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Press releases - 30.04.2019
Fertility and endometriosis: a research update from Inserm
Today, around 1 in 8 couples seek help because they are struggling to conceive. Infertility has therefore become a public health problem, and the scientific community is rallying in response....
Press releases - 23.07.2018
In Mice, Exposure to Chlordecone has Transgenerational Effects on Sperm Production
A study coordinated by Inserm researchers at the Research Institute for Environmental and Occupational Health in Rennes shows that exposing pregnant mice to chlordecone affects the third generation of their male progeny...
Press releases - 17.05.2018
Towards Understanding the Origin of the Most Common Form of Female Infertility
Des chercheurs de l’Inserm et de l’Université de Lille, ont découvert que le plus fréquent des troubles de la fertilité féminine – le syndrome des ovaires polykystiques (SOPK) – serait causé par la surexcitation de neurones cérébraux. La coupable : une hormone...
Press releases - 09.08.2017
Testicular macrophages are guardians of fertility
The origin, development, and characteristics of two types of testicular macrophage have been described by a CNRS team at the Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy (CNRS / INSERM / Aix-Marseille University). To elucidate the nature of these immune cells, the researchers used a novel cell tracing...
In the media - 27.06.2017
Opening of medically assisted procreation to female couples and single women
Today, the National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE) has decided to open up medically assisted procreation (MAP) to female couples and single women in France....
In a report released on June 19, the National Academy of Medicine has advocated egg preservation for women who
Press releases - 09.06.2017
We’re all a bit Neanderthal… or are we?
A study conducted by Inserm researchers at the Research Institute for Environmental and Occupational Health (Irset) has shown that natural selection has “purged” our bodies of many of the traces of our ancient Neanderthal and Denisovan cousins in the genes responsible for...
Press releases - 07.10.2016
Rituximab effective in the treatment of membranous glomerulonephritis
A national trial on membranous glomerulonephritis in 80 patients was coordinated by Prof. Pierre Ronco, of the Department of Nephrology and Dialysis at Tenon Hospital AP-HP, of the Inserm Unit “Rare and common kidney diseases, matrix remodelling and tissue repair”  and...
Press releases - 29.09.2016
Zika virus found inside spermatozoa
Recent work has shown that Zika virus persists in semen for up to 6 months after infection. In a correspondence published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, the researchers, in addition to confirming its long persistence in semen (in this case for more...
Press releases - 02.05.2016
Control of fertility: a new player identified
Individual small RNAs are responsible for controlling the expression of gonadoliberin or GnRH (Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone), a neurohormone that controls sexual maturation, the appearance of puberty, and fertility in adults. This has just been demonstrated by the “Development and Plasticity of the Neuroendocrine...
Press releases - 09.06.2015
Impact of environmental exposure to insecticides on the cognitive development of 6 year old children
In an article , researchers from Inserm in association with the Laboratory for Developmental and Educational Psychology, LPDE (, provide new evidence of neurotoxicity in humans from pyrethroid insecticides, which are found in a wide variety of products and uses....