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Science Snapshot: Deciphering the Magnetic Signature of Cancer

18 Apr 2019

Champalimaud Research

Science Snapshot: Deciphering the Magnetic Signature of Cancer

Short video featuring the most recent collaborations between Champalimaud Research and the Champalimaud Clinical Centre

Solving the

21 Mar 2019

Champalimaud Research

Solving the "Catch 22" of rectal cancer

New collaborative study between CR and the CCU Clinic results in an innovative MRI technique that can help with rectal cancer diagnosis

Science Snapshot: Untangling Space and Time in the Brain

15 Mar 2019

Champalimaud Research

Science Snapshot: Untangling Space and Time in the Brain

New short video about the most recent study of the Neural Circuits and Behaviour lab.

Untangling the where and when of walking in the brain

19 Feb 2019

Champalimaud Research

Untangling the where and when of walking in the brain

In an innovative study, the Neural Circuits and Behaviour Lab, finds remarkable similarities between the way humans and mice learn to adapt their manner of walking and pinpoint a site in the brain that controls two components crucial for mastering this task – space and time.

Mapping the neural circuit of innate responses to odors

18 Jan 2019

Champalimaud Research

Mapping the neural circuit of innate responses to odors

We don’t know why CO2 is such an aversive odor [for fruit flies],“but one reason could be that stressed flies release CO2. – Maria Luísa Vasconcelos

Where is George? Ask this software to look at the crowd

14 Jan 2019

Champalimaud Research

Where is George? Ask this software to look at the crowd

I didn’t believe we could reach those numbers; it was a surprise. I thought there wouldn’t be enough information in the images. – Gonzalo de Polavieja

Life of PI: Searching for the mechanistic explanations of brain function

11 Jan 2019

Champalimaud Research

Life of PI: Searching for the mechanistic explanations of brain function

I feel like I’m still very much searching for a way to describe the essence of what it means to be a living organism in purely physical terms. – Alfonso Renart

Losing neurons can sometimes not be that bad

27 Dec 2018

Champalimaud Research

Losing neurons can sometimes not be that bad

When we started, the current view was that neuronal death must be always detrimental. And much to our surprise, we found that neuronal death actually counteracts [Alzheimer’s] disease – Dina Coelho

Tumour cells conquer territory from their neighbours using a newly discovered mechanism

13 Dec 2018

Champalimaud Research

Tumour cells conquer territory from their neighbours using a newly discovered mechanism

How do tumoural cells replace healthy cells to promote tumour progression? Scientists from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown and from the Institut Pasteur (Paris, France), identified a mechanism that responds to cell deformation and can be exploited by tumoral cells to squeeze out and kill their neighbours. This mechanism may promote the early expansion of tumours.

Champalimaud Researcher Receives two million euros grant from the European Research Council to study defensive strategies, from neurons to behaviour

29 Nov 2018

Champalimaud Research

Champalimaud Researcher Receives two million euros grant from the European Research Council to study defensive strategies, from neurons to behaviour

Marta Moita, Deputy Director of the Champalimaud Research Programme and group leader of the Behavioural Neuroscience lab at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, in Lisbon – Portugal, was awarded a two million euros grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to advance her innovative work on the neural basis of defensive behaviours.