ESOF2020 News

Big Data in Healthcare: the future is now

The use of big data and increasingly accurate analytical tools in the medical field could help improve patient care and treatment, reduce costs associated with health services, predict and prevent epidemic phenomena. Big data have changed and will change even more in the future many areas of health and medicine: from diagnostics to care to the management of health services. The insights gained from this huge amount of information, in health care can help researchers to gain a deeper understanding of the phenomena in order to improve the results of clinical trials, increase the productivity of health workers and improve the effectiveness of the practices themselves.

On these topics we interviewed Russ B. Altman, professor of bioengineering, genetics, medicine, and biomedical data science (and of computer science, by courtesy) and past chairman of the bioengineering department at Stanford University.

Towards a mathematical model of the cardiac function

Interview with Alfio Quarteroni

The understanding of the cardiac function and its fundamental role in the vital processes of so many living systems has always been a fascinating subject for scholars of every time. In a very sketchy overview of the western civilization…

Genome Editing and precision medicine: promise and potential

Interview with Serena Zacchigna

CRISPR is a genome editing technique providing a way to allow targeted alterations in the DNA sequence, using proteins normally present in bacteria. This technique is proving to be fundamental in biomedicine as it is making it possible to investigate…

Augmented Reality enters the operating theatre

Interview with Marina Carbone

Augmented reality is already used in the most varied fields, from sport to the mechanical industry. It is beginning to make its appearance in the field of medicine with promising applications, especially in the surgical sector…

ERC Awards over 600 million to Europe's Top Researchers

On December 10th the European Research Council announced the winners of its latest Consolidator Grant competition: 301 top scientists and scholars across Europe. Funding for these researchers, part of the Horizon 2020 research…

The Science in the City Festival takes shape

The Science in the City Festival is beginning to take shape, while it will be possible until 31st December 2019 to submit proposals to be included in the rich programme of scientific dissemination events that will animate Trieste from 27th June to 11th July 2020.

The new web site has now been online for a few days making it possible to see updates to the programme and, of course, up until the deadline, to submit new proposals for events to be added to the over 100 that have been received until now.

Ocean sustainability, a challenge to be won

Editorial by Cosimo Solidoro

Oceans are a fundamental component of our planet and their contributions to human wellbeing is so large that cannot be overestimated. To provide few notables examples, they provide half of the oxygen we breath, mitigate current climate, buffer climate change impact and slow down its rate by adsorbing massive amount of heat and of CO2 from the atmosphere, offer foods, recreation, spiritual experiences, and inspiration for culture to many communities...

The Blue Economy between education and research  

Interview with Francesca Santoro

The Global Ocean Science Report drawn up by the UNESCO Oceanographic Commission has shown that in maritime sciences actually about 38% of researches are women, around 10% more than in the other sciences in general…

Cryosphere and Ocean: IPCC Special Report urges action

The latest IPCC Special Report highlights the urgency of prioritizing timely, ambitious and coordinated action to address unprecedented and enduring changes in the ocean and cryosphere and reveals the benefits of ambitious and effective adaptation…

Oceans, a great potential yet to be discovered

Interview with Ilaria Nardello

With the Blue Growth Strategy, the European Commission has clearly identified the seas’ and oceans’ great potential to contribute to Europe’s long-term plan for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The Blue Economy represents roughly 5.4 million jobs…