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Clinical and Biological Data Management and Analisys.
Biological data modelling, compliance with adopted standards, supervised and unsupervised knowledge extraction.

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Molecular and cellular techs for complex systems.
Molecular profiling, cellular phenotypes characterization, interference, biotechnologies, molecular targets, dynamics of regulatory systems.


Advanced topics for biology, medicine and IT students.
Molecular biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, experimental molecular neurology, molecular medicine, scientific writing.

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Business administration consultants.

Tecnology transfer, fund raising, intellectual property protection, quality assurance, optimization of processes, human resurces, marketing, business planning.

Tue, 31 Jul 2018
Crowdsourcing and biology
a new tool enables crowdsourced annotation of biological images

Wed, 25 Jul 2018
Lipari School on Computational Life Sciences
Recent advances in high-throughput sequencing and single-cell technologies in connection to novel models for analyzing such data are causing a rapid evolution in immunology and immunotherapy, giving rise to a novel understanding of diseases such as autoimmoune diseases. Topics such as Epitope Predictions, Rejection in transplants, Immunotherapy and Autoimmune Diseases are yielding intriguing and complex problems.

Thu, 24 May 2018
An investigation finds 20 papers on alternative treatments for cancer include image manipulation.
professor who received about $5 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health left his posts at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB), and Birmingham VA Medical Center last year after an investigation found evidence of image manipulation in 20 of his papers.

Wed, 19 Jul 2017
New cancer immunotherapy target identified using In vivo CRISPR screening
Researchers used a pooled in vivo genetic screening approach based on CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing in transplantable tumours in mice to find new targets involved in immunotherapy response.

Mon, 15 May 2017
Insects can acquire and transmit non-phytopathogenic microorganisms from plant to plant
It is known that bacterial endophytes colonize the inner tissues of host plants through the roots or through discontinuities on the plant surface, including wounds and stomata. Now a gruop of scientist demontrate that bacteria can be carried by insects that are able to copy and paste the microbiome from plant to plant!

Tue, 09 May 2017
Connexin 43 is involved in hypoxic response of neurons: it's inhibition makes them stronger!
Researchers from Catania investigated the neuroprotective effects of olfactory ensheathing cells conditioned medium on neuronal cells and found that this effect may be provided throug the inhibition of Connexin 43

Fri, 24 Mar 2017
New Job Opening
New Job opening. Senior/junior researchers positions available at IOM Ricerca.

Fri, 17 Mar 2017
Evolocumab and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease
Results of the FOURIER clinical trial have been published.

Thu, 19 Jan 2017
Cells for breakfast: how microenvironmental autophagy works in tumor growth
Researcher from Norway, Hungary and USA demonstrated that transformed cells engage surrounding normal cells as active and essential microenvironmental contributors to early tumour growth through nutrient-generating autophagy

Wed, 18 Jan 2017
Good News for cartilage repair!
New data published on a combination of collagen-based scaffold and bioactive factors capable of inducing chondrogenic differentiation of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells

Tue, 08 Nov 2016
Ectopic implantation of cell-free collagen-hydroxyapatite scaffold in the mouse produces bone formation
Results of an in vivo study indicate that bone augmentation and angiogenesis could spontaneously occur into the biomaterial, probably by the recruitment of host cells, and that the composition of the scaffolds is crucial. Collagen-hydroxyapatite scaffolds could represent a promising tool for the reconstruction of large bone defects, without using exogenous living cells or growth factors

Mon, 30 Nov 2015
You don’t have to be a pro to hack genomes.
"Genome editing: 7 facts about a revolutionary technology" now on Nature website!

Tue, 25 Aug 2015
Halifax Project: Low Dose Theory Symposium
August 25, 2015 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 111 T.W. Alexander Dr. Research Triangle Park, NC

Thu, 20 Aug 2015
New treatment option for basal cell carcinoma
Novartis’ Odomzo approved by the European Commission for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (laBCC) who are not amenable to curative surgery or radiation therapy.

Thu, 09 Jul 2015
Potential Effect of CD271 on Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Proliferation and Differentiation.
New insights on the role of CD271 in Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells trilineage differentiation

Thu, 04 Jun 2015
obesity and schizophrenia resist epigenome erasing!
"A team of researchers led by the University of Cambridge has described for the first time in humans how the epigenome – the suite of molecules attached to our DNA that switch our genes on and off – is comprehensively erased in early primordial germ cells prior to the generation of egg and sperm. However, the study, published today in the journal Cell, shows some regions of our DNA – including those associated with conditions such as obesity and schizophrenia – resist complete reprogramming"

Mon, 18 May 2015
How well Journal Impact Factor describes your science
What Happens to Journal Impact Factor (JIF) Rankings When You Drop a Decimal Place?

Mon, 06 Apr 2015
Edit the epigenome with CRISP
A CRISPR-Cas9-based acetyltransferase consisting of a nuclease-null dCas9 protein fused to the catalytic core p300 acetyltransferase p300 can be used to manipulate gene regulation

Fri, 20 Feb 2015
The incomplete interactome talks of disease-disease relationships
Despite its incompleteness, the interactome has reached sufficient coverage to allow the systematic investigation of disease mechanisms and to help uncover the molecular origins of the pathobiological relationships between diseases.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Bad news for Alzheimer’s disease
Roche announced that the phase III clinical trial for gantenerumab showed poor results for this monoclonal antibody therapy in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Antibodies did not halted the formation of the plaques in any meaningful way.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014
Underwater glue discovered!
Self-assembling multi-protein nanofibres can be used to glue things togeter underwater

Mon, 07 Jul 2014
"Storie di uomini, geni e staminali" Elena Cattaneo
Unmissable event. at 9 pm. Scuola Superiore di Catania Villa San Saverio

