Press releases


  • Studying the function of liver cancer genes in mini-organs

    Biology   24 May 2019   Beneartegiani
    Studying the function of liver cancer genes in mini-organs
    Organoids and cancer research Organoids are mini organs that can be grown in the lab, from a very small piece of tissue derived from a variety of organs. They have been used in cancer research for a few years, mainly by comparing organoids derived...
  • 3D optical biopsies within reach thanks to advance in light field technology

    Health and nutrition   03 May 2019   Redazione LSWN
    3D optical biopsies within reach thanks to advance in light field technology
    Researchers have shown that existing optical fibre technology could be used to produce microscopic 3D images of tissue inside the body, paving the way towards 3D optical biopsies. Unlike normal biopsies where tissue is harvested and sent off to a...
  • European Rover Challenge 2019 begins

    Robotics   01 March 2019   European Research Council
    European Rover Challenge 2019 begins
    The registration of teams for the fifth edition of the European Rover Challenge has just started. Every year this prestigious international event attracts more and more people passionate about the space and robotics. In 2018 the challenge enjoyed...
  • OPTIMA pharma and METALL+PLASTIC at the Interphex Show

    Technologies   21 February 2018   Optima
    OPTIMA pharma and METALL+PLASTIC at the Interphex Show
    The new sterility test isolator from Metall+Plastic has its world premiere at the Interphex show. Several features distinguish the STISO: Well-designed ergonomic operator concept, flexibility due to its modular design, fast installation and an...
  • FAKED SOCIAL NETWORKS PROFILES MAY BE IDENTIFIED THROUGH THE USERNAME TYPING PATTERN

    Miscellaneous   31 January 2018   Università degli studi di Padova
    FAKED SOCIAL NETWORKS PROFILES MAY BE IDENTIFIED THROUGH THE USERNAME TYPING PATTERN
    In the current historical and cultural framework, the identity verification is an increasingly urgent problem. Faked identities are used for a wide range of criminal purposes, both in the real word and in the internet environment. For example,...
  • Cell changes drive breast cancer relapse

    Biology   17 May 2017   European Molecular Biology Laboratory
    Cell changes drive breast cancer relapse
    In a nutshell: Residual cancer cells have tell-tale chemical traits, EMBL researchers found Chemical signature could explain how residual cells cause tumour recurrence Promising starting point for developing new therapies to prevent...
  • Bacteria harness the lotus effect to protect themselves

    Biology   16 May 2017   TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
    Bacteria harness the lotus effect to protect themselves
    Dental plaque and the viscous brown slime in drainpipes are two familiar examples of bacterial biofilms. Removing such bacterial depositions from surfaces is often very difficult, in part because they are extremely water-repellent. A team of...
  • Unlocking the secrets of the Achilles’ heel

    Miscellaneous   28 February 2017   TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
    Unlocking the secrets of the Achilles’ heel
    Walking, running, sprinting – every movement of the foot stretches the Achilles’ tendon. When jumping, the loads can approach ten times the body weight. Amazingly, the connection between the heel bone and Achilles’ tendon withstands theses...