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ERC - Life Sciences

A software application to reconstruct the diets of the past
Thanks to a new software application we could soon know what the last meal was on Noah’s Ark or during any other important historical event. The new tool, described in a study published in Ecology...
Publication date 07/12/2018
Source Sapienza Università di Roma
More tornadoes in the Mediterranean Sea due to global warming
Waterspouts and tornadoes are increasingly common in Italian seas due to the rise in the temperature of water caused by global warming. This is the conclusion of a joint study carried out by ENEA and CNR...
Publication date 07/04/2018
Source ENEA
Poplar trees can help fight pollutants
Poplars seem to be able to absorb, transform and accumulate pharmaceutical pollutants such as Diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory active ingredient often found in urban waste water. This is demonstrated by...
Publication date 06/28/2018
Source Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
The mother of all lizards found in the Dolomites
A fossil of Megachirella wachtleri, a small reptile similar to a lizard found about twenty years ago in the Dolomites, was analysed using innovative reconstruction techniques, which push back the start...
Publication date 06/28/2018
Source UNIPD
Giant cheetah discovered on Monte Argentario
A million and a half years ago, a giant cheetah, one of the most ferocious predators that the earliest hominids had to face, wandered in Europe.
Publication date 06/26/2018
Source Sapienza Università di Roma
Archaeobotany: who brought fruit trees to Sardinia?
Studies conducted by the University of Cagliari produced new data concerning nutrition and growing of the first fruit trees, probably brought to the island by Phoenicians and Punics between 500 and...
Publication date 06/21/2018
Source UNICA
Environment, launch of the “Sea Sentinels” project
Sea sentinels is the project stemmed from an agreement between University of Bologna and Confcommercio-Imprese per l’Italia and aims to monitor and preserve marine biodiversity by involving citizens...
Publication date 06/14/2018
Source UNIBO
Biodiversity: the value of Europe’s protected areas
1303 species, 432 parks in Europe, including 35 areas in Italy. The University of Bologna and the University of Bayreuth conducted a study to assess the value of Europe’s main protected areas for...
Publication date 06/08/2018
Source UNIBO
CANCER project: an innovative view in the treatment of tumours
Improving the treatment of tumours by immunotherapy is one of the objectives of the European project CANCER - Immunotherapy Approaches To Improving Cancer Outcome and Quality of Life (QOL), recently funded...
Publication date 06/07/2018
Source Università degli Studi di Camerino
Standards for ancient protein studies set forth
An international research team, including researchers at the University of Turin, have published a set of guidelines for Palaeoproteomics, a discipline that uses innovative technologies for the analysis...
Publication date 05/15/2018
Source UNITO
Atmospheric iodine levels are increasing
Atmospheric iodine levels are increasing rapidly due to the increase in ozone concentrations related to human activities and Arctic sea-ice retreat. It was revealed by a study carried out by an international...
Publication date 05/14/2018
Source UNIVE