Atomium Culture

Atomium Culture

The Permanent Platform of Atomium Culture brings together some of the most authoritative universities, newspapers and businesses in Europe to increase the movement of knowledge: across borders, across sectors and to the public at large.
La plataforma permanente Atomium Culture reúne a las universidades, periódicos y empresas más prestigiosos de Europa para promover el flujo del conocimiento más allá de fronteras, entre sectores y hacia el público en general.

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Leading young European researchers have been selected by European research universities and the Scientific and Editorial Committees of AC to write an article about their work and the potential impact of this.

The Secret Lives of Enzymes

Por: | 27 de diciembre de 2012


By Francesco Lanucara, University of Rome La Sapienza

Good news from the cellular yards! Italian scientists from Sapienza Università di Roma unveiled the detailed functioning of one of the most important human enzymes, paving another avenue for the discovery of novel treatments.

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Identifying new anticancer drugs

Por: | 18 de diciembre de 2012


By Régis Gasper and Erik Goormaghtigh, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Mechanism of action of anticancer compounds on cells could be accurately characterized by their infrared fingerprint thereby improving objective decision for the selection of new molecules.

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Why Do Ancient Questions Still Matter?

Por: | 16 de diciembre de 2012


By Joyce van Leeuwen, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Solving the puzzle of the Aristotelian Mechanics.

Have you ever wondered why dentists can more easily draw teeth by using a forceps than with the bare hand? In antiquity authors were already fascinated by these types of questions and wrote profusely about the working of simple machines.

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Formulaic Horrors: The Modern Gothic Romance

Por: | 13 de diciembre de 2012


By Brigita Jeraj, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

If you think of “Gothics”, the image of darkly dressed young adults with pale faces and poor music taste may come to your mind. Gothic in the literary context is something different, although traits of this image can be found there as well—for example, in the appearance of vampires in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga.

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Bodies that Weave Art, Art that Tells Lives

Por: | 09 de diciembre de 2012


By Shahd Wadi,  University of Coimbra

The artistic life-stories of Palestinian women. Since the Israeli occupation of Palestine in 1948, Palestinian women’s bodies have served as a battlefield of clashes between existing powers – indeed, even becoming the conflict itself.

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Better drug delivery could improve cancer treatment

Por: | 04 de diciembre de 2012

Hunting the bugs

By Giulio Caracciolo, Università di Roma La Sapienza

The group I coordinate at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Rome ‘Sapienza’ is researching novel systems for delivering drugs and genes produced outside the body into target cells within the body. These can be used to treat cancer and genetic diseases (the latter causing about 25 per cent of deaths) by replacing a missing or defective gene, and may cure serious diseases such as cystic fibrosis.

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