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Research 

Research

The main areas of research of the Department of Medical Sciences are:

Translational and clinical research: analysis of the genetic basis and pathologic physiology of rare and common human diseases, development of novel diagnostic markers and improved therapeutic approaches, applied to

  • cardiac arrhythmias
  • asthma and chronic lung diseases
  • atherosclerosis
  • diabetes and metabolic diseases (diabetic retinopathy and nephropathy, cardiovascular risk and models of self-management education)
  • hypertension (essential, secondary, heredofamilial)
  • skin diseases: melanoma, primary cutaneous T cell lymphoma
  • endocrine and metabolic disorders
  • liver disease (viral, metabolic, fatty liver disease, cirrhosis)
  • gastrointestinal diseases (gastritis, ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease)
  • genetic and genomic diseases
  • diseases of the Immune System (autoimmune diseases, Mast Cell activation syndrome)
  • infectious diseases, pharmacokinetics of anti-infective therapy
  • bone metabolic disease
  • emergency medicine
  • kidney disease
  • cancer and inherited genetic predisposition to cancer; endocrine tumors, breast cancer, neurologic cancers, prostate cancer, bowel and liver cancer, lymphoproliferative syndromes, multiple myeloma.
  • neuromuscular wellness and physical exercise

Epidemiology and risk-factor analysis applied to:

  • cancer
  • diabetes
  • viral hepatitis
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • multifactorial diseases (gene/environment interaction)
  • epigenetics of cancer and cardiovascular disease

Transplantation and regenerative medicine:

  • histopathology and genetics of transplantation
  • stem cells and angiogenesis
  • tissue engineering by shock wave therapy and stem cells
  • risk factors for non-melanoma cutaneous cancer in immunosuppressed patients
  • physical methods and medical devices for regenerative medicine

Diagnostics and imaging:

  • nuclear medicine
  • digital imaging in pathology; development and validation of methods for conserving human tissues
  • development and validation of biomarkers and molecular diagnostics

The Department of Medical Sciences  collaborates with The Human Genetics Foundation (HuGeF - Torino) in studying human genomic variability and epigenomics in disease (notably in cancer and cardiovascular disease), and new approaches for the treatment of multiple myeloma.

Last update: 29/04/2021 12:23
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