Monthly Archives: March 2012

Indoor air quality and respiratory health in schools

What link is there between poor indoor air quality and the allergic and respiratory health of children in French schools?

(French) Une stratégie de prévention pour éviter la mort subite chez les patients atteints de la maladie de Steinert

(French) Le Dr Karim Wahbi, Denis Duboc et son équipe ont démontré qu’après une sélection rigoureuse et précoce, la pose d’un pacemaker

How sleep reduces our awareness of the outside world

While we sleep, our self-awareness and our awareness of the outside world are reduced. Why?

A step closer to morphine without side effects?

Morphine has been used for centuries to relieve severe pain. However, its pain-relief properties are coupled with considerable side effects.

New discovery of proteins involved in positioning muscular nuclei

The position of cellular nuclei in muscle fibres has an important role in some muscle weaknesses.

National allergy day

Respiratory allergies, skin allergies, allergy to medicines, food allergies… For the sixth National Allergy Day in France on 20 March 2012, Inserm’s press service is making numerous resources available (contacts, news, information pack) on the subject. The press kit is downloadable at the right of the page. Photo:

The Ravine jumping gene

Infantile anorexia with vomiting is a symptom observed in certain remote regions on Réunion, surrounded by ravines. It is from this geographical feature that the related neurological disease gets its name.

A predictive test to assess the risks of bowel cancer

A discovery presented by Catherine Seva, biologist at Inserm

Launch of “Health in Questions”, a new series of public conferences providing a fresh debate into health issues between the general public, civil society and scientists

With a view to strengthening dialogue into “science and society”, Inserm has launched “Health in questions”, a series of public conferences.

Brain week, 12 to 18 march 2012

“Brain Week” will take place from 12 to 18 March in France and simultaneously in 62 countries throughout the world. Inserm has made a press kit downloadable with a selection of contacts for interviews and reports, as well as the latest discoveries by Inserm researchers on the subject. Photo:  via Sérimedis 

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