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Paolo Rossi Castelli 26 January 2023 4 min

Cyborg bacteria for new cancer treatments

Modified E-coli cells to make them more resistant and able to enter tumours, without replicating. They can also be used for a range of other purposes.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 19 January 2023 16 min

A new technique for early action against strokes and heart attacks

An experimental technique combines MRIs with mathematical models to identify the geometry of fat deposits and predict the risk of them fragmenting.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 12 January 2023 16 min

A breakthrough for sports and more: stem cells to repair tendons

Cutting-edge technique pioneered by Columbia University in New York. It focuses on the enthesis, the membrane that attaches the tendon to the bone.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 5 January 2023 15 min

Postnatal depression: a test to prevent it

One woman in every eight suffers from postnatal depression. Research is investigating the inflammatory state due to an immune system imbalance.
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Catterina Seia 27 December 2022 13 min

CultureForHealth: 8 major social challenges that art and culture can overcome

The first report of CultureForHealth (C4H), preparatory action for integrated culture and health policies, has been presented to the European Commission.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 23 December 2022 16 min

Safer heart bypasses thanks to algae

Experiments with a sugar extracted from marine plants, which allows the inner walls of artificial bypasses to behave like natural ones.
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Giacinto Di Pietrantonio 19 December 2022 21 min

auroraMeccanica - Narrative Space Studio

auroraMeccanica, an Italian artists’ collective, create interactive video installations that focus on the user and their participation.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 15 December 2022 18 min

Migraines: does the cause lie in the spaces around blood vessels?

The focus is on the fluid-filled microcavities that surround blood vessels in the brain and which appear altered in severe migraine sufferers.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 9 December 2022 18 min

Steps forward for transfusions thanks to red blood cells made in the laboratory.

The first human trial of a cutting-edge technique that could revolutionise the world of transfusions, even for rarer groups, has taken place in the UK.
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Catterina Seia 29 November 2022 22 min

What if growing old wasn’t boring. 20 suggestions for care homes.

Art and participation in the arts play a major role in fighting cognitive decline and promoting the well-being of older people in particular.
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Giacinto Di Pietrantonio 28 November 2022 9 min

For he’s a jolly good fellow

History of inventions & artistic creations is dotted with logical research and chance; discoveries sometimes made while having a coffee or a glass of wine.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 24 November 2022 17 min

A Wikipedia of the most resistant bacteria

The University of Denmark has created a large database accessible to all, containing information on micro-organisms that don’t respond to antibiotics.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 18 November 2022 16 min

Clouds of electricity? Another surprising discovery about bees.

Insects produce tiny electrostatic charges which, in large swarms, create a collective electric field that is much stronger than previously thought.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 10 November 2022 16 min

More autoimmune diseases due to Black Death

The scientific journal Nature publishes a study showing that the Black Death made our immune system more prone to developing autoimmune diseases.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 3 November 2022 18 min

Stem cells in the uterus to fight spina bifida

Extraordinary operations in California on pregnant women to correct a serious abnormality of the spine in babies in the womb with stem cells.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 27 October 2022 19 min

Do fungal infections help tumours develop?

Two recently studies relaunch the possible relationship between fungal microorganisms in the body and the advancement of tumors and metastases.
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Catterina Seia 25 October 2022 11 min

Historic hospitals, resources for the future

There are several historical hospitals in Europe, care centres in which art has always played a vital role; they have an essential social-cultural value.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 20 October 2022 18 min

Brain stimulation to fight obsessive disorders

A study carried out by US researchers shows that brain stimulation can reduce the symptoms of the most severe forms of obsessive disorders.
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