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A team of NeuroSpin, in collaboration with Hôpital Henri Mondor (Créteil), has developed, by machine learning, a method called SmartPulse, which allows, for large organs, the acquisition of high field (3T) clinical quality images, without prior calibration.
A unique interdisciplinary collaboration between archaeologists and researchers of NeuroSpin (GIN, Bordeaux University/CEA/CNRS) offers for the first time analysis elements of the symbolism of prehistoric traces found on ancient Paleolithic engravings. These abstract patterns are analyzed by the same brain areas than those that recognize objects and also activate a well-known left hemisphere area involved in the treatment of written language.
Researchers from I2BC@Saclay, the University of Aarhus and the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt reveals the first cryo-EM high-resolution structures of one of the P4-ATPases. Study has been published in Nature. It give a better insight towards the understanding of the transport mechanisms of membrane lipids. A lipid pathway through the protein membrane domain is suggested.
A collaboration between teams from SIMOPRO and Sanofi sheds new light on the origin of the immune responses developed by patients with scleroderma when treated by injection of relaxin, a therapeutic protein. The study was published in The Journal of Immunology.
As part of a collaboration with MIRCen (Jacob Institute), researchers of SCBM have developed functional micellar vectors that can effectively target tumors and whose therapeutic activity is intrinsically carried by the constitutive unit of the micelle. This combination leads to better drug load and avoids premature drug release.
The Fresnel Institute, in collaboration with the University of St Petersburg and a team from NeuroSpin, has developed a new ceramic resonator (probe) suitable for 17T magnetic resonance microscopy, i.e. for spatial resolutions below 100 μm3. This probe allows the production of MRI images with a signal-to-noise ratio 2 times greater than those obtained with reference probes, in copper.
Two teams from JOLIOT (SPI / SCBM), in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati, confirm the interest of a drug candidate to treat the congenital creatine deficiency syndrome, a rare neurological childhood disease, responsible for developmental delays and intellectual disability. The results obtained in an animal model of the disease show that it is possible to administer, nasally, dodecyl creatine ester-loaded microspheres, thus improving the cognitive functions of treated animals.
A team of NeuroSpin (GIN Bordeaux), within a multidisciplinary consortium, led an exploratory study of whole genome sequencing to search for rare genetic mutations that may be implicated in the atypical inverted right-hemispheric dominance for language (DLAtyp), present in less than 1% of the adult population. A higher rate of mutations affecting the actin cytoskeleton was revealed in DLAtyp individuals identified by functional MRI.
A collaboration involving NeuroSpin sheds new light on the action of lithium in bipolar disorder. The modeling (NODDI) of water diffusion measured by diffusion MRI allowed analysis of cerebral microstructure. Results indicate increased dendritic density in the frontal cortex of lithium-treated patients. This suggests that an improved communication between neurons in this region of the brain may underlie the beneficial effects of lithium in bipolar disorder.
A team from NeuroSpin, in collaboration with Maastricht and Minnesota universities, conducted for the first time an entire functional MRI exam based on 7T parallel transmission technology, as part of the Human Connectome Project. The results show that the problem of radiofrequency field inhomogeneities, a barrier to the full exploitation of very high-field MRI, is thus correctly solved, without any additional cost for the user.
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