INTERMITTENT FASTING: BENEFITS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS OF THE DIET

One lean day per week and a few simple rules to regain well-being

ALS: A NEW POTENTIAL THERAPEUTIC APPROACH

Researchers from the San Raffaele Research Hospital have associated a malfunction of the Retromer complex with ALS and for the first time developed a possible therapeutic target

VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS: HOW TO RECOGNIZE IT AND TREAT IT

The five rules and behaviors that help prevent candidiasis

SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY: WHAT HAPPENS IN THE BRAIN

What are the neuronal mechanisms that make us feel responsible for our actions? The study conducted by Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute and University of Milano-Bicocca explains what is happening in our brain

COVID-19 AND ARTHROSIS: GALEAZZI STUDIES CONFIRM SAFETY OF THE TREATMENTS

Studies conducted at the Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute investigated the effects of coronavirus in patients taking drugs to treat osteoarthritis. Here are the results

BREAST CANCER: IMPORTANCE OF PREVENTION

Prevention, through mammography and ultrasound, is the first step to fight breast cancer. San Raffaele experts explain which exams should be done based on patient’s age

TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE IMPLANT: STUDY DEMONSTRATES DURABILITY AND EFFICACY OF BIOPROSTHESES

Policlinico San Donato led an observational study with the longest follow-up ever. The study was conducted on nearly 1,000 patients treated in 2007 and 2011

DO CARBOHYDRATES MAKE YOU FAT? 3 FALSE MYTHS TO DISPEL

Do pasta and bread eaten in the evening make you fat? The specialist's answers on this and two other carbohydrate myths

RNA POLYMERASE: THE SARS-COV-2 “SLOPPY PHOTOCOPIER”

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced the scientific community to devote itself to the research and development of various strategies to fight SARS-CoV-2 infection. The only informed way to identify new antivirals is through the knowledge of...

UNISR IN THE WINNING TEAM OF THE AXA AWARD TO SUPPORT RESEARCH ON COVID-19

Ten projects have been funded worldwide by the AXA Research Fund, as part of the extraordinary call "Mitigating risk in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic" for research on Covid-19

STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY FOR SARS-CoV-2: X-RAY CRYSTALLOGRAPHY

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced the scientific community to devote itself to the research and development of various strategies to fight SARS-CoV-2 infection. The only informed way to identify new antivirals is through the knowledge of...

DEVELOPING ANTIVIRALS IN A RATIONAL WAY: “BLUNTING” THE SARS-CoV-2 SCISSORS

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced the scientific community to devote itself to the research and development of various strategies to fight SARS-CoV-2 infection. The only informed way to identify new antivirals is through the knowledge of...

PANCREATIC SURGERY: OPERATIVE MORTALITY IN MANY HOSPITALS IS TOO HIGH

A new study published in the British Journal of Surgery has analyzed the operative mortality of individual Italian hospitals, highlighting the urgency of a new national accreditation policy

ON VACATION ALONE: WHEN AND HOW?

Children and the holiday alone: an important moment for their growth and conquest of autonomy, but it’s not the same for everyone. We interviewed Prof. Anna Ogliari, Associate of Clinical Psychology at UniSR, who gave us some useful tips to...

GENETIC EDITING: A NEW STRATEGY TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY AND PRECISION

Researchers of the San Raffaele-Telethon Institute describe a new mechanism to improve the effectiveness of this technology and overcome the obstacles hitherto present to its application in blood stem cells

COLORECTAL CANCER: AN INDIGESTABLE DISEASE

Colorectal cancer is considered one of the most common neoplasms in the Western Europe, whose death rate is thankfully falling

OZONE THERAPY: WHAT IS IT AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS IN PHYSIOTHERAPY

What is oxygen-ozone therapy? What are the properties and pathologies it can cure in the physiotherapy field? The word to the Physiatrist Specialist of the Casa di Cura La Madonnina in Milan

DR. AGOSTA RECEIVES THE EUROPEAN YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD FROM THE RECHERCHE ALZHEIMER FOUNDATION

ELECTRICAL CRYOMICROSCOPY: SMALL ELECTRONS TO VISUALIZE LARGE MOLECULES

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced the scientific community to devote itself to the research and development of various strategies to fight SARS-CoV-2. The only way to identify new antivirals is through the knowledge of the...

SWIMMING POOL 2020: PROS & CONS

Summer 2020: what precautions to follow when attend outdoor pools and water parks during the coronavirus emergency. Professor Fabrizio Pregliasco gives a piece of advice to follow

COVID-19: LANCET RHEUMATOLOGY RESULTS OF THE CLINICAL STUDY ON MAVRILIMUMAB

The study conducted at the San Raffaele Research Hospital suggests that the experimental drug reduces mortality and accelerates the improvement of the clinical picture

For healthy, eco-friendly shopping, CHANGE YOUR HABITS!

Here are some tips from San Donato Group’s experts on how to have a healthier, more environmentally friendly diet

COVID-REANIMATION NURSE: OUT OF ALL THE KNOWN SCHEMES

Profession of a nurse requires courage, resourcefulness and dedication. During the world pandemic they were among few who faced the COVID-emergency on the frontlines. We asked the Nurse Coordinator at the coronavirus intensive care unit Pallaria...

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR A FASTER COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS

A multicenter project coordinated by the San Donato Research Hospital applies the AI to radiological images

POLICLINICO SAN DONATO: THE WORLD AFTER CORONAVIRUS

During last weeks, Italian hospitals have begun to reopen elective medical and surgical activities after the COVID epidemic, which swept the country in late February. We asked the Chief Medical Officer of the Policlinico San Donato Research...

