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Life Sciences - Health - 17.06.2016
A novel research program on traumatic memories
How will the traumatic events of the terrorist attacks of 13 November 2015 evolve in people's memories, whether collective or individual?

Health - 26.05.2016
Targeting metals to fight Staphylococcus aureus
Researchers from CEA, CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université and INRA, in France have discovered a unique system of acquisition of essential metals in the pathogenic bacterium Staphylococcus aureus.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.05.2016
Staphylococcus aureus : deciphering a resistance strategy that thwarts certain antimicrobials
Staphylococcus aureus : deciphering a resistance strategy that thwarts certain antimicrobials
The natural presence of fatty acids in the human body leads to increased resistance of Staphylococcus aureus to a class of antimicrobials that target bacterial fatty acid biosynthesis. This discovery, based on research by INRA scientists in collaboration with INSERM, Hôpital Cochin APHP, the Université Paris Descartes, Institut Pasteur and CNRS scientists, is reported in an article in Nature 1 (5 October 2016).

Life Sciences - Health - 27.04.2016
A single-celled organism capable of learning
A single-celled organism capable of learning
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that an organism devoid of a nervous system is capable of learning. A team from the Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale (CNRS/Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier) has succeeded in showing that a single-celled organism, the protist Physarum polycephalum, is capable of a type of learning called habituation.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.04.2016
Recycling an anti-hypertensive agent to fight brain tumors
Treatments available for glioblastoma—malignant brain tumors—have little effect. An international collaboration 1 led by the Laboratoire Neurosciences Paris-Seine (CNRS/ INSERM/UPMC) 2 tested active ingredients from existing medications and eventually identified one compound of interest, prazosin, on these tumors.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.04.2016
The origin of heart dysfunctions in myotonic dystrophy identified
Font size Bookmark Print Tip a friend An international team, including researchers in France at Inserm, CNRS and the University of Strasbourg, brought together at IGBMC is lifting the veil on the mol

Life Sciences - Health - 11.04.2016
Malaria: a new route of access to the heart of the parasite
Malaria: a new route of access to the heart of the parasite
Scientists have just identified an Achilles heel in the parasite that causes malaria, by showing that its optimum development is dependent on its ability to expropriate RNA molecules in infected cells – a host-pathogen interaction that had never previously been observed. Although the precise function of this deviation remains mysterious, these findings open new perspectives for the targeted delivery of therapeutic agents within the parasite.

Life Sciences - Health - 05.04.2016
Jumping genes: all guilty?
Font size Bookmark Print Tip a friend Transposable elements, also known as 'jumping genes? are DNA fragments that can move or copy themselves from one location to another on the chromosomes.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.03.2016
Spasticity: two potential therapeutic avenues
Spasticity: two potential therapeutic avenues
Following spinal cord injury, most patients experience an exaggeration of muscle tone called spasticity, which frequently leads to physical disability.

Life Sciences - Health - 03.03.2016
30 small neurons join forces against pain
30 small neurons join forces against pain
Oxytocin plays a crucial role in modulating the response to pain, but until now the process leading to its release was unknown.

Life Sciences - Health - 19.02.2016
The intestinal microbiota: a new ally for optimum growth
The intestinal microbiota: a new ally for optimum growth
The intestinal microbiota is necessary to ensure optimum postnatal growth and contributes to determining the size of adult individuals, notably in the event of undernutrition.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.02.2016
Will the globetrotting Zika virus arrive in Europe soon?
Will the globetrotting Zika virus arrive in Europe soon?
We know about chikungunya and dengue fevers, but now there's another virus transmitted by mosquitos: Zika.

Life Sciences - Health - 27.01.2016
Tuberculosis: discovery of a critical stage in the evolution of the bacillus towards pathogenicity
Tuberculosis: discovery of a critical stage in the evolution of the bacillus towards pathogenicity
Porphyran, a polysaccharide present in the cell walls of a red algae that is used notably in the preparation of sushi, is broken down specifically by an enzyme called porphyranase. This new enzymatic activity has been identified in marine bacteria and, surprisingly, in the bacteria that populate the gut of the Japanese.

Life Sciences - Health - 12.01.2016
Is autism hiding in a fold of the brain?
Is autism hiding in a fold of the brain?
Scientists at CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université and AP-HM have identified a cerebral marker specific to autism that can be detected by MRI and is present as from the age of two years. The abnormality thus detected consists in a less deep fold in Broca's area, a region of the brain specialized in language and communication, functions that are impaired in autistic patients.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.01.2016
Why prostate cancer is more aggressive in obese patients
Why prostate cancer is more aggressive in obese patients
Obesity has direct consequences on health and is associated with the onset of aggressive cancers, but the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are little known. Researchers from the Institut de Pharmacologie et Biologie Structurale (CNRS/Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier) 1 have recently elucidated one of these mechanisms in prostate cancer, one of the most common cancers in men: in obese patients, the adipose tissue surrounding the prostate gland facilitates the propagation of tumor cells outside the prostate.

Health - Economics / Business - 31.01.2014
The UPMC Foundation and AXA Insurance Launch a Chair for Alzheimer's Research
The UPMC Foundation and AXA Insurance Launch a Chair for Alzheimer’s Research
The UPMC Foundation and the AXA insurance company have officially launched the Chair for research on Alzheimer's Disease on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014.
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