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Bruno Cadot wins the Tremplin ASEAN prize awarded by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the French Academy of Sciences

Bruno Cadot, a researcher in the “Physiopathology & therapy of autosomal dominant centronuclear myopathy” team led by Marc Bitoun at the Myology Research Centre, has just been awarded the Tremplin ASEAN prize by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the French Academy of Sciences. This prize rewards existing cooperation between two teams, … [Read more]

Introduction to research in myology at the Institute for SU medical students – Interview with Guillaume Bassez

The Institute welcomed its first class of medical students for an introduction to research in the field of myology in April 2023. This week of training, which is part of the medical curriculum at Sorbonne University, was organised by Guillaume Bassez, neurologist and head of a research group in the Repeat Expansions & Myotonic Dystrophy … [Read more]

Role of caveolae in T-tubule formation in the muscle cell – Interview with Eline Lemerle and Stéphane Vassilopoulos

Eline Lemerle completed her thesis* under the supervision of Stéphane Vassilopoulos, in Marc Bitoun’s team (Muscle Organization & Therapy of Dominant Centronuclear Myopathy) at the Institute’s Myology Centre for Research. Her work on the formation of T-tubules in the muscle cell and more specifically on the role of caveolae, has just been published in the … [Read more]

Cross-sectional study of neuromuscular fatigue in autoimmune myasthenia – Interview with Simone Birnbaum

Simone Birnbaum, a researcher at the Neuromuscular Physiology and Evaluation Laboratory directed by Jean-Yves Hogrel (NIC, Institute of Myology) has just published an article assessing neuromuscular fatigue in persons with Myasthenia gravis in the journal Clinical Neurophysiology. Interview with Simone Birnbaum. What was the aim of the study? Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a rare disease characterized by … [Read more]

Fiorella Grandi, winner of the prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie 2022 postdoctoral fellowship – Interview with F. Grandi and P. Smeriglio

Fiorella Grandi started a postdoctoral fellowship in October 2022 in the Epigenetics and biotherapies for motor neuron disorders (ALS & SMA) group led by Piera Smeriglio. She is a laureate of the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022 call (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Horizon Europe). Her project* focuses on the epigenetic mechanisms** that influence the efficacy of … [Read more]

« Muscle is a real public health issue and should be recognised as such » – Interview with Laurence Tiennot-Herment

Interview with Laurence Tiennot-Herment, President of AFM-Telethon and Institute of Myology Association.  Why is muscle a public health issue? As patients with neuromuscular diseases know all too well, muscles play a vital role in motor, respiratory and cardiac functions. But they are also affected in many other diseases such as cancer or diabetes. In other words, … [Read more]

Cytoskeletal involvement in dilated cardiomyopathy caused by LMNA gene mutations – Interview with Caroline Le Dour

Caroline Le Dour is a post-doctoral fellow in the Signaling Pathways & Striated Muscles team led by Antoine Muchir, at the Institute’s Myology Centre for Research. She is first author of a paper published in Nature Communications which focuses on the interaction of actin and microtubule cytoskeletons in cardiomyopathy caused by LMNA gene mutations.    What … [Read more]

Characterisation of PABPN1 aggregates in OPMD – Interview with Capucine Trollet

The results of an international study conducted by the Institute’s Capucine Trollet and Vincent Mouly team have just been published in Acta Neuropathologica. The article relates to the characterisation of PABPN1 aggregates performed on a unique series of 90 muscle biopsies from OPMD patients, collected from clinicians in France, Canada, the Netherlands and Israel, and on … [Read more]

A tool to evaluate cardiac risk in patients with mitochondrial disease – Interview with Karim Wahbi

Prof. Karim Wahbi, a cardiologist, has just published the results of an international study that he coordinated with his “Registries and databases” team at the Institute. The article relates to the prediction of cardiac consequences (complications) in adult patients with mitochondrial diseases*. What is the background to your conduct of this work? We have been … [Read more]

DM1: RNA toxicity alters astrocyte morphology, adhesion and migration

Mario Gomes-Pereira and his team* have just published a paper in Nature Communications** on the toxicity of mutant RNA that alters the morphology, adhesion and migration of astrocytes in mice and humans with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). Interview with Mario Gomes-Pereira.   What is the background to this work? DM1 is a neuromuscular disease … [Read more]