MICRONEEDLE PATCH: NO MORE NEEDLES?

Seasonal flu is an acute viral infection that spreads worldwide, causing about 3-5 million serious cases and very high numbers of deaths every year.Although there is a remedy for this, the transport of a vaccine to a remote village in Africa, for example, is not easy: it can take place by land using mules, or…

WHY SHOULDN’T WE SMOKE?

“Nowadays it is easier for cigarettes to be between our fingers than pencils, with which each of us could grow our own lives, our own future.We live in a mass society, where mass means the set of people who seek to standardize to be accepted by society. One of the many behaviours caused by social…

CRAIG LEWIS, THE MAN WITH A BEATLESS HEART.

In 2011 Craig Lewis was diagnosed with a deadly heart disease called amyloidosis. It is an autoimmune disease that fills organs with an insoluble protein that makes vital organs like the heart, kidneys and liver fail, resulting in death.He needed a heart transplant and he needed it in the next. But the transplant list was…

HOW TO TREAT CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

The regenerative power of stem cells is a matter of stimulation of the immune system.Working on mice a group of researchers discovered a way to produce a substance that causes an immune response and develops the functionality of the organ.Therapies that include the use of stem cells showed some improvements on animal damaged hearts.However the…

A STEP FORWARD AGAINST ALZHEIMER

Italian researchers have discovered a molecule that rejuvenates the brain and blocks the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. It is the A13 antibody, which precisely rejuvenates the brain by promoting the birth of new neurons thus counteracting the defects that accompany the early stages of the disease. The researchers found that the birth of new neurons…

BROKEN MIRRORS

In human brain there is a type of neuron called mirror neuron. It was discovered in the early 90s by some researchers in Parma who were studying the movement of a macaque hand, using electrodes to record the animal’s neuronal activities. Coincidentally, a researcher reached out to take a banana from a basket and it…

GENETIC PASSPORT

“When you decide to deal with technical topics, it is always very difficult to rework the sources of information, because you think they couldn’t have told it better: that’s not your field and you cannot be as precise and clear with new words, as they have been in their article! That is the reason why…

FLY LARVAE SOLVE CASES OF RAPE

The fly is a poorly appreciated insect and considered annoying by most of us. Nevertheless, it plays a fundamental role in the decomposition processes of organic material.According to a research carried out by the Murdoch University in Australia, the larvae of a fly could help¬ solve some cases of rape through the identification of human…

BIOTECNOLOGY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT:

Pollution is increasingly spoken about, international organisms press to solve the problem, but are we really aware of all the progress of science? could biotechnology really change the fate of our planet?Thanks to industrial biotechnology, today is it possible to have easily biodegradable products and solutions that require less water consumption, it is possible to…

THE HISTORY OF ONCOLOGY

The history of Oncology traces back to ancient times, about 5000 years ago, with the Egyptians. Two Egyptian papyri were found containing the first description of cancer, advising incisions and treatments for tumors. Surgical progress had positive results in the XVII century, when the German surgeon Fabricius Hildanus removed enlarged lymph nodes in breast cancer…