To carry out their activities, Research Teams of the Frédéric Joliot Institute for Life Sciences have developed high-profile technological platforms in many areas : biomedical imaging, structural biology, metabolomics, High-Throughput screening, level 3 microbiological safety laboratory...
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A NeuroSpin team succeeded in decoding a large set of human mental processes by training neural networks to predict cognitive labels from a cognitive atlas and by leveraging the data set of NeuroVault, a web-based database for collecting and sharing statistical maps of the human brain.
Radiochemists from the BioMaps unit (SHFJ) have developed and automated the synthesis of an 18F-fluoropyridine containing a thiol function (-SH), allowing its conjugation to model biomolecules within 45 minutes. A step towards rapid radiolabeling of complex biological molecules for PET imaging.
SIMoS team, in collaboration with Bicêtre Hospital, shows that certolizumab pegol, a pegylated monoclonal antibody fragment for anti-inflammatory use, is less likely to trigger an adverse immune response than the non-pegylated form.
Researchers from ICMMO* and ISMO**, in collaboration with a team from I2BC, show that the urea-decorated iron porphyrin catalysts they developed previously for the electro-catalysis of CO2, can be successfully employed in a photo-catalytic approach.
A collaborative study involving an I2BC team unveils the mechanism of autoinhibition of the human flippase ATP8B1, as well as its regulation by lipids and phosphorylation. The study provides a better understanding of the impact of flippase mutations responsible for intrahepatic cholestasis on its enzymatic activity.
To address the problem of ultre high field MRI signal loss in certain regions of the human body, a collaboration involving the CEA-Joliot, the CEA-Iramis, the Fresnel Institute and Multiwave Imaging has led to the development of a new generation of simple and inexpensive silicon carbide-based pads. The new composition makes the pads invisible to MRI and prolongs their performance when compared to existing solutions.
The expertise of NeuroSpin in diffusion MRI has allowed to establish the first atlas of the anatomical connectivities of the Japanese quail brain at a resolution of 150 m in three dimensions.
Neurospin researchers conducted a longitudinal brain imaging study in very premature infants to analyze the variability of the shape of the central sulcus early in its development and its functional implications.
A team at NeuroSpin, in collaboration with the University of Ulm (Germany), published a study in Nature Communications that suggests the existence of multisensory correlation detectors in the human brain.
A team from SPI used mass spectrometry to analyze the degree of alteration of the intestinal microbiota of Covid-19 patients and to look for signatures of intestinal infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The level of the observed gut dysbiosis would be an indicator of the stage and extent of the infection.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.