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Decadi di ricerca portano la medicina verso nuovi traguardi. La scienza oggi ci insegna a riprogrammare le cellule del nostro corpo … al di fuori del nostro corpo. Si apre una speranza per curare numerose malattie, dai tumori alle disabilità intellettuali. Questo è un cambiamento epocale…

Decades of research have taken medicine to new heights. Science today teaches us how to reprogram cells in our body….outside of our body. It creates new hope to cure numerous illnesses, from tumors to intellectual disabilities. This is an epochal change…

Giuseppe Testa is a biomolecular scientist , Professor at the University of Milan and Director of the Epigenetics Laboratory at the Institute of Stem Cells, European Institute of Oncology in Milan. After his studies at EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) in Heidelberg and his scientific activities at the Universities of Manchester and Harvard, he returned to Italy to complete his bimolecular research aimed at creating “mobile avatar” in order to study and cure -in a not so distant future – diseases such as tumors, autism and Williams syndrome.

Scientists of the Giuseppe Testa team ,using the technique of “Disease modeling” have conducted clinical studies not on actual people anymore, but on their “external” model, exactly an avatar, and gathered important findings fundamental to understand the mechanisms underlying genetic diseases.

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