The ambitious goal of the proposed project is the tuning of the mechanical properties of MMCs by controlling their microstructures, using in the present case Al/Al-Cu-Fe MMCs as model composite materials.
Epilepsy is a major neurological disorder, affecting of the order of 0.5 to 1% of the population. It is a very invalidating disease, with high impact on quality of life. In a large proportion of cases, medication cannot prevent seizures; surgical removal of the regions responsible for seizures is then the only way to cure patients. However, results crucially depend on the correct delineation of the epileptogenic zone.
Animal bodies house trillions of bacteria, which can influence host behavior in ways that have far-reaching implications for host ecology and evolution. Recent studies have revealed surprising roles f
Ageing is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, as over 80% of all cardiovascular deaths occurs in population aged 65 or over in developed countries. Thus, many efforts have been directed recently to understand how ageing induces morphological and functional changes in the vasculature.
Preserved non-verbal communication in Alzheimer disease : towards the maintenance of a better quality of life – ALCOM
At the moment, when diagnosed, AD patients have about 6 to 8 years before being placed in an institution due to severe loss of autonomy. During this so-called “forgotten period”, different types of care are proposed but they are considerably few compared to the demand. Despite the efforts of research to understand AD and its disorders at neurological and neurocognitive level, there is still little effort at a psychological level, so as to support patients and their families.
Theoretical models have always played an important role in evolutionary biology, since experimental results are often difficult to obtain. Thanks to the rapid evolution of experimental methods as well
Retinoic acid receptor-mediated gene repression, from molecular basis to physiological significance – ARREPRESS
The role of gene repression on the development of the organism is poorly known. The ARREPRESS project aims to identify genes repressed by the retinoic acid receptors and to unravel the role of this repression in the organism development.