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Tumour cells conquer territory from their neighbours using a newly discovered mechanism

13 Dec 2018

Champalimaud Research

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.

Champalimaud Researcher Receives two million euros grant from the European Research Council to study defensive strategies, from neurons to behaviour

29 Nov 2018

Champalimaud Research

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.

Science Snapshot: Navigating Virtual Worlds

23 Nov 2018

Champalimaud Research

Science Snapshot: Navigating Virtual Worlds

New video showing how the Sensorimotor Integration lab uses virtual reality to study the brain

The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown is one of the first Academias Gulbenkian do Conhecimento

08 Nov 2018

Champalimaud Research

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.

Champalimaud principal investigator receives prestigious award created by Microsoft’s co-founder Paul Allen

30 Oct 2018

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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.

Science Snapshots: Run Faster, Learn Better

22 Oct 2018

Champalimaud Research

Science Snapshots: Run Faster, Learn Better

Short video featuring one of the most recent discoveries by the Neural Circuits and Behaviour Lab.

Magnetic transcranial stimulation: to have or not to have maintenance sessions?

17 Oct 2018

Champalimaud Research

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.

Two seemingly opposing forces in the brain actually cooperate to enhance memory formation

12 Oct 2018

Champalimaud Research

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_

Humans of science: Raphael Steinfeld

04 Oct 2018

Champalimaud Research

Humans of science: Raphael Steinfeld

Who are today’s scientists? Inspired by the project “Humans of New York”, Ar Magazine turns the spotlight on individual humans of science every month.

Interview with Doris Tsao, the woman who cracked the code the brain uses to recognize faces

20 Sep 2018

Champalimaud Research

Interview with Doris Tsao, the woman who cracked the code the brain uses to recognize faces

We think that, physically, the brain’s mechanism for coding faces is exactly like the RGB code for colors. – Doris Tsao