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Sponges, new sources for drugs?

05 - 10 - 2017

Sponges, new sources for drugs?

Traditional pharmacopoeia sometimes uses vegetable extracts or even animal extracts in universal medicine. Aspirin, for example, is obtained from...

In order to treat the brain

05 - 05 - 2017

In order to treat the brain

The blood-brain barrier prevents the passage of pathogens or toxins, from the blood to the brain. It is made up of the cells that...

Intestine: how research prepares medicine

04 - 28 - 2017

Intestine: how research prepares medicine

Europe, the Inserm, a researcher, Nadine Cerf-Bensussan, and her team are conducting research against genetic diseases of the intestinal barrier....

Why does female fertility decline with age?

04 - 26 - 2017

Why does female fertility decline with age?

Researchers have discovered in mice a mechanism behind the decline in female fertility linked to aging. Discovered thanks to microscopy...

Mice to understand ALS

04 - 25 - 2017

Mice to understand ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a degeneration of the motor neurons which leads to the weakening and then hardening of the muscles....

How is our sense of smell built?

04 - 25 - 2017

How is our sense of smell built?

Our sense of smell is very complex. Some have calculated that our olfactory tissue could...

Eye drops to treat jetlag?

04 - 18 - 2017

Eye drops to treat jetlag?

In both animals and humans, the switch from night to day causes physiological and behavioural changes (circadian rhythm). These changes are due to...

The control of neurogenesis

04 - 10 - 2017

The control of neurogenesis

The production of new neurons – neurogenesis – plays an important role in memory and learning abilities. But we do not know what triggers it....

There is a link between pain and immunity

03 - 21 - 2017

There is a link between pain and immunity

When one is injured, the brain perceives pain while at the same time, the immune cells are mobilized to protect and repair the injured tissue....

What if the brain was 10 times more active than we think?

03 - 10 - 2017

What if the brain was 10 times more active than we think?

Once again, fundamental research is making discoveries that will change our understanding of life.

Using new technologies, researchers have...