Paolo Rossi Castelli 19 May 2022 17 min

A biomarker to discover liver tumours

Fragments of RNA lost in the blood by cancer cells appear to reveal the presence of liver cancer at an early stage when it can still be treated effectively
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 12 May 2022 16 min

LED lights from rice waste

Researchers at Hiroshima University in Japan have developed a technique to sustainably use the large amounts of silicon contained in manufacturing waste.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 5 May 2022 17 min

Are the symptoms of autism already evident during pregnancy?

Two U.S. studies reveal that the insula and amygdala in the brain are enlarged in the early months of gestation in autistic children.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 28 April 2022 18 min

A Super-microscope instead of biopsies

Innovative equipment developed by Columbia University. Oncology surgeons will be able to obtain a real-time map of tumour tissues without taking samples.
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Catterina Seia 27 April 2022 10 min

“The Michelangelo Effect” - Neurorehabilitation through art and virtual reality

Art has an extraordinarily beneficial power. Observing of works of art through virtual reality has led to improved motor skills in stroke patients.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 22 April 2022 18 min

When humans infect animals

‘Spillback’ is when human pathogens mutate and affect other species, and almost a hundred cases have been recorded in the last twenty years.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 7 April 2022 17 min

Super-insulin from sea snails

Conus snails produce extremely fast-acting insulin, which they use to paralyse their prey. If suitably modified this molecule may be useful for diabetics.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 31 March 2022 16 min

Music and audio beats against anxiety

A study by Ryerson University shows that sounds with a pre-set frequency and volume, combined with music chosen by AI, tangibly enhance the calming effect.
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Catterina Seia 29 March 2022 12 min

Nature, symbols and relation. Public archaeology as a therapeutic practice.

Community archaeology or action archaeology are terms that are entering the lexicon of contemporary archaeology, as a therapeutic practices.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 24 March 2022 16 min

The brain lives on for 30 seconds after death

An unexpected discovery made by an international team, examining the results of an EEG on an elderly patient, who died while the test was in progress.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 17 March 2022 17 min

A new gene therapy for Mediterranean anaemia

A new gene therapy for Mediterranean anaemia. Genetic engineering techniques are employed to repair diseased blood stem cells.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 10 March 2022 17 min

A 'bio-hybrid' fish helps study the heart

The little artificial fish contains two layers of human heart cells, which contract to create a sophisticated model of how the heart also moves.
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Stefano Santarelli 8 March 2022 7 min

Science through comics

The language of comics is an extraordinary way to promote science, especially for young people. Let’s Science, the IBSA Foundation project proves it.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 3 March 2022 15 min

A genetic migraine map has been developed

An international consortium has analysed data from 873,000 people and identified 123 DNA areas linked to the headaches. Possible more effective drugs.
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Giacinto Di Pietrantonio 1 March 2022 8 min

The lighter side of digital technologies

Digital art is now fully part of the discussion on new forms of contemporary art . Neil Mendozause both ‘traditional’ and ‘new’ digital techniques.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 24 February 2022 16 min

Researchers identify possible ‘drivers’ of muscular dystrophy.

Sphingolipids are molecules that appear to play a major role in the disease. If studies are confirmed it may pave the way for new and more effective drugs.
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Catterina Seia 22 February 2022 18 min

Well-being becomes a meaningful horizon for museums

From 31 January to 2 February 2022 the first international summit entitled The Museums, Health & Wellbeing was held, organised by MuseumNext.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 18 February 2022 19 min

“This is how we reactivated the spinal cord”

These are the words of Silvestro Micera, head of the bioengineering section of a project, which has allowed three paraplegics to begin to walk again.
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