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 ...
Erectile dysfunction following treatment for prostate cancer: promising results from the first transplants of stem cells into the penis
28.01.2016 - Press release
12 patients suffering from severe erectile dysfunction following prostate cancer received a transplant of stem cells into the penis. After six months, significant improvements in the quality of sexual intercourse, erection, penile rigidity and quality of orgasm were reported by the patients, ...
Cardiac arrest – Don’t neglect the warning signs!
13.01.2016 - Press release
Over half of the patients who die suddenly have early warning signs, allowing ample time for intervention, according to an Inserm study conducted by Eloi Marijon, a researcher and cardiologist at the Paris Cardiovascular Research Center (Inserm Unit 970 / George Pompidou ...
Individual susceptibility to liver toxicity of alcohol depends on the intestinal microbiota
08.12.2015 - Press release
Despite excessive alcohol consumption, some individuals remain in good health while others develop liver disease. This inequality regarding the toxicity of alcohol for the liver depends on the intestinal microbiota. This has just been demonstrated by scientists and physicians from Paris-Sud University, ...
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). ...