Monthly Archives: April 2014

Confirmation of the neurobiological origin of attention – deficit disorder

A study, carried out on mice, has just confirmed the neurobiological origin of attention – deficit disorder (ADD), a syndrome whose causes are poorly understood.

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Thursday april 10, 2014

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A microbiota bacterium protects the large intestine from inflammation

The microbiota, which is the term used to describe all micro-organisms living in the mucous membranes, is vital for our health and affects our development, metabolism, immune system etc. However, most of the mechanisms which allow it to play this important role have yet to be discovered. Researchers in Inserm Unit 892 “Nantes-Angers regional cancer research centre” have recently identified one of the mechanisms by which the microbiota enables our immune system to prevent inflammation of the large intestine. Their findings will be published on the Plos Biology website on 9 April.

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Wednesday april 9, 2014

Une équipe américaine des universités de Louisville et de Californie (Los Angeles) a réussi à susciter chez quatre patients paralysés des membres inférieurs des mouvements intentionnels des jambes. Le Monde, dans son édition Science & Médecine, présente ces travaux publiés hier dans la revue Brain, ayant consisté à implanter « un module de stimulation électrique […]

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Caffeine and Alzheimer’s disease : a link with tau protein

Researchers at Inserm and University of Lille 2/University of Lille Nord de France directed by David Blum, Inserm Research Fellow, have provided experimental evidence of the beneficial effects of caffeine in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease. This work, carried out on mice and published in Neurobiology of Aging, supports the idea that caffeine has a protective effect in some brain pathologies.

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Wednesday april 8, 2014

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. Le journal Les Echos présente les travaux d’une équipe de chercheurs de l’université de Séoul, publiés fin mars dans la revue Nature Nanotechnology, sur un patch autocollant destiné aux personnes atteintes de la maladie d’Alzheimer. Le quotidien explique que celui-ci permet de « détecter les tremblements des […]

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A natural protein, Elafin against gluten intolerance?

Scientists from INRA and INSERM (France) have shown that Elafin, a human protein, plays a key role against the inflammatory reaction typical of celiac disease (gluten intolerance).

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Monday april 7, 2014

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. L’AFP, La Croix et France Info présentent les travaux des équipes d’Hélène Puccio (Inserm/CNRS Université de Strasbourg) et du Pr Patrick Aubourg (Inserm, hôpital Bicêtre-Paris Sud), publiés hier dans Nature Medicine, sur l’efficacité chez les souris d’une thérapie génique contre l’atteinte cardiaque associée à l’ataxie de Friedreich […]

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How do our cells grow?

In a study published in Nature Cell Biology, Thierry Galli, director of research at Inserm and his colleagues reveal a new mechanism involved in cell membrane growth.

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Friedreich’s ataxia – an effective gene therapy in an animal model

The team led by Hélène Puccio, director of research for Inserm at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC) (Inserm / CNRS / University of Strasbourg) in close collaboration with Patrick Aubourg’s team (Inserm and Professor of Neuropaediatrics at Bicêtre Hospital) has demonstrated, in the mice, the efficacy of gene therapy for […]

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