Catterina Seia 15 June 2021 12 min

The healing power of cinema

Cinema as a means of rehabilitation for caregivers, from a recent study undertaken during the pandemic.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 11 June 2021 6 min

Anti-cancer cures using Covid vaccine techniques

Swiss researchers have inserted instructions into a virus to reach the tumour and prompt it to generate a molecule which in turn eradicates the tumour.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 3 June 2021 8 min

Florida, a genetic battle with the mosquito (not without controversy)

Experiments (genes alteration) against Aedes aegypti , responsible for transmitting diseases such as Zika and Dengue, are underway.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 27 May 2021 6 min

Two DNA “switches” extend life (a great deal)

Researchers have mapped the genetic code of people aged over 105, in search of the secrets of a very long life.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 20 May 2021 6 min

At last, an effective vaccine against malaria

Published the preliminary results for a new drug against malaria that showed 77% of vaccinated children were immune.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 13 May 2021 7 min

US honey shows traces of 1950s nuclear arms tests

Radioactive substances left in the atmosphere by atomic experiments aren’t hazardous, but they are still there seven decades later.
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Catterina Seia 11 May 2021 9 min

Art makes me feel better

A recent report eprovides a snapshot of how the arts have enabled individuals face the pandemic in Europe.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 6 May 2021 7 min

The Covid Effect: silence returns to the ocean’s depths

The drastic drop in maritime traffic has led to a considerable reduction of noise in the oceans. 2020 has been declared “Year of the Quiet Ocean”.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 29 April 2021 6 min

Mapping the viruses that can make the “jump”

A new archive catalogues infective microorganisms typically found in wild fauna and which seem capable of passing to other species, including man.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 22 April 2021 7 min

Space bacteria for astronaut “farmers”

Three unknown strains have been identified on the International Space Station orbiting Earth.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 8 April 2021 5 min

New vaccine against “difficult” brain tumours

For the first time, a vaccine targeting one of the most difficult forms of brain cancer to treat namely diffuse glioma, has proven to be effective and safe
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 1 April 2021 5 min

New artificial valves that grow with the heart

Experiments conducted at the University of Minnesota, could help children with congenital defects
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 25 March 2021 7 min

Is it possible to vaccinate 80 million people in 3 months? Yes, it is

Vaccinating 80 million people in just three months, i.e. administering the vaccine to the entire population of Italy, Switzerland and Austria
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 18 March 2021 6 min

The placebo effect? Real, strong and still mysterious

The power of autosuggestion can be very strong, but the details of the brain mechanisms that lead to these results had never been revealed.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 11 March 2021 5 min

Women at a disadvantage in US research laboratories

Female researchers are still underrepresented in key roles compared to their male colleagues.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 4 March 2021 5 min

140,000 different types of viruses in our gut

Surprising study published in the journal Cell. Many of these viruses infect gut bacteria.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 25 February 2021 6 min

Cells are good at using “collective intelligence”

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London have uncovered the way that cells “decide” together how to build new blood vessels.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 18 February 2021 6 min

Can a virus slow down pancreatic cancer?

British and Chinese researchers have genetically modified the Vaccinia virus, making it capable of infecting and destroying cancer cells.
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