Biomedical sciences

The Department of Biomedical Sciences manages the research activity in Biology, Medicine and Public Health. It provides technologies and services to both the public and the private area, with the purpose of promoting knowledge on the fundamental mechanism governing physiological and pathological aspects in living organism, starting from basic research in life sciences to the study of human diseases and of innovative therapeutic interventions. The ultimate aim is to explore new opportunities for ameliorating the health of mankind.

The fundamental activities regard oncology, neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, immunology and infectious diseases, epidemiology and health care research, Biology and biomedical technologies. In these areas, some technologies have been developed and they have found a wider use in the different benchmark areas: proteomics, pharmacogenomics, advanced calculus in bioinformatics and system biology, robotic systems for the limbs’ rehabilitation, molecular diagnostics and imaging. 

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The influence of endocrine disruptors on the male and female thyroid gland

News 30/01/2019

Endocrine disruptors (EDs) are a class of chemicals used to produce materials commonly found in everyday life, such as some plastics, tin cans, electrical and household appliances, cosmetics, pesticides, etc. EDs are, however, not without danger: these molecules interfere with the endocrine system, disrupting the physiological production and the target effects of hormones. In particular, EDs have proven effects on the reproductive system and an incidence on the occurrence of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases during aging. The new European collaborative project SCREENED aims to develop new 3D in vitro tests to overcome these limitations

Cnr founder of the Italian society of extracellular vescicles (EVIta)

News 10/12/2018

On November 29, 2018 the Italian Society of Extracellular Vesicles (EVIta) was founded in Turin. EVIta would promote basic, clinical and translational research and the interactive network among Italian researchers, in the field of extracellular vesicles

AI4H:B²E 2019 - IEEE International Special Track on Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare: from black box to explainable models

Event from 05/06/2019 to 07/06/2019

The special track on “Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare: from black box to explainable models” - AI4H:B2E 2019 - aims at bringing together researchers from academia, industry, government and medical centers in order to present the state of the art and discuss the latest advances in the emerging area of the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Soft Computing (SC) techniques in the fields of medicine, biology, healthcare and wellbeing

Winter college on applications of optics and photonics in food science

Event from 11/02/2019 to 22/02/2019

The aim of the Winter college is to offer Ph.D. students and other emerging researchers broad training in the innovative applications of optics and photonics in food and agriculture

Cnr: 95 years of future

Special event, November 21th 2018

On November 21th, the National research Council of Italy marked its 95th anniversary: a special ceremony was organised in the Cnr Rome headquarters, attended by major institutional representative