Monthly Archives: October 2014

Thursday 14 october, 2014

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Key step in allergic reactions revealed

By studying the mode of action of the interleukin-33 protein, an alarmin for white blood cells, a team at the Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale (IPBS – CNRS/Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier) has been able to evidence truncated forms of the protein that act as potent activators of the cells responsible for triggering allergic reactions.

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Inserm launches Labo des Métiers (Career Lab): 3D immersion to discover careers in research

Inserm is launching the virtual Career Lab, in partnership with Sisso. This interactive tool, which is highly innovative and fun to use, is aimed at making young people aged 14-25 years aware of all the pieces that make up the great mosaic of scientific research.

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Monday 13 october, 2014

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Repeated episodes of depression: what are the effects on the brain?

Depression is not an ordinary case of the blues—it causes lasting changes to the intellectual functions unless it is managed. According to the results of a study carried out by Philip Gorwood (Inserm Unit 894, “Psychiatry and Neurosciences Center”, Mental and Brain illness Clinic – CMME, Saint Anne’s Hospital, Paris), people who have already experienced two or more depressive episodes perform routine cognitive tasks that require attention, concentration and speed abnormally slowly. These results, published in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology, appear to confirm that depression may be a “neurotoxic” illness. Preventing recurrences is therefore clearly essential.

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Inserm receives an honorable mention for the ‘Digital PR Award’ in the ‘Online Newsroom’ category for its press room

At a ceremony in New York, held on 10 October 2014, Inserm received one the five honorable mentions of the ‘Digital PR award’ for its bilingual online press room,, in the best ‘Online Newsroom’ category.

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October 12th 2014: World Arthritis Day

World Arthritis Day, which is held on 12 October every year, is aimed at raising awareness among the general public, health professions and public authorities, about the size of the burden generated by this disease.

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Friday 10 october, 2014

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October 11th 2014: National “Dys” Day

National “Dys” Day, held on 11 October, has for the last 8 years been enlisting the non-profit organisations to raise awareness about problems related to an individual cognitive dysfunctionwithout an overall intellectual deficiency.

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Bubble Babies: a new gene therapy

9 children with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency have received a new form of gene therapy.

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