In the media

Nine out of ten cancer patients die because cancer cells enter the blood circulation, spread and form tumours at distant organs. In circulation, cells can move individually or in a cluster. It is believed that cells moving individually pose the highest risk of forming tumours and are the primary “villains”.

A recent study we published in the Journal of Royal Society Interface shows that this may not be true. Instead, cells that move in a cluster might be the primary “villains”, hence asking for new ways of fighting the spread of cancer.

Cold-tolerant crop enabled high-altitude agriculture some 3,600 years ago.

Only 40% of Americans attribute global warming to human activity, according to a recent Pew Research Center poll. This, despite decades of scientific evidence and the fact that Americans generally trust climate scientists.

Investigadores del Instituto Neurológico de Montreal se han inspirado en un modelo de expansión de las epidemias para explicar cómo se extienden en el cerebro unas proteínas mal formadas que se asocian al envejecimiento y a enfermedades neurodegenerativas como el alzhéimer.

Las personas que hablan varios idiomas ejercitan más la mente y aprenden de forma natural a desechar distracciones

See how the night sky would appear from a different part of the galaxy.

Math Geeks extol its beauty, even finding in it hints of a mysterious connectedness in the universe. It’s on tank tops and coffee mugs. Aliens, apparently, carve it into crop circles (in 8-bit binary code). It’s appeared on The Simpsons. Twice.

Investigadores del Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas han descrito cómo suplementos en la dieta de nicotinamida ribósido, un derivado de la vitamina B3, previenen el desarrollo de tumores de hígado e inducen su regresión en ratones. El trabajo ha contado con el primer modelo de ratón que reproduce fielmente todas la fases del hepatocarcinoma humano.

The microbes that live in your body outnumber your cells 10 to one. Recent studies suggest these tiny organisms help us digest food and maintain our immune system. Now, researchers have discovered yet another way microbes keep us healthy: They are needed for closing the blood-brain barrier, a molecular fence that shuts out pathogens and molecules that could harm the brain.

Mice raised under stressful conditions are more adaptable as adults—and may pass this trait on to their pups.