Parkinson’s disease: an immense step forward thanks to gene therapy
10.01.2014 - Press release
A French and English team (AP-HP, Inserm, UPEC, CEA/Mircen, Oxford Biomedica, Cambridge University) has conducted a clinical phase 1/2 gene therapy study among patients suffering from an evolved form of Parkinson’s disease. Fifteen patients were able to benefit from this new treatment, ...
Cancer treatment: a step towards personalized chronotherapy
18.11.2013 - Press release
An international study conducted on mice and coordinated by researchers from Inserm, CNRS and Université Paris-Sud has paved the way towards personalized chronotherapy treatments. In an article published in the journal Cancer Research, the team has shown that the timing of optimal ...
Pandoravirus : missing link discovered between viruses and cells
19.07.2013 - Press release
Researchers at IGS, the genomic and structural information laboratory (CNRS/Aix-Marseille University), working in association with the large-scale biology laboratory (CEA/Inserm/Grenoble Alpes University) have just discovered two giant viruses which, in terms of number of genes, are comparable to certain eukaryotes, microorganisms with ...
Discovery of a molecule derived from cholesterol that has anti-cancer properties
15.05.2013 - Press release
Although excessive quantities of cholesterol in the body are known to have adverse effects on health, researchers might polish up its reputation via one of its derivatives. ...
BIOMARGIN – Increasing the life span of grafted kidneys
25.04.2013 - Press release
(Français) L’objectif du projet est de mettre au point des méthodes non invasives pour prévenir et diagnostiquer les lésions de reins greffés afin d’améliorer le traitement et la survie du greffon à long terme. ...
A chip that is 100% biocompatible to measure brain activity
12.03.2013 - Press release
Researchers have designed a system for sensing brain activity that is 100% biocompatible and made of organic matter. The medium, which is only a few microns thick, is as thin and flexible as cellophane, and yet very tough. The model was tested ...