11th Award: A truncating mutation of HDAC2 in human cancers confers resistance to histone deacetylase inhibition

Santiago Ropero and Manel Esteller worked together in the epigenetics laboratory of the National Cancer Research Center (Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas) (CNIO) when they published in Nature Genetics in 2006 the discovery of the mutation in an epigenetic gene in human cancer. Three years later, Ropero, from the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University…

Migraine headache: Current knowledge and future therapies

Migraine continues to remain a major scientific mystery. We know that it is preceded by premonitory symptoms such as aura or impaired vision in some cases, causing nausea and unilateral pain accompanied by intense headache, and involves sensory distress such as photophobia or excessive sensitivity to sound. However, the treatment of migraine remains a major… 2009

8th edition – Barcelona, May, 18-19 2009

When speaking in front of an audience, only 15% of what actually reaches the public corresponds to the spoken message. In contrast, more than half the information retained by listeners lies in nonverbal communication. Indeed, the lecturer’s posture, gesture and eye gaze tell a lot more on how he/she feels than mere words. These courses organized… 2009

A moral obligation to cognitive enhancement?

Increasing numbers of citizens take Prozac to brighten their mood, or Provigil to increase their concentration. Is it okay to use them? What risks are involved? Do we have the right to provide these assumed benefits to our children? Eugenics is a social philosophy which advocates the improvement of human hereditary traits through various forms of… 2009