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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: "Kill the King and go to Murcia". Historical reasons apart, what comes after the comma 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.

October 27, 2022 - Zapatero, a tus zapatos (literally "shoemaker, to your shoes"), is a Spanish saying that applies to those who want to get into fields that are not their own. Naturally, nothing of substance follows from that.

October 26, 2022 - I stored good and moldy apples together in a basket. The rotten ones did not improve, but the good ones rotted. Real as life itself

October 21, 2022 - Current quotation #42: "Give alms to him, woman, for nothing in life is more pitiful than to be blind in Granada" (Francisco de Icaza, Mexican poet).

October 19, 2022 - Administering γ-linolenic acid (18:3n-6) to certain cells and tissues of rodent and human origin results in the accumulation of dihomo-γ-linolenic acid (20:3n-6), not arachidonic acid (20:4n-6) as one might have surmised. This finding, which is particularly striking in phagocytic cells, is due to the limited activity of Δ5 desaturase in these cells and tissues.

October 10, 2022 - Current quotation #41: "Never argue with a fool. You'll never convince the fool that you're correct, and bystanders won't be able to tell who's who" (Mark Twain, American writer).

October 7, 2022 - With answers that have nothing to do with the question becoming commonplace, nothing should surprise us anymore.

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