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Here is a picture of the mitotic spindle in a human cell showing the microtubules in green, which are essential filaments to mitosis (such as actin filaments), chromosomes (DNA) in blue and kinetochores (the central regions of our chromosomes ) in red. kinetochores allow chromosomes to move to either sides of the mother cell during cell division, so that the daughter cells each have their set of chromosomes. © Afunguy / Flickr

07 - 19 - 2016

Cell division unveils its dynamic

Using a new equipment of individual cell culture and modeling, French and German researchers have for the first time revealed the...

According to the WHO, only 54% of people infected with HIV know their are. © FoeNyx / Wikimedia Commons

07 - 18 - 2016

Project CHAARM: new drugs against HIV?

Researchers working on the CHAARM project (combined...

While we can navigate a complex and changing environment, thanks to our cerebral and simultaneous analyses of various data, however, the robots can only perform one task at a time. A limitation to robotic navigation. ©

07 - 15 - 2016

A more efficient robotic navigation thanks to rat brains?

Dr Edvard Moser, coordinator of the Gridmap project, and his...

According to the Sentinel Network, the vector of Lyme disease, a tick infected with a bacterium of the family of spirochetes has infected 26 146 new patients in France in 2014. © Jim Gathany

07 - 13 - 2016

Lyme disease : a public health emergency !

Transmitted by ticks...

Here is Johan Auwerx, the co-author of the study, that explains that the molecule in the pomegranate is not urolithine A itself, but its precursor. It becomes urolithine A once past "in the hands" of intestinal bacteria. © EPFL / Alain Herzog

07 - 12 - 2016

The pomegranate fruit: a fountain of youth ?


EPRL* researchers and the company Amazentis** have discovered an amazing anti-ageing molecule: urolithine A ! They explain its role and...

Does petting a dog change the reactivity or the performance on a memory-related task? How to reduce stress in a child without resorting to drugs? The issues discussed during the conference will be numerous and will concern dogs, pigs and horses. © Josealbafotos / pixabay

07 - 11 - 2016

IAHAIO conference: animals – wellness facilitators

How can healthy animals help people fell better? The question was asked to the participants of the...

The French medical entities diagnose approximately 2800 new cases of acute myeloid leukemia each year.

07 - 08 - 2016

Acute myeloid leukemia steals to resist chemotherapy

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), is a cancer resistant to chemotherapy treatments. Scientists from the Mediterranean centre of Molecular Medicine in...

the Japanese eel, whose muscles contain the fluorescent protein UNAG (for "Unagi Green Protein), which allows the animal to shine in the dark. © Riken

07 - 07 - 2016

Better protecting baby… with eels !

 new method has allowed Japanese researchers to more accurately detect toxic bilirubin, a chemical responsible for jaundice*, and some...

The reward system is in the right hemisphere of the brain. It consists of neurons that, when stimulated, release dopamine, which in turn activates brain areas linked to pleasure.

07 - 06 - 2016

Stimulating the brain increases immunity !

According to researchers at the Israel Institute of technology,...

According to the brain and spinal cord Institute, France has 2 500 to 3 000 new cases of gliomas each year, including glioblastoma visible at the top left of this radiography. © Christaras A / Wikimedia Commons

07 - 05 - 2016

A new lead against brain tumors

After the identification of three genes involved in the occurrence of gliomas (brain tumors) in 25 different dog breeds (among...