Primates Economics

Press release 25/01/2021

A theme issue of Philosophical Transactions, compiled and edited by Elsa Addessi (Cnr-Istc), Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde (Institute Jean Nicod- Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris) and Thomas Boraud (Université de Bordeaux), collects some of the most recent studies on the economic behaviors of non-human primates, our closest relatives, highlighting the cognitive mechanisms underlying human decision making

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

When ice disappeared from the Northern Atlantic

Press release 21/12/2020

The Institute for Polar Studies of the National Research Council of Italy and the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice have participated in a study which shows that during the last Ice Age in the Northern Atlantic, the decrease in sea ice took place over a span of 250 years, at the same time of a number of events that caused a rapid increase in temperatures. The results have been published in Pnas

European Jellyfish. New perspectives on marine food resources

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This new book edited by Cnr edizioni is the outcome of scientific results, analyses and studies on some Mediterranean jellyfish species carried out at the Institute of Sciences of Food Production of the Italian National Research Council, combined with the spontaneous, creative and passionate interest of some Italian and international professional chefs to experiment jellyfish as a possible new food resource

Natural recolonization of large carnivores in Europe is associated with land use change and human abandonment of rural areas

News 18/01/2021

Wolves, lynxes and brown bears are among the most charismatic carnivore species in Europe, and they seem to be making a comeback after almost becoming extinct at the end of the past century. Recent land cover and human population changes in Europe have altered the potential distribution of large carnivores in Europe, facilitating their gradual recolonization of their historical range over the last few decades. Surprisingly, the increasing protection in Europe did not play a significant role in their expansion. This is the conclusion of a study published in the journal Diversity and Distributions, conducted by a multi-national team including 11 European countries

The hazardous waste management during Covid-19: a series of focused webinars organized by Cnr-Scitec

News 12/01/2021

The current worldwide health emergency forced the government institutions to pay a special attention to the most recent methods for a correct identification, handling, management and disposal of hazardous waste materials generated in production sites potentially affected by the Sars-CoV-2 pathogen. Italian experts from Cnr-Scitec are presenting a webinar training course titled “Hazardous waste management during Covid-19 health emergency” to professionals and scientists from governmental institutions and national agencies 

Exploiting nano-disorder for screening and monitoring of diabetes mellitus

Press release 17/12/2020

An international team of researchers at the Institute for microelectronics and microsystem of the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr-Imm, Rome) and at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA) has developed an highly sensitive and label-free sensor for the detection of glycated albumin (GA), a novel robust molecular biomarker for screening and monitoring of diabetes mellitus, by leveraging the diagnostic potential of silver-coated silicon nanowires with a disordered arrangement

Maddox Prize 2020: a mention for Donato Boscia (Cnr-Ipsp)

Press review 15/12/2020

Donato Boscia, head of the Bari unit of the Cnr Institute for sustainable plant protection (Ipsp), received a special mention within the 2020 John Maddox Prize for continuing to identify and explain the Xylella fastifiosa outbreak decimating the olive industry in Italy despite facing lawsuits and a smear campaign. The Maddox Prize -a joint initiative of the charity Sense about Science and the scientific journal Nature- is awarded every year for standing up for sound science in public: recipients of the 2020 edition are Anthony Fauci and Salim S. Abdool Karim, key government health advisors for the United States of America and South Africa for their work during the coronavirus pandemic

New ESPAD results: teenage drinking and smoking down

Press release 12/11/2020

Teenage drinking and smoking down, but concerns over risky cannabis use and new addictive behaviours, according the results of the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (Espad), coordinated by the Institute of Clinical Phyiology (Ifc) of the National Research Council of Italy 

Accurate theoretical modeling unravels profound changes in molecules that interact with quantum light

News 07/12/2020

An international team of researchers - for Italy, of Scuola Normale Superiore (Sns) and Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici of Cnr (Ipcf-Cnr) in Pisa - has demonstrated that properties of molecules undergo large changes when interacting with quantized electromagnetic fields in optical cavities. The work has now been published in Physical Review X

ESA adopts Ariel, the exoplanets explorer

News 13/11/2020

Ariel, the Esa space mission that will study exoplanets atmospheres, enters the official development phase. The spacecraft is foreseen to launch 2029 and sees an important scientific and technological Italian contribution. The Cnr-Ifn of Padova participates in the development of the innovative telescope optics

N2O, an increasing threat for climate

Press release 02/11/2020

A new study shows that over the recent decades the emissions of nitrous oxide, a powerful greenhouse gas mainly caused by the use of fertilizers in agriculture, have been growing at a rapid pace jeopardizing the climate objectives of the Paris agreement. The study, published in Nature, saw the participation of the Cnr Institute of Marine Sciences

Cnr-Spin and Covid-19

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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

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

Stance4Health

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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

Technology transfer office

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Technology transfer represents the Cnr’s second mission, after the scientific research. Cnr-TTO is responsible for all the activities related to TT, namely protection of research results, IPR management and exploitation, promotion and support for spin-off creation, marketing and promotion of research results