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.

Immune system: discovered a new regulatory mechanism in diseases such as leukemia

News 10/07/2023

The research "An isoform of the giant protein titin is a master regulator of human T lymphocyte trafficking", published in the journal Cell Reports, concerns the central role of titin, the largest protein encoded by the human genome, in the control of leukocyte trafficking. Titin, also called connectin, is a protein encoded in humans by the TTN gene, and is important in the contraction of striated muscles. This protein functions as a molecular spring, composed of individually folded protein domains, which unwind when the protein is under tension, but reassemble when tension is removed. This Research has highlighted that the mechanical function of titin plays a role in lymphocyte resilience to passive deformation and mechanical stress

Open access

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The National Research Council of Italy is deeply involved in adopting and supporting the principles of the European Chart for the free circulation of knowledge

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

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

Numerical analysis of COVID-19 pandemic

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The Cnr-Spin Institute launched a website aimed at understanding the current pandemic and providing support to scientists, policy makers and society at its large, by comparing and interpreting publicly available data with an original approach

Cnr Libraries

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

Cnr Publishing

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Cnr publishing activity consists of institutional documentation, scientific serial collections, Conference Proceedings, outreach and educational products, scientific games

Science Communication

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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

Scientific and interactive exhibitions

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By organizing exhibitions, the National Research Council aims to provide new opportunities for cultural growth and renovation by starting a dialogue with the audience of all ages and contributing to the development of the knowledge society

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