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…

FREEDOM OR ANCIENT SLAVERY?

2019 is a year of innovations for Italians, including the new budget law. It offers an alternative to working mothers: if a woman wants, she can work until the end of pregnancy. The leave will be guaranteed after conception and it will be five months. There are many opinions on this innovation. The gynecologist Giuseppe…

MUSIC THERAPHY

Every day music is produced all over the world, and everyone, from the youngest to the oldest ones heart it. Music has always been a form of universal communication between people allowing you to express your emotions. Moreover, since ancient times it manages to unify different populations, because it is the only language that anyone…

DEPENDENCE ON TECHNOLOGY

Technology surrounds us. Like water in the ocean, people swim in technology every day.        On the one hand technology brings us many advantages but on the other hand, we must admit that the use of such devices as mobile phones is becoming excessive. Technology has changed the traditional way of doing business. Before this…

EARTH FLATTENERS

Is the Earth flat? In the last few months, a great number of people all over the world are convinced that our planet isn’t a spherical but rather a flat world. “Only what we can observe with our eyes can be considered real” is the principle on which Earth-Flatteners base their belief. They listed some…

BUTTERFLY CHILDREN

Today, thanks a steady development of science, we can do everything we like, even implanting new skin! But how? Three years ago, in Germany, one Syrian child was affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa, a serious genetic skin disease that makes it as fragile as the wings of a buttefly. That’s why children affected by this disease…