Infinite pleasure

Associating feelings of pleasure with dopamine us a common mistake. The process involves many other elements. Humans permanently seek pleasure and the continuous generation of expectations, surprise, and desire.


The Nobel Prize that went by

The Nobel Prize for Chemistry has awarded Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of CRISPR-Cas9 genetic editing tools. Lluís Montoliu analyses the journey to this award.


Interview with Gunnar von Heijne

Interview with Gunnar von Heijne, secretary of the Nobel Committee on Chemistry (Sweden).

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Mauve, red, and blue

The dye industry was the first far-reaching business sector to be born directly from a scientific discovery. A circumstance that would prove key to making developed nations aware of the implications and start stimulating research.


The paint that triggered graffiti

Recent aerosol technology, the science of acrylic painting, and the mural painters who preceded them were decisive for the emergence of contemporary graffiti

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The kidnapping of words in nutrition

We have to resort to less comfortable and more tangled phrases such as raw material or unprocessed product, because we run the risk that the next time we tell our patients to eat «natural products», they end up buying broth, refined bread or juice.


Why does bread harden and biscuits soften over time?

María Soledad Prats Moya, from the Departament de Química Analítica, Nutrició i Bromatologia of the Universitat d’Alacant, explains.


Interview with Jack Szostak

Interview with Jack Szostak, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009, along with the molecular biology experts Elizabeth Blackburn and Carol Greider.


Interview with Francisco Tomás

With a speech about the structure and dynamics of proteins, professor Francisco Tomás joined last February the Royal Academy of Medicine of Valencia. The principal of the University of Valencia between the years 2002 and 2010 chose for his debut in this scientific academy a


Interview with John Sutherland

Interview with John Sutherland, researcher at the Medical Research Council (United Kingdom).