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Journalists

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. 

Beyond Brexit: challenges and opportunities for scientific research between Italy and the UK

Press release 04/10/2017

The high level meeting is organised by Cnr (Italian Research Council) in cooperation with the Science and Innovation Network and the British Embassy Rome

Gugliemo Marconi, the man, the scientist and the inventor

Video october 2017

80 years after his death and 90 from the Cnr’s presidency, the figure of Guglielmo Marconi is celebrated focusing on three aspects: the man, the scientist and the inventor. The documentary, produced by the Cnr webtv, was presented together with 'The sea at the end of the Earth: the Italian research in Anctartica' at the Indian Science Film Festival 2017 held in Chennai (India) from October 13 to October 16

Does the construction of biogas plants affect local property values?

Press note 28/09/2017

Despite biogas is considered a renewable source of energy, the social acceptability of biogas plants is controversial due to resistance from local communities who are afraid of potential local negative externalities.  A paper from Icres-Cnr researcher Marco Modica aims at investigating this claim using evidence from the housing market by means of a diff-in-diff mode: it was awarded with the 'GSSI-AISRe prize' during the  XXXVIII Conference on regional sciences held in Cagliari on Septempber 2017

Cystic fibrosis? A folding problem

Press release 08/09/2017

We report the first crystal structure of the checkpoint enzyme that in the background of congenital glycoprotein misfold disease flags misfolded glycoproteins for endoplasmatic reticulum retention. The study uses the Arabidopsis thaliana plant as an in vivo system. It is a collaboration between the Oxford Glycobiology Institute at the Department of Biochemistry, of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom; the Institutes of Sciences of Food Production and Crystallography of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche; the Diamond Light Source and Research Complex at Harwell, Didcot also in the United Kingdom. The paper describing the study has been published in the journal PNAS

Journal and newsletters

Institutional Area

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

Cnr History

Institutional Area

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

A novel gene therapy approach for treating Parkinson's disease

Press release 07/09/2017

A new study has successfully established the first gene therapy approach to reduce or prevent a-synuclein toxic aggregates that are causing neuronal dysfunctions and loss in Parkinson’s disease. These results pave the way for testing gene therapy approaches for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases that might affect also large brain areas. The study has been published in 'Molecular Therapy'

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

Institutional Area

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