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08 - 29 - 2016

The key role of primates in medical and scientific research

Together with eight scientific organizations,...

In mice, the general interest primes over disease

08 - 24 - 2016

In mice, the general interest primes over disease

By observing mice populations, researchers have noted ...

Tissue regeneration factors in zebrafish are present in mammals
The LAU compounds protect, among other things, the inter-neuronal connections in mice, normally damaged due to epileptic seizures. © Geralt / pixabay

07 - 29 - 2016

The LAU: a hope against epilepsy

A US team of researchers from the University of Louisiana have confirmed...

Primates (here a gorilla from the western plains) have appeared on Earth some 58 million years ago, the most distant human ancestors (Australopithecus), lived 4 million years ago, and modern human (homo sapiens sapiens), roamed the earth some 200 000 years ago. © Clement Bardot / Wikimedia Commons

07 - 27 - 2016

Ancestral bacteria in our intestines

An international team of researchers has discovered in...

Breast cancer also affects men, but it represents "only 1%" of the total number of breast cancers and 0.5% of all male cancers. © Paul Falardeau / Flickr

07 - 26 - 2016

 Prickle1 : a new lead against aggressive breast cancers

French researchers have discovered in mice a mechanism involved in the aggressiveness of breast cancer. They are trying to develop new...

Crigler-Najjar syndrome is characterized by a deficiency UGT1A1, an enzyme specialized in bilirubin conjugation, which becomes a yellow toxic pigment if it accumulates above a certain threshold in body tissues such as the brain. Its only current treatment is blue light which makes it possible to degrade the unconjugated bilirubin, but forces the patients to stay 10 to 12 hours every day under phototherapy lamps and becomes increasingly less eff

07 - 25 - 2016

Soon an effective long-term treatment against Crigler-Najjar disease ?

Researchers from the INSERM and Pierre and Marie Curie University have discovered how...

The MULTI-PART project (Multicentre Preclinical Animal Research Team), funded by the EU, promotes international partnerships to pool resources. It promotes preclinical reflection (discussions), refines the selection of research methods and maximize the validity of results. © Janet Stephens / Wikimedia Commons

07 - 22 - 2016

MULTI-PART project: multicentric drugs

To improve the predictability of preclinical research for the treatment of stroke, researchers from the...

There are different species of Plasmodium, of which one causes ultimately the death of the individual if he is not treated on time. That is the Plasmodium falciparum. © James D. Gathany

07 - 21 - 2016

 Will malaria soon become obsolete?

Researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, the CNRS and the INSERM have developed a vaccine against malaria in mice. 

glunomab blocks the specific site of the NMDA receptor, in the blood-brain barrier, which normally binds to the protein tPA to open passages through the barrier and lett cells through. © Ed Park / 2007 How Stuff Works

07 - 21 - 2016

Soon a new drug against multiple sclerosis

INSERM researchers in Caen have developed in mice a new antibody capable of treating multiple sclerosis.