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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. 

Discovery of a gene variant that confers risk of multiple sclerosis and lupus

Press release 27/04/2017

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports an important new mechanism of predisposition to two autoimmune diseases, multiple sclerosis (MS) and systemic lupus erythematosus (Lupus)

That's the way soft matter relaxes

Press release 26/04/2017

A collaboration among Cnr, University of Naples, University of Cincinnati and Procter and Gamble (P&G) led to the Differential Variance Analysis (DVA), a novel method to investigate the relaxation process of soft materials, from fast-moving consumer goods to biological tissues

'Added Value of Excellence in European Research'

Press release 04/04/2017

Cnr and other major european science organizations and universities, together with prominent industrial enterprises, convened at a high-level round table organised by the CNRS and MPG in Brussels on 6 and 7 march 2017, developing the following common positions

Touching the smell: when does a mouth become a nose?

Press release 14/04/2017

Recent studies on the mechanisms of chemical communication in aquatic environments undermine the traditional distinction between the chemical senses (olfaction and gustation) based on spatial criteria

International Congress on Cork Oak Trees and Woodlands: conservation, management, products and challenges for the future

Event 25-26 May 2017

The Department of Science for Nature and Environmental Resources of the University of Sassari, the Forestry and Wood Research Centre of the Italian Council for Agricultural Research and Economics and the Institute of Ecosystem Study of the National Research Council, organization unit of Sassari, are pleased to invite you to the 'International Congress on Cork Oak Trees and Woodlands: conservation, management, products and challenges for the future', coinciding with the 3° National Congress of Cork

The Chef's brain

Press release 03/03/2017

Researchers investigate, for the first time, whether the chef’s brain is different from general population. They report that chef-related expertise has shaped brain anatomy in a way to become faster in some motor and cognitive realms

A hub for cultural heritage science

Press release 29/03/2017

The preparatory phase of the European research infrastructure for science applied to cultural heritage is under way and is named E-RIHS PP (European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science - Preparatory Phase -). Florence is the candidate to host its European Headquarters. The project is funded by the EU, led by the National Research Council and sponsored by the City of Florence and the Tuscany Region with the support of the Foundation Cassa di Risparmio of Florence

Nanocubes for early identification of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

Press release 28/02/2017

The innovative method takes advantage of silver nanocrystals activated by laser, which allow a sensitive detection of molecular traces of neurodegenerative diseases. The method has been developed by a team, led by IFAC-CNR in Florence and including researchers from IMM-CNR of Catania, the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and the Saratov National Research State University (Russia). The study was published in the ACS Nano journal

Vitamins and aminoacids regulate stem cell biology

Press release 16/02/2017

An International Reserach Team coordinated by Igb-Cnr discovered a key role of Vitamins and amoinoacids in pluripotent stem cells. The research is published in Stem Cell Reports and may provide new insights in cancer biology and regenerative medicine

New hopes for pancreatic tumor from an antipsychotic drug

Press release 15/02/2017

Pancreatic ductal carcinoma is the most common tumor that affects this gland. Its recovery rates are minimal, not only due to difficulties of an early diagnosis, but also because of the absence of a specific pharmacological treatment. New hopes are coming from a study published on Scientific Reports by the Nanotechnology Institute of CNR, unit of Rende, in collaboration with a team of French and Spanish researchers

New technology to watch the sea in 3D

Press release 01/02/2017

‘Wave hunters’ discover that extreme waves are more frequent than previously thought. From a study by Ca’ Foscari and Ismar-Cnr, published in the Journal of Physical Oceanography, a project and a patent were born, measuring waves from platforms and ships

Almanacco della scienza Cnr

Institutional Area

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

Council of Presidents of public research bodies: Massimo Inguscio appointed President

Interview 20/01/2017

The President of National Research Council, Massimo Inguscio, was unanimously appointed President of the newly set up Council of President of public research bodies

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

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

Cnr Press Office

Institutional Area

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