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In a study recently published in the journal Molecular Cell, IRCM researchers describe the key elements of a pathway that protects chromosomes from certain radiation-induced rearrangements.
A French team from IRCM (CEA/Inserm) recently published a study in the scientific journal Nature showing that neurons can develop within the tumoral microenvironment and thus contribute to the development of certain types of cancer.
A study on data collected largely by the Tara Oceans expedition has provided the most complete catalog to date of the viruses present in the world's oceans —and earned a place on the front page of the scientific journal Cell. The results reveal the key role of the Arctic Ocean as a reservoir for marine viruses.
With help from MIRCen, an international team has shown that the mitochondria of astrocytes (neuron support cells) intervene in the regulation of memory.
Julien Valette and his group at MIRCen have developed in vivo nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy techniques to quantify certain morphological characteristics of neurons and astrocytes.
An innovative method uniting 3D histological reconstructions and voxel-based analysis developed by a CEA/CNRS team at MIRCen enables the automated identification of cerebral zones were proteins characteristic of Alzheimer's disease develop.
A partnership between the François Jacob Institute of Biology/CEA, The Frédéric Joliot Institute for Life Sciences/CEA and CellTechs (a Sup'Biotech lab) has led to a new approach for modeling Alzheimer's disease in vitro.
A research team from MIRCen has shown that the relative size of the neocortex is constant across all primates, whereas the volume of white matter varies considerably according to the type of primate.
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.