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A quiz on food

For nearly one year some researchers of the International School for Advances Studies (SISSA), the University of Milan, Alma Mater Studiorum University in Bologna and the University of Perugia have been working on FoodCAST,a project commissioned and financed by the Lombardy Region, MIPAF and ISMEA, to tackle the complex dynamics of food with an innovative and multidisciplinary approach never tried before. Foodly is a game devised and designed by SISSA Medialab, with the collaboration of SISSA Master’s programme in Complex Actions, to make the public familia

L’occhio del fotografo

Giovedì 24 gennaio il Laboratorio Interdisciplinare per le Scienze Naturali e Umanistiche della SISSA ha organizzato il secondo degli appuntamenti legati al mondo della fotografia vista come un ponte tra arte e scienza.

Il titolo di questo nuovo incontro, tenuto da Andrea Tomicich: "l'occhio del fotografo".

Giovedì 24 gennaio 2013, ore 17.30 > Aula 128

The sense of "antisense" RNA

October 15, 2012

While studying Parkinson's disease, an international research group led by SISSA scientists in Trieste made a discovery which can improve industrial protein synthesis for therapeutic use. They managed to understand the use of RNA when it is not involved in the protein-coding process: the protein synthesis activity of coding genes can be enhanced, for example, by the activity of the non-coding one called "antisense".

Scientists inspired by a microscopic water organism

October 9, 2012 

Until now it has been a mystery to scientists: how does it work? What is the need of the movement of euglenids, small organisms swimming in any pond? Nobody has ever described it in detail and nobody has ever understood its dynamics. But today, through a mathematical model, scientists at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) and at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya have suggested a plausible description of this movement, made by the sliding of the membrane around the outer surface of euglenids.

Language and actions: a partial bond

September 27, 2012

What do movements have to do with our understanding of language? Some scientists say that the way we understand words describing actions (walking, jumping, dancing...) could be connected to the motor activity of the brain related to movements. Two studies, one published soon after the other in Cortex and in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, have involved some SISSA scientists in Trieste and have explored this hypothesis from different points of view.