Dr Pascal Sommer took part in CNRS forum

Dr Pascal Sommer took part in CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) forum « What remains to be discovered ? ». Everyone knows that our organism will diminish with aging. Why do physiological systems progressively diminish with time ? Are we genetically programed to age ? What are the links between cancer, neurodegenerative disorders and aging ? Why do certain species age more quickly than others ?

If researchers are trying to better grasp the causes and consequences of aging, they are also developing solutions to study, protect, stimulate and even replace elastic fibers of viscoelastic components of our body.

You can listen (in French) to the whole discussion from this forum on  :

New mutations (ATP6V1E1, ATP6V1A)

ATP6V1E1 or ATP6V1A, are the new mutations recently published by a team of researchers including, among others, les nouvelles mutations publiées par une équipe de chercheurs incluant, entre autres, Mmes Gardeitchik, Mohammed, De Paepe, Malfait and Morava as well as Messrs Kornak, Wevers and Callewaert, who are researchers we are in contact with.
Those mutations can be included in Autosomal Recessive Cutis Laxa type 2 (ARCL2). They lead to Glycosylation Abnormalities (CDGs).