A new light for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Press release 11/01/2023

A study by a team of researchers from the Biomolecular Chemistry Institute of the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr-Icb) published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine reveals that the intestinal microbiota and its relationship with endocannabinoids are important players in counteracting inflammatory and muscle-degenerative processes such as those characterizing Duchenne muscular dystrophy 

A smart therapy to "switch off" tumors

Press release 09/01/2023

Reducing the growth of tumors through RNA molecules that can control genetic alterations in diseased cells and correct their defects: this is the result of an international study in which Italy also participated with three research institutes of the National Research Council of Italy

Beyond EPICA Deep Drilling Campaign Begins in Antarctica

Press release 01/12/2022

The Little Dome C site in Antarctica has reopened for the second ice core drilling campaign of the international research project coordinated by the Institute of Polar Sciences of the CNR (National Research Council of Italy). By analysing the ice cores extracted from the deep ice in Antarctica, the project aims to obtain information dating back to 1.5 million years ago, regarding the evolution of temperature, the composition of the atmosphere, and the carbon cycle. The team includes 15 people and aims to start deep drilling to reach depths of a few hundred metres

Biological Animal Robots: BABots

News 19/12/2022

The Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (Istc) of the National Research Council of Italy is amongst the research partners of the "Babots" project. Coordinated by the University of Namur, the project promotes an innovative, disruptive technology bases on Biological Animal roBots

War in Ukraine

Special 2022

After the pandemic, the war. An event that affects us firstly as human beings, then as Europeans but also as members of the scientific and information world. From the start of the conflict, the entire scientific network of the National Research Council was mobilised to give support and welcome students, researchers and lecturers but also to offer a contribution to sociopolitical analysis and reaffirm the message that science is the bearer of peace, friendship and collaboration

Boiling Mediterranean: Marine Protected Areas facing climate change - illustrated facts and ideas

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The sea between the lands, the cradle of world civilization, home to around 480 million people, is now under a severe threat due to human-induced global warming: Mediterranean waters are heating up three times faster than the global average. This book edited by Cnr edizioni illustrates some of the most tangible consequences of climate change and what this means for Mediterranean people

Pandemics: Coronavirus and beyond

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A pandemic is a natural catastrophic event, a gigantic, prolonged "earthquake": unpredictable, but with the certainty that sooner or later it will happen, yielding devastating health and socio-economic effects. What we are learning from the Covid-19 "earthquake"? The website promoted by the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr-Dsb) is facing some big questions about the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic


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Cnr-Isa is amongst the research partners of 'Stance4Health', a project funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 with tha aim of developing a complete Smart Personalized Nutrition (SPN) service based on the use of mobile technologies as well as tailored food production that will optimize the gut microbiota activity and long-term consumer engagement

Isp Newsletter

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A Special Issue of the newsletter of the Institute of Polar Sciences of the National Research Council of Italy devoted  to the celebration of 25 years at Dirigibile Italia, a protagonist of the Italian polar research in the Arctic region