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Center for Integrative Biology

The Center for Integrative Biology in Toulouse (CBI Toulouse) regroups five research departments that form a strong pole in post-genomic biology, with a total of about 400 researchers.

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Recruitment of New Group Leaders in Microbiology

Outstanding candidates at early career stage, of any nationality, are expected to develop competitive, independent research and meet the required criteria ...


 

Social intolerance is a consequence, not a cause, of dispersal in spiders

Spiders start out social but later turn aggressive after dispersing and becoming solitary, according to a study publishing July 2 in the open-access journa...

Bees and absolute numbers

Honeybees are well-known for their remarkable cognitive abilities. They rely on their learning capacities to better identify the most profitable flowers. B...

Cryo- electron microscopy to understand ribosome assembly

To understand how ribosomal subunits are assembled, an international team including researchers from the LBME used different approaches integrating genetic...

C/D RNAs protect the tRNA-methionine from cleavage by angiogenin

Patrice Vitali and Tamas Kiss of the LBME have identified new C/D RNAs capable of guiding 2'-O-ribose methylation on a transfer RNA: the tRNA-methionine.In...

A super-active mutant of RNA polymerase specialized in the synthesis of ribosomal RNA

RNA polymerase I (Pol I) synthesizes the RNA components of ribosomes that produce proteins. Through various cellular, molecular, genetic and biochemical ap...

A new force generation mechanism for modeling tissues

A recent study, led by A. Ambrosini, M. Rayer, B. Monier, M. Suzanne of the LBCMCP, published in Developmental Cell provides experimental evidence that cel...

Metformin promotes anxiolytic and antidepressant-like responses in insulin-resistant mice by decreasing circulating branched-chain amino acids

A recent study, led by Bruno GUIARD (CRCA-CBI), provides experimental evidence that metformin, an oral anti diabetic, produces anxiolytic and antidepressan...

A model to better understand the spatial organization of chromosomes

A team from the CNRS Laboratory for Systems Analysis and Architecture (LAAS-CNRS), in collaboration with a consortium composed in particular of researchers...

The identification of a gliogenic gene reveals the existence of a surprising subpopulation of astrocytes

In a recent article published in GLIA, Cathy Soula's team (CBD) revealed the key role of the extracellular enzyme Sulf2 in promoting generation of an as ye...

Slime mould absorbs substances to memorise them

In 2016, CNRS scientists demonstrated that the slime mould Physarum polycephalum, a single-cell organism without a nervous system, could learn to no longer...

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