The flux of genetic information: from DNA to the functioning cell

A training course for primary and secondary school teachers promoted by the National Association of the Life Sciences Teachers (ANISN) and the Italian National Academy of Sciences called Academy of the XL.The course is held by Academy member Giuseppe Macino, professor of Cell Biology at Sapienza University of Rome. The course is open to teachers from…

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Environment and the Energy Program: supply, consumption and reuse

The Italian National Academy of Sciences and the Sacred Convent of Assisi organize for the 9th consecutive year a Meeting on the environment and its safeguard. The Meeting ‘Environment and the Energy Program: supply, consumption and reuse” will be held on September 19th, 2013 at 9.00 a.m. in the Salone Papale of the Sacred Convent in Assisi.…

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Opening of the 231st Academic Year

The opening ceremony of the 231st Academic Year of the National Academy of Sciences called of the XL will take place on April 18, 2013 at the Academy Library, Scuderie Vecchie di Villa Torlonia, Via L. Spallanzani 1/A, Roma.

In memory of Rita Levi-Montalcini

Rome, January 30th, 2013 at 11.00 am –  The National Academy of Sciences called Academy of the XL will remember Rita Levi-Montalcini on January 30th, 2013, one month after her passing away.Academy members Pietro Calissano and Antonino Cattaneo, pupils of the Nobel Prize laureate and lifetime Senator of the Italian Republic, Gianni Letta, Romano Prodi, Enrico…

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The Academy of the XL and scientific communication: the G.E. Séralini case

A recent article published in Food and Chemical Toxicology by the research group led by Gilles-Eric Séralini at the University of Caen [1] has had a wide echo in the media. According to this article, the GM NK603 maize, modified genetically so as to be resistant to the glyphosate ROUNDUP herbicide, has tumorigenic and toxic effects on rats…

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Second Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences

The Second Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences will be held in Rome, on November 8th, 2012 at the Academy Library in Villa Torlonia. On this occasion, the new Foreign Members Catherine Mével and Hans V. Westerhoff will be given formally the Academy diploma. PROGRAMME Opening address by the President of the National Academy…

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The first NEMB Venice workshop on “Cancer Nanotechnology”

The workshop, to be held in Venice at the Istituto Veneto, is organized by Academy member Bernard Schrefler, together with Professors Paolo Decuzzi (TMHRI/UMG), Alberto Amadori (University of Padua) and Wing Kam Liu (Northwestern University). The workshop is sponsored by ASME, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in the framework of the NanoEngineering for Medicine…

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Announcement for the Prize named after prof. Gian Tommaso Scarascia Mugnozza

The National Academy of Sciences called of the XL ( Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze detta dei XL) and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa announce a competition for a Prize entitled to prof. Gian Tommaso Scarascia Mugnozza, former President of the National Academy of Sciences and of the Conference of Rectors of Italian Universities. The…

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