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Upolu, one of the nine islands of Samoa, in the Pacific Ocean. Well-known among fans of diving, this isolated coral reef promised to be a site of rich biodiversity for the scientists on the Tara Pacific expedition. Although some signs of bleaching had been observed on their route, the reefs of Upolu proved to be in a far more degraded state
Continuing the analysis and exploitation of the biggest database compiled on the planktonic ecosystem, the teams from the CEA, CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) and the French graduate school ENS, among others, have just reached a new milestone by analysing the expression of over 100 million genes
A patient aged of 13 years with severe sickle cell disease has been treated succesfully by a gene therapy. This innovative treatment allowed complete remission of clinical signs of disease and correction of biological signs.
The research schooner Tara will leave her home port of Lorient on May 28th 2016 for a new expedition in the Asian Pacific. This adventure is sponsored by the CNRS, PSL, CEA, CSM and many other public and private partners.
Scientists at the CEA’s Institute of Cellular and Molecular Radiation Biology, in collaboration with INSERM, Université Paris-Sud, and international partners, have demonstrated a connection between the expression of the TRAIL gene, which plays a role in cell death, and the radiosensitivity of certain human T lymphocytes.
The network of planktonic organisms of this carbon sink has been described as a social network by an interdisciplinary team comprising oceanographers, biologists and computer experts mainly from the CNRS, UPMC, University of Nantes, VIB, EMBL and CEA.
Scientists have recently discovered a new type of giant virus in the same sample of 30,000-year old Siberian permafrost from which Pithovirus had already been isolated
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.