First map of intracellular chloride in neurons in vivo
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First map of intracellular chloride in neurons in vivo

The chloride and the intracellular pH regulation plays a key role in many neural functions. Changes in chloride levels could regulate the mechanisms of complex pathologies such as autism or epilepsy. A recent study, carried out thanks to the collaboration of several researchers of NEST, the Istituto Nanoscienze of CNR and Scuola Normale Superiore, and of the IIT of Genoa, the CNR of Trento and the University of Helsinki, shows new and...

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Andrea Ferrara explains the Interstellar Project

Andrea Ferrara, a Cosmology Professor at the SNS, recently won the prestigious ERC (European Research Council) Advanced Grant funding, totalling 2.2 million euros. His project, named Interstellar, is going to include a team of some of the best scientists in the field, which are going to study the formation of the primordial galaxies and their characteristics. The SNS is providing its facilities for the project, and seven young...

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Fabio Pacucci wins the Gratton Prize

Fabio Pacucci, a former Ph.D student at the SNS, received a prestigious recognition, the Gratton Prize. Now Fabio is a postdoc at Yale, where he is still collaborating with VIS. The international jury, composed of Gianfranco De Zotti (INAF-Astronomical Observatory in Padua), Laura Ferrarese (National Research Council of Canada) and Nikolas Prantzos (CNRS, Paris Institute of Astrophysics), has thoroughly examined the documentation...

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A new VIS activity is taking off: The Digital Science Lab

With this new VIS activity, we will give the opportunity to the fifth grade of upper secondary schools to discover personally the world of the scientific research. They will see the data with their own eyes; will process it entering into the same logic, though simplified, that all the researchers deal with on a daily basis. Digital Science Lab starts in collaboration with the Particle Physics Area. This collaboration is based on the...

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THE WINNERS OF THE 2017 EDITION OF “A DAY AS A RESEARCHER” AT THE SNS

The selection of the best articles for the 2017 contest “A Day as a Researcher”, out of more than 250 received, has ended. The SNS will give the possibility to seven high school students to experience a day as a researcher at the Scuola Normale Superiore. The evaluation and selection of the winning articles were performed by more than 25 SNS researchers and professors: some of them will also take part in the activities on...

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Alessandro Cellerino (February 8-th, 2017) Biology
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Alessandro Cellerino (February 8-th, 2017) Biology

Professor Alessandro Cellerino from SNS is going to hold a Public Conference of Biology for the VIS project on February 8-th, 2017 in the Sala Stemmi, at 5:30pm. Free admission. Following refreshments in the Grand Prior Hall. How an African fish can help to understand the mechanisms of ageing The awareness of our and others ageing is an integral part of our lives, and it is hard to believe that it can be a biological paradox....

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