Capturing with Silicon Nanowires the electrical signals generated by Neuroendocrine Pituitary Cell Networks

News 18/09/2023

A team of researchers from the National Research Council of Italy  have achieved a significant breakthrough by successfully capturing, for the first time, electrical signals produced by a network of pituitary corticotropic cells. The remarkable achievement has been possible through the development of a cutting-edge, custom-designed microelectrode array (MEA) based on silicon nanowires, integrated into a  customized low-noise data acquisition electronic board

Ecological research and technological advancement in the Arctic: the PRA "EcoClimate" project

Press note 10/08/2023

As part of the PRA “EcoClimate” project, coordinated by the trophic ecology Group of the Department of Environmental Biology at Sapienza University of Rome, in collaboration with the National Research Council of Italy  - Institute for water research (Cnr-Irsa) and Istitute for polar research (Cnr-Isp), a hydrographic unmanned surface vessel specifically configured for work at extreme latitudes has been used for the first time

Turning a health risk into an opportunity. A revolutionary approach to infections

Press note 07/08/2023

Bioaction is an EU-funded project that aims to revolutionize the approach to implant-associated infections. By harnessing hydrogels and smart nanomaterials, Bioaction will transform bacterial biofilms into bio-factories for tissue regeneration, offering a novel alternative to traditional antibiotic therapies. The project is driven by a multidisciplinary team of experts and strives to improve patient outcomes while addressing the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance

Cnr-Igm and Ifom scientist Dana Branzei wins a Fis grand by Italian Ministry of University and research

News 03/08/2023

Research Director of the "Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza" Institute of Molecular Genetics (Cnr-Igm) in Pavia and of IFOM “DNA Repair” Research Program , Dr. Dana Branzei, has been awarded a prestigious Advanced Grant from the Italian Science Fund of the Ministry of University and Research (FIS 2021). Her project, titled "Replication-associated Cohesion and Recombination," is a beacon of scientific innovation in the ERC Life Sciences sector

Cnr-Isp newsletter

Institutional Area

The e-newsletter of the Cnr Institute of Polar Sciences: in this issue, focus on the geographic North Pole expedition with the "ELENO" project; a report of the IV Ross Sea conference, and more

2nd International One Health Conference

Event 19-20/10/2023

The National Research Council of Italy (Cnr) is amongst the Supporting Partners of the International One-Health Conference, the scientific event which will gather together the most prominent experts  from institutions, academia, international organizations in health and environmental sectors to bring One-Health topics at the center of the scientific discussion.  A Call for Abstracts is open to collect contribution proposals from researchers, field experts and practitioners who would like to get engaged in the Conference debate and present their work: deadline is August 30th, 2023

"Discovering the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs with deep learning"

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For the Cnr-Ifac Book series, a book exploring the application of Deep Convolutional Neural Networks to the field of ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs transliteration. Such tools belong to the broader field known as Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is probably today the most impacting and disruptive technology we are working on. In the field of ancient languages transliteration and translation, AI applications are just at the beginning, despite they are spreading faster day after day. Which will be the impact of such technology?

Cnr joined the ERC Visiting Fellowship Programme and ERC Mentoring Initiative

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The National Research Council of Italy (Cnr) supports its scientists and joined the ERC Visiting Fellowship Programme and ERC Mentoring Initiative. In the frame of the 2021 agreement between the European Research Council (ERC) and the National Research Council of Italy, Cnr  actively implement two key actions to support its scientists to apply at the ERC Starting, Consolidator, Advanced and Synergy Grant calls 2024 and 2025, in all scientific domains (Physical and Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences and Social Sciences and Humanities)

Spei Satelles: a message of hope for all humanity

Press release 27/03/2023

On 10 June 2023, from the Vandemberg Space Force Base in California, the "Spei Satelles" project will lift off aboard a rocket: a CubeSat built by the Polytechnic University of Turin and operated by the Italian Space Agency will enter orbit to carry a message of hope and peace enshrined in a nanobook made by the National Research Council of Italy


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Cnr-Isa is amongst the research partners of 'Stance4Health', a project funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 with tha aim of developing a complete Smart Personalized Nutrition (SPN) service based on the use of mobile technologies as well as tailored food production that will optimize the gut microbiota activity and long-term consumer engagement