Discovery of two types of adrenal cancer
22.04.2014 - Press release
Adrenocortical carcinoma (also known as adrenal cortex cancer or ACC), is a generally aggressive tumour, with a mean survival rate of less than five years for those affected. Apart from metastasis, it exposes the patients to manifestations such as high blood pressure, ...
A French researcher attended at the 2014 AAAS meeting in Chicago
10.02.2014 - Press release
European cutting-edge research will be attended at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago. ...
How fiber prevents diabetes and obesity
09.01.2014 - Press release
French-Swedish team including researchers from CNRS, Inserm and the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (Unité Inserm 855 “Nutrition et Cerveau”) has succeeded in elucidating this mechanism, which involves the intestinal flora and the ability of the intestine to produce glucose between meals. ...
A new treatment for heart attack will soon be available for emergency teams and the emergency ambulance service (SAMU)
31.10.2013 - Press release
A new strategy for emergency anticoagulant treatment for patients with acute myocardial infarction has been put in place by a team led by Philippe-Gabriel Steg at Inserm Unit 698 (Haemostasis, Bioengineering, Immunopathology and Cardiovascular Remodelling), at Hôpital Bichat, AP-HP, Université Paris Diderot). ...
Obesity: a new appetite-increasing mechanism discovered
25.10.2013 - Press release
Despite their efforts, many morbidly obese people continue to consume too much food (hyperphagia) compared to their reserves and their needs. And yet, the hunger hormone, called ghrelin, is most frequently found at a normal or even lower level in these patients. ...
(Français) Première découverte d’une voie d’adaptation et de préservation du rein dans les maladies rénales chroniques
08.10.2013 - Press release
(Français) Pour la première fois, l’équipe de Fabiola Terzi de l’unité mixte de recherche « Centre de Recherche Croissance et Signalisation » (Inserm, Université Paris Descartes) ont mis en évidence le rôle crucial joué par l’enzyme AKT2 dans l’adaptation des reins aux ...