Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Spain

The CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) is the largest and leading public research institution in Spain and the third in Europe due to the quality and quantity of its scientific production. It plays an essential role within the Spanish System for Science, Technology and Innovation and contributes to reinforce Spain’s position at the international level.

CSIC’s main aim is to develop and promote scientific studies to contribute to foster scientific and technological progress. CSIC's mission includes: 1) multidisciplinary scientific and technical research; 2) scientific and technical advice; 3) transferring results to the private sector; 4) contributing to the creation of technology-driven companies; 5) training specialised personnel; 6) management of infrastructure and large facilities; 7) promoting scientific culture. The CSIC is multidisciplinary, carrying out research in almost all fields of knowledge. Its activities encompass basic research all the way through to technological development.

The CSIC is present in all the autonomous regions through their centres across Spain. It comprises 120 centres spread across Spain, and is also present in Brussels and Rome. It is formed by employees with a wide range of academic qualifications and professional categories. The CSIC employs 11,000 people, of which 3.000 are researchers. In total, they represent the 6% of Spain’s R&D workforce and generate approximately the 20% of the country’s production. Likewise, the CSIC collaborates with other juridical entities such as consortia and trading companies.

1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) published between 1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

AC FC
1105 182.25

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Earth & Environmental Sciences 107 21.66
Physical Sciences 564 74.41
Life Sciences 305 50.81
1 0
2 0.94
3 0.11
1 0.02
4 0.26
15 2.79
2 0.32
5 1.24
2 0.45
1 0
15 4.15
3 1.07
4 0.26
2 0.32
5 0.76
5 0.79
1 0.22
12 0.59
1 0.03
1 0.33
1 0.04
71 9.66
6 0.09
2 0.06
5 0.26
3 0.41
7 0.38
4 0.82
13 3.19
34 6.14
Increasing crop heterogeneity enhances multitrophic diversity across agricultural regions.
2019-07-29
0.02
Collective sinking promotes selective cell pairing in planktonic pennate diatoms
2019-07-25
0.43
The MATH-BTB BPM3 and BPM5 subunits of Cullin3-RING E3 ubiquitin ligases target PP2CA and other clade A PP2Cs for degradation
2019-07-15
0.19
Reversible silencing of endogenous receptors in intact brain tissue using 2-photon pharmacology
2019-06-13
0.19
Structure of full-length human phenylalanine hydroxylase in complex with tetrahydrobiopterin.
2019-05-22
0.25
Considering adaptive genetic variation in climate change vulnerability assessment reduces species range loss projections.
2019-05-06
0.20
Disentangling the abundance-impact relationship for invasive species
2019-04-29
0.09
Shugoshin protects centromere pairing and promotes segregation of nonexchange partner chromosomes in meiosis.
2019-04-24
0.13
Intergenerational transmission of the positive effects of physical exercise on brain and cognition
2019-04-22
0.49
Data gaps and opportunities for comparative and conservation biology
2019-04-19
0.03
MAPK pathway and B cells overactivation in multiple sclerosis revealed by phosphoproteomics and genomic analysis
2019-04-19
0.08
Histone 2B monoubiquitination complex integrates transcript elongation with RNA processing at circadian clock and flowering regulators
2019-04-16
0.05
Loss of postnatal quiescence of neural stem cells through mTOR activation upon genetic removal of cysteine string protein-α.
2019-04-16
0.11
Ultrafast folding kinetics of WW domains reveal how the amino acid sequence determines the speed limit to protein folding
2019-04-09
0.47
Immune tolerance in multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica with peptide-loaded tolerogenic dendritic cells in a phase 1b trial
2019-04-08
0.11
Phylogenetic, functional, and taxonomic richness have both positive and negative effects on ecosystem multifunctionality
2019-04-04
0.06
In vitro analyses of suspected arrhythmogenic thin filament variants as a cause of sudden cardiac death in infants
2019-04-02
0.04
Klebsiella oxytoca enterotoxins tilimycin and tilivalline have distinct host DNA-damaging and microtubule-stabilizing activities
2019-02-26
0.18
Therapeutic targeting of HER2-CB2R heteromers in HER2-positive breast cancer
2019-02-07
0
Dopamine modulates the reward experiences elicited by music
2019-01-22
0.01
Noncontiguous operon is a genetic organization for coordinating bacterial gene expression
2019-01-11
0.04
Ionic stress enhances ER-PM connectivity via phosphoinositide-associated SYT1 contact site expansion in Arabidopsis
2019-01-04
0.08
PARL deficiency in mouse causes Complex III defects, coenzyme Q depletion, and Leigh-like syndrome
2018-12-21
0.03
Ferredoxin-linked flavoenzyme defines a family of pyridine nucleotide-independent thioredoxin reductases.
2018-12-03
0.21
Obesity-associated exosomal miRNAs modulate glucose and lipid metabolism in mice.
2018-11-27
0.21
PYL8 mediates ABA perception in the root through non-cell-autonomous and ligand-stabilization-based mechanisms.
2018-11-27
0.46
Conformational entropy of a single peptide controlled under force governs protease recognition and catalysis
2018-11-06
0.08
Noggin rescues age-related stem cell loss in the brain of senescent mice with neurodegenerative pathology.
2018-11-06
0.69
Human mitochondrial degradosome prevents harmful mitochondrial R loops and mitochondrial genome instability.
2018-10-09
0.33
Viable cyanobacteria in the deep continental subsurface.
2018-10-01
0.31
Versatility of multivalent orientation, inverted meiosis, and rescued fitness in holocentric chromosomal hybrids.
2018-09-28
0.09
Multiproxy evidence for leaf-browsing and closed habitats in extinct proboscideans (Mammalia, Proboscidea) from Central Chile.
2018-08-27
0.07
Structural basis of RNA polymerase I stalling at UV light-induced DNA damage
2018-08-20
0.41
Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition.
2018-08-02
0.01
10 2.02
11 1.04
13 1.52
4 0.24
7 1.97
4 1.82
8 2.47
17 4
Chemistry 243 54.92

Highlight of the month

Alzheimer’s disrupts birth of new brain cells

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© Viaframe/Getty

Neuroscientists have found evidence that new brain cells are continually being formed in the brain region known as the hippocampus, but that Alzheimer’s disease disrupts this process. This finding could open up new ways to fight memory loss induced by the disease.

The hippocampus, situated squarely in the middle of your grey matter, is mainly associated with memory. Amazingly, it can grow new brain cells in a process called adult hippocampal neurogenesis (AHN).

Recently, researchers at the Spanish National Research Council used improved methods for visualizing immature neurons to show that the hippocampal neurons of healthy human brains are in varying stages of maturation, but that maturation of these cells declined with advancing Alzheimer’s.

Since the inhibition of AHN by Alzheimer’s may be connected with memory retention loss, further research could uncover ways to combat Alzheimer’s inhibition of AHN and thereby curb its destructive effects on memory retention.

Supported content

  1. Nature Medicine 25, 554–560 (2019). doi: 10.1038/s41591-019-0375-9

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 August 2018 - 31 July 2019

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 28.82% Domestic
  • 71.18% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (FC), which is listed in parentheses.

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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