On the tracks of oncoviruses with Renato Dulbecco

2021-12-09T00:51:28+01:009 December 2021|Categories: Medicine and Research|Tags: , , , |

Certainly, nowadays, hunting for viruses may not seem like the best of ideas but, for Renato Dulbecco, following step by step the Polyomavirus was the solution to understand how some of these pathogens are capable of inducing the formation of tumors. We are talking about the category of oncoviruses, today responsible for about 1 tumor on 6 in the world, and that among its ranks includes the Papillomavirus (cause of cervical cancer), Hepatitis B and C (which instead attack the liver). Dulbecco discovered that the integration of the viral genome with that of the host is responsible for the generation of tumors, [...]

Celiac disease: and if it was the fault of a virus?

2021-03-14T13:00:42+01:0015 August 2017|Categories: Food and Health|Tags: , , , |

The intestinal mucosa is perpetually in contact with the food that is ingested and with potentially pathogenic bacteria that are introduced with it: the immune system distinguishes between what are simply nutrient molecules (proteins, lipids, etc.) and those that are proteins belonging to viruses or bacteria, permettendo l'assorbimento e l'ingresso solo alle sostanze non pericolose. La celiachia è una patologia che coinvolge il sistema immunitario nella quale l'organismo riconosce alcune di queste proteine che vengono introdotte con l'alimentazione come "enemies", activating an immune response, come se il corpo fosse di fronte ad un'infezione di un qualche patogeno. Responsible [...]

Follow the trail: DNA barcoding

2017-07-12T17:27:45+02:0021 September 2015|Categories: No Category|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Ozzano dell’Emilia 16 of October 2015 ore 11.00, Aula Cugnini - Department of Veterinary Medicine (DIMEVET), Via Tolara di Sopra, 50 Ozzano dell’Emilia (BO) Minerva in collaborazione col Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria dell’Università di Bologna (DIMEVET) , in occasione dell’European Biotech Week 2015, organizza l’incontro SEGUI LA TRACCIA: DNA barcoding. The meeting is open and aimed at students of scientific faculties. […]

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