13 Dec 2018
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.
29 Nov 2018
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.
08 Nov 2018
The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown is one of the first Academias Gulbenkian do Conhecimento
This programme targets children and young people up to 25 years of age, with the goal of creating novel approaches that will equip the participants to successfully navigate our rapidly changing world.
30 Oct 2018
Champalimaud principal investigator receives prestigious award created by Microsoft’s co-founder Paul Allen
Henrique Veiga-Fernandes, principal investigator of the Immunophysiology Lab at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU), is the first Portuguese (as well as the first scientist working in Portugal) ever to receive an Allen Distinguished Investigator award, the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group announced. The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group is a body created by the late Paul Allen, co-founder with Bill Gates of the computer giant Microsoft.
17 Oct 2018
Magnetic transcranial stimulation: to have or not to have maintenance sessions?
The antidepressant effect of repetitive magnetic transcranial stimulation (rTMS) lasts longer when the initial treatment is followed by maintenance sessions, concludes a study led by scientists from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU), and now published in the journal Brain Stimulation.
12 Oct 2018
Two seemingly opposing forces in the brain actually cooperate to enhance memory formation
Our work adds a piece to the puzzle of how the brain performs one of its fundamental tasks: being able to encode information while still keeping a stable level of activity_ – Anna Hobbiss_