Monthly Archives: February 2015

Drug abuse and depression: towards a new understanding of brain mechanisms

Withdrawal, experienced by people when they stop using addictive drugs such as cocaine, induces states of anxiety and depression. This process makes the individual want to take the substance again, and thus plays a role in the establishment of drug addiction. The depressive syndrome thus represents an additional obstacle to be overcome when addicts are being weaned off drugs.

Thursday 5 February, 2015

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Wednesday 4 February, 2015

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Towards a new weapon against muscular dystrophy

Research efforts associating scientists from the CNRS, UVSQ and INSERM within the Laboratoire END-ICAP, working in collaboration with a team from the University of Bern, has demonstrated the therapeutic potential of a new class of synthetic oligonucleotides in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy using RNA “surgery”.

Wednesday 4 February 2015: World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day takes place this Wednesday, 4 February. This international campaign is aimed at informing and sensitising the general public, as well as health professionals, about cancer prevention, screening, and management.

Osteoporosis : balancing bone formation and degradation

Researchers from the CNRS, Inserm and the Université de Montpellier and Université Jean Monnet – Saint-Étienne have developed a new approach for preventing the destructive activity of osteoclasts without affecting their viability.

Tuesday 3 February, 2015

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Monday 2 February, 2015

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Road safety: presentation of the French government’s next action plan

In 2011, Inserm confirmed the hazard associated with using a telephone while driving in the collective expert report “Téléphone et Sécurité Routière.”

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