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Low-dose irradiation facilitates bone marrow transplants

10 - 01 - 2017

Low-dose irradiation facilitates bone marrow transplants

Researchers have discovered in mice that low-dose irradiation can facilitate bone marrow transplants...

Fundamental research to find male contraception

09 - 27 - 2017

Fundamental research to find male contraception

An Inserm research team working on leukemia found a new male contraceptive mechanism in mice.

 

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How does Streptococcus A manage to kill 500,000 people a year?

09 - 25 - 2017

How does Streptococcus A manage to kill 500,000 people a year?

Thanks to genomic tools applied to a mouse model, a novel study has identified bacterial genes that facilitate...

Sexually unsatisfied male flies help Neuroscience

09 - 15 - 2017

Sexually unsatisfied male flies help Neuroscience

By studying the consequences of repeated failures in mating attempts in male flies, researchers have discovered the mechanisms...

Toxoplasmosis and mental illness: in humans too?

09 - 14 - 2017

Toxoplasmosis and mental illness: in humans too?

According to a new study, the parasite Toxoplama gondii (T. gondii) can cause mental illness in humans, as in rodents...

Schizophrenia disrupts the development of the brain of young adults

09 - 13 - 2017

Schizophrenia disrupts the development of the brain of young adults

In mice and humans, the expression of genes in the brain is programmed accurately over time. The disturbance in humans of this...

Viral encephalitis: how a virus can take over the brain

09 - 05 - 2017

Viral encephalitis: how a virus can take over the brain

Researchers are in the midst of discovering how a deadly virus takes over human brains, thanks to mice.

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Should we tend to stem cells in order to stop the ageing process?

08 - 31 - 2017

Should we tend to stem cells in order to stop the ageing process?

Amongst mammals, the regenerative capacity of adult stem cells decrease with time, which leads to organs’ ageing process. The...

How the paths to immunity are paved

08 - 30 - 2017

How the paths to immunity are paved

 Researchers have discovered how lymph nodes trigger the construction of lymphatic vessels amongst mice.

 

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Opioïdes : Studying addiction through fish

08 - 29 - 2017

Opioïdes : Studying addiction through fish

A study shows that fish may be the right animal to study opioïd addiction.

 

Whilst scientific knowledge of the...