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How to be a social climber

"He landed the job because he has connections." How many times you have heard these words? Now a study confirms what is apparently only a stereotype. The research, published in the Journal of Statistical Physics, which also involves the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste, is entitled, quite eloquently, "The Social Climbing Game".

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The good side of the prion

A few years ago it was found that certain proteins, the prions, when defective are dangerous, as they are involved in neurodegenerative syndromes such as the Creutzfeldt-Jakob and the Alzheimer diseases. But now research is showing their good side, too: when performing well, prions may be crucial in the development of the brain during childhood, as observed by a study carried out by a team of neuroscientists at SISSA which appeared in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Science Writing Workshop

June 26th, 2013 - from 2.00 to 5.00 pm

With this wokshop participants will learn the essentials of communicating complex science concepts through their writing. The course will be conducted by the renowned, award-winning journalist and former Guardian science editor Tim Radford. The workshop is designed for all those interested in becoming a science journalist at the international level. Workshop length is three hours. Maximum course size is 40.

Held on: Wednesday 26 June 2013

Decoding touch

23 April 2013

With their whiskers rats can detect the texture of objects in the same way as humans do using their fingertips. A study, in which some scientists of SISSA have taken part, shows that it is possible to understand what specific object has been touched by a rat by observing the activation of brain neurons. A further step towards understanding how the brain, also in humans, represents the outside world.

MAPPE 2013

26 - 28 giugno 2013, SISSA

MAPPE è un evento dedicato alla comunicazione della scienza che si è tenuto dal 26 al 28 giugno alla SISSA di Trieste

È anche un network che riunisce il Laboratorio Interdisciplinare della SISSA, il Master in Giornalismo e comunicazione istituzionale della scienza dell'Università di Ferrara e Fondazione IDIS - Città della Scienza di Napoli.