- This holiday season give yourself the gift of good health and check out the latest breakthroughs in Russian medical science. Russia’s leading cardiovascular center tests out a brand new artificial heart valve that combines the best of the biological and mechanical worlds. Dental surgery is no longer such a headache with the latest laser scalpel developed in St. Petersburg. Fancy living forever? A Moscow State University professor thinks he might have found the key to giving Father Time the slip, at least temporarily. And see how doctors use state-of-the-art simulators to hone their skills out in innovation-obsessed Kazan.