CIG in the media Archive

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Prof. B.Thorens was interviewed by the RTS program “A bon entendeur (ABE)” on the effects sweeteners and sugars have on our brains.

Sugar is very present in our diet, so much so that it has become a real public health problem for several years. This is the reason why the industry began to develop products without sugar, but with sweeteners.
They are found everywhere, hidden where you least expect them. They are so present in so many products that we have become accustomed to their taste, and we are no longer able to distinguish them, but they do not precisely reproduce the appearance and consistency of sugar.

See the interview here (starting at 4:54 mn): https://www.rts.ch/play/tv/redirect/detail/12798132

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A. Leboeuf (ex-Benton lab) was in “Le Temps” magazine regarding her research on ants’ communication, Jan. 2022

Adria Leboeuf: «J’aimerais que les sciences fassent partie de notre imaginaire collectif»

Dans son laboratoire de l’Université de Fribourg, la chercheuse américaine Adria Leboeuf étudie la manière dont les fourmis communiquent en échangeant des fluides par la bouche. Elle met aussi ces petits organismes en scène, pour mieux faire connaître son travail.

Lire l’article complet sur Swissdox: https://essentials.swissdox.ch/View/view/document/pdf?documentid=45093838&filter_la=fr&filter_la=en&sortorder=pubDateTime%20desc&SEARCH_sc=swissdox&SEARCH_query=Adria%20Leboeuf&SEARCH_exact=true&SEARCH_pubDate_lower=2022-01-01&SEARCH_pubDate_upper=2022-01-16&SEARCH_tiall=&SEARCH_source=&SEARCH_author=&client_timezoneoffset=-60&from_client_timezoneoffset=-60&to_client_timezoneoffset=-60&application=RECHERCHE&selected=tps_20220111_0_0_10.pdf

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I. Lopez-Mejia and N. Vastenhouw were in “L’Actu” magazine regarding their FBM interdisciplinary Grant, Dec. 2021

Among the 4 interdisciplinary projects selected by the Faculty of Biology and Medicine to get fundings, 2 were proposed by members of the CIG:

List of all awardees on the UNIL web magazine: https://news.unil.ch/display/1638977433273

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Congratulations to the UNIL iGEM team coached by Linh Ho for their prize!

Linh (van Leeuwen lab) took part to the iGEM competition (International Genetically Engineered Machine as coach for the UNIL team who presented a project on finding ways to protect apricot plants from spring frost.
To achieve this, the team designed three complementary approaches that aim to tackle the various causes of plant freezing. They envisioned combining the products of each approach in a solution-based treatment that would be sprayed onto plants to safeguard them from frost damage.

Detailed project: https://2021.igem.org/Team:UNILausanne/Description

Read the article on the UNIL magazine “L’Actu”: https://news.unil.ch/display/1637230671192

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The RTS radio program interviewed B.Thorens about the consumption of sweetener, Oct. 12, 2021

Listen to the radio program (in french): https://www.rts.ch/la-1ere/programmes/cqfd/12526093-ca-na-pas-de-science-les-edulcorants-12-10-2021.html?mediaShare=1

Il y a les opinions, les rumeurs, les modes et il y a la science. “Ça n’a pas de science!” aborde les questions de société sous lʹangle scientifique. Quelles sont les études, les éventuelles preuves ou les doutes qui subsistent? Un rendez-vous proposé par Adrien Zerbini.

Aujourd’hui: gros plan sur les édulcorants artificiels, les faux sucres présentés comme une solution face aux problèmes de poids ou de glycémie. Avec Bernard Thorens, professeur au Centre intégratif de génomique de l’Université de Lausanne, et Christel Tran, médecin cadre au Centre des maladies moléculaires du Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois (CHUV).

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A.Reymond was in “L’Actu” magazine regarding his lab research on human genetics, August 2021

Elucider les mystères de la matière noire de notre génome

L’utilité des gènes traduits en protéines ne fait pas de doute. Mais qu’en est-il de la matière noire, constituée quasi exclusivement de séquences d’ADN répétées?
Dans une étude publiée le 31 août 2021 dans la revue «Molecular Biology and Evolution», l’équipe du Pr Alexandre Reymond, directeur du Centre intégratif de génomique de l’UNIL, décrypte ces étranges caractères génétiques qui influent sur l’histoire de l’évolution.

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Link to the Molecular Biology and Evolution publication: Alpha satellite insertion close to an ancestral centromeric region