarkable ‘Microbial Astronaut’ in an article by Dr. Natalia Kozyrovska,...
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April 2, 2019

Sumy scientist invents environmentally friendly packaging

Dmytro Bidiuk, an inventor from the Ukrainian city of Sumy, created packaging for food products that does not harm the environment and plans to launch full production this year. Dmytro Bidiuk, from the Sumy National Agrarian University in northeasten Ukraine,...
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September 14, 2018

Can Bioinformatics be a Gateway for a Biotech Surge in Ukraine?

As part of its Biotechnology Initiative, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) will be supporting the single-cell RNABIO & organoids conference and workshops to be held at Unit.City innovation park in Kyiv, Ukraine, September 28-30. This important gathering of researchers will focus on single-cell RNA sequencing, a breakthrough technology,...
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