Wed, 04 Jun 2014
Human stem cells transplanted in OGM pig: they grow!
OGM pigs, developed by researchers from University of Missouri-Columbia, are able to host transplanted cells without the risk of rejection thus opening the door for future research

Thu, 24 Apr 2014
It isn't just sex....
new details discovered about origins and functional evolution of Y chromosomes across mammals

Tue, 11 Mar 2014
Researcher position available
Vera Salus Ricerca is looking for a Biomedical Research

Thu, 06 Feb 2014
New way of accessing NCBI
NCBI releases Entrez Direct, the Entrez utilities on the UNIX command line

Sun, 08 Dec 2013
Leukemia Patients And Investigational Personalized Cellular Therapy: first results
Three and a half years after the start of a clinical trial which demonstrated the first successful and sustained use of genetically engineered T cells to fight leukemia, the involved research team from the Perelman School of Medicine (Pennsylvania) and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announce the latest results on the first 59 patients with advanced blood cancers

Thu, 26 Sep 2013
First report of The Cancer Genome Atlas Pan-Cancer analysis published
The Pan-Cancer initiative compares the first 12 tumor types profiled by The Cancer Genome Atlas project at the DNA, RNA, protein and epigenetic levels.

Tue, 09 Jul 2013
"You're like a Neandertal!" is no more an offense
A study suggest that Neandertals shared speech and language with modern humans.

Wed, 05 Jun 2013
Quantum Leap in molecular imaging
Raman spectroscopy and scanning tunnelling microscopy unite to provide atomic molecular details

Thu, 16 May 2013
Zapp your brain to improve your math
a new study suggests that painless electrical current, applied to the brain, can boost math performance. Cool, but isn't it better to just study more?

Tue, 16 Apr 2013
Clinical Technologists learn from nature how to develop adhesive systems for living tissues
That's an easy (and successful) plan: observe nature in order to develop a synthetic system that mimics an endoparasite strategy to remain “glued” to tissues. Where would you publish those findings? On “Nature” of course….

Tue, 26 Mar 2013
Alchemy and not science rules in Italy
"Clinics that offer unproven stem-cell treatments often end up playing cat and mouse with health regulators, no matter which country they operate in. In Italy, however, one such treatment now has official sanction. The country’s health minister, Renato Balduzzi, has decreed that a controversial stem-cell treatment can continue in 32 terminally ill patients, mostly children — even though the stem cells involved are not manufactured according to Italy’s legal safety standards."

Wed, 23 Jan 2013
Towards practical, high-capacity, low-maintenance information storage in synthesized DNA
EMBL-EBI researchers have created a way to store data in the form of DNA – a material that lasts for tens of thousands of years. Maybe...

Tue, 15 Jan 2013
3-D Mapping of Lipid Orientation in Biological Tissues
New method that makes it possible to observe in situ how assemblies of lipids are oriented in biological tissues has been developed by physicists from the Laboratoire d'Optique et Biosciences (CNRS / Inserm / École Polytechnique).

Wed, 02 Jan 2013
MicroRNA Researcher Manipulated Data
An Ohio State University professor, working on microRNA research, manipulated data in six published articles, which are now slated for retraction.

Mon, 05 Nov 2012
Coordinate action of miR-143 and miR-145 in human colon cancer cells.
New insights into coordinate mechanisms of human miRs: implications in proliferation, migration and chemoresistance

Thu, 18 Oct 2012
VisualSonics Preclinical Imaging Workshop, IOM Ricerca, Viagrande - Catania
VisualSonics is proud to present the next generation cutting-edge in vivo imaging solution for small animal preclinical research

Tue, 16 Oct 2012
Hands-on training at EBI - Next Generation Sequencing Workshop
Title: Next Generation Sequencing Workshop Date: 16th - 18th October 2012 Venue: EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, Nr Cambridge, CB10 1SD, UK

Thu, 29 Mar 2012
Published 1000 human genomes
the 1000 Genomes Project produced the world's largest set of data on human genetic variation. This dataset is now publicly available on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Fri, 16 Mar 2012
Information sources in Biotecnology
A seminar organizad by EBI and The European Commission Project SLING

Fri, 15 Jul 2011
Joint EBI-Wellcome Trust workshop on Proteomics Bioinformatics
This workshop provides hands-on training in the basics of mass spec and bioinformatics, search engines, quantitative approaches, MS data repositories, the use of public databases and much more.

Fri, 03 Jun 2011
Sequences from two isolates from the European E. coli outbreak are available
The SRA database contains genome sequence reads for one isolate and a preliminary genomic assembly of another isolate in the Nucleotide database

Thu, 10 Mar 2011
Workshop: "Stress ossidativo e carenza di ossigeno; sport e prevenzione"
giovedì 10 marzo ore 19.00 - 21.00. Luogo: Cus Catania, Aula Magna (seguire le indicazioni per la Presidenza) Viale Andrea Doria 6 - Catania, Italy

Thu, 03 Mar 2011
Probing the links between in vitro potency, ADMET and physicochemical parameters
A recent study suggest that the screening cascades with in vitro potency embedded as an early filter should be revised.

Wed, 16 Feb 2011
NCBI: Retirement of Peptidome, SRA & Trace Archive
Due to budget constraints, NCBI will be discontinuing the Peptidome repository for protein/peptide mass spectroscopy data, and the Sequence Read Archive (SRA) and Trace Archive repositories for high-throughput sequence data

Thu, 23 Dec 2010
Bio-IT World Conference & EXPO'11
Final agenda released

Fri, 10 Dec 2010
Lipari School on BioInformatics and Computational Biology.
Biological Sequence Analysis and High Throughput Technologies (July 2 - July 9, 2011) Deadline: May 01, 2011