Inserm is celebrating its 50th anniversary: Key events for the remainder of this year
24.09.2014 - Press release
To mark its 50th anniversary, Inserm is meeting the public and organising many events all over France. An opportunity to better understand the current issues in research with the help of the Institute’s staff, partners and supervisory bodies. ...
The INSIGHT study: to better understand the factors that trigger Alzheimer’s disease
18.09.2014 - Press file
World Alzheimer’s Day, which will take place on Sunday, 21 September, is an opportunity to review the progress of research and to present INSIGHT ...
“Immortal” flatworms: a weapon against bacteria
11.09.2014 - Press release
A novel mode of defense against bacteria such as the causal agent of tuberculosis or Staphylococcus aureus has been identified in humans by studying a small, aquatic flatworm, the planarian. ...
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 ...