Monthly Archives: June 2012

Tracking animal epidemics through road network

Road transport is one of the main vectors of animal epidemics. It is vital to understand how potentially infected animals are transported and exchanged within a country.

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Child abuse and denial

The verdict in the trial of the couple who killed their daughter Marina is due to be delivered on 27 June 2012. The trial has highlighted the blindness of many professionals, an issue raised by A. Tursz and C. Gréco in an editorial: “Child abuse: how do we overcome denial?” in the journal Archives de […]

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A fish to detect contaminant endocrinal disruptors

The researchers from INERIS and Inserm have just developed a test in fish that allows us to detect the endocrinal disrupting effects of certain contaminants in the environment.

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(French) Progéria – Découverte du mécanisme moléculaire qui préserve les cellules neurales du vieillissement accéléré

(French) L’équipe de Xavier Nissan est parvenue à identifier un mécanisme moléculaire qui, dans la progéria, protège les cellules neurales d’un vieillissement accéléré.

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(French) ADN tumoral circulant dans le sang : un nouveau biomarqueur du cancer

(French) Repérer le plus tôt possible l’apparition de cancers ou leur rechute est l’un des enjeux de la cancérologie. Malgré les progrès de l’imagerie, la récidive de la tumeur doit avoir atteint une taille suffisante pour être visible.

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The neurological bases of anxiety disorders

On June 18th, a one-day scientific symposium in Paris entitled “Neurobiological basis of Anxiety disorders”, got together scientists from 6 of the partners of DEVANX (1) , a European project coordinated by Inserm and launched in 2008. It was an opportunity to take stock of what knowledge has been acquired about the neurological basis of […]

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(French) Le travail de nuit, un risque pour les femmes ?

(French) Les résultats d’une étude menée par des chercheurs de l’Inserm (Unité Inserm 1018 « centre de recherche en épidémiologie et santé des populations ») et publiés dans l’International Journal of Cancer, montrent que le risque de cancer du sein est augmenté chez les femmes ayant travaillé de nuit.

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Objective baccalaureate!

During the baccalaureate examination period, the Inserm press service is making resources available on the latest research into memory, a valuable asset that sometimes lets us down at exam time. Read the information pack on memory on the Inserm.fr website Photo:

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Oestrogen and cardiovascular risk in menopausal women

Women are less prone to cardiovascular disease then men; but this difference between the sexes becomes less marked after the menopause.

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(French) BCG et cancer de la vessie : vers un nouveau protocole pour les patients ?

(French) Des chercheurs de l’Institut Pasteur, de l’Inserm, de l’université Paris Descartes et de Mines ParisTech ont montré comment renforcer les effets du BCG qui constitue,

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