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Toward the synthesis of antibiotics by a new bacterial enzyme

Toward the synthesis of antibiotics by a new bacterial enzyme

March 14 2017

Researchers at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (Inra) and Inserm have discovered a new family of bacterial enzymes that can produce hitherto unidentified peptides with antibiotic activity. Published in Nature Chemistry...
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Lack of sleep causes brain impairment in adolescents

Lack of sleep causes brain impairment in adolescents

March 08 2017

Not sleeping enough or going to bed too late leads to a reduction in the volume of grey matter in the brains of adolescents. These conclusions were obtained by researchers at Inserm Unit 1000, “Neuroimaging and Psychiatry” (Inserm/Paris-Descartes...
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Testosterone for nerve fibre repair

December 14 2016

To protect against attack, the body uses natural repair processes. What is involved in the spontaneous regeneration of the myelin sheath surrounding nerve fibres? This is the question addressed by researchers in Unit 1195, “Neuroprotective, Neuror...
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Neurons paralyze us during REM sleep

December 13 2016

During REM sleep, the brain inhibits the motor system, which makes the sleeper completely immobile. CNRS researchers working in the Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon (CNRS/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1/INSERM/Université Jean Monnet)...
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Minimum effort for maximum effect

December 02 2016

Ten days after astronaut Thomas Pesquet take-off into space on the Proxima mission, many questions remain about human adaptation to gravity. The research team at Inserm Unit 1093, “Cognition, Motor Activity and Sensorimotor Plasticity” (Inserm/Uni...
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