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The kinase Mps1 is required to generate oocytes with the correct chromosome count for fertilisation

Katja Wassmann's team at the IBPS recently published a study in Nature Communications in which they tried to gain a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying chromosome segregation among mammalian oocytes. [...]


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New regulators of hematopoietic stem cells identified

Charles Durand and Thierry Jaffredo at the IBPS (UMR 7622) recently showed in The Journal of Cell Biology that stromal cells, known to regulate hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), secrete extracellular vesicles (EVs) specifically captured by HSCs. [...]


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When exposure to phthalates disturbs mouse sexual communication

Sakina Mhaouty-Kodja's team at the Institute of Biology Paris-Seine published results in Environmental Health Perspectives showing that male adult mice chronically exposed to low doses of DEHP emit less ultrasonic vocalisations in the presence of sexually receptive females. [...]


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A role for mechanics in the construction of neuronal circuits

In a study published in Nature Communications, Marie Breau, a IBPS researcher from Sylvie Schneider-Maunoury’s team, found out that the axons of the zebrafish olfactory sensory neurons, which establish connections with the brain, elongate through an original mechanism involving mechanical forces exerted on the neurons. [...]


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Smoking would increase sensitivity to stress

Researchers from the Institute of Biology Paris-Seine (Neuroscience Paris-Seine) and the Institut de Pharmacologie Moléculaire & Cellulaire (Sophia Antipolis, Valbonne) have investigated the relationship between stress and nicotine. and show that smoking increases sensitivity to stress, due to an action on a7 nicotinic receptors. These results have been published in Molecular Psychiatry. [...]


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A new diagnostic marker for cardiovascular diseases

In a recent article published in Circulation, the team of Mustapha Rouis at the Institute of Biology Paris-Seine has identified the thioredoxin-80 (TRX-80) as a new marker for inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The team showed that the concentration of this protein in the blood increased with age. [...]


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Contrasting evolutionary dynamics between domesticated and wild yeasts

By using new technologies of long DNA molecules sequencing, a European consortium including two IBPS teams has defined for the first time the boundaries between chromosomal core and subtelomeric regions, and compared the evolutionary dynamics between domesticated and wild yeast species. [...]


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The IBPS involved in the creation of the FSSCR

The French Society for Stem Cells Research (FSSCR) has just been created. It aims at promoting stem cells research at both national and international levels, at fostering discussions within the French scientific community. [...]


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Two postdoctoral positions in Neurobiology are open at the IBPS: Huntington's disease (HD)

Two postdoctoral positions in Neurobiology are open in the « Compensation systems in neurodegenerative disease and ageing » (Brain-C) team, led by Dr Christian Neri in the Biological Adaptation and Ageing unit of the Institute of Biology Paris-Seine. [...]


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Postdoctoral position in Neuroscience: role of the GluD1 gene

A postdoctoral position is available in the department Neuroscience Paris-Seine in the Institute of Biology Paris-Seine (IBPS) under the supervision of Ludovic Tricoire, to study the role of GluD1, a gene associated with schizophrenia. [...]