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

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

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

'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

A hub for cultural heritage science

Press release 29/03/2017

The preparatory phase of the European research infrastructure for science applied to cultural heritage is under way and is named E-RIHS PP (European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science - Preparatory Phase -). Florence is the candidate to host its European Headquarters. The project is funded by the EU, led by the National Research Council and sponsored by the City of Florence and the Tuscany Region with the support of the Foundation Cassa di Risparmio of Florence

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'

Researchers of the Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources work in the African Rift Valley

News 21/03/2017

The African rift valley is one of the most fascinating natural wonders, known for its unique biodiversity and for being considered -for the important paleoanthropologic discoveries- the "cradle of mankind", i.e. the place where our species has evolved and diversified in the last few millions of years

Erc Advanced Grant to Roberto Osellame, Senior Researcher at Ifn-Cnr

News 27/03/2017

The European Research Council (Erc) has awarded the prestigious Erc Advanced Grant to Roberto Osellame, Senior Researcher at the Institute for photonics and nanotechnologies (Ifn-Cnr), for the project 'CAPABLE'. The 2.3 million euros funding will allow the development of a new integrated photonic platform for the manipulation of information according to the laws of quantum mechanics

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

Microplastics effects on marine ecosystem

Event from 30/03/2017 to 31/03/2017

Plastic and microplastics represent new contaminants, underestimated until now. Each year their production is around 300 millions of tons, 10% of them flowing up into the oceans. Researchers, coming from different European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, UK, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden) will meet in Genoa at Institute of Marine Science (ISMAR CNR) to discuss and share results of the first year of project

Nanocubes for early identification of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

Press release 28/02/2017

The innovative method takes advantage of silver nanocrystals activated by laser, which allow a sensitive detection of molecular traces of neurodegenerative diseases. The method has been developed by a team, led by IFAC-CNR in Florence and including researchers from IMM-CNR of Catania, the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and the Saratov National Research State University (Russia). The study was published in the ACS Nano journal

The Chef's brain

Press release 03/03/2017

Researchers investigate, for the first time, whether the chef’s brain is different from general population. They report that chef-related expertise has shaped brain anatomy in a way to become faster in some motor and cognitive realms

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

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

High Education, Consultancy Activity and Strengthening of Scientific Relations with Indian partners

News 16/03/2017

Gianfranco Tamburelli, researcher and team leader at Isgi-Cnr, is carrying out high education and consultancy activity at the Adamas University of Kolkata and at the Indian Law Institute of Delhi, with the aim of promoting the strengthening of international scientific cooperation between the CNR, and in particular the Institute for International Legal Research (ISGI), and the two Indian institutions