Incontinentia pigmenti: new research on genetic transmission

Press release 10/08/2017

A study published in the journal Pediatrics outlined the prospect of a new hereditary transmission mechanism of Incontinentia pigmenti disease. A team of researchers from the Institute of genetics and biophysics of Cnr of Naples with the Pediatric hospital Bambino Gesù and the University of Ferrara, discovered the novel forms of familiarity in Incontinentia pigmenti, by genetically characterizing the molecular alteration in somatic and germline cells of IP male father, although to date it was referring to the exclusive maternal inheritance

Drought: Irpi Cnr examines soil moisture

Press review 01/08/2017

A brand-new, long-term and globally available satellite soil moisture dataset now allows the Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection of National Research Council (Irpi-Cnr) to closely monitor and predict the impact of the current drought situation. This near-real-time product is produced as part of the Copernicus Climate Changes Service (C3S) portfolio of the European Commission. Irpi-Cnr has been involved in its pre-operational development and assessment

Will climate change increase fire activity in Mediterranean Europe?

Press release 06/07/2017

In forthcoming decades summer fire risk may increase in Mediterranean Europe. A recent study published in Scientific Reports, carried out by a research team which involves the Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources of National research Council of Italy (Cnr-Igg), the University of Barcelona, Lisbona and University of California, Irvine, shows that the direct effect of climate change in regulating fuel moisture (i.e., drought leading to larger fires) is expected to be dominant, relative to the indirect effect of antecedent climate on fuel load and structure (i.e., warmer/drier conditions limiting fuel availability)

Lithography based on surface chemistry of colloidal nanoparticles

News 31/07/2017

Progress in the chemistry of materials has allowed significant advances in the synthesis of colloidal nanoparticles. These nano-objects of a few nanometers in size have extraordinary chemical and physical properties and can be prepared in a wide range of compositions and shapes with precise size, shape and surface chemistry

Greener Cities for more efficient ecosystem services in a climate changing world

Event from 12/09/2017 to 15/09/2017

The event, co-organised by Cnr-Ibimet, will cover thematic areas ranging from horticulture to innovative technological solutions aimed at improving the efficiency and the management of urban green infrastructures. Transversal visions in which landscape architecture and environmental engineering meet the functional management of horticulture in the urban environment in order to maximise ecosystem service provision

ElasTest: a cloud-based test platform for testing large complex distributed software systems

News 03/07/2017

With € 5M of EU funding under the Research and Innovation Action from the Horizon 2020 program, the ElasTest project kicked-off in January 2017. Partners from academia, research institutions and IT companies are working together with the overall aim to increase software quality by reducing the complexity of testing large distributed software systems in the Cloud

The future of ram memories goes nano

Press release 28/07/2017

Cnr Institutes (Iom-trieste,  Ismn-Bologna and Spin-Napoli) determine the ‘critical thickness’ in spintronic materials, with perspectives towards highly performing magnetic storage and memories. The study has been published on ‘Nature Communication’

First Italian Citizen Science Conference

Event from 23/11/2017 to 25/11/2017

The First Italian Citizen Science Conference will be held in Rome in November 23rd – 25th 2017, with the aim to explore the state of the art in this relatively new promising field. The Conference is organized by the Italian National Academy of Sciences with the support of the Italian National Research Council (Cnr)