The new words of Health
Words play a key role in shaping our world. And they’re vital for our health too. That’s why the WHO has compiled a proper glossary of health terms.
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.
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.
panGenerator – The Wall of Sound
"The Wall of Sound" by PanGenerator transforms human voices into interactive art: music, through geometric microphones that reflect our chaotic world.
“Inverse” vaccine against autoimmune diseases
A particular type of vaccine prompts immune system cells-which mistakenly attack healthy tissues-to forget such reactivity.
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.
Xenotransplantation: first a heart and now a kidney
Experiment on a clinically dead man. Implanted the kidney of a genetically modified pig. Rejection did not occur in the first 32 days.
Deep brain stimulation for stroke rehabilitation
Experimentation on 12 patients with a hemiparesis. Thin electrodes inserted into the cerebellum improved the effects of rehabilitation.
Motherhood. Relieving postpartum depression with song
Pregnancy is one of the highest periods in a woman's life, however, it is sometimes exhausting, and becomes the cause of postpartum depression.
Urinary tract infections: new discoveries from ETH Zurich
Phages are viruses that can target bacteria and can be used to identify an infection and effectively fight it.
Diagnosing cancer with a state-of-the-art liquid biopsy
Vietnamese researchers have found a more reliable way to "read" DNA fragments released from cancer cells into the bloodstream.
A test to detect Alzheimer's 20 years ahead of time
A 25-year study opens up new perspectives for Alzheimer's disease: 32 proteins found in the blood that seem to be able to predict its onset.
When migration leaves wounds in the psyche
Supporting mental health due to trauma of forced migrants through art and music: a bridge to inclusion and healing.
New biological patch helps heart after a heart attack
Marianna Cosentino, winner of the IBSA Foundation Fellowship 2021, has developed a heart patch that can repair heart attack damage.
Premature infants: the artificial placenta offers new horizons
Spanish researchers have developed a prototype artificial placenta that looks particularly advanced and could help premature babies.
Digital Icons: contemporary reflections
Which comes first: technology or thought? A reflection on the link between technics and thought, the planet to the rise of the digital world.
Here is why the first xenotransplant did not work
Il fallimento di quello che invece era stato definito una svolta: il trapianto su un essere umano di un cuore di maiale geneticamente modificato.
Organ preservation: a new achievement
Vitrification, a technique for freezing organs for up to 100 days, has been developed.