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Sonia Furtado Neves

Sonia Furtado Neves is EMBL's Core Content Manager and Press Officer. The world never ceases to stun her, and she loves sharing that awe, wonder and amazement.

Articles by Sonia Furtado Neves

Swimming against the tide

"If I have an aim, I’ll find a solution" – meet EMBL alumnus Jochen…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Alumni

Cells that contract more strongly (pink) move inwards to form the embryo. IMAGE: Jean-Léon Maître/EMBL

The force is strong with embryo cells

Strength of contraction determines whether cells become embryo or…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Science

Photo-activatable fatty acids enable researchers to control the translocation of the enzyme protein kinase C from the cytoplasm to the cell membrane by means of light. IMAGE: D. Trauner

New tool to control information relay in cells

Molecular messengers synthesised to help study how cells respond to outside…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Science

How new HIV drugs lock virus in immaturity

Study provides insights into workings of new HIV drugs and how virus becomes…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Science

Alba Diz-Muñoz. PHOTO: Hugo Neves/EMBL Photolab

Welcome: Alba Diz-Muñoz

New group leader combines physics and biology to answer the 'hows' of cell…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Science

How cells bag their rubbish

How cells eliminate protein deposits that can lead to neurodegenerative…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Science

Cell Chemical Biology cover image (cropped) shows an airplane approaching a runway – a metaphor for a new method developed by EMBL scientists.

Making cells move towards the light

New method enables scientists to use light to direct where cancer cells…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Science

Illustration linking the guts of donor and recipient. IMAGE: Andrea Levy/The Plain Dealer

Poo transplants better understood

Stool transplants: finding the right match important, EMBL study…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Science

Revealing structure of nuclear pore’s inner ring

First detailed structural description of all the rings of nuclear…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Science

Welcome: Hiroki Asari

Why does a cookie look different depending on how hungry you are? Neuroscientist Asari wants to find…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Science

The insights should improve therapies where T-cells (green and red) are modified to attack cancer cells (blue, center). IMAGE: NICHD/J. Lippincott-Schwartz

Designing gene therapy

Information on structure of molecule used for genome engineering yields increased…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Science

First complete, real-time recording of starfish egg cell eliminating centrioles shows it handles mature ‘mother’ centrioles (green) and immature ‘daughter’ centrioles (purple) differently.

Mothers and daughters

1st real-time video of starfish egg cell eliminating crucial structures, to ensure embryo…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Science

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