Rospatent has offered its list of top 100 inventions of 2019 and first half of 2020.
Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) presented its opinion on the best inventions in the nation. Six among them are from the Republic of Tatarstan, and one represents Kazan Federal University. This last patent is called “Way to identify genetic markers of the length of telomers”; it was submitted by Senior Research Associate Liliya Abdulkina, Senior Research Associate Liya Valeeva, and Lead Research Associate Yevgeny Shakirov (all from the Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology).
“The invention can be used in preclinical trials and medical practice to identify genes in the regulation of telomer functioning. It gives way to enhance the quality of human life by forecasting the probability of illnesses tied to aging,” explains Rospatent.
Liya Valeeva adds, “Telomers are necessary for the integrity and protection of DNA in cells. The shortening of telomers leads to cell damage and cell aging. Our work helps identify genes which regulate the length of telomers and signal the life expectancy for a cell and an organism.”
The 100 best inventions competitions have been conducted since 2007.
Source text: Alina Minnevalieva
Photo: Alexander Kuznetsov
Translation: Yury Nurmeev