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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NeuroSpin, directed by Stanislas Dehaene, is a research center for innovation in brain imaging, located on the CEA Paris-Saclay site. At NeuroSpin, physicists, mathematicians, neuroscientists and doctors join forces to develop synergistically the tools and models that will allow to better understand the functioning of the normal and pathological brain, before or after treatment. Focused on neuroimaging, the research conducted ranges from technological and methodological developments (data acquisition and processing) to preclinical and clinical neuroscience, including cognitive neuroscience.
NeuroSpin has four research units located at the Saclay site and one unit located in Bordeaux :
A team at NeuroSpin, in collaboration with the University of Ülm (Germany), published a study in Nature Communications that suggests the existence of multisensory correlation detectors in the human brain.
A study led by NeuroSpin researchers proposes an optimized delineation of rare brain tumors, based on a combined approach of object detection and deep learning segmentation in tumor images, a key step in the characterization of cancers.
NeuroSpin researchers propose a new version of their compressed MRI acquisition algorithm, SPARKLING, extended to 3D imaging. Their method reduces acquisition time by a factor of 20 for T2*-weighted scans without compromising image quality.
In an article in the New York Times, Stanislas Dehaene (NeuroSpin director) and Mathias Sablé-Meyer (PhD student) discuss recent results obtained in collaboration with the Collège de France, the CNRS and the University of Paris 8 that show that humans have a universal capacity to understand abstract geometric concepts.
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.
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.
The QSM4SENIOR project, led by NeuroSpin and the company VENTIO, aims at developing an original early biomarker of aging by using data from the SENIOR study of NeuroSpin. QSM4SENIOR has just been funded by the EOSC-Life.
To carry out their activities, researchers of NeuroSpin have access to platforms, certified IBiSA and part of the National Infrastructures in Biology and Health: France Life Imaging (FLI) and NeurATRIS :
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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.