WHAT IS GOOD FOR HEALTH IS ALSO GOOD FOR THE PLANET

A proper diet plays an essential part in people’s health and well-being, as well as a preventive role. Food, besides providing nutrition, is an element of culture, tradition and socializing, yet it also has a significant impact on the environment

ERC: GENE THERAPY PROJECT TO OVERCOME CHRONIC HEPATITIS B

Researcher Matteo Iannacone wins prestigious ERC funding for the third time: the goal is to test a gene therapy to reactivate the immune system against HBV

SAN RAFFAELE: ADVANCED IMAGING AND SEQUENCING IN HIGH BIOSECURITY LABS TO STUDY SARS-COV-2

For research on the new coronavirus San Raffaele Hospital fielded the only one high biosecurity laboratory for animals in Italy with in vivo imaging and single cell sequencing

CORONAVIRUS: REACTION OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

What happens when coronavirus attacks the human body? How does the immune system react? The expert replies

PHASE 2: SAFE HOSPITALS OF THE SAN DONATO GROUP

Safe reopening of the GSD hospitals: here are the new ways to access, book & pay for the visits at the GSD hospitals during the Phase 2 of the coronavirus emergency

AT THE DAWN OF ITALY’S REOPENING: COVID-19 LESSONS THAT WE HAVE LEARNT SO FAR

While Italy has been reopened on May 4, after an almost 2-month lockdown, we have talked with Elena Bottinelli, CEO of the San Raffaele Research Hospital, and Professor Fabio Ciceri, Chief of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant and Clinical...

A STUDY COMPARES MORTALITY FROM COVID-19 IN SIX WESTERN METROPOLITAN AREAS

Lombardy and Milan with lower rates than New York, Madrid and Brussels

NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR RESTORING HEARING

Today, in many cases of hearing loss, it is possible to implant hearing aids that not only restore hearing to people who have lost it but also give it to people who were born deaf. It is essential that people with hearing loss turn to highly...

COVID-19: San Raffaele contributes in identifying the population to be protected in Phase 2

The data analysis of almost 1000 hospitalized patients traces a precise picture of the patient at risk and indicates the way to be able to live with the virus

DO I CHEW CORRECTLY?

A dentistry specialty investigates the functions of the stomatognathic system from dental occlusion to the health of chewing muscles and the tongue. Together with the SDC and UniSR experts, we discover gnathology and what it can do to restore...

COMBATING INFLUENZA

Are we sure that it is not just a cold? Knowing which medications to take and which rules to follow in order to cure yourself is the first step towards proper recovery.

DEPARTMENT FOR THE REHABILITATION OF COVID PATIENTS AT SAN RAFFAELE

The ward was created specifically for admitted patients following a complex coronavirus infection and offers rehabilitation programs before patients’ discharge

Preventing breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Thanks to continuous medical advances and screening for early detection, less people die of breast cancer today than in the past.

NEW HEART FAILURE TREATMENTS

Reducing surgical risks in patients with a complex cardiological profile is possible through the use of techniques that innovate and enhance traditional procedures. The goal? To stop or slow the progression of heart disease and to encourage...

CORONAVIRUS AND VACCINE: WHERE ARE WE

How do you get a vaccine and how long will it take to develop one against the coronavirus?

COVID-19 EMERGENCY: A PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT SERVICE FOR PATIENTS AND HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL

At the San Donato Research Hospital (Policlinico San Donato) patients are not left alone. Phone calls, video and text chats are available to listen to patients and help them solve anxiety and stress

REFRACTIVE SURGERY

Correcting sight defects is possible through refractive surgery but, being cosmetic surgery, it should only be carried out if the patient fulfils all the requirements for suitability

COVID-19 AND EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENTS: A MAXI OBSERVATIONAL STUDY IN PROGRESS AT THE HOSPITAL SAN RAFFAELE

Cross-referencing data from COVID-19 patients helps to better understand the disease and to test the efficacy and safety of the available experimental drugs

GSD NUTRITION EDUCATION COMES TO CATERING COLLEGE

EAT - Sustainable Eating and GSD Food and Wine together in schools for the first time

THE NEW INTENSIVE CARE UNIT FOR THE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY IS READY IN THE SAN RAFFAELE HOSPITAL

Built in record 8 days, the new Intensive Care Unit will welcome severely affected COVID-19 patients starting from March 23, 2020

ARE SUPPLEMENTS GOOD FOR US?

What happens when a particular nutrient comes into contact with our intestine? Is there a way to observe how they benefit the body? A study by Galeazzi gives us the answer

WHAT TO DO WHEN THERE’S STILL NO BABY

It is better to turn to a centre specialised in reproductive medicine for a proper diagnostic assessment and a programme appropriate for the couple

GRUPPO SAN DONATO: COMMITMENT NUMBERS AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS

GSD hospitals have been on the front lines fighting against COVID-19 and are currently in charge of 14.5% of COVID-19 patients in Lombardy. Here are the related numbers of our activities.

SAN RAFFAELE: A BABY FRIENDLY HOSPITAL

The Gruppo San Donato facility gains international Unicef certification

GLAUCOMA, THE SILENT THIEF OF SIGHT

An eye disease usually caused by an increase in pressure inside the eye. A widespread and socially relevant disease today affecting around 55 million people throughout the world and one of the leading causes of sight loss, second only to cataracts