The intestinal microbiota is necessary to ensure optimum postnatal growth and contributes to determining the size of adult individuals, notably in the event of undernutrition. The key element in this relationship is Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1), whose production and activity are in part controlled by the microbiota.
The European Mars mission in 2018 will land on the site identified by Prof. Cathy Quantin-Nataf and her team. Their choice of Martian landing site, named Oxia Planum, was confirmed by the European Space Agency (ESA) on 21 October.
The Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie (International centre for infectiology research - CIRI) brings together almost 300 researchers to advance the understanding of infectious diseases so they can be better controlled.
The Centre Lyonnais d’Enseignement par la Simulation en Santé [the Centre for teaching using simulation in healthcare of Lyon - CLESS] of the Claude Bernard Lyon 1 university enables healthcare students to learn using simulation. Thanks to lifelike dummies and two immersive technical platforms, the students can learn by way of very realistic medical simulations.