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.

NICO is an interdepartmental institute of Turin University devoted to Neuroscience. We focus in developing a multidisciplinary approach that combines the skills and expertise of our faculty, with the goal of integrating basic research and its clinical applications.




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Increasing Agrin Function Antagonizes Muscle Atrophy and Motor Impairment in Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience , 20 January 2018
M Boido, E De Amicis, V Valsecchi, M Trevisan, U Ala, M A Ruegg, S Hettwer, A Vercelli
Free PMC article

22 february 2018

Non-newly generated, "immature" neurons in the sheep brain are not restricted to cerebral cortex.

Journal of Neuroscience , 7 December 2017
M Piumatti, O Palazzo, C La Rosa, P Crociara, R Parolisi, F Luzzati, F Lévy, L Bonfanti

10 january 2018

Turin, 15-18 March, Advances in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Therapies an AAT-AD/PD Focus Meeeting

The Conference, dedicated to Rita Levi-Montalcini, will present all the latest breakthroughs in treatment, translational R&D, early diagnosis, drug development and clinical trials in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other related neurological disorders. Our researcher prof. Elena Tamagno will give a lecture on "Mechanism of Tau protein aggregation".

15 March 2018

Events & Meetings

16 march 2018

NICO Progress Report - INN Open Neuroscience Forum

Our young researchers present their work to collegues. From February to December, every two weeks, on friday at 2:00 pm
Seminars Room, NICO