(Français) Un ver plat « immortel » ouvre une voie inédite contre les bactéries
11.09.2014 - Press release
(Français) Une nouvelle voie de défense contre des bactéries comme l’agent de la tuberculose et le staphylocoque doré a été identifiée chez l’Homme grâce à l’étude d’un petit ver plat aquatique, le planaire. ...
Benzodiazepines and Alzheimer’s disease: the risk increases with duration of exposure
10.09.2014 - Press release
Researchers at Inserm Unit 657, “Pharmacoepidemiology and evaluation of the impact of health products on the population,” report new results on the link between benzodiazepines and dementia. ...
Alim Louis Benabid receives the 2014 Lasker Award
08.09.2014 - Press release
The 2014 Lasker Award has just been won by Alim Louis Benabid, Director of Inserm Unit 318 “Preclinical Neurosciences” from 1988 to 2006, and winner of the 2008 Inserm Prix d’Honneur for his work on deep brain stimulation for the treatment of ...
Exposure of pregnant women to certain phenols may disrupt the growth of boys during foetal development and the first years of life
02.09.2014 - Press release
A research consortium bringing together teams from Inserm, the Nancy and Poitiers University Hospitals, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Atlanta, USA), and coordinated by the Inserm and University of Grenoble Environmental Epidemiology team (Unit 823), has just published ...
From rectal cells to neurons : keys to understanding transdifferentiation
18.08.2014 - Press release
How can a specialized cell change its identity? A team from the Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (CNRS/INSERM/Université de Strasbourg) investigated a 100% effective natural example of this phenomenon, which is called transdifferentiation. This process, by which some ...
Lipids serving the brain
07.08.2014 - Press release
Consuming oils rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially 'omega 3', is good for our health. But the mechanisms explaining these effects are poorly understood. Researchers from the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (CNRS/Nice Sophia Antipolis University), the Compartmentation and Cellular Dynamics ...
Dimly lit working environments : correcting your body clock is possible!
30.07.2014 - Press release
Researchers at Inserm, led by Claude Gronfier (Inserm Unit 846: Stem Cell and Brain Institute), have, for the first time, conducted a study under real conditions on the body clocks of members of the international polar research station Concordia. The researchers have ...