Author Archives: Rosa García-Verdugo

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Rosa studied Biochemistry at University of Oviedo and, after working for a while in immunology at the Center for Biological Research (CIB) and another brief period of systems biology at the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), is now working towards a PhD in systems neurobiology at the Max-Planck-Institute of Neurobiology in Munich. Her research deals with neuronal plasticity in mouse visual cortex and big 2-photon microscopes.

Diabetes is a disease typically associated with old age, especially when speaking of type 2, characterized for insulin resistance, and associated with obesity and therefore, more likely to occur in old age.
A recent couple of papers published in Cell […]

What determines being left or right handed? As a scientific question might seem irrelevant, but actually handedness is a good example of a brain phenomenon called lateralization which basically refers to the location of certain brain activities in one […]

We live in a society permanently obsesed with the idea of youth. Therefore, it is not surprising to find supposedly miraculous potions, ointments and elixirs that offer precisely that. But the idea of permanent youth is not a new idea, […]

Since we were kids (unless under the spell of a creationist education), we have been told that genetics is the reason for the colour of our eyes, our hair, our height and whether we look more like mum or dad. […]

For a while, new evidence has been accumulating linking the gut microbiota to brain function. A new paper published recently in Cell Reports, shows that the intermediary is a type of white blood cell, evidencing as well the relationship […]

One of the worst things that can happen to someone that loves talking as much as I do is losing my voice. What to most people is just a temporary inconvenience -or a relief depending on who you ask- for […]

A lot has been said and written about what makes women physically attractive, from having full lips and/or breasts to being shorter than a man, to having a symmetrical face to having a low waist-hip ratio (WHR), all being indicators, […]

Some weeks ago in Naukas.com I wrote (in Spanish) about the wonderful latest video released by the team responsible for the Inner Life of a Cell which deals with the intricacies of cell trafficking in the inside of a […]

Let’s try a little game. If I’d show you only parts of a famous building: a column, part of a wall, the ceiling…Would you be able to tell me which building it is I am telling you about? Most likely […]