A 10-year-old girl with a congenital heart condition and severe pulmonary malformation has been saved from certain death by a pulmonary self-transplant, the first time the operation has been performed on a paediatric patient, sources at a Genoa hospital said Wednesday. The operation was performed at the northwestern Italian city's Gaslini Hospital....

An Italian research team has come up with a key new material able to repair nerve lesions, according to a study published Tuesday. The material assembles itself and becomes a sort of scaffolding on which to grow brain stem cells and in future repair nerve lesions, according to tests on mice. Tests are now being conducted on pigs and, in light of ne...

Maurizio shared with our members multiple data sets about the state of global health and how a mix of technology and behavioral changes can truly improve the state of play. The work and research that is being carried forward by the Global Good Fund, Intellectual Ventures and the Gates Foundation is truly outstanding. If the Gates Foundation and its...

Identificata una proteina che svolge un ruolo centrale nello sviluppo del diabete di tipo 2 e, ad averla scoperta, è una giovane ricercatrice italiana del  Dipartimento di Biologia dell’Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”. Grazie al lavoro di Francesca Sacco, 34 anni, si aprono nuove strade verso la realizzazione di strategie terapeutiche contro il di...

Sostenere la ricerca di promettenti giovani scienziati, contribuire alla creazione di nuove aree di ricerca nel settore delle scienze biologiche in Italia e rafforzare e sviluppare i rapporti di collaborazione tra gli scienziati in Italia e la Harvard Medical School di Boston (HMS). Questi gli obiettivi dei programmi della Fondazione Giovanni Armen...

Rome's Sapienza University has been ranked the top university in the world for Classical Studies and Ancient History in the 2019 edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. The Rome university also came 11th in Archaeology, 34th in Physics, and 43rd in Librarianship in the list compiled each year by the London-based global h...

Researchers used a synthetic DNA structure to mimic an intermediate of homologous recombination, the most reliable cell cycle process to repair DNA correctly. This DNA structure was then used as bait to capture nuclear proteins in the hopes of identifying a new player in the cellular response to DNA damage. These proteins were isolated and subseque...

Italian entrepreneurs who migrated to Stony Brook University's energy incubator to form an innovative-battery startup are planning to take on the Powerwall of Elon Musk's Tesla Inc. Their Stony Brook company, StorEn Technologies, is adapting vanadium-flow batteries -- typically the size of shipping containers and found in utility or industrial sett...

A new Italian bionic hand is more sensitive than limbs made of flesh and blood, it was claimed at a robotics conference in Rome Thursday. The hand made by Biorobotica was first pioneered by researcher Paolo Dario in the 1980s, who created the first connection to a nervous system. The hand enables users to orient in the dark, researchers said, while...

Regarding innovation and "best green practice policies and procedures", one must be aware of the fact that such phenomena are coming to life more than ever in Italy, and at the same time worldwide.  Starting from eco-practices in the sector of mobility, to procedures used by bio-medical companies or in the field of cosmetics, researchers, scientist...