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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BioMaH - Biomaterials and Novel Technologies for Healthcare, 3rd International Conference

From 18/10/2022 to 21/10/2022

The 3rd BioMaH (Biomaterials and Novel Technologies for Healthcare) Conference is an international interdisciplinary forum of major experts in the field of healthcare sciences, contributing in solving challenging problems in medicine

New study shows that genes play a role in microbiome composition

News 03/02/2022

In a new study, a group of researchers from the University of Groningen who have joined forces as the Groningen Microbiome Team have shown that your genes influence the composition of your gut microbiome. Serena Sanna, now Director of Research at the  Cnr-Irgb Institute has coordinated this study together with  Alexandra Zhernakova. The results of the study and a preview of the expected challenges and future perspectives of microbiome studies are published in two articles in Nature Genetics

G6 Network released the paper "Covid-19_ Lessons learned - Preparing for future pandemics"

News 22/12/2021

A group of twelve mandated scientists from six large multidisciplinary research performing organisations located in Europe gathering in the G6 Network -the Italian National Research Council of Italy, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, the Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren, the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft and the MaxPlanck-Gesellschaft- released a paper focused on the "lessons" of the current Sars-CoV-2 pandemic on future pandemics similar in magnitude, risk of spreading, and impact

Brain plasticity is regulated by the gut microbiota

News 14/01/2022

The intestinal microbiota - known by all as intestinal microflora - plays a fundamental role in the development and maintenance of the function of the immune system and in the regulation of body weight. New studies suggest that the microbiota could also be involved in the communication pathway between the center and periphery called the gut-brain axis, modulating brain functions and ultimately our behavior

Pandemics: Coronavirus and beyond

Institutional Area

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

Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors: from Molecular Pharmacology to Behaviour

Event 13/12/2021

The Institute of neuroscience (In) of the National Research Council of Italy announces the upcoming meeting on "Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors: from Molecular Pharmacology to Behaviour", which will be held on December 13, 2021, as a tribute to the work of  Cecilia Gotti.