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The production of fertilizable oocytes depends on a little-known cyclin

The most dramatic moment in the life of a cell is the time of cell division to give rise to two daughter cells. The groups of K. Wassmann (IBPS, Paris) and S. Keeney (MSKCC, New York) have found that a M-phase cyclin with hitherto unknown function, namely cyclin B3, is essential for proper execution of meiotic divisions in oocytes. [...]


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A SATT Lutech trophy for the Starmaze project

On January 22, 2019, Laure Rondi-Reig and Anne-Lise Paradis of the Cerebellum, Navigation and Memory team (Cezame, Neuroscience Paris-Seine) won a SATT Lutech 2019 trophy for their Starmaze project, a very serious video game that allows to evaluate spatial memory in humans. [...]


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Impact of the social environment on the "personality" of mice

Within the same species, all animals have their own behavioural characteristics. Some individuals are more aggressive than others or take more risk. This is the definition of individuality. The mechanisms underlying these individual differences are poorly understood.


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Changing nicotine dependence through optogenetics

Researchers at the Paris-Seine Neuroscience Laboratory at IBPS have managed to control the activity of nicotinic receptors in the mouse brain via a nano-switch that reacts to light. These results were published in the journal eLife. [...]


Prizes and distinctions

Research on P-Bodies rewarded

On June 5, 2018, Arnaud Hubstenberger received the prize “Les Grandes Avancées Françaises en Biologie” from the Académie des Sciences, for his work on P-Bodies in Dominique Weil's team, published in 2017 in Molecular Cell. [...]


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New perspectives for the depression treatment

An international collaboration headed by Eleni Tzavara, within Bruno Giros' team, has identified the Elk-1 protein as a prognostic marker for depression resistant to conventional treatments. This result, published in Nature Medicine, was obtained by use of several complementary approaches [...]


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Deciphering the mechanisms of absence epilepsy

Régis Lambert and Nathalie Leresche’s team1, in collaboration with Professor Vincenzo Crunelli’s laboratory (Cardiff University, UK) have just published an article in Nature Neuroscience on absence epilepsy, the most common form of pediatric epilepsy. [...]


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Alzheimer: less functional synapses

The team of Stéphanie Daumas and Salah El-Mestikawy recently showed that the loss of cognitive capacity in patients with Alzheimer's disease is not due to synapses disappearing. [...]


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Epigenetic and tumorigenicity

The team of Hervé Chneiweiss and Marie-Pierre Junier has just shown the key role that the ARNT2 transcription factor plays in the level of aggression of brain tumour cells. This was done by analysing chromatin epigenetic modifications. [...]


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The P-bodies finally identifies within eukaryotic cells

Dominique Weil's team recently published in the Molecular Cell journal a pioneering study describing the purification and analysis of P-bodies (P for "processing"), which are droplets of RNA and proteins that condense in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells. [...]