26 January 2021

Science is a collaborative endeavour

In January 2019, the arrival of Director Iain Mattaj marked the beginning of the Human Technopole Foundation. Since then, we have made great progress, structuring our administrative offices, refurbishing existing buildings and creating new spaces for our first experimental laboratories.   The global pandemic which hit the world in 2020 caused unimaginable difficulties and loss to people all over the world, forcing us […]

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11 January 2021

MoU between HT and Associazione Civita

Human Technopole and Associazione Civita kick off the new year by signing a memorandum of understanding to carry out joint activities to promote scientific culture and dissemination of knowledge. HT is the new Italian research institute for life sciences. As part of its mission, HT aims to contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge and […]

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08 January 2021

Keeping Sperm Cells on Track

One essential component of each eukaryotic cell is the cytoskeleton. Microtubules, tiny tubes consisting of a protein called tubulin, are part of this skeleton of cells. Cilia and flagella, which are antenna-like structures that protrude from most of the cells in our body, contain many microtubules. An example of flagell is the sperm tail, which is essential […]

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23 December 2020

Happy holidays from Human Technopole!

We have reached the end of a year which has been intense and complicated for Italy and the entire world. Despite the difficulties that hit, including the city of Milan, for Human Technopole 2020 was a year of great growth and development: we are on the verge of one hundred employees and over forty recruitment […]

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17 December 2020

Researchers map a fundamental enzyme

For the first time, scientists have “photographed” and mapped human RNA polymerase III, a fundamental enzyme for the life of all cells whose mutations can cause hypersensitivity to viruses with severe consequences to our health. This result was obtained by researchers from the Institute of Cancer Research in London and the University of Regensburg (Germany), […]

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