Xmas is approaching, and it’s time to take stock of the year…..It’s true things are getting worse in finantial terms, and this keeps us worrying. We already warned about it last year, “The winter is coming” we said!, exactly as if we were in Game of Thrones! The truth is that research funding has been diminished in Europe, but the cuts have been dramatically drastic in our country, so the future of spanish research is quite depressing. However, we, scientists did fight and we have still achieved big goals during the past year, even in these dark times. Moreover, we all have to remember people is the soul of research!. We are people working with and for people, trying to get the best of ourselves in order to all of us have a better future with better health. So this is our message today to you: many many thanks to all the collaborators and congratulations to all of you, keep working hard, the better is still to come.