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La consommation de préparations infantiles hypoallergéniques n’est pas associée à un moindre risque d’allergies chez les nourrissons

(Français) Les préparations infantiles hypoallergéniques sont recommandées pour les nourrissons considérés comme à risque de développer des allergies et qui ne sont pas exclusivement allaités. Une équipe menée par l’Inra et l’Inserm a montré que l’utilisation de ces préparations n’est pas associée à une diminution du risque d’allergie.

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New prebiotics: benefits without the downsides?

A research group led by Matteo Serino, Inserm researcher at the Digestive Health Research Institute (Inserm/Inra/ENVT/UT3 Paul Sabatier), has recently shown three plant extracts to have prebiotic effects in obese/diabetic mice, with a shorter duration of treatment and at lower doses to the prebiotics currently in use.

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High-risk pregnancy: the interferon effect

(Français) Des chercheurs ont identifié un nouveau mécanisme cellulaire qui altère la formation du placenta et pourrait ainsi provoquer des complications graves pendant la grossesse. Il est lié à la production d’interféron, une molécule qui est produite en réponse à certaines infections, notamment virales.

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(Français) Consommation de boissons sucrées et risque de cancer

(Français) Des chercheurs rapportent une augmentation du risque de cancer chez les consommateurs de boissons sucrées dans la cohorte NutriNet-Santé.

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Anaphylactic shock: IgG antibodies and neutrophils play an unexpected role

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Anaphylactic shock, an exacerbated allergic reaction that can prove fatal, is sometimes caused by the use of drugs during surgery. In most of these extreme reactions, evidence can be provided that patients have anti-drug antibodies of the IgE class. In 10 to 20% of anaphylactic cases evidence for the involvement of anti-drug IgE is lacking. Anti-drug IgE enable activation of mast cells and basophils that release histamine, a potent mediator involved in anaphylaxis. Teams of researchers have successfully identified a new pathological mechanism responsible for these previously unexplained cases.

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New Antibiotics Developed by Inserm and Université de Rennes 1

Résistances émergentes aux antibiotiques

Researchers from Inserm and Université de Rennes recently identified a new bacterial toxin which they transformed into potent antibiotics active against various bacteria responsible for human infections.

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In France, 2 out of every 100 women are subjected to violence during their pregnancy

A joint team of researchers from Inserm and the University of Paris has investigated the frequency of physical abuse during pregnancy, its consequences for the mother and child, and the characteristics associated with this violence.

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Art and Science program: Inserm at the Rencontres d’Arles and Avignon Festival

Inserm is reaching out to a new audience among the general public this summer by taking part in two events that bring together art and science in a mutually enriching way: the 8th Recherche de l’art (Art of Research) exhibition at the Rencontres d’Arles, in partnership with the École nationale supérieure de la photographie, and the 10th edition of the binôme program at the Avignon Festival, led by the Les sens des mots theater company.

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No rest for neurons during sleep

An Inserm team has provided the first description of the behavior and language of the neurons responsible for memory consolidation during sleep.

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Acting on the immune system even before cancer develops may be feasible

Researchers have shown that using immunotherapies at very early stages could potentially help prevent cancer.

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