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The 11th Inra Laurel Ceremony: The group award "Impact for research" was awarded to the G2B (Bovine Genetics and Genomics) team of Jouy-en-Josas

Published on 12/16/2016
Les Lauriers de l'Inra 2016. © INRA
Les Lauriers de l'Inra 2016 © INRA
Stéphane Le Foll, Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Forests, Thierry Mandon, State Secretary in charge of higher education and research and Philippe Mauguin, CEO of the Inra opened the Inra Laurel ceremony hosted by Mathieu Vidard at La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris.

Stéphane Le Foll, Minister of Agriculture, Paul Indelicato, Vice Director of the cabin...

Borna virus: an equine virus implicated in brain diseases in man?

Published on 12/06/2016
Marquage de neurones enrichis en DHA issus de cellules souche de cerveau de rat. Ces cellules sont responsables de la transmission de l’influx nerveux. Le DHA, acide gras oméga 3 fortement présent dans le cerveau, favorise la croissance des prolongements neuronaux, et par conséquent la communication inter-cellulaire. Les noyaux des cellules sont colorés en bleu, et les protéines du cytosquelette en vert (associer avec les images PCD9101-IMG0121.PCD et PCD9101-IMG0122.PCD).,. © INRA, HEBERDEN Christine
© INRA, HEBERDEN Christine
Scientists from the Virology Unit* and their partners provide answers. They showed for the first time that a protein of the Borna virus is capable of disrupting the formation of neurons in the human brain. Their results support the hypothesis that states that some neuropsychiatric diseases could be of viral origin. These results were published in PLOS Pathogens.