Action at a Distance, Circa Early 1950s
Action at a Distance, Circa Early 1950s
Neuroscientist Rita Levi-Montalcini began her Nobel Prize–winning work in a makeshift laboratory in Italy during the Second World War.
Action at a Distance, Circa Early 1950s
Action at a Distance, Circa Early 1950s

Neuroscientist Rita Levi-Montalcini began her Nobel Prize–winning work in a makeshift laboratory in Italy during the Second World War.

Neuroscientist Rita Levi-Montalcini began her Nobel Prize–winning work in a makeshift laboratory in Italy during the Second World War.

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Italian Institute Revokes Appointment of Cancer Researcher
Italian Institute Revokes Appointment of Cancer Researcher
Catherine Offord | Jul 7, 2020
Pier Paolo Pandolfi left Harvard University last year following allegations of sexual harassment, and has since been accused of research misconduct.
Italy Closes All Schools for Two Weeks as Coronavirus Spreads
Italy Closes All Schools for Two Weeks as Coronavirus Spreads
Amy Schleunes | Mar 4, 2020
China and Japan have also closed their schools, prompting universities worldwide to assess the threat this virus poses to their local and international communities.
A Smiling Garden, 1558
A Smiling Garden, 1558
Ashley Yeager | Mar 1, 2020
An analysis of the En Tibi herbarium’s plants and handwriting has given clues to the identity of its maker.
Italy to Launch National Agency for Research
Italy to Launch National Agency for Research
Jef Akst | Nov 13, 2019
The country’s new government appears to have heard the call from academics for an independent body to distribute federal research funds.
Could Manipulating the Microbiome of Artworks Prevent Their Decay?
Could Manipulating the Microbiome of Artworks Prevent Their Decay?
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2019
Treating the microbial community residing on a painting with probiotics may offer a way to stave off biodegradation, a study suggests.
Image of the Day: Pompeiian Horse
Image of the Day: Pompeiian Horse
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | May 24, 2018
Archaeologists unearthed the remains in a farm north of the doomed Italian city.
Researchers Accused of Spreading Disease
Researchers Accused of Spreading Disease
Bob Grant | Dec 21, 2015
Italian scientists are under investigation for allegedly worsening the transmission of a pathogen that is decimating olive groves in Puglia.
Seismologists Cleared of Manslaughter
Seismologists Cleared of Manslaughter
Kerry Grens | Nov 11, 2014
Six Italian earthquake advisors, charged with manslaughter for not sounding the alarm on a 2009 temblor, had their convictions overturned.
Stem Cell Trial Axed—Again
Stem Cell Trial Axed—Again
Kerry Grens | Oct 7, 2014
Second review of a controversial stem cell trial in Italy has reached the same conclusion: it’s a no-go.
Italian Stem Cell Trial Stopped
Italian Stem Cell Trial Stopped
Kerry Grens | Oct 11, 2013
With support from scientists, Italy’s health minister halts a controversial clinical trial.
Italian Stem Cell Controversy
Italian Stem Cell Controversy
Chris Palmer | Jul 16, 2013
Italian government officials and scientists clashed last week with a controversial stem cell researcher over details of an upcoming clinical trial.
Dodgy Data Underpin Stem Cell Trial
Dodgy Data Underpin Stem Cell Trial
Kate Yandell | Jul 3, 2013
The patent application behind a controversial Italian treatment for neurodegenerative disease may contain duplicated images.
Defending Animal Research
Defending Animal Research
Kate Yandell | Jun 4, 2013
Italian students and scientists rallied in Milan in support of using animals for science.
Italy Orders Trials of Unproven Therapy
Italy Orders Trials of Unproven Therapy
Dan Cossins | May 23, 2013
Italian lawmakers have demanded formal approval for a controversial stem-cell therapy, but allowed some patients to continue treatment under stricter rules.
Italian Science Facility Up in Smoke
Italian Science Facility Up in Smoke
Bob Grant | Mar 7, 2013
In Naples, a complex that housed an interactive science museum, a business incubator, and conference facilities burnt to the ground this week.
Italian Scientists Protest Evaluations
Italian Scientists Protest Evaluations
Dan Cossins | Dec 17, 2012
A scheme introduced by the Italian government to evaluate the country’s researchers and universities has come under fire from critics who say the criteria are too crude.
Italian Earthquake Researchers Jailed
Italian Earthquake Researchers Jailed
Bob Grant | Oct 22, 2012
Seven people, including four scientists, are sentenced to 6 years imprisonment for failing to adequately assess the earthquake risk prior to a deadly 2009 quake.
Italian scientists on shaky ground
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 3, 2011
Italian seismologists are accused of manslaughter after failing to predict an earthquake that killed 309 people near the Italian city of L'Aquila.