A stopwatch for electron motion inside matter

Press release 23/05/2017

A research study conducted at the Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies of the National Research Council has been published in the prestigious journal Nature Physics.  An international team of scientists has monitored in real-time the scattering behavior of electrons propagating in a non-conducting material after the interaction with high-energy photons

Relations between Italy, EU and Ukraine: food aid to conflict affected populations, and the situation of the environment today

Event from 25/05/2017 to 27/05/2017

In 2015 the National research council (Cnr) of Italy stipulated a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ‘Taras Shevchenko’ National University of Kyiv (Ukraine), with the aim of fostering scientific and technological cooperation between the two institutions

Epilepsy and Intellectual Disability: a new molecular mechanism unravelled

Press release 15/05/2017

Epilepsy and Intellectual Disability, which usually have their onset during childhood, are in some cases linked to mutations in the gene KIAA1202, which contains the information to produce the protein Shrm4. An international study, published on Nature Communication, coordinated by Maria Passafaro, at the Institute of Neuroscience of the National Research Council (IN-CNR), demonstrated one possible mechanism by which these mutations could cause those pathologies

That's the way soft matter relaxes

Press release 26/04/2017

A collaboration among Cnr, University of Naples, University of Cincinnati and Procter and Gamble (P&G) led to the Differential Variance Analysis (DVA), a novel method to investigate the relaxation process of soft materials, from fast-moving consumer goods to biological tissues

Signals, choices and conflicts: our brain unravels them by means of attention

Press release 04/05/2017

Full resolution of cognitive conflicts requires brain’s undivided attention. That's why conflicts are potentially dangerous in situations requiring sustained monitoring, such as, for instance, driving. This was revealed by a study carried out by the Institute of Bioimaging and Molecular Physiology of the National Research Council in collaboration with the University of Milan Bicocca

Discovery of a gene variant that confers risk of multiple sclerosis and lupus

Press release 27/04/2017

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports an important new mechanism of predisposition to two autoimmune diseases, multiple sclerosis (MS) and systemic lupus erythematosus (Lupus)

Touching the smell: when does a mouth become a nose?

Press release 14/04/2017

Recent studies on the mechanisms of chemical communication in aquatic environments undermine the traditional distinction between the chemical senses (olfaction and gustation) based on spatial criteria

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). The submission period is April 20th, 2017 – June 5th, 2017

Blocking inflammation to reduce cognitive disabilities

Press release 04/04/2017

For the first time a study published in the prestigious journal eLife demonstrates the direct relationship between the cognitive impairments that characterize disorders of the development of the infant brain and inflammation that affects the synapses, i.e. the brain structures sorting information and signals to the whole body. This important discovery could pave the way to treatment of neurodevelopmental defects with anti-inflammatory drugs

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

'Added Value of Excellence in European Research'

News 04/04/2017

Cnr and other major european science organizations and universities, together with prominent industrial enterprises, convened at a high-level round table organised by the CNRS and MPG in Brussels on 6 and 7 march 2017, developing the following common positions

The nano-revolution reaches the heart: the EU-funded project Cupido

News 11/04/2017

The EU-funded project Cupido, started in February 2017, proposes an innovative solution: the application of nanotechnologies to the cardiovascular field.
Cupido aims to hit the core of the cardiovascular disease, developing inhalable nanoparticles that can deliver as simple as breathing a therapeutic directly to the diseased heart

14th IEEE International conference on networking, sensing and control

Event from 16/05/2017 to 18/05/2017

The 2017 IEEE International conference on networking, sensing and control will be held in Calabria, Southern Italy. This conference will provide a remarkable opportunity for the academic and industrial communities to address new challenges and share solutions, and discuss future research directions

60 years of Europe and 10 years of Erc

Event 07/04/2017

The intent to simultaneously celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome and the 10 years of Erc is based on the belief that if on one hand research has acquired a major role in the creation of a united Europe, on the other hand, the European Union allowed in the last 60 years the development of excellent research branded 'Europe'