Paolo Rossi Castelli 1 June 2023 5 min

Hope from an mRNA vaccine against pancreatic cancer

With this new treatment, half of the 16 patients enrolled had no trace of pancreatic cancer (one of the most difficult to treat) after 18 months.
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Catterina Seia 30 May 2023 16 min

A growing focus on Culture and Health

It has been 4 years since the WHO report came out highlighting the impact of the arts as a resource for wellbeing and health. What has changed since then?
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 25 May 2023 16 min

Are there signs of consciousness at the moment of death?

US researchers have measured what happens when unconscious people are 'unplugged' from resuscitation machines after massive heart attacks.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 19 May 2023 16 min

A new frontier in edible electronics: batteries you can eat

sing common food substances, researchers have created a battery that 'produces' a weak electric current but can operate medical devices.
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Giacinto Di Pietrantonio 16 May 2023 9 min

The mirror as a symbol and metaphor in art and modern society

The mirror is a fascinating object that has always influenced the culture and art of many populations. But is this still the case today?
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 12 May 2023 16 min

A newborn’s intestine: an unexplored universe

A recent study identified as many as 10,000 virus species, many of them unknown, in the faeces of newborns. It is mainly about phages.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 5 May 2023 15 min

A device the size of a grain of rice to treat tumours

A mini-device able to release special monoclonal antibodies directly into a tumour has been tested in Houston with positive results.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 28 April 2023 16 min

Spider silk to repair damaged nerves

New technique using silk from worms and spiders to create mini-tubules in which nerves can regrow. Positive first results on animals.
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Stefano Santarelli 27 April 2023 12 min

A world day for illustrators

Comic strips have been called many things: drawn entertainment, drawn literature and even ‘little drawings'… but what lies behind the art of comics?
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 13 April 2023 6 min

Plants complain when under severe stress

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have recorded sounds made by various plant species at frequency inaudible to the human ear. They resemble corn popping.
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Catterina Seia 7 April 2023 17 min

Get inspired. Culture: a driver for health and wellbeing in the EU

A new report from UCL (University College of London) reveals the incredible impact of the arts on health.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 6 April 2023 16 min

A mini radar to prevent accidents at home and detect Alzheimer's

The device measures gait in real time and identifies people at risk. It can also help detect early symptoms of Alzheimer's.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 30 March 2023 16 min

Tumour research: after 20 years, new developments in cancer-fighting drugs

Norwegian researchers have developed an experimental drug to attack an important molecule that controls cancer cell duplication.
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Catterina Seia 29 March 2023 15 min

Patients or people? Seven steps towards a paradigm shift.

The first step in this direction was taken by the Global Social Prescribing Alliance, created by the joint vision of 193 global leaders.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 23 March 2023 16 min

A new snail-inspired robot

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created a gel that can move and record electrical impulses. If damaged, it can reconnect two severed ends.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 17 March 2023 16 min

Lowering high blood pressure: ultrasound is here

Columbia University in New York has successfully tested a technique that can deactivate the nerves responsible for an uncontrolled rise in blood pressure.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 9 March 2023 16 min

AI takes care of dysphonia

A lightweight device, attached to the sternum and connected to an artificial intelligence system, can warn about the risks of using your voice too much.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 2 March 2023 15 min

Mosquitoes: AI sheds light on their behaviour

Thanks to micro-cameras in a special hydrogel, it is possible to study the behaviour of these insects in previously unattainable detail.
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