A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Prva Srpkinja u finalu najveće evropske nagrade za pronalazače

Naučnica Gordana Vunjak-Novaković nominovana je za finalistkinju prestižne Evropske nagrade za pronalazače 2021 za inovativni doprinos u bio-medicinskom inženjerstvu, objavio je danas Evropski zavod za patente (EZP).

Rad srpsko-američke naučnice rešio je kompleksne probleme u vezi sa zamenom oštećenog tkiva, zbog čega je EZP odlučio da prvi put jedna je od troje finalista u prestižnoj kategoriji „Životno delo“ bude i naučnica iz Srbije.

„Tokom svoje naučne karijere, Gordana Vunjak-Novaković dala je ogroman doprinos inženjerstvu tkiva, jednom od najperspektivnijih načina za produženje ljudskog veka i poboljšanje kvaliteta života“, rekao je predsednik Evropskog zavoda za patente Antonio Kampinos, saopštavajući imena finalista za 2021. godinu.

„Njena naučna inovacija, preduzetnički način razmišljanja i patentirani pronalasci nude mogućnost bezbednije rehabilitacione medicine kod mišićno-koštanih, srčanih i plućnih stanja, otvarajući vrata novom dobu regenerativne medicine“, dodao je.

Istraživačica, koju je kao dete inspirisao lik i delo Nikole Tesle, pionir je alternativnog pristupa koji obuhvata laboratorijsko uzgajanje ćelija, navodi se u saopštenju EZP.

Svoju višedecenijsku karijeru je posvetila razvoju „ex-vivo“ tehnike inženjerstva tkiva koja omogućava bezbednijii i precizniji način kultivacije koštanog, srčanog, plućnog i vaskularnog tkiva, bilo za transplantaciju, modeliranje bolesti ili ispitivanje lekova.

Pre nego što je razvila svoju tehniku, zamena tkiva je podrazumevala ili bolan graft iz tela pacijenta (autologni implantat, odnosno kost iz drugog dela tela pacijenta), ili je nosila rizik od odbacivanja od strane imunog sistema u slučaju graftova uzetih sa leša.

Pionirska tehnika Vunjak-Novaković uključuje „ex-vivo“ stvaranje živih bioloških graftova putem kultivacije novog komada tkiva iz sopstvenih ćelija pacijenta, u potpunosti eliminišući ove probleme, kažu u EZP.

Predsednik Srbije Aleksandar Vučić je profesorku Vunjak-Novaković odlikovao Ordenom Karađorđeve zvezde drugog stepena 2020. godine za naročite zasluge u predstavljanju Srbije i njenih građana i postignute izuzetne rezultate u oblasti medicinskih nauka i biomedicinskog inženjerstva.

Ugledna naučnica je i kreativni ambasador Srbije u okviru Saveta za kreativne industrije pri Kabinetu predsednice Vlade Srbije Ane Brnabić, dodaje se u saopštenju.

Pobednici godišnje nagrade EZP za inovaciju za 2021. godinu biće proglašeni na ceremoniji koja počinje 17. juna u 19 časova, a koja je ove godine osmišljena kao digitalni događaj za svetsku publiku.

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My Brother's Keeper

by Fr. Radovan Bigovic

Rare are the books of Orthodox Christian authors that deal with the subject of politics in a comprehensive way. It is taken for granted that politics has to do with the secularized (legal) protection of human rights (a reproduction of the philosophy of the Enlightenment), within the political system of so-called "representative democracy", which is limited mostly to social utility or to the conventional rules of human relations. Most Christians look at politics and democracy as unrelated with their experience of the Church herself, which abides both in history and in the Kingdom, the eschaton. Today, the commercialization of politics—its submission to the laws of publicity and the brainwashing of the masses—has literally abolished the "representative" parliamentary system. So, why bother with politics when every citizen of so-called developed societies has a direct everyday experience of the rapid decline and alienation of the fundamental aspects of modernity?

In the Orthodox milieu, Christos Yannaras has highlighted the conception of the social and political event that is borne by the Orthodox ecclesiastical tradition, which entails a personalistic (assumes an infinite value of the human person as opposed to Western utilitarian individualism) and relational approach. Fr Radovan Bigovic follows this approach. In this book, the reader will find a faithful engagement with the liturgical and patristic traditions, with contemporary thinkers, Orthodox and non-Orthodox, all in conversation with political science and philosophy. As an excellent Orthodox theologian and a proponent of dialogue, rooted in the catholic (holistic) being of the Orthodox Church and of his Serbian people, Fr Radovan offers a methodology that encompasses the above-mentioned concerns and quests.