What if the severity of our seasonal influenza were related to our genetic background?
26.03.2015 - Press release
By analysing the genome of a little girl who contracted a severe form of influenza at the age of two and a half years, researchers have discovered that she has a genetic mutation, unknown until now, that causes a subtle dysfunction in ...
Severe asthma: gallopamil confirmed as a therapeutic approach
18.02.2015 - Press release
A team of Inserm researchers from the Cardio-Thoracic Research Centre of Bordeaux has demonstrated the clinical efficacy of gallopamil in 31 patients with severe asthma. ...
Immune cells commit suicide to prevent allergy
13.02.2015 - Press release
Scientists from the CNRS, INSERM and Université de Limoges have demonstrated that the production of type E immunoglobulins (IgE) by B lymphocytes induces a loss in their mobility and the initiation of cell death mechanisms. ...
The biological basis of good health
16.01.2015 - Press release
In a biological sense, what does it mean to be “in good health”? This far-reaching question is the focus of the “Laboratoire d'Excellence” project Milieu Intérieur (“Environment Within”) ...
Production of human motor neurons from stem cells is gaining speed
10.11.2014 - Press release
Researchers at the Institute for Stem Cell Therapy and Exploration of Monogenic Diseases (I-Stem - Inserm/AFM/UEVE) have recently developed a new approach to produce different populations of motor neurons from these cells in only 14 days. ...
Human papillomavirus linked to auto-immune disease
14.10.2014 - Press release
Erosive oral lichen planus (OLP) is an auto-immune disease affecting skin and mucous membranes which results in an abnormal immune response against mucocutaneous cells. ...