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The origin of the evil conformation

Prions form when normal proteins acquire a misfolded conformation and cause incurable neurodegenerative diseases. A team of scientists from SISSA has recently published a study that investigates the early events of the conversion from the normal to the disease-causing form of the prion protein.

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Animate, inanimate, but also social

Social groups (the "rich", the "police", the "elderly"...) constitute a special group for the brain, one that is distinct from other groups, such as animate and inanimate objects. This is the main finding of a neuropsychological study conducted on patients with cognitive impairment.

The first authors of the study are Raffaella Rumiati of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste, and Andrea Carnaghi of the University of Trieste.

Protein synthesis and chance

In the process of protein synthesis there is a "stochastic" component, i.e., involving random chance, which influences the time the process takes. This aspect has been investigated by two research scientists at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste.

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GAeL XXII

GAeL, Géométrie Algébrique en Liberté, is a conference organised by and for researchers in Algebraic Geometry at the beginning of their scientific career. The conference gives PhD students and post-docs the opportunity to lecture, often for the first time, in front of an international audience. In addition, selected international experts deliver mini-courses on topics at the cutting-edge of important new developments in Algebraic Geometry.  This year the conference will be held in Trieste, at the International School for Advanced Studies, SISSA (June 23-27, 2014). 

La vita di Majorana sul “palco” della SISSA

21 febbraio 2014 - ore 17.00

SISSA – Aula Magna

Via Bonomea 265, Trieste

Anche quest'anno si è svolto alla SISSA il "Progetto teatro", promosso dalla scuola media Guido Corsi di Trieste. "La scomparsa di Majorana", spettacolo tratto dal testo di Leonardo Sciascia, è stato rappresentato dagli studenti della scuola media con l'aiuto di alcuni giovani ricercatori della SISSA, il 21 febbraio, nell'Aula Magna della Scuola.

Il Comune di Trieste sostiene la SISSA

Una borsa di studio da 3mila euro ogni anno per i prossimi tre anni: questo il contributo offerto dal Comune di Trieste al Master in Comunicazione della Scienza (MCS) "Franco Prattico" della Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA). Un'azione importante per sostenere la diffusione del sapere scientifico e la Trieste scientifica.

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Gioco, cinema e scienza

Il Laboratorio Interdisciplinare della SISSA organizza una serie di incontri pubblici per raccontare l'intersezione fra la scienza, l'arte e il gioco. Gli appuntamenti si svolgeranno fra la sede della SISSA e il Caffè San Marco a Trieste.

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Telethon invests on research at SISSA

Fondazione Telethon has allocated significant funds to a research project on the West syndrome, a complex pathology that affects the nervous system, headed up by Antonello Mallamaci, a neurobiologist at SISSA of Trieste.

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Words and actions

Words and gestures are – partially – connected inside the brain. It is the result of a study carried out also by, among others, the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste, which sheds light on a debate that has been engaging the scientific community for many years: is cognition "incorporated" (that is, depends on our body) or not? According to Raffaella Rumiati and her team the answer is yes, it is, but only under certain circumstances.

The code of objects

A new research coordinated by International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Turin, studies the "code" used by the brain to categorize the objects we see and sheds light on a scientific debate: when, in the process of the brain analysis of visual stimulus, does "shape become meaning"?

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