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13.02.2014

The UPMC Foundation and AXA Insurance Launch Alzheimer's Chair

 

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014. The AXA Research Fund and Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) in Paris today announced the launch of a permanent Chair for research into Alzheimer’s disease. With an endowment of three million euros, the Chair is held by Professor Harald Hampel, an internationally ...

Go to Essilor and the Vision Institute Join Forces to Study Aging of Vision 12.02.2014

Essilor and the Vision Institute Join Forces to Study Aging of Vision

Essilor and the Vision Institute (UPMC, Inserm and the CNRS) announce the creation of a joint research laboratory on the theme of “Visual Aging, Action and Autonomy”.

Its aim is to evaluate and to gain a better understanding of the degeneration mechanisms involved in perceptive and cognitive functions ...

Go to Researchers Develop First Single-Molecule LED 31.01.2014

Researchers Develop First Single-Molecule LED

The ultimate challenge in the race to miniaturize light emitting diodes (LED) has now been met: a team led by the Institut de Physique et de Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (IPCMS, CNRS/Université de Strasbourg), in collaboration with UPMC and CEA, has developed the first ever single-molecule LED. ...

29.01.2014

Sorbonne University and Its Partners Launch the Quadrivium 1 Seed Fund

At the initiative of the UPMC Foundation, Sorbonne University members are endowed with the Quadrivium 1 seed funds in the amount of €60 million, of which they announced the first closing at €35.5 million managed by SEVENTURE Partners.

This fund is dedicated to seed innovative companies coming out of ...

Go to Storing a Twisted Photon in a Quantum Memory 29.01.2014

Storing a Twisted Photon in a Quantum Memory

Physicists at the Kastler Brossel Laboratory (LKB, CNRS/UPMC/ENS/CdF) have stored in an ensemble of cold atoms and retrieved on demand quantum bits carried by light pulses at the single-photon level. For the first time, the information was encoded in the orbital angular momentum of light. This demonstration, ...

Go to First Infrared Satellite Monitoring of Peak Pollution 17.01.2014

First Infrared Satellite Monitoring of Peak Pollution

Plumes of several anthropogenic pollutants (especially particulate matter and carbon monoxide) located near ground level over China have for the first time been detected from space. The work was carried out by a team at the Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales (CNRS/UPMC/UVSQ)1 in ...

Go to Top European Doctoral Candidates and Business Leaders from Lafarge, L'Oréal, McKinsey, Renault Meet to Discuss Leadership on the UPMC campus in Paris 05.07.2013

Top European Doctoral Candidates and Business Leaders from Lafarge, L'Oréal, McKinsey, Renault Meet to Discuss Leadership on the UPMC campus in Paris

The 2013 LERU Summer School

Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) hosted this year’s League of European Research Universities (LERU) Summer School the 8 to 12 July, 2013 on the historic Cordeliers campus in the center of Paris. Forty-five of the top doctoral students were selected from close to 100 nominations ...

28.10.2011

Depression: the links between environment, psychology and genetics become clearer

Disorders such as anxiety or depression have causes both psychological and environmental and a genetic component. However, it is not yet clear how each element affects the brain and generates anxiety and depressive symptoms. To better understand these interactions, a team from the Centre emotional remediation ...

Go to First Injection of Cultured Red Blood Cells in Human Donor 05.09.2011

First Injection of Cultured Red Blood Cells in Human Donor

Researchers Successfully Perform First Injection of Cultured Red Blood Cells in Human Donor

For the first time, researchers have successfully injected cultured red blood cells (cRBCs) created from human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) into a human donor, according to study results published today in

Go to Identification of a "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" mutation in the brown alga Ectocarpus 21.07.2011

Identification of a "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" mutation in the brown alga Ectocarpus

The life cycles of many brown algae involve an alternation between two generations, called the sporophyte and the gametophyte. Each of these generations represents a complete and separate multicellular organism.

Genetic analysis of the model brown alga Ectocarpus has recently identified a mutation that ...

Go to Neutrino oscillations caught in the act 16.06.2011

Neutrino oscillations caught in the act

Physicists at the T2K experiment in Japan, including scientists from CNRS and CEA/IRFU*, have announced that, for the first time, they have most likely detected the transformation of muon neutrinos into electron neutrinos.With a probability of over 99%, the observation of this phenomenon will, if confirmed, ...

Go to Bovine albumin involved in a kidney disease 02.06.2011

Bovine albumin involved in a kidney disease

A research team led by Hanna Debiec (Inserm) and Pierre Ronco (Inserm/UPMC and Tenon Hospital) has identified the bovine albumin, an alimentary antigen in cow milk, as the cause of a rare kidney disease among children under five. This disease is hard to treat and can lead to kidney insufficiency requiring ...

Go to IPAL UMI CNRS - International joint research unit renewal 14.03.2011

IPAL UMI CNRS - International joint research unit renewal

The French National Center for Scientific research ties up with Singapore's and French research agencies and universities to develop innovative healthcare tools in Singapore.

