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ERC - Life Sciences

Energy: with FIESTA a saving of 2 million kWh
To improve energy efficiency in houses, Europe bet on the virtuous behaviour of over 2,300 families with children in Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Italy and Spain that have been involved in the European project...
Publication date 10/23/2017
Nanotechnology, a new key to identify heritable DNA mutations
A new discovery made by Italian researchers of the National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology of the National Research Council - INSTM-CNR could have important implications...
Publication date 10/20/2017
Diabetes in adults, what therapies are available?
Success story
What are the most effective therapies to combat latent diabetes in adults? This is the focus of a study conducted by researchers at the Department of Experimental Medicine of Sapienza University of Rome...
Publication date 10/16/2017
Source Sapienza Università di Roma
Unipi, an ally against cancer in hops
Hops are an ally against cancer according to a study carried out at the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Pisa and published in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 
Publication date 10/13/2017
Source Università degli Studi di Pisa
Submerged world of Venice revealed by ISMAC-CNR study
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The submerged world of Venice has been revealed. Detailed morphological observations of the Venice Lagoon canals have been carried out for the first time by the Institute of Marine Sciences of the National...
Publication date 10/12/2017
Source CNR
Clean energy from giant reed, thanks to Watbio European project
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We will soon be able to produce sustainable biomass from giant reed, i.e. to obtain clean energy from an absolutely natural source. This is the result achieved under the “Watbio” European project...
Publication date 10/11/2017
Source Università di Bologna
Environment: international strategy for oceans needed
It is increasingly necessary to develop an international strategy focused on the protection of the environment in the exploitation of deep-ocean resources, as well as the creation of a unitary global...
Publication date 10/10/2017
Source ENEA
Neuropathic pain, new hopes from adult stem cells
Neuropathic pain, which is often a complication of diabetes, could be alleviated by using substances extracted from the adult stem cells found in human adipose tissue. This was discovered by researchers...
Publication date 10/06/2017
Source Università degli Studi di Milano
Precious information about radioactivity risk
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Cryoconites, dark sediments found in the Monteratsch glacier in Switzerland, will provide precious information on the future of radioactive substances produced by nuclear tests and accidents stored under...
Publication date 10/04/2017
Source INFN
UniFerrara: a model to measure entropy of cancer cells
It is now possible to measure the exact quantity of entropy associated with physical and chemical reactions in a normal cell and in a cancer cell. This was announced by researchers of the Department of...
Publication date 10/04/2017
Source Università di Ferrara
Sapienza studies how we perceive others
Emotional stimuli influence social inclusion and exclusion processes. It has been demonstrated by a study conducted by researchers from the Department of Psychology at Sapienza University and from Santa...
Publication date 10/02/2017
Source Sapienza Università di Roma
UniTorino: lemurs’ singing depends on their genetic kit
The genetic kit of a male indri, the biggest lemur living in Madagascar, is crucial in determining the acoustic characteristics of lemur singing: this was shown in a study published in Scientific Reports...
Publication date 09/28/2017
Source Università di Torino