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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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Paolo Rossi Castelli 10 February 2022 15 min

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.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 3 February 2022 16 min

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.
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Giacinto Di Pietrantonio 1 February 2022 10 min

Infinite development

Digital art increasingly blurs the fine line between artist and observer. Chromata, one of Michael Bromley’s interactive works, is an example.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 27 January 2022 16 min

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.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 20 January 2022 17 min

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.
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Catterina Seia 18 January 2022 12 min

Hidden Resources

Call for Case Studies – operators and experts of Culture and Health submited projects that are currently being developed and implemented in Switzerland
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 13 January 2022 5 min

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.
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Paolo Rossi Castelli 5 January 2022 6 min

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
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