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Research

The Great White Shark and the Mediterranean: a 3.2 mln years long history

An international research group led by the University of Bologna managed to sequence the DNA of this great predator of the seas, comparing DNA from ancient artifacts such as teeth, jaws and vertebrae. The results are also worrying: the Mediterranean white shark is endangered.

Published on 12 February 2020

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Research projects

Research at UniBo: more than 100 mln euro from Horizon 2020 European funds

Research at UniBo

With 244 funded projects, the Alma Mater is among the first universities in Europe for its ability to attract research funds, obtaining excellent results in fields such as food, climate change, energy and social inclusion.

Published on 07 February 2020

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus 2019-nCoV: the largest meta-analysis of the sequenced genomes of the virus

coronavirus

The analysis carried out by the University of Bologna confirms that the virus originates in bats and shows a low heterogeneity: the virus does not mutate a lot. However, it also identifies a hyper-variable genomic hotspot.

Published on 07 February 2020

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European project

Iraq, Archaeology and the University of Bologna: training tomorrow's scholars

Waladu

New labs, libraries and 16 new courses in Archeology, Philology and Ancient History at the Universities of Baghdad, Kufa and Qadissiya.

Published on 04 February 2020

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European project

Aquaculture in Europe: a shift towards technology and sustainability

Aquaculture in Europe

NewTechAqua, the European project led by the University of Bologna, will develop and test resilient and sustainable technologies for enhancing and diversifying fish, mussel and micro-algae production in Europe.

Published on 04 February 2020

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Research

The active substance helping smoke quitters

A drug commonly prescribed for type 2 diabetes was found to significantly reduce physical and affective symptoms of nicotine withdrawal in laboratory animals. This could lead to new treatments for tobacco dependence.

Published on 27 January 2020

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Research

Anti-doping: the University of Bologna confirms its commitment to cutting-edge lab tests

Thanks to a new funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency, the PTA Lab of the University of Bologna sets new braver aims: increasingly reliable and cross-checking proof results, more privacy and safety for athletes and their integrity.

Published on 27 January 2020