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I2BC researchers identify drought-resistant mutants of the model plant A. thaliana. These mutants are no longer able to carry out the state transition, a process that enables plants to adjust the absorption of light by their two photosystems in an optimal way. They could constitute a way of improving crop resistance to drought.
In an article published in the journal Nucleic Acids Research, scientists from the I2BC, lPBS and the Institute for Structural and Chemical Biology (University of Leicester, UK) demonstrate how phytic acid, a product of cellular metabolism, stabilises the assembly of a complex enabling the repair of DNA breaks in humans.
Researchers at SPI are proposing an innovative multiplexing method for rapid identification of several microbial isolates in a single mass spectrometry analysis. This approach opens up prospects for the large-scale identification of microorganisms resulting from culturomics programs.
Researchers from SCBM (DMTS) and SB2SM (I2BC) describe a novel and optimized approach to the total photoreduction of 13C-labelled CO2 to carbon monoxide (CO), and the immediate reuse of the latter for the synthesis of high value-added compounds. A step towards a radiochemistry of carbon isotopes potentially useful in human health.
In a review article published in Nature Neuroscience, researchers, including Florent Meyniel from UNICOG (NeuroSpin), show that the two dominant approaches to the neural representation of uncertainty are complementary and would benefit from being used synergistically.
In a study conducted by a team from the Marie Lannelongue Hospital, SPI researchers have established a difference between the metabolomic profiles of heart grafts harvested from pigs in a state of encephalic death or dead after controlled circulatory arrest. This work contributes to the exploration and validation of the use of hearts taken from people who have died after controlled circulatory arrest as a new source of grafts.
Researchers at SCBM have used a click-and-release chemistry approach to mass-release an anti-cancer drug into cells from cleavable nanomicelles, thanks to a bioorthogonal activation process. A step towards the development of new nanomedicines
Des chercheurs de l'institut montrent qu’une stratégie fondée sur la formation du radical anion CO2●- marqué au carbone 14 ou carbone 11 s’avère payante pour radiomarquer en conditions douces des médicaments.
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