Monthly Archives: November 2012

November 30th 2012

Sorry, this article is only available in French.

1 December: World AIDS Day

According to the WHO, 34 million people are currently infected by HIV. Only 1.3 million patients from poor countries have access to treatment and there are 6,800 new cases of HIV each day.

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) attacks the cells in the immune system, either destroying them or make them ineffectual. Acquired Immune Deficiency Disorder (AIDS) is the terminal stage of the HIV infection. It can develop 10 to 15 years after the initial infection.

Inserm can provide you with information packs about AIDS during the next World Aids Day on 1 December.

The radical restructuring of brain networks in comatose patients

(French) Des chercheurs de l’Inserm, du CNRS et de l’Université Joseph Fourier à Grenoble, en collaboration avec des cliniciens du CHU de Strasbourg, ont analysé les données de 17 patients dans le coma à partir des données d’IRM fonctionnelle. Ils ont pu mettre en évidence, chez ces patients, une réorganisation des réseaux cérébraux.

Intestinal bacteria an aggravating factor in obesity-related illnesses

Les bactéries de l’intestin sont responsables du développement des complications métaboliques du foie associés à l’obésité. Pour la première fois, des chercheurs établissent ce lien de causalité grâce à des transplantations de bactéries intestinales chez des souris

November 29th 2012

Sorry, this article is only available in French.

Phone or drive? Soon you’ll have to make the choice

The French Minister of Home Affairs, Manuel Valls, set up the new National Road Safety Policy on 27 November. It is to be chaired by the Socialist Party Deputy of the Bas-Rhin, Mr. Armand Jung. This “road safety parliament” so to speak will be responsible for making suggestions to the Government on how to combat road violence and make road checks in order to assess the actions taken each year. The debate concerning the use of mobile phones while driving will once again come into the spotlight.

November 28th 2012

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November 27th 2012

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November 24th 2012

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November 23th 2012

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