A ’pseudo-prion’ molecule protects the brain from Alzheimer’s disease in mice

Life Sciences - Jun 14
Life Sciences

A research team 1 led by scientists from CNRS and Université Grenoble Alpes has discovered that the injection of a modified "pseudo-prion" protein into the brains of mice could protect the animals against Alzheimer's disease, a pathology that currently affects nearly a million people in France. This neurodegenerative disease originates from lesions caused by an abnormal accumulation in the brain of two proteins: amyloid- and Tau.

Life Sciences - Jun 12

Monkey brains recognize human voices

Life Sciences

A recent study shows that neurons in monkey brains respond to human voices: a groundbreaking discovery of the neural mechanisms of vocal perception.

Discovery of a gene for immunity for rice and wheat crops

Agronomy & Food Science

The fungus Magnaporthe oryzae ravages rice and wheat crops and poses a formidable threat to human food on a global scale.

Baby baboon brain anatomy predicts which hand they will use to communicate

Life Sciences

By studying the brain anatomy of newborn baby baboons, a research group including several CNRS scientists 1 was able to predict what hand they would use to communicate after they had been weaned.

Enter the matrixes!

Computer Science

Whether performed by a human or a computer, matrix multiplication is a tedious task. Researchers are battling to reduce the time and number of steps required to solve this type of operation.

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