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The last two years in scientific news
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In a study published in Science of the Total Environment, researchers from SIMoS (DMTS/CEA-Joliot), in collaboration with the Faculty of Pharmacy of Paris and MIRCen (CEA-Jacob) have shown for the first time in an animal model the capacity of Pinnatoxin-G, a marine neurotoxin, to cross physiological barriers to reach its molecular targets.
A team comprising iRCM (CEA-Jacob) and NeuroSpin (CEA-Joliot) researchers analyzed the consequences of irradiation on brain development and neurogenesis in a preclinical model. That work, published in Radiation Research, lays a path for the use of diffusion imaging for the early detection of neurological abnormalities resulting from different types of stress.
In a study published in Cell Systems, the SysFate laboratory (UMR8030/Genoscope/CEA-Jacob) presented MULTILAYER, an algorithm that provides digital functional maps of biological organs or tissues.
The mechanisms that control the stability of telomeres, structures located at the ends of chromosomes, remain largely mysterious. One of them however has been decrypted by researchers from IRCM (CEA-Jacob) and I2BC (CEA-Joliot) in a work carried out in yeasts. Their results, published in Nature Communications, could help identify new therapeutic targets in human cancers.
In a study published in Molecular Therapy, LCSAT (IDMIT, CEA-Jacob) researchers present a novel, optimized, lentiviral gene therapy for β-thalassemia.
In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers from IDMIT's LCSAT lab (CEA-Jacob) evaluated PPAR-γ ligands in the development of myelofibrosis.
In a study published in JBC, researchers from MIRCen (CEA-Jacob) deployed a range of techniques to map the surfaces of various pathogenic alpha-synuclein aggregates, establishing thus "fingerprints" specific to each aggregate.
The microbial composition and metabolome of the intestinal microbiota of an animal model for COVID-19 were altered over the disease course and remained so after the resolution of lung infection. Those results, which will contribute were brought to light by the Institut Pasteur in Lille in partnership with IDMIT (CEA-Jacob).
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