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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Janko Nikolich-Zugich

Janko Nikolich-Zugich received his MD from Belgrade University Medical School in 1984, subsequently receiving an MSc and a PhD in Immunology from the same University. Dr. Nikolich-Zugich worked from 1987 to 1990 as a Research Associate at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in the laboratory of Dr. Michael J. Bevan, FRS, NAS, HHMI. In 1990, he joined the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York as the Head of both the Flow Cytometry Core Facility and the Laboratory of T Cell Development. He served as an Assistant Professor (1990-1996) and an Associate Professor (1996-2001) at both the Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences and the Division of Molecular Medicine in Cornell University School of Medicine.

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Sailors of the Sky

A conversation with Fr. Stamatis Skliris and Fr. Marko Rupnik on contemporary Christian art

In these timely conversations led by Fr. Radovan Bigovic, many issues are introduced that enable the contemporary reader to deepen and expand his or her understanding of the role of art in the life of the Church. Here we find answers to questions on the crisis of contemporary ecclesiastical art in West and East; the impact of Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract painting on contemporary ecclesiastical painting; and a consideration of the main distrinction between iconography and secular painting. The dialogue, while resolving some doubts about the difference between iconography, religious painting, and painting in general, reconciles the requirement to obey inconographic canons with the freedom essential to artistic creativity, demonstrating that obedience to the canons is not a threat to the vitatlity of iconography. Both artists illumine the role of prayer and ascetisicm in the art of iconography. They also mention curcial differences between iconography in the Orthodox Church and in Roman Catholicism. How important thse distinctions are when exploring the relationship between contemporary theology and art! In a time when postmodern "metaphysics' revitalizes every concept, these masters still believe that, to some extent, Post-Modernism adds to the revitatiztion of Christian art, stimulating questions about "artistic inspiration" and the essential asethetic categories of Christian painting. Their exceptionally wide, yet nonetheless deep, expertise assists their not-so-everday connections between theology, ar, and modern issues concerning society: "society" taken in its broader meaning as "civilization." Finally, the entire artistic project of Stamatis and Rupnik has important ecumenical implications that aswer a genuine longing for unity in the Christian word.

The text of this 94-page soft-bound book has been translated from the Serbian by Ivana Jakovljevic, Fr. Gregory Edwards, and Andrijana Krstic. Published by Sebastian Press, Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Contemporary Christian Thought Series, number 7, First Edition, ISBN: 978-0-9719505-8-0