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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. 

Incontinentia pigmenti: new research on genetic transmission

Press release 10/08/2017

A study published in the journal Pediatrics outlined the prospect of a new hereditary transmission mechanism of Incontinentia pigmenti disease. A team of researchers from the Institute of genetics and biophysics of Cnr of Naples with the Pediatric hospital Bambino Gesù and the University of Ferrara, discovered the novel forms of familiarity in Incontinentia pigmenti, by genetically characterizing the molecular alteration in somatic and germline cells of IP male father, although to date it was referring to the exclusive maternal inheritance

Will climate change increase fire activity in Mediterranean Europe?

Press release 06/07/2017

In forthcoming decades summer fire risk may increase in Mediterranean Europe. A recent study published in Scientific Reports, carried out by a research team which involves the Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources of National research Council of Italy (Cnr-Igg), the University of Barcelona, Lisbona and University of California, Irvine, shows that the direct effect of climate change in regulating fuel moisture

Drought: Irpi Cnr examines soil moisture

Press review 01/08/2017

A brand-new, long-term and globally available satellite soil moisture dataset now allows the Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection of National Research Council (Irpi-Cnr) to closely monitor and predict the impact of the current drought situation. This near-real-time product is produced as part of the Copernicus Climate Changes Service (C3S) portfolio of the European Commission. Irpi-Cnr has been involved in its pre-operational development and assessment

The future of ram memories goes nano

Press release 28/07/2017

Cnr Institutes (Iom-trieste,  Ismn-Bologna and Spin-Napoli) determine the ‘critical thickness’ in spintronic materials, with perspectives towards highly performing magnetic storage and memories. The study has been published on ‘Nature Communication’

Moving slowly (very slowly) but like a shark

Press release 15/06/2017

A study published in
Royal Society Open Science and coordinated by Isc-Cnr reports that limpets (snails)
move like sharks and
human hunters, albeit more slowly

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

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

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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