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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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