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Immortal Flatworm (The)

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  00:06:05  2015  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

By studying an aquatic flatworm (planarian), well known for its extraordinary regenerative abilities, researchers in Marseille identified a gene capable of destroying tuberculosis and Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Called Morn 2, this very active gene in the planarian is present in humans, but dormant. It could be pharmacologically stimulated to fight diseases that are resistant to antibiotics.

Producer : CNRS Images
Director : GOMBERT Christophe (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Scientific adviser : GHIGO Eric (URMITE, UMR CNRS, IRD, INSERM et Univ. Aix-Marseille)
Reporter : BAKER Nicolas (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of an archive image.
Voice over and interviews (live sound). Musics.
PersonnalitiesGHIGO Eric(URMITE, UMR CNRS, IRD, INSERM et Univ. Aix-Marseille); TORRE Cédric(URMITE, UMR CNRS, IRD, INSERM et Univ. Aix-Marseille)
NotesURMITE : Unité de recherche sur les maladies infectieuses et tropicales emergentes
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Item No.4679
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportHD
VersionFrench ; English