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  • LARSOCS project: The Spring Update

    As the LARSOCS project enters its fifth month, we take a look at the University of Malta’s Electronic Systems Engineering…

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  • Personalised Medicine

    Liquid biopsy could revolutionise the way patients suffering from certain cancers are treated. Here, PhD student JEANESSE SCERRI explains how.…

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  • Handel’s Messiah – Meet the Soloists

        In less than two weeks’ time, Handel’s iconic musical masterpiece, The Messiah, will be performed at the Anglican…

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  • The Messiah is Coming

    On Easter Sunday, Handel’s iconic composition, The Messiah, will be performed at the Anglican Pro-Cathedral in Valletta. With just a…

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  • Investing in Research

      Having raised almost €1.6m since it was first founded, RIDT has definitely managed to put research on the map……

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  • Beyond the Memories

      BJORN FORMOSA, the founder of the ALS Malta Foundation, explains the importance of leaving a legacy behind. Few Maltese…

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  • Three-Dimensional Audio – RIDT funded project

      Sound and space are inherently correlated, but what if you could give a recording the depth and acoustics that…

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  • LARSOCS – Endless Potential

    LARSOCS is one of the projects being funded by the RIDT. It brings together three major departments within the University…

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  • Flamenco Supports Cancer Research

        With two weeks to go to Alegria Academia de Baile Flamenco’s ‘Amor,’ we catch up with producer and…

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  • Digitising Maltese Law

      Language is a multi-layered tool that gives poets the licence to alternate the meaning of words, and public speakers…

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  • Love Thy Balls – raising awareness for testicular cancer

      This Saturday, the first Love Thy Balls event will take place at The Point. Aimed at getting people to…

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  • The Wonderful World of Marine Geology

      ‘We have more detailed maps of other planets than we do of our seabeds.’ Senior Lecturer in Geosciences Dr…

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  • Tonight Head Over to Science in the City

      Over the past decade, Science in the City has become a staple on thelocal cultural calendar, so we caught…

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  • Futsal & Research: A Match That Works

      From a student body to one of Malta’s most high-flying futsal teams. Here the newly-elected President of the University…

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  • Measuring Valletta2018

    It’s meant to revolutionise our cultural scene and make Malta a European cultural centre par excellence, but how will Valletta2018…

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  • Towards an Innovative Device to Support Children with Language Impairment

    SPEECHIE is a simple concept that could revolutionise the way speech-language pathologists work with children, but like all other things…

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  • Caravaggio: Rediscovering the Lost Years

    Caravaggio is nowadays considered one of the most important artists who’ve ever lived… But this has always been the case!…

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  • Could an Aspirin a Day keep Cancer at Bay?

    Could it be that the prevention of certain types of cancer, including colorectal cancer, lie in something as simple and…

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  • Showcasing Brains

    In the second part of the final installment in the series dedicated to brain-related research, neuroscientist Professor Giuseppe Di Giovanni…

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  • Picking Brains – Part 1

      In a two-part final installment in the series dedicated to brain-related research, neuroscientist and coordinator of the Malta Neuroscience…

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  • The Link Between White Matter & Stroke

    In the third installment dedicated to research in Brain related areas, we chat to Professor Mario Valentino about the Laboratory…

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  • Digitally-Interpreted Eye Vision

      In the second installment dedicated to research in Brain related areas, we visit Dr George Azzopardi’s office to chat…

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  • The Science of Developing Language Skills

      In this installment dedicated to research in Brain related areas, we sit down with Professor Helen Grech, a speech…

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  • A man for All Seasons

    In last week’s blog Four Seasons for Brain Research RIDT CEO Wilfred Kenely speaks about the relationship between art and fundraising…

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  • The Four Seasons for Brain research

    Next month, on Easter Sunday 27th March, RIDT will be presenting Vivaldi’s famous violin concertos The Four Seasons in aid of…

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  • The Power of ‘Sahhtek’ – a national survey on diabetes

    With the third-ever national diabetes survey now underway, the Head of the Department of Public Health at the University of…

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  • The Real Telekinesis

    What would have once seemed like an object straight out of a sci-fi film, is now a device that could…

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  • Culture-Supported Research

    17 years after it was first held, Teatru Unplugged has become a highly-anticipated fixture on the local social calendar. Here,…

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  • Facing Abreast

    The fight against breast cancer doesn’t begin and end in October; it lasts 365 days a year. Here, Gertrude Abela,…

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  • No Kidding With the Kidneys

    Although the kidneys are vital organs, we often overlook their crucial role in our overall health. Here, Dr Valerie Said…

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  • The Quest to Quantify Diabetes

    What is the link between the Maltese lifestyle and diabetes type 2? And how will figuring this out help health…

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  • On The Path to Curing ALS

    In recent months and weeks, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has been sprawled all over newspapers and newsfeeds. Its symptoms are…

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  • Life with ALS: The Stark Reality

    Founder of the ALS Malta Foundation, Bjorn Formosa, gives us unique insight into what it really feels like to live…

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  • How a Bucket Changed the World

    This time last year, ALS was one of the hottest topics in the world thanks to the now-infamous Ice Bucket…

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  • The Ride Of Their Lives

    Still fresh from a seven day cycling challenge through a number of European countries for charity, Nicky Camilleri, the chairperson…

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  • More about De Soldanis’ Dictionary

    Our blog from last week, De Soldanis Goes Mass Market, elicited a lot of interest. Follow this interview with one of the researchers…

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  • De Soldanis Goes Mass Market

    Written 248 years ago, De Soldanis’s Manuscript is not just a Maltese-to-Latin-to-Italian dictionary, but the immortalisation of the world in…

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  • A New Era for Breast Cancer Treatment

    Breast cancer is diagnosed to fit one of three groups, each of which requires a different treatment method. Shawn Baldacchino,…

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  • The Mobile Dental Unit – On the Road to Better Oral Health

    The RIDT-funded Mobile Dental Unit is now on the road. But what does it do? And why is it important…

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  • A Gift That Keeps on Giving

    From an early age we are taught that charity should be selfless, but what’s wrong with donating money towards something…

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  • At the Races: UoMRacing

    With a fraction of their international competitors’ budgets, the University of Malta Racing team has proven that dedication and perseverance…

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  • The Biobank – One of Malta’s Best Kept Secrets

    Since 1989, every child born in Malta has been tested for hereditary haemoglobin disorders in a project conducted jointly by…

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  • Differentiation Therapy: A Cure For Childhood Cancer?

    How can differentiating cancerous cells help researchers come up with a better cure for certain cancers? To find out, we…

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  • The KLF1 Gene – A Maltese Discovery

    What is genetic behaviour? And how does understanding its workings help researchers find cures for diseases? Here we chat to…

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  • The Mobile Dental Clinic – Behind the Scenes

    The University of Malta’s RIDT-funded mobile dental clinic will be hitting the roads in just a few weeks time. To…

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