Dialogue with the "other brain" through astrocytes and graphene

Press release 10/07/2024

A research group coordinated by Cnr-Isof, with the participation of Cnr-Ismn, Unibo and Czech Academy of Science, foundf that graphene has properties capable of controlling and modulating the activities of astrocytes, a type of brain cell. The study, published in Nature Nanotechnology, may have positive implications for the treatment of important and complex brain pathologies such as epilepsy and stroke

Polish-Italian Workshop - Enhancement of nature-based solutions for sustainable agriculture and ecosystem health

Event 12/07/2024

Within the framework of the "Copernicus dialogues", a joint initiative between the Cnr International Relations Office and the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) Scientific Center in Rome aimed at providing an overview of the current cooperation between Italian and Polish scientists in sustainable use of resources, natural solutions for the decontamination of water and soil, and the production of healthy agricultural products

The Cnr-Imm participates to the second "Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI)" on microelectronics

News 08/07/2024

The Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems of the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr-Imm) has received a grant by the Italian Ministry of the Enterprises and of the Made in Italy (Mimit) for participating to the second Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) on microelectronics and connectivity “IPCEI ME/CT”

Physics, chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences join hands as the CLIMB doctoral network is awarded 3.3 MEUR EU Horizon funding

News 01/07/2024

The EU Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska–Curie Actions Doctoral Network ‘CLIMB’ has been awarded nearly 3.3 M€ following an application coordinated by Yuri Gerelli, researcher at the Institute for Complex Systems of the Italian National Research Council (Cnr-Isc). CLIMB is one of the 128 doctoral networks across to be awarded in the MSCA DN 2023 call and will kick-off in February 2025: il will address some of the priority research areas in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: sustainable bio-inspired materials, antimicrobial resistance, and development of next generation drug carriers 

The teaching room of Cnr-Ino in Arcetri dedicated to Fortunato Tito Arecchi

Press note 12/06/2024

The teaching room of the National Institute of Optics (Cnr-Ino) of the National Research Council of Italy, based in Arcetri (Firenze), was dedicated to scientist Fortunato Tito Arecchi on the occasion of the ceremony held on June 12: a new plaque was inaugurated in memory of the famous scientist who, starting from 1975 for 25 For years he has directed the Institute, making it an internationally renowned driving force in the field of laser studies and optics

The first year of "Sintetic". Tracking timber flow for a more efficient and suistainable forestry value chain

News 03/06/2024

On 14-16 May 2024 "Sintetic" Project annual meeting took place in Brasov (Romania) hosted by two project partners, the Transilvania University of Brasov and ASFOR. "Sintetic" is an innovative project that aims to provide a comprehensive data management system for the entire EU forest value chain. Cnr is involved in the study with the Institute for Bioeconomics (Cnr-Ibe), lead for Cnr, and the Institute of Informatics and Telematics (Cnr-Iit)

A miniaturized, implantable multi-sensors device to monitor vessels health

Nwes 15/05/2024

The EU-funded project IV-Lab has received more than 4 million euros from the European Innovation Council (EIC). The device will empower physicians to deliver timely and personalized treatment. The National Research Council of Italy is involved in the research consortium, led by the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)

Metal-Halide Perovskite submicrometer-thick films for ultra-stable self-powered direct X-ray detectors

News 29/05/2024

A recent study of the team of the Institute of structure of matter (Cnr-Ism), in collaboration with the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the Niccolò Cusano University, shows that X-ray detectors based on thin films (255 nm) of a specific type of MHP (FAPbBr3), deposited on mesoporous titanium dioxide (TiO2) have exceptional operational stability, and are able to work continuously for 26 days without signal loss. The first prototypes were successfully tested at the linear accelerator of the Oncology Radiotherapy department of San Giovanni Hospital in Rome, showing excellent results

"From knee surgery to home drudgery, the robot revolution beckons"

Press review 30/04/2024

Automation will play a growing role in people’s lives and Europe has the know-how to lead the way, according to Cnr President Maria Chiara Carrozza, who released an interview on the EU Research and Innovation Magazine "Horizon"