EN

Tag "publications"

Stimulating the Blood-Brain Barrier Can Help Patients with Alzheimer's

Stimulating the Blood-Brain Barrier Can Help Patients with Alzheimer's
Researchers at HSE University and the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Molecular Biology have proposed investigating the response of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the brain's natural filter that becomes disrupted by the disease, to transcranial brain stimulation. Understanding how the BBB changes during stimulation can, in theory, enhance treatment by facilitating more effective delivery of medications to the brain in the early stages of the disease, and by providing therapeutic support for brain function in the latter stages. The study has been published in Communications Biology.

Alcohol Consumption Patterns Vary Across Social Groups in Russia, According to HSE Research

Alcohol Consumption Patterns Vary Across Social Groups in Russia, According to HSE Research
Although there is a larger percentage of drinkers among high-status professionals and executives compared to low-status workers, the former consume less alcohol. This is one of the findings of a study carried out by researchers of the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences and published in Voprosy Statistiki.

AI Researchers Have Developed an Algorithm to Determine the Properties of Two-Dimensional Materials by Analysing their Defects

AI Researchers Have Developed an Algorithm to Determine the Properties of Two-Dimensional Materials by Analysing their Defects
An international team of researchers with the participation of young scientists from the HSE Faculty of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Centre have developed a machine learning algorithm that can determine the properties of new 2D materials with point defects. The new method is 1000 times faster than quantum mechanical computations and 3.7 times more accurate than other machine learning algorithms. The results have been published in npj Computational Materials. The source code, dataset, and model weights are available in the repository under an open licence.

AI Helps Scientists Generate Z-flipon Map

AI Helps Scientists Generate Z-flipon Map
Researchers from HSE University and Sber Artificial Intelligence Lab are using AI to predict the location of DNA fragments in the genome which can flip over and form a mirror structure known as Z-DNA. The scientists have found that these DNA fragments overlap with known mutations which can cause severe hereditary diseases and impact a person's health, height, weight, cholesterol levels, and even determine their hair colour. The study findings have been published in Life Science Alliance.

HSE Scientists Unveil New Findings Regarding Stability of Communication Systems

HSE Scientists Unveil New Findings Regarding Stability of Communication Systems
Researchers from the International Laboratory of Dynamical Systems and Applications at the HSE Campus in Nizhny Novgorod have discovered that the use of systems with hyperbolic solenoid attractors and repellers can lead to issues in the transmission of communication signals. The findings of this study have been published in Results in Mathematics. The research was financed by a substantial grant from the Russian Government as part of the 'Science and Universities' National Project and a further grant from the Russian Science Foundation.

HSE Researchers Question the Correctness of Experiments Denying Free Will

HSE Researchers Question the Correctness of Experiments Denying Free Will
Neuroscientists from HSE University have criticized the famous studies that question the free will of our decisions. You can’t shift responsibility for your actions to the brain. The results of the new work were published in the Neuropsychologia journal.

HSE Scientists Investigate Third-Party Punishment for Unfairness

HSE Scientists Investigate Third-Party Punishment for Unfairness
HSE researchers have examined the brain's reaction to violations of social norms and calculated a behavioural index to assess an individual's sensitivity to unfairness. This index can potentially be used to develop individualised rehabilitation programmes for patients with various types of behavioural disorders. The study has been published in Neuroscience Letters.

Conserved microRNAs and Flipons Shape Gene Expression

Conserved microRNAs and Flipons Shape Gene Expression
An international team, including researchers of the HSE Faculty of Computer Science, has discovered a new mechanism of gene regulation in which microRNA assumes a central role. These non-coding molecules influence the DNA regions within genes that govern embryonic development. The study contributes to our understanding of the mechanisms underlying the diverse genetic programs found in complex multicellular organisms. The paper has been published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

Patrons' Brain Activity while Viewing Menu Items Can Predict Restaurant Sales

CHAIHONA NO. 1
A positive correlation has been discovered between the neural activity in the nucleus accumbens of study participants as they were presented with photographs of dishes from the menu of the Chaihona No. 1 restaurant chain and the sales performance of said dishes in the chain's establishments. This finding was made by a team of researchers of the HSE Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, Lomonosov Moscow State University, and ETH Zurich (Switzerland). The study findings have been published in PLoS One.

Astrophysicists Look into a Powerful Gamma-ray Burst

Gamma-ray burst illustration
An international team of scientists including a HSE researcher have detected a rare optical emission from one of the most powerful gamma-ray bursts in the history of observation. The team measured the parameters of the environment, from which the emission originated, and proceeded to construct a model that simulates the behaviour of gamma-ray bursts. This contributes to our understanding of why such bursts are accompanied by electromagnetic radiation in the visible range. The findings have been published in Nature Astronomy.