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Strategic axis: Frontier Knowledge

Learn about cutting-edge research at UC Chile through news about new discoveries and outstanding researchers in different areas of knowledge.

 


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…

Cover page of the political risk index for Latin America in 2022.

Latin America is facing three crises in 2022. Are we prepared to tackle them?

Latin America will face another complex year. The uncertainty, volatility, political risk, and polarization will remain high. Political Risk Latin America 2022…

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…

UC Chile Atacama Station: A Role Model in the Study of Fog

Fog could be a key source of freshwater. It is why the research station is preparing a fog map and conducting studies on the composition of fog to make 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…

Arid hills in the desert

Plants Living on the Edge of Aridity in the Atacama Desert

Better known as airplants, tillandsias are unique species capable of capturing water from the ground and the fog. This particularity has made them excellent…

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…

Alt: Gloria Montenegro in her laboratory.

Women Scientist Behind the Secrets of Chilean Honey

With over 250 cientific publications, the researcher has dedicated her work to innovation and scientific production, including the anti-inflammatory and…

Mayten seeds

The Rediscovery of Mayten Seed Oil

The unique characteristics of this tree motivated a group of scientists from Universidad Católica and CAPES to study the properties of the oil extracted from…

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…

Aerial view of the new CAREN center.

Turning Chile into a world food power

The new building of the Carén Center joins the Technological Center for Food Innovation network. The facility will allow UC Chile and the other university…

A photo of the Flowering Desert. The sky is blue, a few hills are on the back, and the floor is almost full of fuchsia flowers (Rock Purslane).

The Awakening of the Atacama Desert

A true flower blanket, this is what happens when the exact amount of rainfall and temperature are combined to awaken the seeds that have laid dormant for…