Micro-spectroscopy opens new routes for diagnostics

Press release 09/02/2018

The work 'Non-contact mechanical and chemical analysis of single living cells by micro-spectroscopic techniques', published on 'Nature-Light: Science & Applications', introduces the use of a new spectrometer capable of analysing living cells in situ, in non-invasive manner and with sub-micrometric spatial resolution

ICT for active and healthy ageing: the 'Progressive' project

News 16/02/2018

Cnr participates in the project ‘Progressive Standards around ICT for Active and Healthy Ageing’, funded in the context of the Horizon 2020 programme, with the purpose of defining a reference framework for the development of standards in the field of information technologies for active and healthy ageing

Extracts from plants to defeat headache

Press release 23/01/2018

It emerges from a study on plant remedies used in Italian folk medicine between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries conducted by researchers at the Institute for Agricultural and Forest Systems in the Mediterranean in collaboration with the Institute of Neurological Sciences of the National Research Council (Cnr). In this work, about 42% of the plant-based treatments utilized by Italian folk medicine to heal headache seems to represent the continuity of the medical tradition over about two thousand years. The results were published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology

The 'New Scientist' reports the prediction by Cnr researchers of the invasion of the poisonous silver-cheeked toadfish in the Mediterranean Sea

News 17/01/2018

The 'New Scientist' international science magazine has interviewed Gianpaolo Coro, researcher at the Institute of Information Science and Technologies 'Alessandro Faedo' (Isti-Cnr), about the dangerous and seemingly unstoppable invasion of the Mediterranean Sea by the silver-cheeked toadfish Lagocephalus sceleratus. A scientific paper on this topic is under publication on the "Ecological Modelling" Journal (Elsevier)

Pioneering approach for a non-invasive nanopharmaceutical treatment of heart failure

Press release 19/01/2018

A new study, lead by the group of Daniele Catalucci from the Cnr-Irgb (Milan, Italy) and part of the EU-funded project CUPIDO, demonstrated that nanoparticle-based therapeutic peptides can effectively be delivered to the diseased heart via inhalation. Their results, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, represent the first proof-of-concept for an unconventional and pioneering approach with inhalable nanoparticles to pharmacologically treat cardiac conditions

A new technique to cure neurological disorders

Press release 18/01/2018

Called tIDS (transcranial Individual neuroDynamic Stimulation) is a method developed by a group of Istc-Cnr researchers to regulate brain stimulation on the individual characteristics of the affected person to be treated. Under study, tIDS to be applied on epileptic patients who do not respond to conventional therapies. The search is published on Journal of Neuroscience

A small chaperone improves folding and routing of rhodopsin mutants linked to inherited blindness

Event 12/02/2018

Francesca Fanelli from the Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, will give a seminar on Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). It comprises a group of hereditary human diseases that are the most common cause of inherited blindness in developed countries. The autosomal dominant form of RP (adRP) is largely linked to misfolding mutations of the RHO gene encoding for the G protein coupled receptor rhodopsin

Assessment of glacier and permafrost hazards in mountain regions

News 22/12/2017

This technical guidance document represents the work of professional scientists associated with the International association of cryospheric sciences and International permafrost association (Iacs/Ipa) standing Group on glacier and permafrost hazards (Gaphaz) participated by Irpi-Cnr

Early impaired plasticity mechanisms in Parkinson's disease

Press release 21/12/2017

A team led by Elvira De Leonibus (Neuropsychormacology lab at the Institute of Genetics and Biophysics of the Italian National research council, IGB-CNR, in Naples and Telethon Institute of Genetic and Medicine in Pozzuoli) in collaboration with Barbara Picconi from Fondazione Santa Lucia and Paolo Calabresi from the University of Perugia has identified a new mechanism of cellular memory induced by motor learning, which is impaired in the early phases of Parkinson’ disease

Desci, Developing and Evaluating Skills for Creativity and Innovation

Video november 2017

At the central headquarters of Cnr, in Rome, took place an event titled 'Alternating training Laboratory', organised by the Institute for researchon Population and Social Policies (Irpps-Cnr) within the Erasmus Plus Project DESCI - Developing and Evaluating Skills for Creativity and Innovation

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