Lab-on-a-Chip: the Future of 'Pocket Diagnosis'

Press release 17/11/2017

Recently, the research group of P. Ferraro and co-workers at Isasi-Cnr (Naples) developed a “pocket holographic microscope” that enables the high-throughput screening of fluid samples

Gugliemo Marconi, the man, the scientist and the inventor

Video october 2017

80 years after his death and 90 from the Cnr’s presidency, the figure of Guglielmo Marconi is celebrated focusing on three aspects: the man, the scientist and the inventor. The documentary, produced by the Cnr webtv, was presented together with 'The sea at the end of the Earth: the Italian research in Anctartica' at the Indian Science Film Festival 2017 held in Chennai (India) from October 13 to October 16

Marine viruses propel the food web in the dark ocean

Press release 13/11/2017

An Italian-Spanish research involving Ismar-Cnr, published in Science Advances, shows that viral infections of plankton in the deep ocean release each year 140 gigatons of fresh organic carbon, that enter and feed the oceanic food web. The results may help to improve the global carbon cycle estimates on Earth, useful for comprehending the consequences of climate change

Jellyfish: Disgusting? Useful!

News 08/11/2017

Ispa-Cnr participates in European research project on the use of jellyfish blooms as solutions for producing new products

Does the construction of biogas plants affect local property values?

Press note 28/09/2017

Despite biogas is considered a renewable source of energy, the social acceptability of biogas plants is controversial due to resistance from local communities who are afraid of potential local negative externalities.  A paper from Icres-Cnr researcher Marco Modica aims at investigating this claim using evidence from the housing market by means of a diff-in-diff mode: it was awarded with the 'GSSI-AISRe prize' during the  XXXVIII Conference on regional sciences held in Cagliari on Septempber 2017

Beyond Brexit: challenges and opportunities for scientific research between Italy and the UK

Press release 04/10/2017

Today in Anacapri the Italian Research Council (CNR) hosts a high level UK-Italy bilateral meeting: an opportunity to share views on governance research in the two countries. A few months after the UK referendum, representatives from research bodies, universities and scientists will discuss the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU on key topics in their respective fields. The conference will end with two sessions dedicated to quantum technology and innovative technologies for cultural heritage

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)

Towards FP9: the Cnr position paper

Institutional area

This position paper introduces the Cnr vision on some major issues in transition from Horizon 2020 towards FP9, considering the challenges which the next programming period will face. The purpose is to suggest driving concepts for the next Framework programme, based on the Cnr experience in knowledge production/management and technological & societal foresight in a changing world

A novel gene therapy approach for treating Parkinson's disease

Press release 07/09/2017

A new study has successfully established the first gene therapy approach to reduce or prevent a-synuclein toxic aggregates that are causing neuronal dysfunctions and loss in Parkinson’s disease. These results pave the way for testing gene therapy approaches for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases that might affect also large brain areas. The study has been published in 'Molecular Therapy'