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National Scientist Day 2020

16 May 2020

Champalimaud Research

National Scientist Day 2020

Scientists love asking questions… so to celebrate the National Scientist Day, we decided to turn the tables on them and ask them a few revealing questions in return!

Learning what’s dangerous is costly, but social animals have a way of lowering the price

12 May 2020

Champalimaud Research

Learning what’s dangerous is costly, but social animals have a way of lowering the price

For social animals, such as humans, being able to recognize the presence of a threat in the behavior of others could literally be a life-saver. Yet, animals do not instinctively know that when a group member displays freezing – one of the three universal defense responses – it means trouble. Now, new findings by the Behavioural Neuroscience Lab demonstrate how animals acquire this ability and identify the neural circuitry crucial for implementing it.

Champalimaud Investigator receives Award to explore how the immune and nervous systems control lung infection

29 Apr 2020

Champalimaud Research

Champalimaud Investigator receives Award to explore how the immune and nervous systems control lung infection

Henrique Veiga-Fernandes is the first Portuguese investigator selected for a CZI (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative) grant. The project, selected for the Single-Cell Analysis of Inflammation grant, comprises a team of three prominent scientists that will join forces to unravel neuro-immune interactions and their potential therapeutic contributions to pulmonary infection and inflammation.

Follow your gut:  Newly identified digestive-brain axis controls food choice

06 Apr 2020

Champalimaud Research

Follow your gut: Newly identified digestive-brain axis controls food choice

We may try to consciously make good food choices, but our bodies have their own way of weighing in. A new study reveals a learning mechanism orchestrated by the digestive and nervous systems that leads animals to actively seek out certain foods. These results are a step towards understanding how eating-related disorders, such as obesity, occur.

Six

01 Apr 2020

Champalimaud Research

Six "la Caixa" Foundation Junior Leadership awarded to CCU, IGC and ITQB researchers

“la Caixa” Foundation Junior Leadership call, an internationally competitive call aiming to attract and maintain internationally competitive researchers of any nationality to Portugal and Spain.

CF team retains over 1.25M euros for Artificial Intelligence for Health Imaging project

30 Mar 2020

Champalimaud Research

CF team retains over 1.25M euros for Artificial Intelligence for Health Imaging project

The Champalimaud Foundation is pleased to announce that ProCAncer-I: An AI Platform integrating imaging data and models, supporting precision care through prostate cancer’s continuum, submitted to the Horizon 2020 DT-TDS-05-2020 topic, has been retained for funding with an amazing score of 15 out of 15 points.

MRI method provides unprecedented insight into the brain’s wiring network

17 Feb 2020

Champalimaud Research

MRI method provides unprecedented insight into the brain’s wiring network

A novel MRI method can measure the size of the microscopic cables that connect brain cells.

Mice “detectives” hint at how humans read between the lines

11 Feb 2020

Champalimaud Research

Mice “detectives” hint at how humans read between the lines

How does the brain piece together clues to reveal hidden information? A new study by the System Neuroscience lab hints towards an answer.

Science Snapshot: Fighting Depression with Magnetic Stimulation

20 Jan 2020

Champalimaud Research

Science Snapshot: Fighting Depression with Magnetic Stimulation

Short video about the implementation of a procedure called TMS – used for treatment of drug-resistant depression – at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown.

Zebrafish “avatars” can help decide who should receive radiotherapy treatment

17 Dec 2019

Champalimaud Research

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.