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December 04 2017

MIT to send five teaching assistants to GIANT

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GIANT, a partner of MIT’s Global Teaching Labs program, will host five MIT students for four weeks in January. The MIT undergrads in the program must complete teaching assignments abroad. They will teach—in French—the high school students participating in the Nano@School program and will help to develop and facilitate new workshops on low-tech solutions and […] >>

December 04 2017

FRM medical research foundation awards funding to LMGP lab

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France’s Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (FRM) recently approved an LMGP lab specializing in the interfaces between biological and other materials for a project on bone regeneration. Catherine Picart and her team of biomaterials engineers are investigating BMP*-mediated cotransduction to better understand how the bioactive proteins initiate the differentiation between stem cells to regenerate bone […] >>

December 04 2017

Skin DNA: Sunscreens do provide protection

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Sunscreens protect the skin from sunburn, of course. But can they effectively prevent skin DNA damage due to exposure to UV rays, a phenomenon that starts to occur before sunburn appears? Pharmaceutical company Laboratoires Pierre-Fabre turned to a team of INAC researchers specialized in the field to find answers. The researchers developed very sensitive analysis […] >>

December 04 2017

Stimulating the visual cortex to restore sight

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Leti recently announced that is working on the ambitious CorticalSight project alongside a consortium of five other partners led by the Institut De la Vision in Paris. The project is funded by the United States Department of Defense DARPA agency. The goal of the CorticalSight project is to restore sight in patients not eligible for […] >>

December 04 2017

New phase in Building 10.05 rehabilitation project begins

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Demolition on the Vercors Wing of Building 10.05 started in mid-October; rehabilitation work will begin as soon as the demolition is complete. The Vercors Wing was originally set up to house thermohydraulics lab facilities. A total of 3,000 sq. m is being rehabilitated to house around 100 INAC researchers starting in the fall of 2018. […] >>
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