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Paolo Rossi Castelli

Journalist since 1983, Paolo has been dealing with scientific divulgation for years, especially in the fields of medicine and biology. He is the creator of Sportello Cancro, the site created by on oncology in collaboration with the Umberto Veronesi Foundation. He collaborated with the pages of the Science of Corriere della Sera for several years. He is the founder and director of PRC-Comunicare la scienza.

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Paolo Rossi Castelli15 Feb 20243 min read

A new discovery to cure deafness in children

An innovative gene therapy is being tested to treat childhood deafness and help children with hearing problems.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli01 Feb 20242 min read

Hypnosis to fight chronic pain: new research from America

Psychiatrists Stanford University have trialled a new technique that makes it possible to boost hypnotisability.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli18 Jan 20243 min read

Big weight-loss news from America: the mechanical ‘pill’ that reduces the feeling of hunger

MIT Boston has developed a mechanical pill that can help people reduce their appetite and lose weight by vibrating.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli04 Jan 20244 min read

A new biopsy for the diagnosis of cancer caused by human papilloma virus (HPV)

New diagnostic technique for cancers caused by the HPV papilloma virus allows the risk of relapse to be measured more accurately.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli21 Dec 20232 min read

Stop gastroenteritis with camel and llama nano-antibodies

Camel nano-antibodies protect against gastroenteritis. They are ten times smaller than normal antibodies
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Paolo Rossi Castelli14 Dec 20232 min read

Tiny biological robots help the healing processes

Appropriately treated tracheal cells become ‘biological robots’ that are capable of reaching areas of the body in need of repair.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli07 Dec 20232 min read

A novel ‘artificial’ saliva to ward off dry mouth

The ‘saliva’ has been created in the laboratory by the University of Leeds in the UK. Made up of two layers of gel has a longer-lasting effect.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli30 Nov 20233 min read

Osteoarthritis, cartilage transplantation works

The University of Basel has developed a technique to treat knee arthrosis: in the near future we can say goodbye to prostheses!
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Paolo Rossi Castelli23 Nov 20232 min read

Standing ovation for the life-extending oncology breakthrough

Standing ovation for Thomas Powles, oncologist who combined two therapies doubling the survival of patients with severe forms of the disease.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli16 Nov 20232 min read

A high-tech patch to detect ‘signs’ of diseases in sweat

Bioengineers have developed an advanced device with nanoparticle microelectrodes to stably measure glucose concentration.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli09 Nov 20232 min read

An eye implant to treat diabetes

Swedish researchers have created a device, containing pancreas cells, to be inserted between the cornea and iris of the eye.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli02 Nov 20232 min read

3D tissue to repair brain injuries

A sort of biological tissue created through a 3D printer could be able to replace damaged tissue in the laboratory.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli26 Oct 20233 min read

A revolutionary technique for diagnosing cancer has been discovered

An ultraprecise test has been created by an alliance of oncology research institutes, that reveals a protein in blood tumors in diagnoses.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli19 Oct 20232 min read

Gold tattoos on cells to monitor them

Researchers have successfully placed nanometer dots and wires on cells, which in the future will be able to connect to devices that can prevent and treat ...
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Paolo Rossi Castelli13 Oct 20233 min read

A "ChatGPT" to read the inside of the eye

Created an artificial intelligence system capable of diagnosing numerous diseases (hypertension, Parkinson's, and others) by examining the retina.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli05 Oct 20233 min read

Brain activity, even during cardiac arrest

Patients who remained in cardiac arrest for as long as an hour showed signs of brain activity as doctors attempted to resuscitate them.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli28 Sep 20232 min read

“Inverse” vaccine against autoimmune diseases

A particular type of vaccine prompts immune system cells-which mistakenly attack healthy tissues-to forget such reactivity.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli22 Sep 20232 min read

Embryos from Stem Cells, to study the health of the foetus

Researchers have developed a human embryo using only stem cells, this offers new insights into the early stages of embryonic development.
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