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 Correcting memory errors

06 - 23 - 2017

Correcting memory errors


A traumatic event may be accompanied by the memorization of a trivial occurrence at the same time, which will...

Protecting skin from UV rays

06 - 14 - 2017

Protecting skin from UV rays

Brown melanin or eumelanin naturally protects the skin against UV damage and the risk of cancer. This phenomenon is visible through tanning caused...

The difficult fight against pain

06 - 01 - 2017

The difficult fight against pain

The fight against pain is difficult. Scientists are looking for alternatives to opioids that can cause tolerance and dependence.

The NK1...

Cell therapy for mothers only

05 - 23 - 2017

Cell therapy for mothers only

For a few years, we’ve known that a woman who has been pregnant keeps stem cells of the foetus for a long time after in her bone marrow. These...

Why does allergic asthma affect more women?

05 - 22 - 2017

Why does allergic asthma affect more women?

Allergic asthma is twice as common and more severe in women than in men.

In mice, asthma is more violent in females than...

The secrets of the neuronal structure

05 - 19 - 2017

The secrets of the neuronal structure

Tau molecules are structural proteins in neurons. Structural modifications of this protein can lead to the death of neurons which in turn can...

Solving histocompatibility problems in bone marrow transplants

05 - 18 - 2017

Solving histocompatibility problems in bone marrow transplants

Researchers have succeeded in...

Can corticosteroids repair muscles? Maybe.

05 - 17 - 2017

Can corticoids repair muscles? Maybe.

Glucocorticoids, such as prednisone, taken daily can cause long-term muscle wasting. This is observed in humans and animal models...

Cancer: a new way to fight it?

05 - 16 - 2017

Cancer: a new way to fight it?

The enzyme PP2A is known for its ability to block proteins that activate tumours. It is unfortunately inhibited in most cancers, and this is...

The weakness of humans’ sense of smell is a myth

05 - 12 - 2017

The weakness of humans’ sense of smell is a myth

The idea that the sense of smell (or olfaction) of humans is less developed than in animals...