Learning from meteorites to improve bone replacements

Press release 08/04/2021

The first full and accurate characterisation of the mineral whitlockite has been carried out using neutron diffraction at ISIS (U.K.), X-ray diffraction, electron microprobe analysis, and infrared spectroscopy

Maria Chiara Carrozza named Cnr President

Press review 12/04/2021

The government on Monday tapped the first ever woman president of the National Research Council of Italy. Maria Chiara Carrozza will be in charge of the prestigious institute for the next four years

New 2021 cohort of FENS-Kavli Scholars

News 21/04/2021

Researcher Bianca Ambrogina Silva of the Cnr Neuroscience Institute has been selected as Scholar of FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence. This is a group of early career, independent neuroscience investigators based in Europe, and chosen for their scientific excellence, originality, and leadership

Cnr-Iia and RES4AFRICA together to improve air quality and energy efficiency in Africa

Press note 09/04/2021

The Institute of Air Pollution of the Italian National Research Council (Cnr-Iia) and RES4Africa Foundation have started a programme of activities oriented towards international cooperation within the African continent. I am sending you a presse release from the institute entitled: "Cnr-Iia and Res4Africa together to improve air quality and energy efficiency in Africa"

Transborder Key Enabling Technologies and Living Labs for the Dairy value chain

News 09/04/2021

The National Research Council of Italy is among the partners of "TRANSDAIRY project", financed by the European Union through the ENI CBC MED program and aimed at enhancing technology transfer among research, industry and Sme's in the fields of Key Enabling Technologies (Ket) applied to the Dairy value chain

General-purpose robot for object retrieval in warehouses

News 29/03/2021

Amongst the research projects selected by the Human Brain Project (HBP) to add new expertise to the community and to ihe research infrastructure EBRAINS, the GROW project (General-purpose Robot for Object retrieval in Warehouses) is coordinated by the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr-Istc)

The Italian portal dedicated to Covid-19 goes online

Press note 15/02/2021

The Italian Covid Data Portal aims to display the scientific data produced nationally on Covid-19 and Sars-Cov-2 and promote their open sharing. Developed by Elixir-it, the Italian node of the European bioinformatics and biological data infrastructure coordinated by the National Research Council, it aims to foster broader collaboration among researchers. The portal represents the Italian branch of the portal established at the European Commission’s invitation by the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and other partners

Pandemics: Coronavirus and beyond

Institutional Area

A pandemic is a natural catastrophic event, a gigantic, prolonged "earthquake": unpredictable, but with the certainty that sooner or later it will happen, yielding devastating health and socio-economic effects. What we are learning from the Covid-19 "earthquake"? The website promoted by the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr-Dsb) is facing some big questions about the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Cancer: personalized predictions from a blood sample

Press release 18/03/2021

New method to monitor genomic alterations in cancer patients. An easier, faster and cheaper approach. The collaborative study from the Cnr Institute of Clinical Physiology, Ispro, the University of Pisa and Florence, and Aoup, has been published in Molecular Cancer

"Cnr: G6 network is committed to Freedom of research"

Press review 12/03/2021

The G6 network, which brings together the main European research organisations - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren, Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft - commits itself solemnly and continually for the essentiality of the principle of freedom of research

Primates Economics

Press release 25/01/2021

A theme issue of Philosophical Transactions, compiled and edited by Elsa Addessi (Institute of cognitive sciences and technologies, Cnr-Istc), Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde (Institute Jean Nicod- Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris) and Thomas Boraud (Université de Bordeaux), collects some of the most recent studies on the economic behaviors of non-human primates, our closest relatives, highlighting the cognitive mechanisms underlying human decision making

Bluemed - Research and Innovationfor blue jobs and growth in the Mediterranean Area

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On 22-24 February 2021, the final conference of the Bluemed Initiative was held in Rome. The Initiative, which is coordinated bt Cnr, aims to advance a shared vision for a more healthy, productive, resilient, better known and valued Mediterranean Sea, promoting the citizens’ social well-being and prosperity, now and for future generations, and boosting economic growth and jobs.

Cnr-Spin and Covid-19

Institutional area

The Cnr-Spin Institute launched a website aimed at understanding the current pandemic and providing support to scientists, policy makers and society at its large, by comparing and interpreting publicly available data with an original approach

From society to research

Institutional Area

Foresight is a interdepartmental project of the National Research Council of Italy, aimed at elaborating coherent research strategies and addressing socially relevant problems related to environment, health, food, enery, security and transportation


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Cnr-Isa is amongst the research partners of 'Stance4Health', a project funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 with tha aim of developing a complete Smart Personalized Nutrition (SPN) service based on the use of mobile technologies as well as tailored food production that will optimize the gut microbiota activity and long-term consumer engagement

Technology transfer office

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Technology transfer represents the Cnr’s second mission, after the scientific research. Cnr-TTO is responsible for all the activities related to TT, namely protection of research results, IPR management and exploitation, promotion and support for spin-off creation, marketing and promotion of research results