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Luca Nicola 29 December 2020 15 min

Tu Youyou, the Nobel Prize for her work on malaria | IBSA Foundation

Tu Youyou won the Nobel Prize in Medicine, together with William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura, for her important work on the cure for malaria.
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Luca Nicola 22 December 2020 15 min

May, the neuroscientist who reconstructed the map of our brain | IBSA Foundation

May Britt-Moser won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2014 together with her husband Edvard I. Moser and John O'Keefe, thanks to her studies on neuroscience, ...
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Luca Nicola 15 December 2020 15 min

Carol, the youngest woman to win the Noble Prize in Medicine | IBSA Foundation

Carol W. Greider won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine, along with Elizabeth Blackburn and Jack Szostak, for her research on cellular ageing
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Luca Nicola 8 December 2020 15 min

Elizabeth, the explorer of cellular ageing | IBSA Foundation

Elizabeth Blackburn won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine, along with Carol Greider and Jack Szostak, for her research on cellular ageing and in particular on ...
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Luca Nicola 1 December 2020 14 min

Françoise, the virologist who discovered the HIV virus | IBSA Foundation

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine, together with Luc Montagnier, for the discovery of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the cause ...
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Luca Nicola 24 November 2020 17 min

Linda, the scientist who unveiled the secrets of smell | IBSA Foundation

Linda B. Buck won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2004, together with Richard Axel, for her work on olfactory receptors and for isolating the genes that, when ...
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Luca Nicola 17 November 2020 14 min

Christiane, the genius of biochemistry | IBSA Foundation

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1995, together with Eric Wieschaus and Edward Lewis, for her discoveries on the genetic ...
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Luca Nicola 3 November 2020 16 min

Rita, the pioneer of neurobiology

Rita Levi-Montalcini was the first woman to be admitted to the Accademia Pontificia (Pontifical Academy of Sciences) and the only Italian to receive the Nobel ...
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Luca Nicola 27 October 2020 15 min

Barbara, the founder of cellular genetics

Barbara was awarded the Prize in 1983 for her discovery of transposons, the genetic elements capable of changing position within the genome (the genetic ...
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Luca Nicola 20 October 2020 17 min

Rosalyn, the mother of endocrinology

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow was the sixth woman in the world to win the Nobel Prize in Science and the second woman to win the Nobel Prize in Medicine
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Luca Nicola 13 October 2020 11 min

Gerty, the first female winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine

Gerty Radnitz Cori was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1947. The prize, shared with her husband Carl Cori and...
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Luca Nicola 30 June 2020 2 min

#contagiousstories: a digital community to fight fake news on coronavirus | IBSA Foundation

False information on the coronavirus and the spreading of fake news can have very serious consequences on people’s lives.
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Luca Nicola 23 June 2020 2 min

#contagiousstories: what’s the best protection against coronavirus? Awareness and solidarity | IBSA Foundation

At just 25 years of age, Inés has very clear ideas and is actively committed to making her ideals become reality.
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Luca Nicola 16 June 2020 4 min

#contagiousstories: Maxime scores his greatest goal | IBSA Foundation

The coronavirus emergency, as we know, has radically changed all of our lives. Almost always by necessity, but sometimes by choice.
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Luca Nicola 9 June 2020 4 min

#contagiousstories: fighting Covid-19 with music and graffiti, it happens in Senegal | IBSA Foundation

The commitment of these Senegalese artists to the fight against Covid-19 has found a very fitting means of expression in music. But it isn’t the only one.
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Luca Nicola 1 June 2020 2 min

#contagiousstories: Haïti’s Scouts launch a hand-washing campaign | IBSA Foundation

In Haiti, the Scouts are used to facing difficulties and natural disasters. And they demonstrated this strength once again, by taking on an insidious and ...
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Luca Nicola 25 May 2020 3 min

#contagiousstories: Christian makes hand sanitizer in Cameroon | IBSA Foundation

26-year old Christian Achaleke, who works in an organization for economic development, asked one of his colleagues in logistics to buy hand sanitizer. However, ...
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Luca Nicola 18 May 2020 3 min

#contagiousstories: Ben, Jinny and Wilson secure masks for New York frontline healthcare workers | IBSA Foundation

It all started on Tuesday, March 17, when Ben Wei, a student from New York, received this message from his friend, a doctor working at a Bronx hospital
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