Author Archives: Lea Roy

Metastasis: When Cancer Cells Hitch a Ride Through the Bloodstream

Imagerie de billes fluorescentes sont filmées à très haute vitesse,

Circulating tumor cells use the blood and lymphatic networks to disseminate within the body, forming metastases distant from the primary tumor. Inserm researcher Jacky Goetz and his Tumor Biomechanics team at the Molecular ImmunoRheumatology laboratory (Inserm/Université de Strasbourg) have helped to show that the flow properties of these biological fluids have a huge influence on the risk of developing metastases.

Posted in Cancer, Press releases, Circulation, metabolism, nutrition | Tagged | Comments closed

20 YEARS OF INSERM PRIZES: Honoring science for health

This year marks the 20th annual Inserm Prize ceremony, to take place on Tuesday December 10 at Collège de France in celebration of six researchers and engineers whose achievements have helped raise the level of scientific excellence at the Institute, in the service of health for all.

Posted in Press releases, Institutional and special event | Tagged | Comments closed

Some Persistent Organic Pollutants Could Increase Breast Cancer Aggressiveness

Photo d'imagerie en microscopie électronique montrant la transformation des cellules mammaires tumorales dans le cancer du sein

Although persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are already suspected to promote breast cancer, there has been little research into how they affect its aggressiveness.

Posted in Cancer, Press releases, Public health | Tagged | Comments closed

Dysentery: Shigella, bacteria with adaptation to respiration

Imagerie montrant la déplétion de l'oxygène au sein de la muqueuse intestinale par Shigella (vert), induisant une hypoxie (rouge) au sein des foyers infectieux inflammatoires (neutrophiles: marqués à l'aide du Myelotracker, bleu).

Bacillary dysentery caused by the intestinal bacteria Shigella is a major health problem in tropical regions and developing countries. Complications from this infection lead to several hundred thousand deaths a year, primarily among infants. Researchers from Inserm and the Institut Pasteur have studied the mechanisms of Shigella virulence. They found that these bacteria are not only able to consume the oxygen in colonic tissue in order to grow and create foci of infection, but can also adapt their mode of respiration so that they can continue to grow once the oxygen in these foci has been used up.

Posted in Immunology, inflammation, infectiology and microbiology, Public health | Tagged | Comments closed

Orthoptic Training and Reduced Screen Exposure: A Winning Combination for Treating Vergence Disorder-Induced Dizziness in Children

boy and girl standing in front of laptop

Dizziness linked to vergence disorders in children could be treated by a combination of orthoptic training and reduced screen time.

Posted in News in brief, Public health | Tagged | Comments closed

Wednesday 14th August

À ce jour, la synthèse de presse de l’Inserm est réalisée à partir de la lecture de l’ensemble de la presse quotidienne nationale et régionale, de la plupart des hebdomadaires et mensuels grand public et de la presse spécialisée, ainsi que des retombées radio-télévision. Une « synthèse de presse » n’est qu’un résumé des analyses et opinions […]

Posted in Synthèse de presse | Comments closed

Monday 12th August

À ce jour, la synthèse de presse de l’Inserm est réalisée à partir de la lecture de l’ensemble de la presse quotidienne nationale et régionale, de la plupart des hebdomadaires et mensuels grand public et de la presse spécialisée, ainsi que des retombées radio-télévision. Une « synthèse de presse » n’est qu’un résumé des analyses et opinions […]

Posted in Synthèse de presse | Comments closed

Friday 9th August

Posted in Synthèse de presse | Comments closed

Thursday 8th August

Posted in Synthèse de presse | Comments closed

Wednesday 7th August

Posted in Synthèse de presse | Comments closed
fermer
fermer
RSS Youtube