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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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

CENPE Inhibition Leads to Mitotic Catastrophe and DNA Damage in Medulloblastoma Cells

Cancers , 1 March 2021

Iegiani G, Gai M, Di Cunto F, Pallavicini G

14 may 2021

Augmented Reality in Medical Practice: From Spine Surgery to Remote Assistance

Frontiers in Surgery , 30 March 2021 

Fabio Cofano, Giuseppe Di Perna, Marco Bozzaro, Alessandro Longo, Nicola Marengo, Francesco Zenga, Nicola Zullo, Matteo Cavalieri, Luca Damiani, Daniya J. Boges, Marco Agus, Diego Garbossa and Corrado Calì

30 April 2021

The My-AHA ICT platform prevents quality of life decline in older adults: a randomised controlled study

Age and Ageing , 22 January 2021

Prevention of frailty is paramount in older adults. We evaluated the efficacy of a tailored multidomain intervention, monitored with the My Active and Healthy Aging platform, in reducing conversion from a prefrail status to overt frailty and preventing decline in quality of life.

24 March 2021

ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion

The Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi is a proud signatory of the ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion.
The Declaration represents our commitment to make science more inclusive.

11 january 2021

NSC-Reconstruct - Novel Strategies for Cell-based Neural Reconstruction (Horizon 2020)

The European project NSC-Reconstruct - Novel Strategies for Cell-based Neural Reconstruction (Horizon 2020) has started today with a web-kick-off meeting. Prof. Annalisa Buffo (NICO - Department of Neuroscience of the University of Turin) leads work package 3, which is aimed at developing strategies for the repair of complex brain networks, such as those affected in Huntington's disease.

The overall goal of the project is to develop and optimize strategies based on effective neuronal replacement and circuit reconstruction to treat neurodegenerative diseases. NSC-Reconstruct is coordinated by Prof. Elena Cattaneo, University of Milan which brings together 13 partners including universities, research centers, industries and SMEs from six European countries.

3 april 2020