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

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)

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

Safeguarding cultural heritage from natural and man-made disasters

Event 23/01/2018

The main objective of this event, organised by Cnr-Isac, is to present an overview on the progress of current relevant European studies and initiatives on Cultural Heritage Risk Management. It also aims to increase the awareness, need and requirement of stakeholders and policy makers who are involved in disaster risk reduction processes to become more integrated in their overall approach and ameliorating intentions

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

XXII International School of Pure and Applied Biophysics

Event from 15/01/2018 to 19/01/2018

The Cnr Biophysics Institute is co-organizer of the XXII International School of Pure and Applied Biophysics, dedicated to 'Intracellular ion channels and transporters in plant and animal cells'

'Nestore': a friendly virtual coach for high quality life during aging

News 19/12/2017

Cnr is partner of the 'Nestore' project (Non-intrusive Empowering Solutions and Technologies for Older people to Retain Everyday life activity) recently funded by the H2020 Programme under Strategic Challenge 1 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing' in response to the call on healthy ageing. 'Nestore' will be a coach, a companion that, as the mythological Nestor, can give advice to older people so that they can maintain their wellbeing and their independence at home

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

Marine viruses propel the food web in the dark ocean

Press release 13/11/2017

An Italian-Spanish research involving Ismar-Cnr, published in Science Advances, shows that viral infections of plankton in the deep ocean release each year 140 gigatons of fresh organic carbon, that enter and feed the oceanic food web. The results may help to improve the global carbon cycle estimates on Earth, useful for comprehending the consequences of climate change

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