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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.

Champalimaud scientist awarded €2 million to investigate how the brain 'learns on its feet'

10 Dec 2019

Champalimaud Research

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.

ProjectAr take 01: Out of our seats and into the streets

30 Oct 2019

Champalimaud Research

ProjectAr take 01: Out of our seats and into the streets

Ar | Respire Connosco launches ProjectAr – a new public event-series that aims to raise awareness for emerging societal issues while backing them up with science. The first event tackled climate change.

How many become one

15 Oct 2019

Champalimaud Research

How many become one

Peeping into the black box of AI to discover how collective behaviours emerge

Tumor resistance is promoted by anti-cancer protein

23 Sep 2019

Champalimaud Research

Tumor resistance is promoted by anti-cancer protein

New study reports the discovery of a mechanism that renders anti-cancer protein p53 ineffective against hypoxic cancer cells and in fact promotes their survival!

How sleepless nights compromise the health of your gut

18 Sep 2019

Champalimaud Research

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.

Novel math could bring machine learning to the next level

04 Sep 2019

Champalimaud Research

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

Major breakthrough in centuries-old puzzle

12 Aug 2019

Champalimaud Research

Major breakthrough in centuries-old puzzle

A new psychophysical law discovered by the Circuit Dynamics & Computation group proved to be crucial for the solution of a 200-years-old puzzle

Outcompeting Cancer

25 Jul 2019

Champalimaud Research

Outcompeting Cancer

A new study by the Cell Fitness lab reveals a potential way of stopping tumours from destroying the healthy tissue that surrounds them.