Monthly Archives: August 2013

August, 30 2013

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August, 29 2013

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Rich or poor in intestinal bacteria: we are not all equal when it comes to obesity-related conditions

They observed that these individuals were deficient in intestinal bacteria (in both quantity and diversity) and were at greater risk of developing cardio-metabolic diseases.

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August, 28 2013

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August, 27 2013

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August, 26 2013

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Neutrophils: the Unsung Heroes of Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment

Scientists at the Institut Pasteur and Inserm have identified the group of cells within the immune system that make immunotherapy treatment (therapeutic antibodies) effective. Immunotherapy is frequently used to treat breast cancer. In animal models they showed that neutrophils, the most common white blood cells in the body, are not only necessary but suffice on their own to eliminate tumor cells.

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Man & robot : The Interspeech 2013 – August,28th – Lyon

(Français) M. Dominey et ses collaborateurs interviendront au sujet de l’interaction homme-robot lors d’une présentation dans le cadre de l’Interspeech conference à Lyon, le mercredi 28 août prochain (special session « Show and Tell », Wednesday 28 August, 14-16 h).

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August, 23rd 2013

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A new therapeutic strategy to combat prion and Alzheimer’s diseases

A work performed by the teams headed by Benoit Schneider and Odile Kellermann (INSERM Unit 747, team “Stem cells, Signalling and Prions”, Université Paris Descartes) as well as Jean-Marie Launay’s team (INSERM Unit 942 Hôpital Lariboisière and the FondaMental Foundation) was published this week in the magazine Nature Medicine. The article revealed that in neurons, an enzyme, the kinase PDK1, is involved in the accumulation of the pathological proteins involved in prion and Alzheimer’s diseases. The researchers show that the pharmacological inhibition of this enzyme exerts a beneficial effect towards both pathologies.

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