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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Magnesium helps immunotherapy for tumours
Encouraging results of a study from Basel. Magnesium activates a protein on the outer wall of T lymphocytes, essential for boosting defences.
A marker to measure depression
A blood test can determine the activity of a key molecule in depressive disorders and the effect of treatment, without having to wait weeks or months.
Digital art increasingly blurs the fine line between artist and observer. Chromata, one of Michael Bromley’s interactive works, is an example.
More ‘tailored’ vaccines for dog allergies
Japanese researchers have managed to pinpoint spots on certain molecules produced by dogs that are the strongest allergens. Possible new vaccines.
Type 1 diabetes: new stem cell treatments
Positive results for a technique tested on 26 patients by a team of international researchers. The cells differentiate in six months and produce insulin.
Call for Case Studies – operators and experts of Culture and Health submited projects that are currently being developed and implemented in Switzerland
A cure for astronauts’ eyes
Successfully tested a sleeping bag that returns fluids to the feet in absence of gravity, preventing them from accumulating in the skull and damaging eyes.
A molecule that illuminates ovarian cancer
US health authorities have given the ok to Pafolacianine, a drug that binds to a protein found in ovarian cancer cells and allows surgeons to identify them