Una delle opinioni più ricorrenti tra i graditi ospiti di questa rubrica è quella secondo la quale l'unione tra la creatività italiana e il fecondo ambiente americano genera opportunità e successi altrimenti molto difficili. Capita in vari campi, ma mai come in quello della ricerca. Sono migliaia gli scienziati, gli intellettuali e i ricercatori it...

by Natascia Ronchetti   In the biotech cluster of Mirandola, in the province of Modena, devastation has given way to innovation. The destruction of nearly two-thirds of the area's businesses brought on by an earthquake nearly three years ago was followed by an aggressive reconstruction effort that's catapulted the biggest groups back onto th...

di Francesco Chirico   Nata a Vallo della Lucania, attualmente 'instructor of medicine' (corpo docente) alla Boston University, Giuseppina Stifano, ha deciso di non mollare e la sua ricerca è finanziata da un training grant dell'Nih, ente nazionale americano di ricerca.   Questo finanziamento è dato alle giovani 'promesse' in formazio...

by Bianca Dellepiane  In Italy, according to a report of the Ministry of Economic Development, the number of startups is increasing. They now account for about one-fifth of all companies involved in R&D, amounting to almost 5,500 companies. The majority of them are located in Lombardy, Emilia Romagna, and Latium. With startups growth the...

by Silvia Simonetti   In the world's eyes, groundbreaking robotic innovations are usually associated with the high-tech research carried out in leading countries like the U.S. or Japan. Nevertheless, Italy as well boasts a very productive robotics sector, which is one of the best examples of our creativity, programming and manufacturing sk...

As the last Bloomberg Ranking's analysis of global health report, Italy is the second healthiest country in the world. If the old italian proverb, "la salute prima di tutto" ("Health first") is right, this is the perfect first Italian Good News of this 2016.   To rank the healthiest countries on Earth, Bloomberg created the health scores and...

Italians in DC, in collaborazione con la SAIS Italian Society e l'US-Italy Global Affairs Forum, e' felice di annunciare l'incontro con con Elena Cattaneo, scienziata e senatore a vita. Quando: Martedi' 21 gennaio 2014 alt Ora: 18.00 Dove: SAIS - Room B736, Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington D.C.   Read more...

Under the surface of Encelado, one of the smallest moons of Saturn, Luciano Iess and his team found evidence of an extended layer of water.   "It is reasonable to think that the hidden ocean is a potential environment for life", explains prof. Iess, who for the past twenty years has been teaching Aerospace Engineering at University La Sapien...

Who would have figured that Alzheimer's disease and cardiomyopathy might be siblings, and that new therapies for both might be found simultaneously? In fact, nobody knows for sure, but Dr. Federica Del Monte, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School thinks so.   Otherwise, she wouldn't have spent most of her waking life for the past 15...

L'Italia è un Paese per vecchi? Certo, secondo le statistiche demografiche che lo mettono fra i primi Paesi al mondo per basso tasso di natalità e alta età media dei suoi cittadini.   Ma c'è un altro lato della medaglia, proiettato verso il futuro e non verso la decadenza: l'Istituto italiano di tecnologia (IIT) è il leader internazionale de...