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