June 6, 2023 - Still in love with science, baby! Our colleagues at the IMIB demonstrating that lab coats and good humor go hand in hand. Also putting MJ's Thriller to shame, we agree.

June 3, 2023 - Back from visiting the Murcian Institute for Biohealth Research (IMIB) and the University of Murcia, while re-charging our inflammasomic and lipidomic batteries for the exciting times lying ahead.

May 30, 2023 - Honestly speaking, the change that predictably will come today should be of little consequence to us. However, as it is not easy to predict how the other side will react to the unfavorable outcome, we cannot be sure of what to expect in the end.

May 20, 2023 - We have been told about the abundance of recent reviews on the subject of ferroptosis. None like ours, of course! Still, this is a topic that has shaken the world of phospholipid fatty acid metabolism and, as such, it deserves all the exposure it can receive.

May 12, 2023 - The plasmalogen biosynthesis pathway is thought to have evolved first in anaerobic bacteria. Later, an oxygen-dependent biosynthesis of plasmalogens appeared in some aerobic bacteria and animal cells, but not in yeast or plant cells. The anaerobic plasmalogen biosynthesis route starts with glycerol-3-phosphate, while the oxygen-dependent  route commences with dihydroxyacetone phosphate.

April 17, 2023 - Current quotation #46: "if you want grain, Aitor, I'll lend you my tractor" (former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, visionary extraordinaire).

April 14, 2023 - Current quotation #45: "We have nothing to fear but the sky falling on our heads... but this will not happen tomorrow" (Abraracourcix, wise and thoughtful Gaulish chieftain)

April 4, 2023 - In the latest issue of Nature Metabolism there is this paper, which constitutes and excellent example on how to combine click chemistry with lipid mass analysis to great effect.

March 27, 2023 - "Every country and society is different, but Spain is a bit more different" (Julian Pitt-Rivers, British anthropologist). Spring 2023 group meeting schedule here.

March 23, 2023 - It may happen once in a blue moon, yes, but sometimes things fix themselves. No need to do anything, just wait.

March 8, 2023 - We all get preposterous e-mails from time to time, but this one tops the list. Perhaps a scam or a bait, but in any case it speaks volumes about the current state of science.

February 15, 2023 - Even in those moments where everything seems to be heading to the definitive disaster, a glimmer of light gets in through a crack to let you know that there is still a lot of things to do.

February 7, 2023 - Soccer, science, and passion... Replace Racing Club with Real Madrid in this essay, and we fully subscribe to it.

January 27, 2023 - Life would be so much happier if people spent on the essential only half the time they spent on the accessory. The new CIBERDEM logo here.

January 25, 2023 - Narcissism, arrogance, selfishness, seeking attention, putting the blame on others, poor management of conflicts, defensive behavior... these are all defining traits of an immature person. How can power be given to people of that profile? Fascinating mysteries of the IBGM.

January 10, 2023 - "It does not matter who you are, or how smart you are, or what title you have, if your prediction is wrong then your hypothesis is wrong. Period" (Richard Feynman, Nobel Laureate in Physics 1965). Winter 2023 group meeting schedule here.

January 9, 2023 - Cryptic but highly educational message to begin the year: Bribery (cohecho in Spanish) is the solicitation by an authority or public official of value in exchange for performing an act inherent to their position. The trap was set but the vermin did not fall into it. New opportunities may present themselves.


December 17, 2022 - Dio wrote a song in the 80's called "Kill the King". There is also another song in Spanish, bearing the same title, sung by José Andrëa. And there is also a saying that goes as follows: "Kill the King and go to Murcia". Historical reasons apart, what comes after the "and" looks like a wise idea for many reasons. Being a plasmalogen fan is one of them.

December 9, 2022 - Plasmalogens, oxidized phospholipids, fatty acid remodeling, ferroptosis, and much more, now available in your favorite eicosanoid library!

December 7, 2022 - Patricia Monge defended today her PhD dissertation, titled "Lipidomic analysis of macrophage activation by immunoinflammatory stimuli." Congrats to her for an excellent performance.

December 5, 2022 - Back from the Symposium on Lipid Signaling and Oxidative Stress, held in Barcelona. Old friends, good atmosphere, great science, what else could we ask for? Yes, a bonus: several days without being bothered by you know what...  .

November 29, 2022 - Another good one: When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die... Older stuff, but well worth a laugh.

November 28, 2022 - To seek out new data and new experimentations, to boldly publish where no one has published before...

November 25, 2022 - Current quotation #44: "It was in Spain that we learned that one can be right and yet be beaten, that force can vanquish spirit, that there are times when courage is not its own recompense" (Albert Camus, French writer).

November 24, 2022 - Just told that Stanford University recently updated their list of the top 2% most widely cited scientists. Still on board, and it seems that this time we got rid of the undesired baggage.

November 22, 2022 - Current quotation #43: "He who knows he is a fool is not the biggest fool; the biggest fool will end his life without ever seeing the light" (Zhuang Zhou, Chinese philosopher).

November 14, 2022 - Whoever said "better the devil you know" had no idea of the things that took place in a small city that was once the capital of an empire on which the sun never set.

November 11, 2022 - Back from the 13th CIBERDEM meeting, held again in Mataró, Barcelona. Things still going up for us.

November 8, 2022 - It is relieving that there is still people who know that what cannot be is not and, in addition, it is impossible. Needless to say, the chieftain and the empress are not in the club of the enlightened.

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