Neuroscience institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi

The main goal of NICO research center is to study the fundamental biological mechanisms of nervous system function, whose knowledge is essential for the development of innovative therapeutic approaches for neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders.




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IBRO-PERC Support for Soft Skills Training


NICO is organising a  IBRO-PERC Support for Soft Skills Training: Building up a career in Neuroscience - Grant and CV writing + job interview preparation.

Target: European postdocs and early career researchers
Online Training |  November 29th - December 4th 2021

The registration to the course has been extended to  31st October 2021

13 october 2021

Serum neurofilament light chain levels in healthy individuals: A proposal of cut-off values for use in MS clinical practice

Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders , September 2021

Valentino P, Marnetto F, Martire S, Malucchi S, Bava CI, Popovic M, Bertolotto A 

6 october 2021

19th National Congress of the Italian Society for Neuroscience (SINS)

There was so much NICO at the 19th National Congress of the Italian Society for Neuroscience (SINS) scheduled from the 9th to the 11th September 2021.
The congress, originally based in Brescia, due to the circumstance related to the Covid19 emergency, took place in virtual mode. Find out the interventions of our researchers.

Furthermore, our researcher Martina Lorenzati, PostDoc in Physiology of Neural Stem Cells group, led by Annalisa Buffo, has won the B4S (Brescia 4 Science Award 2021), and Chiara Olmeo - Research group of Adult neurogenenis led by Luca Bonfanti, was awarded for her oral communication.

12 september 2021

Early Postnatal Genistein Administration Affects Mice Metabolism and Reproduction in a Sexually Dimorphic Way

Metabolites , July 2021

Marilena Marraudino, Giovanna Ponti, Chantal Moussu, Alice Farinetti, Elisabetta Macchi, Paolo Accornero, Stefano Gotti, Paloma Collado, Matthieu Keller, Giancarlo Panzica 

4 august 2021

The neurodynamic treatment induces biological changes in sensory and motor neurons in vitro

Scientific Report , 24 June 2021

Carta G, Gambarotta G, Fornasari B E, Muratori L, ElSoury M, Geuna S, Raimondo S, and Fregnan F

26 july 2021

miR-7b-3p Exerts a Dual Role After Spinal Cord Injury, by Supporting Plasticity and Neuroprotection at Cortical Level

Frontiers in  Molecular Biosciences ,   31 March 2021

Ghibaudi M, Boido M, Green D, Signorino E, Berto GE, Pourshayesteh S, Singh A, Di Cunto F, Dalmay T, Vercelli A 

20 July 2021

Imaging of Inflammation in Spinal Cord Injury: Novel Insights on the Usage of PFC-Based Contrast Agents

Biomedicines , 2021 April

Garello F*, Boido M*, Miglietti M, Bitonto V, Zenzola M, Filippi M, Arena F, Consolino L, Ghibaudi M, Terreno E 

21 July 2021