Meningitis vaccine breakthrough

Around one in ten victims of meningitis die in the UK. Now Chilean scientists have tested a newly developed vaccine that brings hope of eradicating the disease.

Citizen divers help to count sharks

Non-scientist divers are as good as acoustic telemetry in detecting and recording the profusion of shark populations, according to new research by Australian scientists.

Cervical cancer screening in Chile

Recently published in the International Journal of Cancer, a Chilean study has compared traditional and newer molecular screening methods for cervical cancer with findings that may have profound impact on clinical practice and health policy in Latin Ame…

Dead end for new prostate cancer treatment

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer for males and the fifth most common overall. Prevalence rates are shown in the figure below. Although genes and environmental factors can confer differential risk for individuals, in general 1 in 8 men

Where galaxies collide: star-forming regions of NGC 92

Chilean astronomers unlock some mysteries of the universe by studying an interacting galaxy.

Chile: One of the fattest nations on earth

Chilean children are the fattest in Latin America according to international research published today in the The Lancet. The results show a disturbing global trend of rising obesity.

The abortion controversy

Regular readers will be aware of the study recently published in PLoSONE on maternal mortality rate (MMR) trends in Chile and the American  continent. Professor Koch from Universidad Católica, Concepción and colleagues from Universidad de Chile and othe…

New population of critically endangered Darwin’s fox discovered in Chile

Chilean scientists have been on the trail of the elusive and critically endangered Darwin's fox endemic to the temperate forests of southern Chile. A new population has been discovered, raising questions over the conservation status of the species.

Is violence in schizophrenia on the increase?

According to research in the new Psychiatry journal from The Lancet, schizophrenia is associated with violent crime, premature death and suicide and the trend is rising. Matthew Owens reports.

Investing in science: The Guardian

Following our recent publication of the debate going on in Chile on the need for investment in research, The Guardian have published a follow-up article with Pablo Astudillo Besnier from the advocacy group mas ciencia para chile.