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Transcranial stimulation to prevent fear memories from returning

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A research group at the University of Bologna developed a new non-invasive experimental protocol to alter the memory of learned fear experiences, thus paving the way for treatments to overcome traumatic events.

Published on 03 August 2020

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The six strains of SARS-CoV-2

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SARS-CoV-2 mutation rate remains low. Across Europe and Italy, the most widespread is strain G, while the L strain from Wuhan is gradually disappearing. These mutations, however, do not impinge on the process of developing effective vaccines.

Published on 03 August 2020

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Severe forms of COVID-19 and higher death risk in patients with mild obesity

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A trial involving almost 500 patients suggests considering a lower BMI cut-off value for assessing at-risk patients.

Published on 03 August 2020

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Lava tubes on Mars and the Moon are so wide they can host planetary bases

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Researchers at the Universities of Bologna and Padua studied the subsurface cavities that lava created underground on Mars and the Moon. These cavities can shield from cosmic radiations.

Published on 03 August 2020

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Neanderthals of the western Mediterranean did not become extinct because of changes in climate

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According to paleoclimatic reconstructions analysing stalagmites sampled in some caves in the Murge plateau (Apulia, Italy), Neanderthals might have become extinct because Sapiens employed more sophisticated hunting technologies.

Published on 20 July 2020

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Studies of fluid dynamics: turbulence

Alessandro Talamelli

Research Excellence at the University of Bologna: studies conducted by Prof. Alessandro Talamelli on the physical mechanisms, underlying the phenomenon of turbulence, can have great repercussions on the development of technologies and other fields of research.

Published on 20 July 2020