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Tackling the great paradox of biodiversity with game theory

29 Aug 2018

Champalimaud Research

Tackling the great paradox of biodiversity with game theory

These ideas are still largely theoretical, so we need to test how well the competition mechanisms proposed in the paper describe what happens when real species compete, but early results look quite promising. – Andres Laan

Champalimaud scientists awarded one million euros by la Caixa Foundation

26 Jul 2018

Champalimaud Research

Champalimaud scientists awarded one million euros by la Caixa Foundation

Carlos Ribeiro and Leopoldo Petreanu have been awarded Health Research la Caixa Grants of nearly 500,000 euros each to coordinate scientific projects. The grants are attributed to by the Foundation of la Caixa bank, Spain’s third largest financial institution. This is the first edition to include project coordinators working in Portugal.

Life of PI: The young woman who decided she could – and would – do science for a living

05 Jul 2018

Champalimaud Research

Life of PI: The young woman who decided she could – and would – do science for a living

Behavior allows us to study a problem at several levels, and this is attractive because, ultimately, it is rewarding to see the whole picture. – Luísa Vasconcelos

Serotonin speeds learning

27 Jun 2018

Champalimaud Research

Serotonin speeds learning

The study found that serotonin enhances the speed of learning. When serotonin neurons were activated artificially, using light, it made mice quicker to adapt their behavior in a situation that required such flexibility. Zach Mainen

Science Snapshot: Microbial Mind Control

31 May 2018

Champalimaud Research

Science Snapshot: Microbial Mind Control

Short video featuring one of the most recent discoveries by the Behaviour & Metabolism lab.

Life of PI: In search of the rules that govern the social life of living cells

17 May 2018

Champalimaud Research

Life of PI: In search of the rules that govern the social life of living cells

For me, [cell competition] was just natural selection at work inside the organism. – Eduardo Moreno

Researcher from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown elected EMBO member

14 May 2018

Champalimaud Research

Researcher from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown elected EMBO member

Among this year’s new members, there is just one scientist working in Portugal – and he is at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown.

Humans of science: Gautam Agarwal

03 May 2018

Champalimaud Research

Humans of science: Gautam Agarwal

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.

CR Researchers discover hidden structure of enigmatic

16 Apr 2018

Champalimaud Research

CR Researchers discover hidden structure of enigmatic "backwards" neural connections

The long-standing mystery of the organisation of “backwards” connections in the visual system has been solved. CR investigators discovered that they tell the brain where not to look.

Run faster, learn better

16 Apr 2018

Champalimaud Research

Run faster, learn better

The finding could well apply to other forms of cerebellar learning in humans – Catarina Albergaria