Last June a very famous Italian TV channel, RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana) interviewed one of LSFM4LIFE’s partner to talk about Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and the importance of the research around that disease, in order to spare affected people from lifelong insulin therapy.
What is RAI TV channel?
RAI channel is the national public broadcasting company in Italy. It features a mix of news, discussion-based programmes, drama and documentaries. Once a week, the Italian TV channel diffuses a program called Superquark.
Superquark in details
Superquark is a scientific programme which was created in 1995 by Piero Angela, an Italian science journalist, writer and pianist. It is the most popular television magazine of popularization of science, nature and technology in Italy. The format duration of the magazine is about 120 minutes and is divided in two parts, the first one is a short documentary on naturalistic subjects, whereas the second part is more detailed and usually discusses one of the following topics: science, new technologies, society, economy, history, or medicine.
The Superquark programme, aired on RAI 1 on Wednesday had between two and three millions viewers each month in 2017. It is a great audience especially since it’s a scientific TV programme. It represents an audience share of about 16% for this year!
LSFM4LIFE in Superquark!
In June 2017, Dr. Lorenza Lazzari has been interviewed by the scientific TV program to talk about the LSFM4LIFE project. She is the R&D director of the IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Cell Factory in Milano, Italy, a unit dedicated to basic research and to GMP cell therapy protocols in the field of stem cells.