The longevity gene mammalian Indy (mINDY) is involved in blood pressure regulation

Authors from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) presented data showing that the longevity gene mammalian Indy (mINDY) is involved in blood pressure regulation in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) insight. Reduced expression of mINDY, which is known to extend life span in lower organisms and to prevent from diet induced obesity, fatty […]

Two months at sea to explore the Southern Ocean’s contribution to climate regulation

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team coordinated by two CNRS researchers and involving colleagues from Sorbonne University, Toulouse III–Paul Sabatier University, the University of Western Brittany and Aix-Marseille University, will traverse the Southern Ocean from January 11 to March 8, 2021, aboard the Marion Dufresne II research vessel chartered by the French Oceanographic Fleet. Their […]

Gut microbiota plays a role in brain function and mood regulation — ScienceDaily

Depression is a mental disorder that affects more than 264 million people of all ages worldwide. Understanding its mechanisms is vital for the development of effective therapeutic strategies. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, Inserm and the CNRS recently conducted a study showing that an imbalance in the gut bacterial community can cause a reduction in […]

New compact model for gene regulation in higher organisms

IMAGE: Kinetic scheme of the non-equilibrium model for a single binding site. view more  Credit: Rok Grah Although the DNA and its double-helix are one of the most familiar molecules of our time, our knowledge of how cells control what genes they want to express still is rather limited. In order to create, for example, an […]