Category Archives: Press releases

Des biologistes, quelques briques LEGO®, une créativité étirée à l’infini

Une équipe de chercheurs de l’Inserm, au sein de l’Institut de recherche sur le cancer et le vieillissement (Inserm/CNRS/Université Côte d’Azur), a eu l’idée d’utiliser des briques de LEGO® pour concevoir un nouveau système d’étirement permettant de simuler certaines contraintes mécaniques que subissent les cellules au sein de l’organisme.

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Coronavirus: A Model Estimating Importation Risk to Europe

An Inserm team led by researcher Vittoria Colizza at Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health (Inserm/Sorbonne Université) has modeled the potential spread of 2019-nCoV in order to orient prevention and surveillance policies. A model which comes with one caveat: derived from research, its purpose is not to make predictions but rather be used as a theoretical tool to aid public decision-making.

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A New Blood Component Revealed

Does the blood we thought to know so well contain elements that had been undetectable until now? The answer is yes, according to a team of researchers which has revealed the presence of whole functional mitochondria in the blood circulation. These organelles that are responsible for cellular respiration had hitherto only been found outside cells in very specific cases.

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Meningeal Lymphatic Network: A New Avenue in the Treatment of Brain Tumors

Glioblastomas are the most common type of brain tumor, and their prognosis is often highly unfavorable. A collaborative study by Jean-Léon Thomas, Inserm researcher at the Brain & Spine Institute (Inserm/CNRS/Sorbonne Université) and Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital AP-HP, and Akiko Iwasaki (Department of Immunology, Yale University School of Medicine, USA), has revealed the beneficial role played by the meningeal lymphatic vascular network in treating these tumors – in the short and longer term.

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B Cells: New Allies in Sarcoma Immunotherapy?

An international team led by Wolf Hervé Fridman with researchers from Inserm, Sorbonne Université and Université de Paris at the Cordeliers Research Center, in collaboration with the French League against cancer and Institut Bergonié, has shown that B cells also play a major role in predicting of patient’s response to immunotherapy. It was previously thought only T cells could be used in this way.

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PREVAC-UP: The Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccination extends follow-up and builds research capacity against deadly disease

PREVAC-UP: The Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccination extends follow-up and builds research capacity against deadly disease

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Une femme sur cinq ne reprend pas le travail un an après la fin des traitements d’un cancer du sein dans la cohorte CANTO

Publiée dans le Journal of Clinical Oncology, une nouvelle analyse de la cohorte CANTO (CANcer TOxicities) identifie les déterminants de la reprise de l’activité professionnelle après un cancer du sein.

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Collective Memory Shapes the Construction of Personal Memories

For sociologists, our individual memories are shaped by the collective memory of our community. Until this new study, this phenomenon had never been studied at the neurobiological level.

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Air pollution could affect menstrual cycle function

Could atmospheric pollutants have an impact on proper menstrual cycle function? This was the question asked by a research group led by Inserm researcher Rémy Slama at the Institute for Advanced Biosciences (Inserm/CNRS /Université Grenoble Alpes).

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“Brain Map” paves the way for Personalized Medicine

Using cerebral imaging, connections between the various brain regions can be visualized. These connections form a veritable “map” of its structure, specific to each individual. Knowledge of these “maps” is enough to predict not just brain function but also the potential development and treatment of neurological diseases.

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