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When high school pupils experience science the same way as researchers... Results of a unique six-year programme devised by a team of researchers for high school pupils in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region

October 05 2010

For the last six years, researchers in biology have been conducting a unique experiment aimed at high school pupils. Each week they offer entire high school classes several days of complete immersion in scientific processes, in a laboratory entire...
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Parkinson's disease: the digestive tract, an open window to the brain!

September 14 2010

Deducing the presence and size of brain lesions in patients afflicted with Parkinson's disease, from simple colon biopsies, is the latest result to emerge from from research performed by the Inserm teams at Nantes. Pascal Derkinderen, Michel Neunl...
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A cellular motor essential for nerve cell functions: impact on understanding of Huntington’s disease

September 06 2010

Huntington’s disease is characterised by atrophy in a specific area of the brain: the striatum. This atrophy may be related to dynein malfunction. Dynein is a protein that is vital for the transportation of molecules in neurons. These conclusions...
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Digestive disorders: Therapeutic hope for premature children

August 13 2010

Premature children frequently present digestive disorders because of the immaturity of their digestive system, in particular the intestine. By studying the maturation of the enteric nervous system, a key player for intestinal function control, Mic...
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For Parkinson’s disease, a new therapeutic target for gait disorders

July 15 2010

The second leading cause of handicap due to neurological causes in the elderly, Parkinson’s disease affects nearly 150,000 people in France. The trembling and stiffness that characterise the disease are due to changes in the neurons in the brain t...
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