Category Archives: Cell biology, development and evolution

L’exposition au plomb pendant la grossesse associée à une diminution du poids de naissance

L’exposition au plomb au cours de la grossesse est associée à une diminution du poids à la naissance de l’enfant. C’est ce que confirme une étude menée auprès d’une cohorte européenne mères-enfants coordonnée par Rémy Slama, directeur de recherche Inserm à l’Institut pour l’avancée des biosciences (Inserm/CNRS/Université de Grenoble).

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What is the Origin of Human Social Intelligence?

In humans, “Theory of Mind” is the ability to understand others’ mental states: what they think, what they feel, what they desire, what they love, etc. It plays a major role in human social interactions.

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Endometriosis and the Risk of Miscarriage

Inserm reports a French study conducted on 750 women which shows that this neglected gynecological disorder significantly increases the risk of miscarriage.

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Discovery of a new mechanism of action of a protein that is toxic in Parkinson’s disease

A team coordinated by Antoine Triller has just identified the target of an alpha-synuclein protein, which is pathogenic in Parkinson’s disease.

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How do our cells grow?

In a study published in Nature Cell Biology, Thierry Galli, director of research at Inserm and his colleagues reveal a new mechanism involved in cell membrane growth.

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Developing iPS stem cells … from the hair of schizophrenic patients

Grâce à un simple cheveu, des chercheurs de l’Inserm (dirigés par Daniel Aberdam, Unité Inserm 976 «Dermato-Oncologie, immunologie et cellules souches») en collaboration avec une équipe israélienne du Technion ont réussi à mettre au point un modèle original de cellules souches iPS pour mieux comprendre la schizophrénie.

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