Category Archives: Public health

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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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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Developpemental Coordination Disorder, or Dyspraxia, a New Collective Expert Review by Inserm

Inserm has published a new Collective Expert Review, this time looking at developmental coordination disorder (DCD) – otherwise known as dyspraxia.

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Rapid Genome Analysis Aids Diagnosis of Neonatal ICU Patients

Teams from Dijon-Bourgogne University Hospital, Inserm and CEA have recently established the results of the whole-genome analysis of severely ill neonates, hospitalized in neonatal ICUs – the time of which was slashed from the current 18-month average to just 38 days.

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Is physical activity always good for the heart?

Physical activity is thought to be our greatest ally in the fight against cardiovascular disease. But there may be significant variations in its protective effects across a range of different situations, such as regularly playing a sport, carrying heavy loads at work, or going for a walk with friends. These are the findings of a new study led by Inserm researcher Jean-Philippe Empana (U970 PARCC, Inserm/Université de Paris) in collaboration with Australian researchers.

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Study on the medico-economic implications of the level of insecurity in Inpatient Pediatrics

Teams of the Clinical Research Unit in Health Economics “ECO Île-de-France” * at the Hotel Dieu AP-HP, the Clinical Epidemiology Unit and Pediatric Endocrinology-diabetology Service hospital Robert Debré AP-HP, and mixed research unit INSERM / University of Paris U1123 “clinical Epidemiology and economic evaluation applied to vulnerable populations (ECEVE) conducted a study on the association between job insecurity, duration of hospital stay and hospital costs in pediatrics. More than four million pediatric visits were analyzed and insecurity was measured based on the standard of living of residence.

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Rare Diseases: Over 300 Million Patients Affected Worldwide

Rare diseases represent a global problem. Until now, the lack of data made it difficult to estimate their prevalence. Created and coordinated by Inserm, the Orphanet database, has made it possible to obtain a global estimate.

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Un « Google Maps » du système immunitaire pour prédire la réponse aux traitements contre le cancer

Une équipe conjointe Inserm et Institut Curie a développé une carte interactive des réponses immunitaires potentielles en cas de cancer.

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Skin graft: a new molecular target for activating stem cells

A joint study led by several teams open skin regeneration medecine to new insights.

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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.

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