Fence to glioblastoma, the most aggressive brain tumor

Glioblastoma multiforme is a highly invasive cancer characterized by changes in the cerebral blood vessels and gradual invasion of the surrounding tissues. It is the most frequent brain tumor with the worst prognosis. Despite decades of intense research, its complex biology remains incompletely understood and existing treatments have not achieved…

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Two generations can be enough for a new species to emerge

The arrival 36 years ago of a strange bird to a remote island in the Galápagos archipelago has provided direct genetic evidence of a novel way in which new species emerge. In this week’s edition of the journal ‘Science’, researchers from Princeton University, in the United States, and the University…

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The brain of the former NFL player seemed normal; It was not

The brain arrived in April; They delivered him in the basement of the hospital without much fuss, like everyone else. There were some differences with this – not because it was more important, but because he was more famous. The fornix, a cluster of C-shaped nerves, was just as damaged:…

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Welcome to the Church of the Singularity

The church, which has already registered legally, is called Way of the Future (the path of the future) and its initials are WOTF, which coincidentally is almost WTF. In a fascinating report on Wired, Levandowski explains that it is not a joke and that he intends to obtain funds to…

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Trapped neutrinos, ghost particles that could revolutionize physics

High energy neutrinos. Considered “ghost particles” light, because they cross everything at almost the speed of light. Including our body. Or so we thought until this week. The IceCube detector (literally, ice cube, which is what this instrument is essentially) has captured high-energy neutrinos on Earth for the first time.…

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