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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. 

Polyphenols against cancer? A question to be investigated

Press release 13/06/2017

A research team at Isa-Cnr analyzed the use of these natural, antioxidant compounds in cancer, highlighting, in two studies, the pros and cons of their use and demonstrating that not always their effect(s) does depend upon the antioxidant activity. The articles have been published on Seminars in Cancer Biology and Oncotarget

The national reasearch council clebrates the Marconi's year

Press review 12/06/2017

The national reasearch council clebrates 2017 as the Marconi's year with two anniversaries dedicated to Guglielmo Marconi: 20 July for the 80th anniversary of his death and 2 september for the 90th anniversary of Presidency of Cnr

A stopwatch for electron motion inside matter

Press release 23/05/2017

A research study conducted at the Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies of the National Research Council has been published in the prestigious journal Nature Physics.  An international team of scientists has monitored in real-time the scattering behavior of electrons propagating in a non-conducting material after the interaction with high-energy photons. Their insights could have an important impact for radiotherapy

Towards more effective therapies to fight breast cancer

Press release 17/05/2017

Iom-Cnr and Sissa unveil new functional mechanisms of important pharmacological targets. The study has been published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Epilepsy and Intellectual Disability: a new molecular mechanism unravelled

Press release 15/05/2017

Epilepsy and Intellectual Disability, which usually have their onset during childhood, are in some cases linked to mutations in the gene KIAA1202, which contains the information to produce the protein Shrm4. An international study, published on Nature Communication, coordinated by Maria Passafaro, at the Institute of Neuroscience of the National Research Council (IN-CNR), demonstrated one possible mechanism by which these mutations could cause those pathologies

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

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

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

Almanacco della scienza Cnr

Institutional Area

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

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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