Vitamins and aminoacids regulate stem cell biology

Press release 16/02/2017

An International Reserach Team coordinated by Igb-Cnr discovered a key role of Vitamins and amoinoacids in pluripotent stem cells. The research is published in Stem Cell Reports and may provide new insights in cancer biology and regenerative medicine

International Congress on Cork Oak Trees and Woodlands

Event from 25/05/2017 to 26/05/2017

The Department of Science for Nature and Environmental Resources of the University of Sassari, the Forestry and Wood Research Centre of the Italian Council for Agricultural Research and Economics and the Institute of Ecosystem Study of the National Research Council, organization unit of Sassari, are pleased to invite you to the 'International Congress on Cork Oak Trees and Woodlands: conservation, management, products and challenges for the future', coinciding with the 3° National Congress of Cork

New hopes for pancreatic tumor from an antipsychotic drug

Press release 15/02/2017

Pancreatic ductal carcinoma is the most common tumor that affects this gland. Its recovery rates are minimal. New hopes are coming from a study published on Scientific Reports by the Nanotechnology Institute of CNR, unit of Rende, in collaboration with a team of French and Spanish researchers. A molecule long used to cure anxiety states has been found useful to interfere with the activity of a protein with disordered structure, involved in the development processes of pancreatic tumors

Italian alpine glacier now accelerating after 7000 years

Press release 30/01/2017

Thanks to a 7000-year old ice core, the Idpa-Cnr and an international team have discovered that an alpine glacier is now accelerating due to atmospheric warming. The deepest part of the Mt. Ortles glacier (Eastern Italian Alps) has indeed started to move for the first time since the period of the Tyrolean Iceman. The study has been published in The Cryosphere

12th International Meeting on Yeast Apoptosis

Event from 14/05/2017 to 18/05/2017

Sergio Giannattasio, Istituto di biomembrane e bioenergetica del Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche - Cnr Bari - and Cristina Mazzoni - Dipartimento di biologia e biotecnologie Charles Darwin, Sapienza Universit√† di Roma - organize the 12th International Meeting on Yeast Apoptosis

New technology to watch the sea in 3D

Press release 01/02/2017

‘Wave hunters’ discover that extreme waves are more frequent than previously thought. From a study by Ca’ Foscari and Ismar-Cnr, published in the Journal of Physical Oceanography, a project and a patent were born, measuring waves from platforms and ships

Personality differences linked to differences in brain structure

Press release 26/01/2017

Our personality may be shaped by how our brain works, but in fact the shape of our brain can itself provide surprising clues about how we behave – and our risk of developing mental health disorders – suggests a study published in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. The international research team involves Italian scientists from with Ibfm-Cnr, University Tor Vergata and University Magna Graecia

The 'liquid biopsy': an innovative 3D technology

Press releaase 19/01/2017

Cnr-Isasi Researchers reveal an innovative possibility to identify sick cells in the blood stream, not visible by standard techniques. The result has been published in a Nature Publishing Group Journal Light: Science and Applications. The effectiveness of the technique has been demonstrated also for the recognition of possible oceans’ contaminants