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A chromatin factor involved in splicing through its association with RNA

The team of Christian Muchardt (B2A) et al. have identified a mechanism for the role of the heterochromatin marker protein HP1gamma in splicing. RNAs associated with this factor are enriched in repeated motifs in regions that are removed during splicing.These results were published in EMBO Reports. […]


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What is found at the end of a chromosome?

The ends of chromosomes are essential structures for genome integrity. This work was published in the journal Nucleic Acids Research. In this paper, the researchers use long-read sequencing data to comprehensively map subtelomeres in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and identify specific repeated elements, providing information about the function and evolution of these regions. [...]


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Hepatitis B virus entry into cells gradually revealed

Work conducted by the team led by Alessandra Carbone (Computational and Quantitative Biology), and by a team from the Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie (CIRI: Université Lyon 1, Inserm, CNRS, ENS de Lyon) has shed new light on how the hepatitis B virus enters human cells. [...]


Prizes and distinctions

BIOMEMORY, winner of the i-Lab innovation contest 2021

This national contest, financed by the Future Investment Program, is organised by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, in partnership with Bpifrance. Its objective is to detect projects for the creation of innovative technology companies and to support the best of them with financial aid and appropriate support. More than 3,817 start-ups have already been rewarded. [...]


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Kinetochore individualization for correct chromosome segregation in the oocyte

The MOM group (LBD) recently published this work in the Embo Journal. They discovered a new event during cell division in female meiosis, providing a better understanding of the fundamental mechanisms to generate healthy oocytes for fertilisation. [...]


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Sexual disruption: females are more vulnerable to phthalate exposure than males

Sakina Mhaouty-Kodja's team has shown that chronic exposure of adult female mice to low doses of phthalates - close to the environmental exposure - alters the natural olfactory preference of females towards males, reduces the attractiveness of females and inhibits lordosis behaviour (the posture adopted by females during mating). [...]


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Neuronal migration and cAMP: the primary cilium beats the tempo!

In this article published in Science Advances, the Plasticity and Development of Neural Networks team (UMR8246) collaborating with the UMR8256 reveal an entirely new mechanism regulating neuronal migration. These results thus highlight a cAMPc/PKA link between the primary cilium and the centrosome, essential for migrating neurons and which could exist in other types of ciliated cells. [...]


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Quantum Biology and the Sensing of Radiofrequency in Living Organisms

For the first time, a biological receiver is demonstrated as a radio frequency governing biological receiver. A work published in the journal Scientific Reports by Margaret Ahmad's team, in collaboration with Carlos Martino (FIT, Florida). [...]


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A basic physical mechanism enables cell migration in absence of adhesion

Many cell types within the organism bind to their environment via specific adhesion molecules (integrins). In a recent study published in Nature, led by a group at IST Austria, the group of R. Voituriez (LJP, IBPS) proposed a new physical mechanism of cell migration that works in absence of any adhesion to the environment. [...]


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The LCQB proposes PhyloSofS, the first automated tool to reconstruct plausible evolutionary scenarios explaining a set of observed transcripts, and to generate 3D molecular models of the protein isoforms. [...]