Category Archives: Europe

Juno : the secret of the egg finally revealed

After a decade of research, a team of researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has identified Juno, a protein located on the membrane of the egg cell that enables the sperm cell to recognise it. Its presence, and that of Izumo (its counterpart on the sperm cell), is essential for fertilisation. Fusion of the egg and sperm, and subsequent formation of the embryo depend on the interactions of these proteins.

Development of a bioartificial pancreas

European consortium BIOSID have developed a bioartificial pancreas that can directly produce insulin in the bodies of patients with type 1 diabetes, which should be tested in humans by 2015. Les essais seront menés par l’équipe d’Eric Renard, chercheur au sein de l’unité Inserm 661 « Institut de génomique fonctionnelle », au sein du CHU de Montpellier et également par l’université d’Oxford.

Fertility problems – what we know and our lines of research

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Infertility affects more and more couples. The data on infertility inFranceis only partial or uncertain. So we must create a fertility monitoring system, based principally on repeated, specific surveys and we must systematically include suitable questions on demographic or epidemiologic surveys used to study reproduction or contraception. A report on what we currently know about fertility problems was drafted by a group of experts led by Mr. Alfred Spira and presented to the National Assembly Wednesday, February 20.

Les troubles de la fertilité- Etat des connaissances et pistes pour la recherche

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Infertility affects more and more couples. The data on infertility inFranceis only partial or uncertain. So we must create a fertility monitoring system, based principally on repeated, specific surveys and we must systematically include suitable questions on demographic or epidemiologic surveys used to study reproduction or contraception.

17th of November: World Prematurity Day

On the occasion of the World Prematurity Day, Saturday, the 17th of November, Inserm proposes you a press release about european EPICE project “Effective Perinatal Intensive Care in Europe: translating knowledge into evidence-based practice”.

19th European congress on obesity, lyon, 9 to 12 may 2012

After Istanbul last year, the 19th European Congress on Obesity (ECO2012) will be held this year in Lyon from 9 to 12 May. Sessions will be run on the following topics: Environment and Prevention Epidemiology and Intergenerational Aspects Integrated Biology Genes, Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms Clinical Practice and Multidisciplinary Management Childhood Obesity See the full […]

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