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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By combining molecular dynamics and in vitro experiments, researchers at the LPSM (I2BC) have revealed the mode of action of sarcolipin in regulating the activity of SERCA1a, responsible for muscle relaxation.
A SCBM (DMTS) team, in collaboration with researchers at NeuroSpin and I2BC, is describing micellar nanometric vectors targeting tumors that have been imaged by fluorine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The observed 19F signal made it possible to precisely delimit the volume of the tumor zone in a mouse model and to quantify the probe accumulated in the target tissue.
Researchers from the LMC (DMTS), in collaboration with a team from AstraZeneca, have developed a labeling method, based on the exchange of carbon dioxide, simply using visible blue light and a photocatalyst.
The TIRO team (SHFJ), in collaboration with the neurovascular clinicians of the Nice and Marseille University Hospitals, carried out analyses of the metabolome of cerebral clots at the origin of the occlusion of a cerebral artery responsible for a cerebral vascular accident (stroke). A pilot study that improved the understanding of the complex relationship between blood glucose levels and patients' functional prognosis.
A study led by Oxford University researchers and involving researchers from the Institut Joliot (I2BC) and the University of Århus reveals the crucial role of the E340 residue in the inter-domain communication of the calcium transporter SERCA.
Researchers from I2BC and SPI (DMTS, Marcoule), in collaboration with CEA Grenoble and the Belgian nuclear research center, discovered, by using two meta-omic approaches, living bacteria in the core pool of the CEA Paris-Saclay research reactor, Osiris, in operation, thus opening up perspectives for the discovery of new radioresistant species.
A study led by the Institut Pasteur and involving CEA-Joliot has shown, in a mouse model, that a modification of the intestinal microbiota caused by chronic stress is accompanied by modifications of the metabolome which induce a defect in the signaling pathway for endogenous cannabinoids in the hippocampus, which may explain the mood disorders observed.
A European study involving CEA-Joliot provides the first overview of the amino acids circulating in the blood of patients with decompensated cirrhosis and concludes that there is a strong redistribution of their metabolism in order to provide the fuel necessary for the intense inflammatory response.
In the field of artificial intelligence, international competition is tough. So when researchers from CEA-Joliot and Irfu challenge start-ups and other companies specializing in AI, we cheer them on. Here’s a success story from the field of MRI reconstruction.
Researchers from the Neurofunctional Imaging Group (GIN, NeuroSpin, Bordeaux) studied by functional MRI, the organization of the brain network of sentence processing in individuals "atypical" for language, i.e. with a major role of the right hemisphere.
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.