Under the Italian law 150/2000, the Cnr Press Office was established with the aim of enhancing information provided by scientific Departments, research Institutes and offices by issuing press releases and notes, and handling the overall media communication. Among its tasks, the Office assures an helpdesk for any media request, organizes press conferences and events, and it is actively involved in the realization of video and interviews within the  Cnr Webtv platform.  Furthermore, it supports the realization of editorial products and activates partnerships with Tv programmes, magazines and websites.

The Office releases the monthly web magazine 'Almanacco della Scienza’, and makes available a daily press review operated in collaboration with a specialized service, monitoring thousands of newspapers, magazines, journals, as well as television and radio programs. Reviews are available from 7 a.m. and updated many times a day: a collection of the most relevant press venues is also provided by email. 

Strengthening electrical systems against cyber attacks

Press Note 10/06/2020

Cnr-Ircres, on behalf of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners of the United States (Naruc), developed the volume of guidelines "Evaluating the prudency of cybersecurity investments: Guidelines for Energy Regulators", edited by researcher Elena Ragazzi, conceived as a practical tool that regulators can use to strengthen electrical systems against cyber attacks

Italy is ready to launch the nanosatellite ALPHA

News 03/06/200

ALPHA is a collaborative mission led by ARCA Dynamics, an Italian innovative start-up, in partnership with NPC Spacemind, H4 Research, GP Advanced Projects and the National Research Council (Cnr)

The cellular snip and stitch: knowing the splicing mechanism in order to cure complex diseases

Press release 12/05/2020

A new step towards understanding the splicing mechanism, "snip and stitch ", by which cells convert genetic information into a form suitable for protein synthesis. The study published in ACS Catalysis by Istituto Officina dei Materiali (Iom) of the National Research Council (Cnr) in collaboration with the National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia, explains for the first time how the second phase of the chemical mechanism of splicing occurs. This knowledge is needed to find possible treatments for diseases related to incorrect splicing, such as leukaemias and other types of cancer

Cnr-Spin and Covid-19

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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

Beyond Graphene

News 18/05/2020

An international team of scientists located in Canada and the SAMOS laboratory of the Istituto di Struttura della Materia (Cnr), led by Giorgio Contini, demonstrate, in a recent publication on Nature Materials, that the synthesis of two-dimensional π-conjugated polymers with topological Dirac cone and flats bands became a reality allowing a sneak peek into the world of organic topological materials

Shining infrared light on brain astrocytes

Press release 27/04/2020

In the work published in the Faseb Journal, researchers from the Institute for Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity and the Institute for the Study of Nanostructured Materials of the National Research Council of Bologna, in collaboration with the University of Vanderbilt, with the University of Bari and the University of Bologna have shown that a flash of infrared laser light of only 8 thousandths of a second can modulate the function of astrocytes

Journal and newsletters

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Cnr produces several journals and newsletters to which you can subscribe, usually for free, directly from the websites of the institutes that produce them.
This page, created with the aim of making such contributions quickly reachable and accessible to citizens and researchers, contains some of the journals and newsletters sent and transmitted from the network Cnr (departments, institutes, etc) that provide news and updates on topics of their interest

Towards a circular economy: interview with Nicola Armaroli

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Nicola Armaroli, research director at the National Research Council of Italy and member of the Sunrise consortium (Solar energy for a circular economy), explains how the solar energy can contribute to make the circular economy a reality. The interview is published on the Sunrise website

Cnr History

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The National Research Council of Italy was founded as legal person on 18 November 1923 (Royal Decree 2440/1923). Originally, it became member of the International Research Council, with offices in Brussels. The mission of Cnr has been defined in the first Statute dated 1924: to coordinate and stimulate research activity at a National level in the different areas of science, to keep in contact with various stakeholders on scientific matters and to establish National scientific laboratories

Cnr Press Office

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Almanacco della scienza Cnr

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The latest issue of the monthly magazine edited by the Cnr Press Office

Cnr Web TV

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The video portal of the Cnr community, hosting videos, interviews  and reporting about conferences, research projects and other initiatives carried out by Cnr researchers