Type 2 diabetes: understanding regulation of sugar levels for better treatment
20.04.2015 - Press release
Joint research units 1190, “Translational Research for Diabetes,” directed by François Pattou, and 1011 “Nuclear Receptors, Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes,” directed by Bart Staels, describe a new mechanism that controls glucagon secretion in humans, making it possible to elucidate this phenomenon and ...
Antiplatelet agents help reduce the severity of flu
02.04.2015 - Press release
Platelets play a role in severe lung infections associated with flu viruses. This has been highlighted for the first time by a team of researchers from France's National Institute for Agricultural Research (Inra), National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm) and ...
Targeting a host receptor instead of the virus: a new experimental approach against hepatitis C virus.
24.03.2015 - Press release
(Français) Une collaboration internationale conduite par le Professeur Thomas Baumert met en évidence qu’un anticorps monoclonal spécifiquement dirigé contre la claudine-1, permet de prévenir et de traiter une infection chronique par ce virus dans un modèle animal. ...
Manaslu 2015: A scientific expedition at over 5,000 m altitude
18.03.2015 - Press release
For 5 weeks, 5 international research teams will conduct a scientific expedition in Nepal, in the heart of the Himalayas, close to the summit of Mount Manaslu (8,156 m). The French component of the expedition, coordinated by a researcher from Inserm (Inserm/Université ...
A new MOOC invites the general public to discover a stem cell culture laboratory
19.01.2015 - Press release
University of Nantes, Inserm and Thinkovery have joined forces to produce a new kind of MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). ...
Stem cell therapy for heart failure: first implant of cardiac cells derived from human embryonic stem cells
16.01.2015 - Press release
On the 21 October 2014, Professor Philippe Menasché and his team from the cardiovascular surgery service of the Georges Pompidou European Hospital, AP-HP, carried out a transplant of cardiac cells derived from human embryonic stem cells ...