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Margarita Salas, a tireless fighter for women’s equality in science
8 November 2019 10:00
Carmen Fenoll y Maite Paramio

In addition to being a benchmark in the field of molecular biology, Margarita Salas was a scientist who was known to the public, something almost miraculous in a country like ours, let alone with women.

We visited Spain´s largest single cell laboratory
Ready to see life change from cell to cell
22 June 2019 8:00
Jesús Méndez

Single cell analysis will allow us to understand the amazing regeneration power of salamanders, map all our cells in a biological 'Google Maps' and fight cancer or autoimmune pathologies. That's why it was the Method of the Year for `Nature´ magazine in 2013 and the great scientific breakthrough of 2018 in `Science´.

Strawberry tree honey inhibits cell proliferation in colon cancer lines
16 May 2019 8:19

Spanish and Italian researchers have proven that when honey from strawberry trees, a product typical of Mediterranean areas, is added to colon cancer cells grown in the laboratory, cell proliferation is stopped. The authors hope that these promising results and the anti-tumour potential of this food will be confirmed in in vivo models.

dos mujeres mirando el horizonte
Acceptance and family support, key factors for living well with advanced cancer
13 May 2019 10:27

A qualitative study of 22 cancer patients shows how acceptance is key to living as well as possible, although it requires time and is a process with ups and downs. Led by the University of Navarre, this research emphasizes the importance of focusing on life rather than on the disease.

Thalamic nuclei
A new atlas of the thalamus nuclei to better understand the brain
14 November 2018 9:50

A multidisciplinary study led by BCBL, a Basque research centre, opens the door to the investigation of the structure and functions of human thalamic nuclei and their involvement in Alzheimer's, dyslexia, epilepsy, Huntington’s and schizophrenia.

An artificial cerebellum that also learns to blink
13 October 2018 8:00
Sergio Ferrer

The Human Brain Project is a mammoth European initiative with many branches. Italian researchers associated with the project have developed a model of the cerebellum with which to study how that area of the brain works and how it is affected when under illness.

Successful tests with advanced biomaterials to regenerate the sciatic nerve
22 March 2018 9:00

Researchers from the Basque Country have developed implants based on biocompatible materials that allow progress in the regeneration of peripheral nerves, responsible for connecting the organs and muscles of the body with the central nervous system. The results have been validated in a sciatic nerve model in rats, developed by the National Hospital of Paraplegics of Toledo.

Las científicas que estudian el cerebro piden igualdad
How to break the glass ceiling in neuroscience?
17 March 2018 8:00
Laura Chaparro

In the largest European project on the human brain, the Human Brain Project, 85% of leaders are men. To try to correct imbalances like this, the consortium has organized a conference on gender and diversity in Madrid. The experts, mostly women, propose structural changes and education in equality.

February 28, World Rare Disease Day
Film and literature surrender to rarity
28 February 2018 8:00
Laura Chaparro

On the big screen and in the novels the characters can be as tall as giants, of short stature or with facial alterations. And it's not about fiction: they suffer from rare diseases. The patients celebrate that their ailments appear in the cinema and in the literature, but they ask for more realism and that their presence stops being exceptional.

A new ultrasound technique shows the brain of rodents in action
27 February 2018 9:00
Laura Chaparro

Although there are techniques to analyze what happens in the brain while executing some activity, a new method based on ultrasound solves the problems of the previous ones: it is portable, has a better resolution and can be used in movement. A European team of researchers has validated its effectiveness in active and anesthetized rodents.