Research on Mesothelioma PDF Print E-mail
Written by Francesco Turci   
Monday, 08 September 2014 10:42

Prof. Ada Funaro and coworkers have just published an important work revealing for the first time that a specific membrane glycoprotein (CD157) is implicated in multiple aspects of malignant mesothelioma progression. Authors suggest that CD157 expression could be used to stratify patients into different prognostic groups or to select patients that might benefit from particular chemotherapeutic approach.

Abstract: Malignant mesothelioma is a deadly tumor whose diagnosis and treatment remain very challenging. There is an urgent need to advance our understanding of mesothelioma biology and to identify new molecular markers for improving management of patients. CD157 is a membrane glycoprotein linked to ovarian cancer progression and mesenchymal differentiation.

IARC: Meeting for Monograph 111 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maura Tomatis   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 15:03


         Meeting for Monograph 111 “Some Nanomaterials and Some Fibres”

is announced (Lyon, 30 September - 7 October 2014)



The agents examined include Carbon Nanotubes, Fluoro-edenite and Silicon Carbide

The director of "G. Scansetti" Center, prof. Bice Fubini, will take part in the working group for Monograph 111. She will take care of section 4-2 on Physico-Chemical Properties Aassociated with Particle/Fiber Toxicity and co-chair section 4 on Mechanisms

Nanosafety Forum for Young Scientists PDF Print E-mail
Written by Francesco Turci   
Friday, 16 May 2014 10:59
8-9th October 2014, Sicily
The NanoSafety Cluster is hosting a “Nanosafety Forum for Young Scientists”. The event will take place in Syracuse, Sicily on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th October 2014, complemented by opportunities to meet experts and senior scientists. Prior to the Forum for young scientists the NSC meeting will be held on Tuesday 7th.