Alzheimer’s disease: a new immunotherapy approach?
02.02.2016 - Press release
A study conducted on mice by researchers at Inserm and UPMC (Pierre and Marie Curie University) offers a new type of immunotherapy approach for treating Alzheimer's disease. This involves amplifying a specific population of T lymphocytes that regulate immune and neuroinflammatory mechanisms ...
Treating intestinal pain with bacteria
20.01.2016 - Press release
Faecalibacterium prausnitzii is an intestinal bacterium that is abundant in healthy adults but scarce in those suffering from inflammatory bowel disease. Using a mouse model, a team of scientists from INRA, INSERM, and the University of Auvergne has discovered that the bacterium ...
An oxygen mask to prevent sequelae from stroke?
15.01.2016 - Press release
And if a simple oxygen mask were to protect people from neurological sequelae following an acute stroke? It would be sufficient to administer it to patients during the interval needed by medical teams to restore the blood supply, and hence oxygen, to ...
Defective connections throughout the brain involved in certain autistic disorders
23.11.2015 - Press release
Researchers at Neurocentre Magendie (Inserm/University of Bordeaux) have just shown how altered connections between cells of the nervous system are involved in fragile X syndrome, a cause of severe autistic spectrum disorders. Using MRI, Andreas Frick, Inserm Research Fellow, and his team ...
A new neural circuit involved in the control of movement
19.11.2015 - Press release
The team led by Claire Wyart, an Inserm researcher at the Brain and Spine Institute, has just demonstrated the ability of sensory neurons located in the spinal cord to modulate movement. In the zebrafish, the researchers have shown that activation of these ...
Fatty acids, essential for the nervous system… of the gut (as well)
09.11.2015 - Press release
Two Inserm research teams have just shown that failure of the intestine to produce a lipid “messenger” is associated with Crohn’s disease, a common and highly disabling inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). ...