17 Dec 2019
Zebrafish “avatars” can help decide who should receive radiotherapy treatment
To date, there is no method for clearly determining whether radiotherapy will be an effective treatment for individual cancer patients. This is a significant problem as patients may be unnecessarily subjected to potentially severe side effects. A new assay offers a promising solution with rapid, personalized radiotherapy compatibility testing, using zebrafish as avatars.
10 Dec 2019
Champalimaud scientist awarded €2 million to investigate how the brain 'learns on its feet'
Megan Carey, the leader of the Neural Circuits and Behaviour lab at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon, Portugal, receives a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to support her research for the next five years. It is the second five-year ERC grant awarded to Carey, following a €1.5 million Starting Grant in 2014.
18 Sep 2019
How sleepless nights compromise the health of your gut
Why are individuals that have irregular schedules more susceptible to gut inflammation and obesity? A study by the Immunophysiology group reveals a link between gut immune function and the brain’s circadian clock may very well be the answer.
04 Sep 2019
Novel math could bring machine learning to the next level
“Allowing humans to drive the learning process of learning machines is fundamental to move towards a more intelligible artificial intelligence and reduce the skyrocketing cost in time and resources that current [learning machines] require in order to be trained”. – Mattia Bergomi