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Lieu: Lugano
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Santé - 12.08
A surprising finding emerges from observing how different countries, confronted with different conditions and different epidemiological circumstances, have acted against the spread of COVID-19: the same restrictive policies, instead of spreading gradually across the various countries, have been adopted more or less at the same time.
Sciences sociales - 10.08

The summer season is always a busy one for USI, with the many training courses in which young academics from all over the country and abroad participate, taking advantage of the break between semesters to further their knowledge in various disciplines.

Pharmacologie - 31.07

A powerful new computational tool to identify the most promising pharmacological compounds and thus allow a much faster "screening". That is what has been developed thanks to the research carried out by Prof. Vittorio Limongelli's group of USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences in collaboration with Prof. Siewert Marrink's group of University of Groningen (Netherlands). Published in open access mode in the important international , the study outlines a method able to accurately simulate the interaction between a series of drugs and their biological "targets". 

Agronomie - 21.07

The Osservatorio dello sviluppo territoriale (OST) (Observatory of Territorial Development), based at USI Academy of Architecture, has developed, in collaboration with Centro di Competenze Agroalimentari Ticino (CCAT), an interactive map thanks to which residents, tourists and those involved in the catering industry can easily identify nearby local producers of the "Ticino a te" agri-food network. The tools and skills developed in the field of academic research are made available to the community with the aim of promoting the approximately 200 producers of the network and their local produce. The free map is part of a non-profit project and is available at www.arc.usi.ch/ticino-a-te.

Santé - 13.07

We continue our journey to discover the USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences with Marta Fadda, post-doctoral researcher and lecturer, with whom we talk about social and cultural patterns, medical ethics and patient autonomy - a short trip around Switzerland, between Zurich, Bellinzona and Lugano, and a vist to the Middle East as well

Santé - 10.08

Following the call of the Federcal Council to train more physicians in Switzerland, USI created the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, which in September 2020 shall welcome the first students enrolled in the new Master of Medicine.

Art et Design - 27.07
Art et Design

The Locarno Film Festival and the University of Italian-speaking Switzerland (USI) are to strengthen their partnership with the creation of a professorship dedicated to theoretical thought on the future of cinema and film festivals, entitled "Locarno Film Festival Professor for the Future of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts".

Économie - 21.07

Lugano, St. Gallen, Barcelona, Lugano, New York, Lugano, Lisbon... these are the steps along the  academic career path of Virginia Gianinazzi, who has recently obtained her PhD in finance at USI and who will soon join the Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon as Assistant Professor. In addition to this, her research work has just been awarded by the journal Review of Asset Pricing Studies.

Sciences de la vie - 8.07

Nearly 200 billion naïve T cells continuously patrol the human body in a dormant state, prepared to respond to potential threats. An international group of researchers, led by Dr. Roger Geiger of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB, affiliated to USI), demonstrated how these cells sustain a constant state of preparedness. By better understanding of the complexity of this process, this study helps improve our knowledge of different pathophysiologies (including cancer biology), in which T lymphocytes do not function properly. The study was published on July 6 in the prestigious scientific journal, Nature Immunology .

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