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ERC - Life Sciences

Space: with HortExtreme, made-in-Italy vegetable garden on Mars
News
The vegetable garden that will feed astronauts during their future missions on Mars will be exclusively “made in Italy”, being designed by a team of Italian scientists of the Italian Space...
Publication date 01/12/2018
Source Università degli Studi di Milano
Malaria: from genomics, new tools to defeat it
Success story
Malaria spreading in some regions of Sub-Saharan Africa could be affected by important changes due to genetic differentiation of malaria vector mosquitoes, also caused by their resistance to insecticides....
Publication date 01/05/2018
Source Università Sapienza di Roma
Neuroscience, researchers at University of Florence study lampreys
News
It is a niche sector but it attracts the interest of neuroscientists all over the world: it is the study of lampreys. Within this “niche”, very interesting since research results can have implications...
Publication date 12/29/2017
Source Università di Firenze
Muscular dystrophy, University of Milan takes a step forward
Success story
A completely different approach to the study of muscular dystrophy paves the way to the development of effective innovative treatments, thus fueling new hope for patients. This crucial step is the result...
Publication date 12/29/2017
Source Università degli Studi di Milano
Bluegrass, Ca’ Foscari experiments with aquaponics
News
The same greenhouse to raise fish and grow plants. This is Bluegrass, the “aquaponics” project that Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has started in Veneto, Friuli and Slovenia. Without...
Publication date 12/27/2017
Source Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
The discovery of kleptopredation, a new way of catching prey
Success story
Kleptopredation is a completely new type of interaction between organisms and its discovery undermines some paradigms in Biology and Ecology and opens up new scenarios.
Publication date 12/27/2017
Source Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn di Napoli
Elena Cattaneo: scientific knowledge is the seed of progress
Interview
An internationally renowned scientist and life senator, Elena Cattaneo has always been faithful to her commitment to defending scientific knowledge against anti-scientific prejudices and feelings which...
Publication date 12/22/2017
Neuroscience, San Raffaele illuminates synapses
Success story
“The map resembles a starry sky, where each star indicates a brain synapse and luminous intensity reflects the level of activity of this synapse: it is as if you could finally photograph the activity...
Publication date 12/21/2017
Source UNISR
ALS, new therapeutic approach from Italian research
Success story
A “communication error” between muscle and nerve would be at the origin of the neuromuscular junction dismantlement characteristic of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - ALS and other ageing diseases....
Publication date 12/20/2017
Source Sapienza Università di Roma
Pisa city of science, Sant’Anna joins the agreement
News
Pisa is considered as the driver of sustainable development based on knowledge economy and is capable of attracting additional investments to develop new “intelligence”.
Publication date 12/18/2017
Source Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Diabetes, cure on its way with gene therapy and stem cells
Success story
With the infusion of stem cells in the blood, “engineered” to increase the synthesis of a protein called PD-L1, deficient in patients, it is possible to obtain the remission of Type 1 diabetes....
Publication date 12/15/2017
Source Università degli Studi di Milano
Stress can cause genome changes
News
“Environmental changes can induce non-hereditary adaptive modifications in organisms through the so-called epigenetic mechanisms as well as mutations in germ cells, with consequent increase in genetic...
Publication date 12/14/2017
Source Sapienza Università di Roma
How do we perceive sounds?
News
The cyclical nature of sound perception, with oscillations that reflect the rhythms of our attention, has been demonstrated by the study Auditory Sensitivity and Decision Criteria Oscillate at Different...
Publication date 12/13/2017
Source UNIFI
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