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Scientific research

Is it one or two species? The case of the cluster anemones


Their scientific name is "Parazoanthus axinellae" and they are among the most fascinating corals of the Mediterranean Sea.

Published on 29 September 2020



“I’ll take care of you” (“Avrò cura di te”): a new University project for the Unibo community


"I'll take care of you" is about new measures promoting the life-work balance of people working and studying at the University of Bologna. This project intends to provide professional psychological support to employees and students who are also caregivers within their families and has been recently discussed by the Academic Senate.

Published on 28 September 2020



Offices of the International Relations Division - how to access services

International students interested in enrolling or already enrolled at the University of Bologna (degree seeking students).

Published on 24 September 2020



Meraviglie blu: the new frontiers of research and exploration for the planet

What secrets hide in the oceans? With Alma Mater researchers and National Geographic explorers we will discover how to protect the marine environment restoring the balance between Humans and Nature.

Published on 22 September 2020


Research study

Evolution and diseases: in some east-Asian populations genomic adaptations to a rice-based diet mitigate the risk of obesity and diabetes


Populations of China, Korea and Japan first adopted rice as their main source of nutrition more than 10,000 years ago. As a result, they have developed genomic adaptations that are protecting them from the risks entailed by the westernization of their diets.

Published on 21 September 2020



A new approach to the interpretation of fraction signs in the Linear A script


By combining palaeographic examination and highly sophisticated computational approaches, a research group at the University of Bologna developed an innovative method that might solve one of the greatest mysteries of undeciphered ancient writing systems.

Published on 17 September 2020



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Immuni helps us fight the COVID-19 epidemic.

Published on 15 September 2020


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A new technique prevents errors in quantum computers


A paper recently published in Nature presents a protocol allowing for the error detection and the protection of quantum processors in case of qubit loss. This may prove to be essential for the future development of large-scale quantum computers.

Published on 10 September 2020



Mutations of gene TP53 and myelodysplastic syndrome

Mutations of gene TP53 represent a factor in determining the seriousness of myelodysplastic syndrome

Published on 03 September 2020