When ice disappeared from the Northern Atlantic

Press release 21/12/2020

The Institute for Polar Studies of the National Research Council of Italy and the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice have participated in a study which shows that during the last Ice Age in the Northern Atlantic, the decrease in sea ice took place over a span of 250 years, at the same time of a number of events that caused a rapid increase in temperatures. The results have been published in Pnas

Exploiting nano-disorder for screening and monitoring of diabetes mellitus

Press release 17/12/2020

An international team of researchers at the Institute for microelectronics and microsystem of the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr-Imm, Rome) and at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA) has developed an highly sensitive and label-free sensor for the detection of glycated albumin (GA), a novel robust molecular biomarker for screening and monitoring of diabetes mellitus, by leveraging the diagnostic potential of silver-coated silicon nanowires with a disordered arrangement

Maddox Prize 2020: a mention for Donato Boscia (Cnr-Ipsp)

Press review 15/12/2020

Donato Boscia, head of the Bari unit of the Cnr Institute for sustainable plant protection (Ipsp), received a special mention within the 2020 John Maddox Prize for continuing to identify and explain the Xylella fastifiosa outbreak decimating the olive industry in Italy despite facing lawsuits and a smear campaign. The Maddox Prize -a joint initiative of the charity Sense about Science and the scientific journal Nature- is awarded every year for standing up for sound science in public: recipients of the 2020 edition are Anthony Fauci and Salim S. Abdool Karim, key government health advisors for the United States of America and South Africa for their work during the coronavirus pandemic

New ESPAD results: teenage drinking and smoking down

Press release 12/11/2020

Teenage drinking and smoking down, but concerns over risky cannabis use and new addictive behaviours, according the results of the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (Espad), coordinated by the Institute of Clinical Phyiology (Ifc) of the National Research Council of Italy 

Accurate theoretical modeling unravels profound changes in molecules that interact with quantum light

News 07/12/2020

An international team of researchers - for Italy, of Scuola Normale Superiore (Sns) and Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici of Cnr (Ipcf-Cnr) in Pisa - has demonstrated that properties of molecules undergo large changes when interacting with quantized electromagnetic fields in optical cavities. The work has now been published in Physical Review X

European Jellyfish. New perspectives on marine food resources

Institutional Area

This new book edited by Cnr edizioni is the outcome of scientific results, analyses and studies on some Mediterranean jellyfish species carried out at the Institute of Sciences of Food Production of the Italian National Research Council, combined with the spontaneous, creative and passionate interest of some Italian and international professional chefs to experiment jellyfish as a possible new food resource

ESA adopts Ariel, the exoplanets explorer

News 13/11/2020

Ariel, the Esa space mission that will study exoplanets atmospheres, enters the official development phase. The spacecraft is foreseen to launch 2029 and sees an important scientific and technological Italian contribution. The Cnr-Ifn of Padova participates in the development of the innovative telescope optics

greenEV: Development of a novel continuous Extracellular Vesicle production system

News 23/11/2020

greenEV is a new European project granted by the Marie Slodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) 2019 Individual Fellowships call of Horizon2020 Programme that aims to develop a novel continuous production of extracellular vesicles (EVs) from a sustainable cellular agriculture system

N2O, an increasing threat for climate

Press release 02/11/2020

A new study shows that over the recent decades the emissions of nitrous oxide, a powerful greenhouse gas mainly caused by the use of fertilizers in agriculture, have been growing at a rapid pace jeopardizing the climate objectives of the Paris agreement. The study, published in Nature, saw the participation of the Cnr Institute of Marine Sciences

Cnr and AIP Publishing sign Read and Publish Deal

News 30/09/2020

AIP Publishing, a leading not-for-profit scholarly publisher in the physical sciences, is pleased to announce a Read and Publish agreement with the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr): all researchers at Cnr-affiliated institutes throughout Italy will have access to the content in journals published by AIP Publishing (including those published on behalf of partners) from their first issues through the end of 2020

Cnr-Spin and Covid-19

Institutional area

The Cnr-Spin Institute launched a website aimed at understanding the current pandemic and providing support to scientists, policy makers and society at its large, by comparing and interpreting publicly available data with an original approach

From society to research

Institutional Area

Foresight is a interdepartmental project of the National Research Council of Italy, aimed at elaborating coherent research strategies and addressing socially relevant problems related to environment, health, food, enery, security and transportation


Institutional area

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

Technology transfer office

Institutional area

Technology transfer represents the Cnr’s second mission, after the scientific research. Cnr-TTO is responsible for all the activities related to TT, namely protection of research results, IPR management and exploitation, promotion and support for spin-off creation, marketing and promotion of research results