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The Top ten scientific developments in
Elaboration and introduction of a complex clinical-genetic investigation method to identify the risk factors of chronic diseases in children (corresponding member of the LAS Ingrīda Rumba, Dr. Liene Ņikitina-Zaķe, Dr. Tatjana Sjakste, Ieva Saulīte, Irēna Rinkuža, Dr. Silvija Remberga (Faculty of Medicine, University of Latvia, Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre, Institute of Biology of the University of Latvia, Childrens clinical hospital in Gaiļezers).
Development of theoretical basis for specific signal processing technology and publishing the monograph Digital Alias-free Signal Processing(Wiley, 2007). The new technique allows significant extension of the frequency range of real-world analog signals that can be converted and processed in a digital format. (Dr. Ivars Biļinskis, full mem.LAS, Institute of Electronics and Computer Science).
Development of new organic materials for direct recording of surface relief holograms in the red region of the spectrum (Dr. Valdis Kokars, corresponding member of the LAS Andris Ozols, MS Dmitrijs Saharovs, full mem. LAS Valdis Kampars, MS Ansis Maļeckis, Dr. Gundars Mežinskis, MS Artūrs Plūdons, Faculty of Material Sciences and Applied Chemistry, Riga Technical University).
Detection of the surface properties of
strontium titanate that are potential for remarkable
improvement of operation of information processing devices (Dr. Jurijs Kotomins, Dr. Sergejs Piskunovs, Dr. Jurijs Žukovskis,
Mildronate has been demonstrated to have the ability to regulate mitochondrial processes that opens new possibilities in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders (full mem. LAS Vija Kluša, full mem.LAS Ivars Kalviņš, Faculty of Medicine, University of Latvia, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis).
Publishing the monograph Burried Treasures. Finding and Growing the Worlds Choicest Bulbs (Thimber Press, 2007), which summarizes the results of more than thirty-year work in exploration, introduction and selection of flower bulbs (LAS Dr.h.c. Jānis Rukšāns)
Development of new methods - microrobotics and peeling of microlayers - for the purpose of analyzing the structure and surface properties of papermaking fibres (corr. Mem. LAS Arnis Treimanis, MS Uldis Grīnfelds, Mārīte Škute, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry).
Publishing of the last volume Small towns and country of Latvia in the four-volume series of drawings and descriptions by J. K. Brotze Monumente marks the conclusion of scholarly processing and publishing of a significant source of Latvias history and ethnology of the18th century (Institute of History of Latvia of University of Latvia, Latvian Academic Library).
Editing and publishing of the scientific
contribution made by the distinguished linguist of Latgale
Professor Antons Breidaks
in a two-volume book entitled Selected Works by the Publishing House of the
Latvian Language Institute,
Publishing of a scholarly edition of A. Pumpurs epos Lāčplēsis in
English language (Bearslayer. The Latvian Legend, Academic
Publishers of the
OF THE SCIENCE OF
The Top ten scientific developments in
· Introduction of a new technology into haematology patient
care that will remarkably improve the possibilities of treating the patients
with acute and chronic leukosis. The new technology involves allogeneic
peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (Dr. Sandra Lejniece,
Dr. Viesturs Boka, Ilze Puga,
· Development of new optical methods for the
diagnosis of skin and blood vessel disorders (Dr. Janis Spigulis,
· Cloning of the genomes of plant viruses and its further applications in biotechnology in creation of vaccines and diagnostics. (Dr. Andris Zeltins, Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre)
· Determination of new spatial structures of large molecular weight proteins, using the method of multi-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. It allows to better understand the mechanism of protein biological activity (full member LAS Edvards Liepins, Latvian Institute of Organics Synthesis)
· Creation of effective luminiscnet detector materials of a new type that are used for the measurement of the oxygen quantity (Dr. Larisa Grigorjeva, Dr. Donats Millers, Mag. Krisjanis Smits, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia in collaboration with the Institute of High Pressure Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences)
· Elaboration of a new, more
capacious optical storage device, consisting of several layers of thin wolframates (corresponding member of the Latvian
· Elaboration of a new technology for soil agrochemical investigation
using the Global Positioning System (GPS). By applying the GPS
technology the first digital agrochemical map of soils in
· Accomplishment and publication of a study in
regional economics: a case study of the economics and analysis of increasing
economic competitiveness of the Latgale Region (Dr. Viktors
Voronovs, Irina Petrova, Edgars Racko,
· Summarization and monographic publication of the affluent materials, which characterise the spiritual and material culture of the Livs and have been gathered during archaeological excavations in the populous area and burial grounds of 10-13th centuries in the lower reaches of the river Daugava Country School of Salaspils (under the leadership of Dr. Anna Zarina, Institute of History of Latvia, University of Latvia)
· Accomplishment of a significant study in
cultural history Anthology of Latvian Choral Music in 12 volumes:
unaccompanied music for mixed, male and female choirs a capella.
For the first time in music history the golden collection of Latvian choral
songs, starting from the 1st All Latvian Song Festival (1873) up to
the works of contemporary artists, has been systematized and complemented with
scientific comments (honorary member of the
Congress of Latvian Scientists
Documents, members, prizes, divisions, etc.
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