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  • Looking for simple rules in complex brains Searching for behaviour in a wiring diagram
    Gonzalo Garcia de Polavieja
    Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
    We think, feel and love with our brains, lumps of gel-like matter containing 100 billion tiny cells...
  • Oxygen maps of tumors Diagnostic help for cancer treatment
    Martyna Elas
    Jagiellonian University in Krakow
    Doctors have always been curious to look inside the human body, to understand how different organs...
  • Brain tropism: traffic signals inside the brain
    Nathalie Spassky
    Ecole Normale Superieure
    One-way lanes are a common device to manage traffic particularly in congested cities where roads...
  • Production of peat moss: an eco-friendly horticultural substrate and part of the solution to global warming?
    Armin Blievernicht, Christian Ulrichs, Matthias Zander
    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Christmas time is not far away and every year millions of Christmas star plants—Poinsettia)—will be...
  • Understanding tinnitus: computer models might give rise to new treatment strategies
    Roland Schaette
    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    “A spider’s web is hidden in one ear, and in the other, a cricket sings throughout the night.” This...
  • Could the llama help us to fight cancer?
    Vinciane Grimard
    Université Libre de Bruxelles
    Cancer treatment is not always successful but the discovery by scientists of a new type of ‘...
  • Research on rare diseases The importance of diagnosis and research on new therapies for rare diseases
    Eva Richard
    Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
    We are slowly improving research and treatment of those rare diseases which, although they do not...
  • Two eyes with wings Pigeons as “picture experts”
    Ulrike Aust
    University of Vienna
    Pigeons can sometimes out-perform their human observers in the speed at which they can identify...
  • Keeping cabbage on the market : Why biology matters at the checkout
    Katalyn Solymosi
    Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
    Photosynthesis – literally, ‘putting together with light’– is of vital importance globally as our...
  • The trojan – a beneficial intruder?
    Helin Räägel
    University of Tartu
    Have you ever taken medicines that didn’t really work? Wouldn’t it be great if they worked exactly...