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. 

Micro-spectroscopy opens new routes for diagnostics

Press release 09/02/2018

This study highlights how mechanical properties of cells can be a new bio-marker for pathologies and how the proposed technique can become a potential diagnostic tool, even in tumors

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

The 'New Scientist' reports the prediction by Cnr researchers of the invasion of the poisonous silver-cheeked toadfish in the Mediterranean Sea

News 17/01/2018

The 'New Scientist' international science magazine has interviewed Gianpaolo Coro, researcher at the Institute of Information Science and Technologies 'Alessandro Faedo' (Isti-Cnr), about the dangerous and seemingly unstoppable invasion of the Mediterranean Sea by the silver-cheeked toadfish Lagocephalus sceleratus. A scientific paper on this topic is under publication on the "Ecological Modelling" Journal (Elsevier)

Extracts from plants to defeat headache

Press release 23/01/2018

It emerges from a study on plant remedies used in Italian folk medicine between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries conducted by researchers at the Institute for Agricultural and Forest Systems in the Mediterranean in collaboration with the Institute of Neurological Sciences of the National Research Council (CNR). In this work, about 42% of the plant-based treatments utilized by Italian folk medicine to heal headache seems to represent the continuity of the medical tradition over about two thousand years. The results were published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Pioneering approach for a non-invasive nanopharmaceutical treatment of heart failure

Press release 19/01/2018

A new study, lead by the group of Daniele Catalucci from the Cnr-Irgb (Milan, Italy) and part of the EU-funded project CUPIDO, demonstrated that nanoparticle-based therapeutic peptides can effectively be delivered to the diseased heart via inhalation. Their results, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, represent the first proof-of-concept for an unconventional and pioneering approach with inhalable nanoparticles to pharmacologically treat cardiac conditions

The sea at the end of the Earth: the Italian research in Antarctica

Video october 2017

The research activities in Antarctica are carried out within the ‘Programma nazionale di ricerche in Antartide’ (Pnra), promoted and financed by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (Miur). The logistic execution is entrusted by the National agency for new technologies, energy and the sustainable economic development (Enea). The scientific coordination is controlled by Cnr, National Research Council

A new technique to cure neurological disorders

Press release 18/01/2018

A way to restore normal functioning was studied by researchers from the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the National Research Council (Istc-Cnr), which have developed a new non-invasive and personalized electrical stimulation technique, called transcranial Individual neuroDynamics Stimulation (tIDS)

7th International symposium 'Monitoring of Mediterranean coastal areas: problems and measurement techniques'

Event from 19/06/2018 to 21/06/2018

The Institute of Biometeorology - National Research Council of Italy (Ibimet-Cnr) is organizing, in collaboration with other Cnr Institutes and University Departments, the seventh International Symposium: 'Monitoring of Mediterranean coastal Areas: problems and measurement techniques'

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

Forest disturbance and climate change - effects on the carbon cycle

Event 20/03/2018

In this presentation, studies on the effects of windthrows, insect infestations and severe drought events on the forest C cycle will be presented

4th International Workshop 'Cities from the Sea'

Event from 16/04/2018 to 21/04/2018

The workshop is open to participants from different disciplines as architects, planners, psychologist, etc. who are concerned with the study of sea, city and community

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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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