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Press release list of thematic 'Molecular and structural basis of life sciences'



Towards the development of bisphenol A substitutes

September 17 2012

Bisphenol A (BPA), which is present to a great extent in our domestic environments, is suspected of inducing hormonal effects in humans. Researchers from Inserm and CNRS in Montpellier have studied the interaction of BPA and its derivatives with t...
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A step closer to morphine without side effects?

March 22 2012

Morphine has been used for centuries to relieve severe pain. However, its pain-relief properties are coupled with considerable side effects. Morphine imitates the action of molecules produced naturally by the brain (endorphins). So why does it hav...
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Vitamin D receptor: first full 3D observation

January 18 2012

For the first time, a team from the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC, Université de Strasbourg/CNRS/Inserm) has succeeded in taking a full, 3D photograph in HD (1) of a small vital, molecule, enclosed at the heart of...
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Learning more about chromosome fragility

December 26 2011

Why are some chromosomal regions particularly susceptible to breakage? Finding the answer to this question is crucial because this fragility is a factor in tumour development. A team from the Institute of Genetics and Molecular & Cellular Biol...
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The “silent” noise of bacterial genes…

December 22 2011

Research scientists from INRA, AgroParisTech, CNRS, INSERM and the University of Montpellier have succeeded in observing the expression of bacterial genes with an unprecedented accuracy. Using fluorescence-based techniques and microscopy, the scie...
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