In a paper recently published in the scientific journal Pain, researchers from the Institute of Life and Health Sciences (ICVS) developed and validated a new animal model of experimental osteoarthritis that mimics the radiological progression of the disease
ICVS research: coffee consumption alters the connectivity of brain networks favoring alertness to external stimuli
A team of ICVS researchers saw their work about coffee consumption and its effects on the brain published in the journal Frontiers of Behavioral Neuroscience.
Start-up Karion Therapeutics, funded by ICVS researcher's Marta Costa and Fátima Baltazar, dedicated to an innovative treatment for aggressive cancers, is the winner of the Arqus International Innovators Award.
The ICVS Summer Retreat 2023 took place between the 28th and 29th of June at the Monastery of Tibães, where around 150 participants debated the future of the ICVS
ICVS researcher Nuno Silva saw his project “Activated Macrophages and Spinal Cord Injury Repair: The Secretome Effect” awarded 200,000 euros by the Wings for Life Foundation.
ICVS´s researcher Sara Calafate saw her work on Alzheimer’s disease recognized and published in Nature Neuroscience. Sara Calafate, Joris de Wit and Bart de Strooper at the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, co-led a project that involved the lab of Tiago Gil Oliveira at ICVS, and investigated an interesting phenomenon in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.
According to the most recent edition of the Research.com rankings, which annually classify the best and most influential scientists in the world in their respective areas, ICVS researchers Nuno Sousa and João Cerqueira are in the top ten national list of most cited researchers in the field of Neurosciences.
The ICVS researcher was elected President of the Portuguese Society of Neurosciences (SPN) for the next four-year period from 2023 to 2027. Tiago Gil Oliveira is joined on the board by Sara Xapelli as vice-president, Clévio Nóbrega as secretary, João Peça as treasurer and Teresa Summavielle as voter.
Researchers António Salgado and Sofia Serra helped a group of secondary school students from Colégio Ribadouro participate in the 10th edition of CanSat Portugal, who are interested in sending stem cells on a mini satellite and trying to understand the effects caused by a 2-minute flight to 1km altitude, on the viability of these cells.
ICVS researcher Luísa Pinto has been chosen as the editor in chief of a new Elsevier journal "Brain Organoid & Systems Neuroscience Journal" (BOSN).