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Do our blood vessels age as fast as we do?
Do our blood vessels age faster or slower than we do? This was the focus of a study that, thanks to a non-invasive method, evaluated the health of the peripheral vasculature by applying an algorithm to...
Publication date 12/14/2018
Source UNIFI
Influenza virus identified through advanced technologies
In some cases it is difficult to detect an influenza virus. The Virology Unit of the University-Hospital of Parma has developed a method that uses advanced technologies to identify an influenza A virus...
Publication date 12/13/2018
Source UNIPR
Breast cancer: relapses reduced by a half with low-dose tamoxifen
Success story
Even at low dose (5 mg/day), tamoxifen can reducethe risk of developing relapses and new tumours in women who received a diagnosis of intraepithelial breast cancer by a half. This was shown in an Italian...
Publication date 12/11/2018
Source AIRC
Willow and common reed to remove micropollutants
Willow and common reed can contribute to remove organic pollutants and pharmaceutical compounds at the plants for wastewater treatment, a global issue that draws attention and worries due to the negative...
Publication date 12/10/2018
Source Scuola Sant'Anna
New therapeutic target against SMA identified
Success story
The inhibition of the JNK protein can slow down the progression of Spinal Muscular Athrophy or SMA, the serious neurodegenerative disorder that is the most common genetic cause of death that occurs in...
Publication date 12/07/2018
Source Università Statale di Milano
A study on iron metabolism
Researchers have recently discovered a new mechanism of iron metabolism that will lead to an improvement in some pathological conditions which are associated with an erroneously regulation of the hormone...
Publication date 12/07/2018
Source Università Vita San Raffaele
The MIT Innovators award to Francesco Gatto
Young Italian innovators are doing well: Francesco Gatto, 30, from Vicenza, is considered one of the best European young innovators and has won the MIT Innovators Under 35 Europe 2018 awarded by the Mit...
Publication date 12/04/2018
Source UNIPD
Autoimmune diseases, the role of pollution
Success story
Air pollution could play an important role in the development of autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. 
Publication date 12/03/2018
Source Sapienza Università di Roma
Nanoporous metals for energy saving
The use of nanoporous metals could help develop very light structures in the aerospace and vehicle sectors, allowing for considerable energy savings.
Publication date 11/28/2018
Source UNICA
Bladder cancer: pre-surgery immunotherapy efficacy demonstrated
A study jointly conducted by the San Raffaele Hospital and the National Cancer Institute in Milan with support by AIRC has recently shown the efficacy of pre-surgery immunotherapy in infiltrating bladder...
Publication date 11/27/2018
Source AIRC
Siena opens the Regional Centre for Precision Medicine
Tailored treatment for each patient is the objective of the recently opened Regional Centre for Precision Medicine in Siena, resulting from an agreement between the University, Toscana Life Sciences and...
Publication date 11/26/2018
Source UNISI