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With a scientific network largely distributed all over Italy, embracing a wide variety of research topics –energy management, medicine, environment, food and agribusiness, life sciences, physics, Ict and more- the National Research Council of Italy has a unique background of knowledge and skills to be exploited by society at all levels. 

Sharing its best results and know-how, Cnr contributes in fostering new opportunities of growth and social development fot the whole Country.

 
 

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

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

Italian alpine glacier now accelerating after 7000 years

Press release 30/01/2017

Thanks to a 7000-year old ice core, the Idpa-Cnr and an international team have discovered that an alpine glacier is now accelerating due to atmospheric warming. The deepest part of the Mt. Ortles glacier (Eastern Italian Alps) has indeed started to move for the first time since the period of the Tyrolean Iceman. The study has been published in The Cryosphere

Personality differences linked to differences in brain structure

Press release 26/01/2017

Our personality may be shaped by how our brain works, but in fact the shape of our brain can itself provide surprising clues about how we behave – and our risk of developing mental health disorders – suggests a study published in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. The international research team involves Italian scientists from with Ibfm-Cnr, University Tor Vergata and University Magna Graecia

Medulloblastoma: a potential new therapy

Press release 16/01/2017

A preclinical study indicates a possible new therapy for medulloblastoma, the most common brain malignancy in childhood. The study, conducted by a group of researchers of the Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology of the National Research Council of Italy at the Santa Lucia Foundation in Rome, highlights the ability of chemokine Cxcl3 to completely inhibit the tumor. The research results are published in Frontiers in Pharmacology

Science Communication

Institutional Area

Part of the Cnr activities are
devoted to the dissemination of science, with
the aim of stimulating
public knowledge and excitement around the research
activities of its scientific community

Cnr Libraries

Institutional Area

This section offers information on the Cnr libraries located in the Research areas which are connected to various research Institutes located all over Italy

Polar educators international conference: 'Education Meets Science'

Event 09-14 April 2017

Four full immersion days where researchers, scientists and polar educators will share the best practices in the field of disclosure polar science

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

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