A member of NeurATRIS laureate 2018 of the Fondation Alzheimer

Benoît Larrat, researcher at Neurospin and member of NeurATRIS, is one of the 11 laureates 2018 of the Fondation Alzheimer with the TADUS project - Treating Alzheimer's Disease with Ultrasound.

More information about the project here.

"Mini-brains" for research on Alzheimer's disease

Researchers from SEPIA (François Jacob Institute of Biology) and CellTechs (Sup'Biotech engineering school), working in partnership with LEMM (Frédéric Joliot Institute for Life Sciences), all within or affiliated with the CEA, have developed a new approach for modeling Alzheimer's disease in vitro using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Their work builds upon the ability of iPSCs to differentiate into "mini-brains", that is, three-dimensional cellular structures recapitulating human brain development. 


Alzheimer : identification of aggregates of potential target proteins

The propagation of tau assemblies in the brain contributes to the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from NeurATRIS, at the Neurodegenerative Diseases Laboratory: mechanisms, therapies, imaging (CNRS/CEA/Université Paris-Sud, MIRCen), working in collaboration with the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Sorbonne University and Inserm, have just identified the targets of these assemblies. Published in the EMBO Journal on January 10, 2019, this work will enable the development of tools capable of blocking these key elements of aggregate propagation and thus combating their pathological effect.

Read the complete press release on the CEA website.

Webinar video on CEST-MRI available for viewing

EATRIS and NEURATRIS have joined forces in organizing a series of webinars on Neuroimaging in November 2018, covering the usage of CEST-MRI, optical and PET imaging in neurodegenerative diseases and their potential application in translational medicine. 

The sessions are recorded and made available for those that want to view or share the webinar with colleagues. 

We are pleased  to inform you that the NeurATRIS- EATRIS Webinar on CEST-MRI in neurodegenerative diseases, delivered by Julien Flament, is now available for viewing on Youtube and via EATRIS Transmedacademy website.