(Français) L’exposition des femmes enceintes à certains phénols pourrait perturber la croissance des garçons durant la période fœtale et les premières années de vie
02.09.2014 - Press release
(Français) Des chercheurs viennent de publier une étude épidémiologique montrant que l’exposition pendant la grossesse à certains phénols, notamment les parabènes et le triclosan, pourrait perturber la croissance des petits garçons durant la vie fœtale et les premières années de vie. Le ...
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 ...
Antiphospholipid syndrome : discovery of a promising route to improving patient care
30.07.2014 - Press release
By combining fundamental research and monitoring a single cohort of kidney-transplant patients with antiphospholipid syndrome, the researchers have highlighted a beneficial effect of sirolimus, commonly used as an immunosuppressor in organ transplants, to prevent recurrence of vascular lesions on the transplanted kidney. ...
New resistance mechanisms to melanoma targeted therapies : contribution of the translation of RNAs into proteins
28.07.2014 - Press release
French investigators have discovered new resistance mechanisms to targeted therapies used for less than three years in the treatment of melanoma. This discovery enables us not only to better understand why these treatments become ineffective but also to reveal new avenues for ...
HIV : male circumcision also benefits women
25.07.2014 - Press release
Having proven effective in reducing the number of new HIV infections in men, circumcision also appears to play a role in the reduction of HIV incidence in women. These findings are from the study ANRS 12126 coordinated by Professor Bertran Auvert (Inserm ...