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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.
A Genoscope team has reconstructed compete plant chromosomes by combining DNA long-read sequencing and optical mapping technologies.
Researchers from MIRCen have shown that inhibiting reactive astrocytes is beneficial for certain characteristics of Alzheimer's disease. Their results could lead to novel therapies that act upon astrocytes to improve neuron function.
Rad52 has garnered great attention lately as a promising target in the battle against certain types of breast cancer. A team from IRCM, in partnership with researchers from the Frédéric-Joliot and Gustave Roussy Institutes, has shed new light on this protein.
Researchers at Genoscope's Genomics Metabolics Mixed Research Unit recently elucidated the degradation pathway of trigonelline, a molecule naturally present in plants that ensures resistance to water stress (osmoprotective role). The study, published in PNAS, revealed previously unknown enzymes and metabolites.
By sequencing more than 246 genomes of African rice, researchers from the François Jacob Institute of Biology and their partners have shown that the species was first domesticated 3,000 years ago in Mali.
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.