Gut Microbes Signal to the Brain When They’re Full
24.11.2015 - Press release
Don’t have room for dessert? The bacteria in your gut may be telling you something. Twenty minutes after a meal, gut microbes produce proteins that can suppress food intake in animals, reports a study published November 24 in Cell Metabolism. The researchers ...
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). ...
An anti-diabetic drug corrects dyspraxia associated with neonatal diabetes
03.11.2015 - Press release
Researchers from Inserm and physicians from the Department of Paediatric Endocrinology, Gynaecology and Diabetology at Necker Hospital for Sick Children (AP-HP, Inserm U1016, Paris Descartes University, Imagine Institute) have developed an improved treatment for a rare form of early childhood diabetes associated ...
Obesity: surgery corrects diabetes even before weight loss occurs
26.10.2015 - Press release
Each year, obesity kills 2.8 million people worldwide. When confronting morbid overweight—and its direct consequence, type 2 diabetes—surgery is used as a last resort. Strangely, in patients who have had such an operation, the diabetes disappears before and independently of weight loss. ...
Ovarian cancer: A promising approach for treating the most aggressive forms using targeted therapy
12.10.2015 - Press release
Thanks to work done at Institute Curie by a team led by Fatima Mechta-Grigoriou, Inserm Research Director, it is now possible to identify, among women with aggressive ovarian cancer, those who could benefit from a promising targeted therapy. ...
ENS@T-HT, launch of a large scale Europe H2020 project coordinated by Inserm for improved diagnosis and treatment of arterial hypertension through an omics-based approach
24.09.2015 - Press release
Des scientifiques provenant de 6 pays, réunis au sein du projet ENS@T-HT mettent en commun leur expertise afin d’améliorer le diagnostic et la prise en charge thérapeutique de l’hypertension artérielle primaire et secondaire par une approche axée sur les « omiques ». ...