Monthly Archives: September 2012

September 21: Alzheimer Disease World day

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Towards the development of bisphenol A substitutes

Bisphenol A (BPA), which is present to a great extent in our domestic environments, is suspected of inducing hormonal effects in humans.

Mercredi 19 septembre 2012

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Mardi 18 septembre 2012

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Impact of chlordecone exposure on the development of infants

In an article published in the journal Environmental Research, researchers from Inserm (Inserm Unit 1085 – IRSET Institute for Research in Environmental and Occupational Health, in Rennes and Pointe à Pitre) in liaison with Canadian, Belgian and American researchers have investigated whether exposure to chlordecone (a pesticide used until 1993 on banana plantations in the Antilles) had an impact on the cognitive, visual and motor skills development of very young children. 1042 women were monitored during and after pregnancy and 153 infants were monitored at the age of 7 months. The results of this study show that pre- or post-natal exposure to chlordecone is associated with adverse effects on the cognitive and motor skills development of infants. They are not confirmed for older children, for whom the study is continuing.

20th September French National prostate day

Doctor talking to patient

On the occasion of the National prostate day in France, Thursday, the 20th of September, you can join Inserm research teams.

Lundi 17 septembre 2012

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Vendredi 14 septembre 2012

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Job strain and coronary heart disease linked

The most recent studies on the connection between ischemic cardiovascular disease and job strain have been affected by many types of bias, such as the methodology used, the definition of stress and the number of cases studied. This has led to different risk values. To find out more, French researchers at Inserm and Université Versailles Saint Quentin joined a large European consortium called IPD-WORK Consortium, which brings together thirteen cohorts in Europe.

Jeudi 13 septembre 2012

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