“Humanitas University pursues its engagement in the fight against Covid-19, and thanks to the partnership with Dolce&Gabbana our fields of research can be extended still further. At the moment we know very little about the immune responses against the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus that causes Covid-19: we do not know, for example, whether the antibodies are protective and how long the immunological memory lasts. We do not know whether our first line of defense (innate immunity which by itself manages and eliminates more than 90% of the viruses and bacteria we encounter) is effective and can be activated against Coronavirus. Thanks to the support of Dolce&Gabbana, research in Humanitas will continue to be focused on cells involved in innate immunity and on some of their molecules which behave as functional ancestors of antibodies. A better understanding of this field can pave the way to diagnostic interventions, such as disease severity biomarkers, and therapeutic approaches, thus contributing to the solution of a global problem “.
Prof. Alberto Mantovani President of Humanitas Foundation for the Research and Professor Emeritus of Humanitas University.
Apart, but together – now closer than ever.
Dolce&Gabbana unveiled a project called DGFATTOINCASA – “Made at Home” – that explores the shared experience of lockdown that has united us all. In a time when our values have slowed, shifted and deepened, DGFATTOINCASA revealed the power of craft and creativity to articulate love, closeness and care – all rooted in the homemade artisan DNA of Made in Italy.
The heart of our story is in the home, presented as an ancient Italian “casa bottega” or workshop, in which tradition dictated that the magic of Fatto a Mano was intimately intertwined with the warmth of family life. Dolce&Gabbana artisans and friends of the house held a series of digital workshops in which they invited us into their homes to share their skills and expertise, and to pass on ideas and suggestions for projects for you and your loved ones for your own Fatto in Casa.
As well as sharing the connecting force of traditional Italian handmade craft, the concluded DGFATTOINCASA fundraising project supported Fondazione Humanitas Per La Ricerca and was an extension of Dolce&Gabbana’s ongoing AMORE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH project with Humanitas University. Founded in February with a significant financial contribution from the house, this project supported the vital research coordinated by Prof. Mantovani to clarify the responses of the human immune system to Covid-19.