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 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: a collection of the most relevant press venues is also provided by email. 

The Arctic tundra, CO2 source or sink?

Press release 04/02/2022

A research team from Cnr-Igg has identified the role of environmental and vegetation variables in driving CO2 fluxes in the Arctic tundra. The results, based on measurement campaigns, data analysis and mathematical models, are now published in Scientific Reports

Pandemics: Coronavirus and beyond

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A pandemic is a natural catastrophic event, a gigantic, prolonged "earthquake": unpredictable, but with the certainty that sooner or later it will happen, yielding devastating health and socio-economic effects. What we are learning from the Covid-19 "earthquake"? The website promoted by the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr-Dsb) is facing some big questions about the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

New study shows that genes play a role in microbiome composition

News 03/02/2022

In a new study, a group of researchers from the University of Groningen who have joined forces as the Groningen Microbiome Team have shown that your genes influence the composition of your gut microbiome. Serena Sanna, now Director of Research at the Cnr-Irgb Institute has coordinated this study together with Prof. Alexandra Zhernakova, University of Groningen. The results of the study and a preview of the expected challenges and future perspectives of microbiome studies signed by the same authors are published in two articles in Nature Genetics

‘Labour Migration in the Time of COVID-19: Inequalities and Perspectives for Change’

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Since 2015, the Institute for research in innovation and services for the development of the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr-Iriss) promotes projects on ‘Migration and Development’ with the view of offering innovative tools for sustainable migration. This timely volume, in particular, offers a wide and in-depth analysis of the consequences that migrant workers are facing in these days: as a vulnerable group, they have to cope with an unpredictable and exceptional situation – Covid-19 pandemics – adding elements of weakness to their already fragile state

European Jellyfish. New perspectives on marine food resources

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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

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

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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From society to research

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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

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