Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The University of Milan is a public, multidisciplinary teaching and research institution that offers 8 Faculties, 2 Schools, 136 study courses, 21 Doctoral Schools and 71 Specialisation Schools.
Our 2,178 professors represent the highest concentration of scientific expertise in the region and our research is ranked among the best in Italy and Europe.
Published in PNAS a study of the Unistem Laboratory of Biomedical Embryology on insulin-producing cells derived from the skin. The study describes a method to change the function of cells without altering their DNA sequence.
Molecular Cell has published a study conducted by Department of Life Sciences which has identified the protein involved in repairing DNA replication. If altered, this protein can lead to the development of several types of tumour.
The review StemCell has published a study conducted at the University of Milan reporting the finding of a protein that guarantees "staminality" in embryo cells. The discovery offers the option of generating stem cells from adult cells, thus avoiding ethical implications.
The University of Milan, in cooperation with ESN, the non-profit association that assists and promotes international student mobility, launches the "Buddy Project". Our exchange students can contact the ESN staff and get practical help during the first weeks of their stay in Milan.