A novel finding on Kabuki syndrome, a rare genetic disease
The research, coordinated by the University of Trento, has recreated for the first time the pathological condition in a test tube discovering what happens in the cell nucleus and what hinders the formation of cartilages and bones. The findings were published in the scientific journal Nature Genetics
More women in panels: the advantages of diversity
The University of Trento has inclusion and gender equality as core values, and adopted new guidelines to promote gender equality and diversity in its events. A set of recommendations, and not limitations, that will be helpful in the organization of events and in the designation of committee members. Rector Collini: "We hope that this model will inspire many other institutions"
Neurodegenerative diseases: UniTrento takes on the challenge
A research team has been using RNA strands as weapon and target for over 10 years, and invented a treatment approach that was patented in Europe and in the USA. More time and investments are needed to develop it into a therapeutic treatment, but this genetic mechanism, which works like a key in the lock, is very promising
Cancer research, the guardian of the genome has a new ally
A study by the University of Trento identified a protein that, like a switch, controls the onset of cell death processes in cancer cells, which are regulated by p53, the protein known as ‘the guardian of the genome’. The findings, published in Cell Reports, will be used to develop more tailored and effective cancer treatments
On demand glass is right around the corner
A research group coordinated by physicists of the University of Trento was able to probe internal stress in colloidal glasses, a crucial step to control the mechanical properties of glasses. Their work opens the way to new types of glass for new applications. The study was published in the US journal "Science advances"
Covid-19, a prominent role for UniTrento in ultrasound diagnosis
A GPS of the brain that organizes concepts
A research group of CIMeC of the University of Trento found out that the same brain areas and coding schemes are activated when navigating through geographical and conceptual spaces. The study, which for the first time indicates that the same spatial maps are used for places and ideas, appeared in the “Journal of Neuroscience”