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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Iva Dostanić

Iva was born on January 23, 1976 in Belgrade, Serbia to Predrag and Dragana Dostanić.

Iva Dostanić has finished the Fifth Belgrade Gymnasium and with her family moved to Vienna and then to Athens where she attended the American International School being the best student. She continued her studies at Manhattanville. Her did her postgraduate studies in biochemistry and molecular biology in Cincinnati where she defended her doctoral theses.

While at Cleveland clinic she received the Award for Medicine and Humanity.

She passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2011.

The Iva Dostanic Physician Scientist Trainee Award is given annually by the Department of Medicine for the individual whose passion for the science of medicine, intelligence, creativity, work ethic, and accomplishments exemplify the best of medical research and the physician scientist.

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Notes On Ecumenism

Written in 1972 by St. Abba Justin Popovich, edited by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich, translated from Serbian by Aleksandra Stojanovich, and proofread by Fr Miroljub Ruzich

Abba Justin’s manuscript legacy (on which Bishop Athanasius have been working for a couple of years preparing an edition of The Complete Works ), also includes a parcel of sheets/small sheets of paper (in the 1/4 A4 size) with the notes on Ecumenism (written in pencil and dating from the period when he was working on his book “The Orthodox Church and Ecumenism”; there are also references to the writings of St. Bishop Nikolai [Velimirovich], short excerpts copied from his Sermons, some of which were quoted in the book).

The editor presents the Notes authentically, as he has found them in the manuscripts (his words inserted in the text, as clarification, are put between the slashes /…/; all the footnotes are ours).—In the appendix are present the facsimiles of the majority of Abba’s Notes which were supposed to be included in his book On Ecumenism (written in haste then, but now significantly supplemented with these Notes. The Notes make evident the full extent of Justin’s profundity as a theologian and ecclesiologist of the authentic Orthodoxy).—The real Justin is present in these Notes: by his original language, style, literature, polemics, philosophy, theology, and above all by his confession of the God-man Christ and His Church. He confesses his faith, tradition, experience and his perspective on man, on the world and on Europe—invariably in the Church and from the Church, in the God-man Christ and from Him, just as he did in all of his writings and in his entire life and theologizing.