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An omega-3 that’s poison for cancer tumors

In the framework of a collaborative program with IREC partners, LIBST researchers have demonstrated that highly unsaturated fatty acids specifically poison cancer cells facing the acidic micro-environment generated inside solid tumours. In 2016, Olivier Feron and Cyril Corbet (IREC) highlighted...
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New method to study the impact of ocean pollution

LIBST members have developed a new method of precision-cut adipose tissue slices (PCATS) to study in vitro the impact of ocean pollution on marine mammals. Subcutaneous adipose tissue biopsies were collected from elephant seals (Ano Nuevo colony, California) and precision-cut into 1 mm slices,...
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GMO plants that make you feel good

Marc Boutry, one of our PI, has just published a book (in French) entitled: "Des plantes OGM qui vous veulent du bien" at Regards Editions.  
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A new phase in meiosis

In a paper published in Nature, LIBST member Corentin Claeys Bouuaert and colleagues demonstrate that the formation of DNA double-strand breaks during meiosis involves the condensation of its enzymatic machinery on DNA through a process known as phase separation. The work leads to new insights...
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Unravelling the molecular secrets of yeast sexuality

In a paper published in Communications Biology, a LIBST group and the Lipke team (USA) - use single-cell fluidic force microscopy to investigate the molecular binding mechanisms of sexual agglutinins in budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.They report that mechanical tension enhances the...
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