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Sickle cell disease: study finds new therapeutic strategy to prevent disease progression

A study from the University of Verona sheds light on a new therapeutic strategy that may prevent the complications of sickle cell disease (SCD), a serious genetic disease that affects about 230,000 children worldwide every year in sub-Saharan Africa and 2600-1300 newborns in North America and Europe. In Italy, Sickle cell disease, once prevalent in Southern Italy, is now found throughout the country due to...

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Vicenza città impresa, progetto Academy

Sono aperte le candidature per partecipare all’Academy, promossa in occasione della dodicesima edizione del Festival Città Impresa, evento in programma a Vicenza dal 29 al 31 marzo. Il Festival è diretto da Dario Di Vico, giornalista del Corriere della Sera e vedrà la partecipazione di grandi nomi della politica e dell’economia e del giornalismo, da Mario Monti a Giulio Tremonti, a Ferruccio De Bortoli. L’Academy è...

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Ritorna People of Univr

Sara ha raccontato a People of Univr  la sua scelta di riprendere gli studi a 37 anni, nonostante gli impegni familiari e lavorativi. Si è iscritta al corso magistrale interateneo di Arte, un progetto che descrive come “faticoso, denso però di esperienze, conoscenze, curiosità e tanta ricerca alle spalle”. Leggi la storia completa su “Non ho voluto farmi sconti, mi sono detta: studentessa a tempo pieno o...

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Professore ordinario di Chirurgia Maxillo Facciale Laureato all’università di Pavia nel 1981, chirurgo al policlinico universitario di Verona dal 1983. Professore ordinario dell’Ateneo veronese dal 1997. Direttore della UOC Chirurgia Maxillo Facciale e Odontoiatria AOUI di Verona dal 2001. Direttore vicario del dipartimento di Scienze Morfologico-Biomediche (2003-2005). Direttore della Scuola di Specializzazione in Chirurgia Maxillo Facciale dal 2004. Direttore del centro di riferimento regionale per...

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James P. Allison to be awarded Honorary Degree

On Thursday 10 October 2019 the Rector, Pier Francesco Nocini, will confer the Honorary Master’s degree in Medicine and Surgery on James P. Allison, winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine and Professor of Immunology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The ceremony will be held at “De Sandre” lecture hall – Lente Didattica, G.B. Rossi Hospital (Piazzale Scuro...

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Most comprehensive map of cancer genomes unveiled by landmark study

The most comprehensive study of whole cancer genomes to date has been completed. This is a unique achievement for the international scientific community – so much so that it made the front page of the latest issue of the journal ‘Nature’ (Volume 578 Issue 7793, 6 February 2020) – because it provides an invaluable resource for understanding the causes, development and evolution of different types...

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High-tempo music may make exercise easier and more beneficial, study suggests

Listening to high-tempo music such as Taylor Swift, Green Day or Caro Emerald may give you the boost you need to get off the couch and resume a healthy lifestyle. The impact of high-tempo music on physical exercise is the subject of a study published in ‘Frontiers in Psychology’ and conducted by the University of Verona with co-author Luca Paolo Ardigò, professor of Methodology and...

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The University of Verona part of research team  unveiling the secrets of eggplants

An Italian-led research team comprised of ENEA (National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development), CREA (Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics), and the Universities of Verona and Turin, has decoded the eggplant genome, opening up new opportunities for growing varieties that are more resistant to climate change and its consequences, such as drought. The study, published in the journal...

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Important progress in understanding the abnormalites of bone marrow niche in Sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease (SCD) – which is the most common red cell monogenic disorder – is worldwide distributed in endemic areas for malaria. Migratory movements from areas such as Sub-Saharan Africa have increased its spread all over Europe, emerging as a real problem for health systems. With regard to patients with SCD, the latest developments in the field of gene therapy, i.e. the process of...

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Study outlines the mechanisms that govern solar energy collection in plants: possible implications for crop yields

Through photosynthesis, plants convert solar energy into living matter, which is used by humans for many purposes, such as obtaining food, medicines, fuel, or renewable raw material to be used in industry. However, when the absorbed light is in excess, the plant suffers and defense mechanisms are put in place to disperse the energy. In the study “Identification of a pigment cluster catalysing fast photoprotective...

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