The IPAL international joint lab - Image, Pervasive Access Lab, CNRS international joint research unit (UMI CNRS) entered in its next development phase marked by the addition of Université Pierre et Marie Curie ( ...

Go to Arctic ocean under close surveillance at UPMC 10.03.2011

Arctic ocean under close surveillance at UPMC

The ACCESS (Arctic Climate Change, Economy and Society) kick-off meeting is being held at UPMC. This European project is financed in response to the first call “Ocean for Tomorrow” of the 7th Framework Programme Research and Development. It started on March 1st, 2011 and will end on March 1st, 2015. ...

Go to LERU : "Getting to grips with the competitive challenge" 29.01.2011

LERU : "Getting to grips with the competitive challenge"

The League of European Research Universities (LERU) argues for a long term and substantial investment in basic research.

The European research base has some of the highest levels of productivity and excellence in the world, but it is concentrated in those areas where it has been sustained by long-term ...

Go to Five distant galaxies detected by Herschel 05.11.2010

Five distant galaxies detected by Herschel

An international team of astronomers, including several French researchers, is to measure the exact distance of five very distant galaxies, thanks to the Herschel Space Observatory, ESA and ground-based observations, especially involving the interferometer Institute of Millimeter Radio Astronomy. The ...

Go to Climat change and biodiveristy of marine plankton 02.06.2010

Climat change and biodiveristy of marine plankton

Could climate change and biodiversity of marine plankton in the North Atlantic affect the carbon cycle ?

Over the last decades, global warming has been accompanied by an increase in the taxonomic biodiversity of phytoplankton and zooplankton in the North Atlantic Ocean and a reduction in the average size of these organisms. ...

20.05.2010

A giant elliptical galaxy detected in the early Universe

An international team of astronomers led by researchers at the CEANouvelle fenêtre, with teams from the CNRS Nouvelle fenêtreand universities (UPMC, Paris Diderot UniversityNouvelle fenêtre, University of ProvenceNouvelle fenêtre), detected for the first time in the early Universe a giant elliptical galaxy, very similar to its cousins in our local Universe. This ...

06.05.2010

New therapies for degenerative diseases

Several research groups have allied with industry partners to launch EndoStem, a large European collaborative project to advance the treatment of muscle diseases that affect a large number of patients. The project will promote the development of strategies involving skeletal muscle, blood vessels, immune ...

12.04.2010

The oldest treatment for hypertension

Massively used to treat hypertension, thiazides follow a simple mode of action: they promote the urinary excretion of body water, which reduces blood pressure and, consequently, reduces hypertension. Until now, a single target was known for this class of drugs. A team of researchers led by Dominique ...

Go to Why can the Japanese easily digest sushi? 08.04.2010

Why can the Japanese easily digest sushi?

The porphyran, a polymer made up of sugars present in the cell walls of a red alga that is used notably in the preparation of sushi, is broken down specifically by an enzyme called porphyranase. This new enzymatic activity has been identified in marine bacteria and, surprisingly, in the bacteria that ...

Go to Lung Cancer: highlighting the role of TLRs involved in the resistance of lung cancer to chemotherapy 25.03.2010

Lung Cancer: highlighting the role of TLRs involved in the resistance of lung cancer to chemotherapy

Results obtained by the group of Isabelle Cremer (Professor at UPMC) within the team INSERM U872 “Tumor and immune micro-environment”Nouvelle fenêtre directed by Catherine Sautes-Freidman (PU-PH, Paris Descartes University) and part of the Cordeliers Research CenterNouvelle fenêtre-CRC show for the first time that receptors called ...

Go to Tuberculosis: a key enzyme in the germs’ resistance to antibiotics 25.03.2010

Tuberculosis: a key enzyme in the germs’ resistance to antibiotics

On the eve of the World Tuberculosis Day, researchers at the Cordeliers Research Center (Inserm, UPMC, Université Paris Descartes) have identified a new target for the treatment of infections caused by strains resistant to multiple antibiotics. Results of research which applications are already under ...

Go to The first ever class of the double PhD-MBA degree begins 09.02.2010

The first ever class of the double PhD-MBA degree begins

Today, 11 PhD students began the demanding new dual doctoral program, “Science & Management”, offered by UPMC and the Collège des Ingénieurs. This dual program, which leads to a double PhD-MBA degree, is based on theoretical and practical management classes combined with the realization of an original ...

Go to Establishment of the Scientific Interest Group “Paris Region Space Test Equipment for Astrophysics” (MoTeSPACE) 04.01.2010

Establishment of the Scientific Interest Group “Paris Region Space Test Equipment for Astrophysics” (MoTeSPACE)

UPMC, the CNRS, the CEA, the Observatoire de Paris and Paris-Diderot, Paris 7 and Paris-Sud 11 universities have established a Scientific Interest Group (Groupement d’intérêt scientifique-GIS) entitled MoTeSPACE (Moyens de Tests spatiaux franciliens pour l’astrophysique- Paris Region Space Test Equipment ...