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Campus - Oct 12
The Peruvian anthropologist and archaeologist Fernando Astete is regarded as the guardian of Machu Picchu for his constant commitment to the conservation of this World Heritage Site. The images in his archives have been collected in the website developed by USI UNESCO Chair, thanks to several contributions and the valuable work of young students and researchers. The aim is to promote sustainable tourism that fosters the cultural and natural value of the site, focusing on understanding and respect for the environment and local culture.
Health - Oct 12

With the awarding of the Nobel Prize for Medicine 2020 to virologist Charles M. Rice, of Rockefeller University, USI adds another case of a direct relationship with an award winner conferred by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Davide Robbiani, Director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB, affiliated to USI), collaborates with Prof. Rice and with him is co-author of a dozen scientific publications.

Economics - Sep 24

In the consumer and services society people are increasingly exposed to financial products of all kinds, such as credit cards, car leasing, mortgage loans, investment funds for our savings, etc.

Pharmacology - Sep 17

Another important result for research in computational pharmacology "made in USI": Prof. Vittorio Limongelli of the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and his PhD candidate Stefano Raniolo have developed a protocol that allows to simulate accurately the interaction between a drug and its molecular "target". The method has been published in the top , where only two other groups in this field have published so far.

Architecture - Aug 27

Gabriele Neri, lecturer-researcher at the USI Academy of Architecture, has been chosen by the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University (New York, USA) for the Weinberg Fellowship in Architectural History and Preservation (2020-2021), a prestigious appointment that stems from a careful international selection and which was awarded for his research work entitled "Graphic satire and the public perception of architecture: a missing genre". Thanks to this Fellowship, Gabriele Neri will be able to further his research interests in New York for a period of four months, starting in January 2021.

Health - Aug 18

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has published, on August 12, the results of a research project conducted jointly by Cardiocentro Ticino and the EOC Neurocentro, which delivers a message of hope in the fight against Parkinson's disease, as well as providing encouraging news for the USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences. The study focuses on the analysis of blood plasma microvesicles (exosomes), which could allow the disease to be detected at a very early stage, favouring more effective therapeutic approaches. The new method, non-invasive and economical, requires a simple blood sample.

Health - Sep 30

After the announcement, in May, of the first results of serological tests carried out on healthcare personnel in Ticino [ ], significant data on the antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 is now available, thanks t

Health - Sep 21

How will our cities, urban planning and housing change in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak? It is a new challenge that is keeping architects and urban planners busy.

Economics - Aug 27

In an efficient capital market, the fundamental value of a firm is normally reflected in the price of its shares.

Life Sciences - Aug 21
Life Sciences

When our DNA breaks, cells use the so-called homologous recombination pathway to accurately repair the break, so that DNA is fixed and no mutations are introduced during the repair process.

Computer Science - Aug 17

As a contribution to the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence, occurring August 17, the UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites at USI Universitŕ della Svizzera italiana unveils iWareBatik digital technologies, an online platform and mobile app designed to showcase and communicate the cultural values of Batik tradition, which has been inscribed by UNESCO within the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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