Women in Science, future group leaders?

Dr. Roni Helene Grace Wright For our first profile of women in science we chose to interview the Dr. Roni Helene Grace Wright (RHGW). She is originally from Scotland, where she first studied at Eirias High School (North Wales, UK). Initially, wanting to work in crime scene investigation, she obtained her Bachelor in Biochemistry andLire la suite « Women in Science, future group leaders? »

Why scientific communication is important?

In order to respond to this question, first you must wonder: What does define you as a scientist? Although, you may find many different definitions, for us a scientist is someone: >< who makes theories | hypotheses based on his | her knowledge and experiences >< who tests and demonstrates them by empirical evidences ><Lire la suite « Why scientific communication is important? »

Women in Science

We decided to spotlight women in science Why? Simply because, as in any field, women in science may face issues related to their gender. Of course, different countries, different rules; different labs, different conditions. However, yesterday they were regularly forgotten in the history books of large and small scientific discoveries that changed our world. Today,Lire la suite « Women in Science »

PARP1 and NAD+ metabolism

We recently collaborated with a scientific group working on epigenetics and metabolism to illustrate their work. The scientist of our company, Dr. Sarah Hurtado-Bagès, is the first author of this review from Marcus Buschbeck lab (Josep Carreras Research Institute, Spain). It was recently published in Molecular Metabolism journal. Short legend of the figures: Poly(ADP-ribose) polymeraseLire la suite « PARP1 and NAD+ metabolism »

Game 2: B cells

Goal: find the name & one of the function of this cell, which is involved in immunity response, represented here through three items. Objectif : trouvez le nom & l’une des fonctions de cette cellule, impliquée dans la réponse immunitaire, qui est représentée ici avec trois items. <> If you are the first one toLire la suite « Game 2: B cells »

ID card: Immune cells

Macrophage Bcell Glossary A Antibodies: glycoproteins, also named immunoglobulins, recognising the patterns of pathogens. They can be in soluble form or attached to the membrane of B cells. They are composed of a heavy chain (H: Heavy) and a light chain (L: Light). They have a constant region (Fc) interacting with cell surface receptor. ItLire la suite « ID card: Immune cells »

Diagnosis of dementia

Diagnosis of different types of dementia from blood is now becoming reality! EN: Art work representing the difference found between Alzheimer’s diseases and Dementia with lewy bodies (first author of the article Dr. Ana Gámez-Valero, IGTP, Badalona, Spain). MicroRNAs (orange little guys) were extracted from the vesicles (« circles structures ») found in the blood (red drops)Lire la suite « Diagnosis of dementia »