Voices of Culture: The contribution of arts sectors to young people’s mental health
The EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027 has dedicated the fifth of its 11 aims to mental health and wellbeing.Read more
ChatGPT AI passes the medical licensing examination in the US
ChatGPT answered 350 questions used in tests for students to qualify for the medical profession. Some hospitals are already using it to rewrite reports.Read more
Preventing and treating glaucoma, a new hi-tech medical device is on the way
Hi-tech contact lenses against glaucoma. This is the latest invention developed by Pohang University of Science and Technology (South Korea).Read more
Music comes to care homes for the elderly and the musicians feel better.
Interview with Paolo Paloantonio, winner of the Culture and Health call for case studies with the research paper 'Art for ages. Music in the community'.Read more
Artificial intelligence in medicine goes straight to the heart
This portable ultrasound scanner for the heart is the same size and as thin as a band-aid. Thanks to AI, the heart muscle can be ‘seen’ in any situation.Read more
Parole Fertili, an increasingly international project
The Parole Fertili (Fertile Words) project continues to evolve thanks to a collaboration with IBSA Foundation and a new story-sharing site.Read more
How can we interpret new-borns’ ‘random’ movements?
Tracked' the way new-borns' move their arms and legs, apparently for no reason. These are actually brain 'exercises' to explore the surrounding space.Read more
Cyborg bacteria for new cancer treatments
Modified E-coli cells to make them more resistant and able to enter tumours, without replicating. They can also be used for a range of other purposes.Read more
A new technique for early action against strokes and heart attacks
An experimental technique combines MRIs with mathematical models to identify the geometry of fat deposits and predict the risk of them fragmenting.Read more
A breakthrough for sports and more: stem cells to repair tendons
Cutting-edge technique pioneered by Columbia University in New York. It focuses on the enthesis, the membrane that attaches the tendon to the bone.Read more
Postnatal depression: a test to prevent it
One woman in every eight suffers from postnatal depression. Research is investigating the inflammatory state due to an immune system imbalance.Read more
CultureForHealth: 8 major social challenges that art and culture can overcome
The first report of CultureForHealth (C4H), preparatory action for integrated culture and health policies, has been presented to the European Commission.Read more
Safer heart bypasses thanks to algae
Experiments with a sugar extracted from marine plants, which allows the inner walls of artificial bypasses to behave like natural ones.Read more
auroraMeccanica - Narrative Space Studio
auroraMeccanica, an Italian artists’ collective, create interactive video installations that focus on the user and their participation.Read more
Migraines: does the cause lie in the spaces around blood vessels?
The focus is on the fluid-filled microcavities that surround blood vessels in the brain and which appear altered in severe migraine sufferers.Read more
Steps forward for transfusions thanks to red blood cells made in the laboratory.
The first human trial of a cutting-edge technique that could revolutionise the world of transfusions, even for rarer groups, has taken place in the UK.Read more
What if growing old wasn’t boring. 20 suggestions for care homes.
Art and participation in the arts play a major role in fighting cognitive decline and promoting the well-being of older people in particular.Read more
For he’s a jolly good fellow
History of inventions & artistic creations is dotted with logical research and chance; discoveries sometimes made while having a coffee or a glass of wine.Read more