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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Melissa Bean

United States Congresswoman

Melissa Luburic Bean (born on January 22, 1962) is an American politician of Serbian descent who was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2004. Bean graduated from Roosevelt University and is a Democrat, representing Illinois' 8th Congressional district in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago (map). She lives in Barrington with her husband and two children. She is president of a major consulting firm.

In 2002, Bean ran against 33-year 8th District Republican incumbent Phil Crane. She lost, but gained 43% of the vote—a stunning total since she received almost no funding from the national party. The 8th had long been considered the most Republican district in the Chicago area, and according to some in all of Illinois. Bean's performance was even more stunning since the 8th had reportedly been redrawn to protect Crane. Several former Republican primary opponents and Democratic general election opponents had their homes drawn into the neighboring 10th District.

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The Meaning of Reality

Essays on Existence and Communion, Eros and History

by Christos Yannaras

The collection of articles traces the thought of Christos Yanaras through his long journey in discovering the meaning of existence, communion, eros, and history. It is a cause of immense joy that no fewer than twenty articles of passionate significance and substance have at present been gathered together in this volume under the title The Meaning of Reality.

Yannaras is undoubtedly one of the most significant thinkers of our time. Kallistos Ware once described him as "the most creative and prophetic religious thinker at work in Greece today," while Rowan Williams characterizes him as "one of the most significant Christian philosophers in Europe." His very wide and no less deep education helps him to develop an inimitable blend of philosophy, theology, and social criticism, and to speak in an original way about the traditional and contemporary issues of human existence, as well as the latest challenges of modern empirical science and political engagement. A detailed knowledge of the writings of the Holy Fathers has always been his foundation amidst the labyrinth of modern thought - which is inimately bound up with psychoanalysis, environmental issues, human rights, postmodernism, and pluralism , to mention just a few. Insistence on the primacy, uniqueness, and eternal value of human personality prevails in almost all his works and inspires his own vigorous theological and ecumenical engagement, based on the Orthodox eucharistic and ascetic tradition.