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

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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

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

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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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A new technique prevents errors in quantum computers

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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

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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

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Multiple Sclerosis and immunotherapy

Multiple Sclerosis: immunotherapy is able to slow down the disease in secondary progressive stages

Published on 03 September 2020

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A brand-new radiocarbon clock will help scientists discover the mysteries of the past

Radiocarbon dating

An international research group which includes the University of Bologna defined new standards in radiocarbon dating.

Published on 26 August 2020