To carry out their activities, Research Teams of the Frédéric Joliot Institute for Life Sciences have developed high-profile technological platforms in many areas : biomedical imaging, structural biology, metabolomics, High-Throughput screening, level 3 microbiological safety laboratory...
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A joint team from GHU Paris and SHFJ shows the predictive value of PET imaging data of the Tau protein in the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Using fMRI and EEG, NeuroSpin and ICM researchers show that deep brain stimulation of the central part of the thalamus restores the richness of brain activity specific to consciousness, which is "switched off" in an anesthetized non-human primate. This work paves the way for clinical studies in patients with consciousness disorders.
A collaboration between the SHFJ and the UMR-S 1144 (University of Paris) shows that the deleterious effect of the buprenorphine/benzodiazepine combination would result from the combined action of each drug on its target.
A team from the I2BC has just demonstrated, using transient absorption spectroscopy, that the repair of UV-induced damage in DNA by a repair enzyme (6-4) photolyase occurs in two successive photoreactions.
Researchers from the Frédéric Joliot Institute have identified ouabain and chloroquine as two selective senolytic molecules that are effective in eliminating certain senescent cells. The study has been published in the journal Aging Cell.
7T Sodium MRI may well prove increasingly useful in the study of physiological processes in inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases and brain tumors. An example is a study on Alzheimer's disease, led by a NeuroSpin team.
Researchers from the SCBM have participated in the optimization of a bio-inspired catalyst anode developed by teams from IRIG (CEA, Grenoble). In particular, they have contributed to the fine control of the catalyst surface concentration.
Two researchers of UNICOG/NeuroSpin show that a gated recurrence model of neural networks would allow to make efficient and simple predictions, like our brain, in different environments. In addition to being biologically plausible, this model would be generalizable.
Using data from the UK Biobank, the world's largest general population imaging-genetics cohort, a collaboration led by a team at BAOBAB (NeuroSpin) has identified genes involved in the genetic architecture of language functional connectivity. These genes could be a priority for studying natural language.
Metaproteomics provides valuable snapshots of the functional state of microbiota. But the protocols used are still very diverse and the results not always easily comparable. The actors of the discipline, including the LI2D (Marcoule), are organizing themselves to be able to make the technique even more powerful.
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.