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The photo shows a group of rat sensory neurons responsible for detecting painful stimuli in the organism. Image credit: Paula Díaz Céspedes.

Amazing Microscope Images taken by Two UC Chile Students Surprise Scientists

Two doctoral students from the Biological Sciences Faculty were recognised for their unique microscopic images showing a group of rat sensory neurons. Whilst…

Fisherman with his boat and a bucket with seafood

'Blue food revolution': great way to feed the world without destroying the planet

A group of international researchers calls to take advantage of the great diversity of ‘blue’ or aquatic foods in the coming decades. The group focuses on the…

Atacama desert photo, pink flowers

Why Driest Desert on Earth Sometimes Blooms? And What Secrets Reveals?

In one of the driest places on earth, the Atacama Desert, a flower blanket occurs every time the right amount of rainfall and temperature come together to…

Frog swimming

UC Chile Researchers Discover Key to Amphibian Spinal Cord Regeneration

Based on a study on frogs, a team of researches lead by Professor of Biological Sciences Juan Larraín, observed stem cells' ability to regenerate the spinal…

Gloved hand holding a patient’s hand

A painful public health problem

Over 10% of Chile's health care budget goes on treating chronic pain, which is the equivalent of the country's total yearly research investment, including…

Clownfish swimming

"Lighting Nemo": Why Clownfish Need Their Sleep?

The streetlights on docks or ports are affecting marine life, scientists warn. A new study shows how artificial night light significantly impacts the clownfish…

River and forest at sunset.

The difficult equation posed by the pandemic

Covid-19 has exposed the fragile relationship between our health and the protection of the environment. Furthermore, the historical decrease in carbon and…

Alexis Kalergis

The Vaccine Against Covid-19 Being “Made in Chile”

The world is frantically looking for a vaccine that will prevent infections of the novel coronavirus. Among the more than 100 research teams trying to develop…