As part of its ongoing mentorship program with startups from the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, the IACC Texas continues to connect Italian innovators with business leaders and business opportunities in Texas. Most recently, the IACC hosted Marco Cappellini, founder of Confirmo, an app developed by Marco and his team of programmers. Confirmo is...

Science has unveiled the secrets of one of Raphael's best-loved masterpieces on the 500th anniversary of the Reniassance master's death. Scientists are using x-rays and super HD analysis to probe the Fornarina at Rome's Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini ahead of its move to the Scuderie del Quirinale for a major show starting March 5. For three...

La Commissione europea punta 200 milioni di euro a supporto dell’innovazione nel settore aerospaziale, in partnership con la Banca europea per gli investimenti. Metà di questi fondi vanno a finanziare il programma per il nuovo lanciatore Ariane 6, l’altra metà è finalizzata al supporto dell’innovazione e delle piccole e medie imprese, partendo prop...

In a landmark research, Indian and Irish scientists have revalidated the 500-year-old findings of Italian polymath Leonardo Da Vinci that the human gut is a continuous structure. This idea had been junked by a British surgeon in the 19th century, who claimed that the mesentery that attaches intestines to the abdominal wall was a segmented entity. I...

Extreme heat from the Mount Vesuvius eruption in Italy was so immense it turned one victim's brain into glass, a study has suggested. The volcano erupted in 79 AD, killing thousands and destroying Roman settlements near modern-day Naples. The town of Herculaneum was buried by volcanic matter, entombing some of its residents. A team of researchers h...

Italian national statistics agency Istat has compiled the most recent annual list of the names most frequently given to newborns in the country, based on data from 2018. The top Italian boys' name is no longer Francesco but Leonardo. After being the most popular boys' name for over a decade, Francesco is now in second place, followed by other tradi...

Virtual Reality during chemotherapy has been shown to improve breast cancer patients’ quality of life during the most stressful treatments, according to a recent study. Breast cancer is, to date, the most frequent oncological disease worldwide, and has an impact both from a physical and psychological point of view. Receiving a breast cancer diagnos...

A patient with a ventricular arrhythmia has been treated with a beam of protons that hit, in a targeted manner and with a reduced impact on the delicate surrounding tissues, the part of the heart responsible for the irregular heartbeats. It is the first time you run an intervention of this kind, developed in collaboration with the Fondazione Irccs...

Il peperoncino piccante è un ospite molto frequente sulle tavole degli Italiani, e nel corso dei secoli sono stati in tanti a decantarne virtù terapeutiche di vario tipo. Ora una ricerca condotta dal Dipartimento di Epidemiologia e Prevenzione dell’I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed di Pozzilli, in collaborazione con il Dipartimento di Oncologia e Medicina Moleco...

«Ci hanno tenuti sul filo per tre anni. Ma finalmente il brevetto americano è stato concesso». Una gran massa di capelli corvini e due occhi di carbone che brillano emozionati: la scienziata Maria Grano non nasconde la soddisfazione. La «sua» creatura, quella molecola Irisina che sconfigge l’osteoporosi, ha superato l’ultimo ostacolo burocratico pe...