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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
auroraMeccanica - Narrative Space Studio
auroraMeccanica, an Italian artists’ collective, create interactive video installations that focus on the user and their participation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.