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Fausto Panizzolo: A “non-assisted” walker, down the path of research

Fausto Panizzolo of Harvard's Biodesign Lab.

For a living, Fausto Panizzolo develops devices to help people walk: better, faster and with a lesser amount of energy. On the walk along his career path, however, he likes to rely, solely on his own: in fact in his native Italy – as well as elsewhere – “devices” (whether political, social or even merely economic) are often used to obtain prestigious positions in research, like the one he holds now as a post-doc at Professor Conor Walsh’s Biodesign Lab at Harvard, a cutting edge think tank where over 50 scientists from all over the world work to create assistive ...

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Boston Community’s Rising Star Giovanni Abbadessa

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“You have to look five years ahead.” Giovanni Abbadessa repeats this motto as a mantra and seems to apply it to the many tasks and roles he juggles in his busy, intense, on-the-verge-of-overbooked daily life. His phone rings, beeps or vibrates relentlessly during the two hours we spend in the gorgeous, elegantly and somewhat minimally furnished house in a western suburb of Boston he bought a couple of years ago. The results from the local COMITES election, in which he was a candidate, are just coming in that day, while kitchen renovation contractors in need of quotes and measures continuously ...

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MGH’s Celiac Disease Crusader Alessio Fasano

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Professor Alessio Fasano‘s lab, at the MGH Center for Celiac Disease Research and Treatment, does not look much different than others found in the world-class medical research hub that the Boston area has become: same old bays, same old Petri dishes. Even his office — books on one side, large window overlooking other research facilities on the other — does not really differ from the typical one, exception made for a few Maserati calendars and mementos owned by Fasano, the Center’s director Yet, what stands out about this tall, thin, fairly long-haired Italian consummate researcher who after almost 25 years ...

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Federica Del Monte: A doctor with research ‘at heart’

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Who would have figured that Alzheimer’s disease and cardiomyopathy might be siblings, and that new therapies for both might be found simultaneously? In fact, nobody knows for sure, but Dr. Federica Del Monte, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School thinks so. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have spent most of her waking life for the past 15 years in the relentless pursuit of a non-surgical cure for dilated cardiomyopathy, a progressive heart disease that unnaturally enlarges the body’s main muscle, eventually causing it to fail. In some cases, the culprits is the plaque that builds up around the heart, often reaching critical ...

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Pier Paolo Pandolfi to Head Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Rome-native Pier Paolo Pandolfi has been named Director of the Cancer Center and the new Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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