Monthly Archives: July 2016

Wednesday 13 july 2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. Dans son édition Science & Médecine, Le Monde publie une enquête sur les pathologies de l’émail dentaire, de plus en plus fréquentes. Les perturbateurs endocriniens augmenteraient ces pathologies, indique le journal. « Quasiment inexistante dans les années 80, la MIH (hypominéralisation des molaires et des incisives), pathologie de […]

Objectives and performance contract signed between the State and Inserm for 2016–2020

On 11 July 2016, Mr Thierry Mandon, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research, and the Chairman and CEO of the Institute, Professor Yves Lévy, signed the objectives and performance contract binding Inserm and the French State for the 2016–2020 period. The result of intense exchanges between Inserm and the relevant ministries, the contract defines the broad directions and actions that will be taken by the Institute in order to provide an environment conducive to the expression of talent, encourage the production of knowledge and best support its exploitation for societal, clinical or economic purposes, and enable laboratories to best respond to the new challenges and issues in the life sciences and health

Tuesday 12 july 2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. « Une enquête menée en France par l’Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie (UPMC)/Inserm révèle que la taille de la surface vitrée d’une salle de classe a un impact majeur sur les performances des élèves », rapporte NouvelObs.com. Selon les chercheurs, « les élèves travaillant dans des salles dotées de plus grandes fenêtres obtenaient des […]

Monday 11 july 2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. Le Monde publie une enquête, reprise sur Bfmtv.com, révélant les conflits d’intérêts qui « jettent le doute sur l’impartialité d’une étude sur l’étiquetage alimentaire, demandée par la ministre Marisol Touraine début 2016 » à la Direction générale de la santé. Cette étude vise à comparer quatre systèmes d’étiquetage : […]

Centenarian athletes: flawless performances?

When the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics are held, some centenarian athletes will be able to witness this competition, 80 years after their own participation for some of them. An Inserm study conducted by researchers from Unit 1093, “Cognition, Motor Activity and Sensorimotor Plasticity,” at the University of Burgundy, analysed the records of centenarian athletes in various disciplines compared with world records, for all age categories combined. The record of centenarian cyclist Robert Marchand, who cycled nearly 27 kilometres in an hour, appears to be the most impressive, since the reduction in his performance is quite limited given his age.

Friday 8 july 2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. L’Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail (Anses), qui publie un rapport d’expertise sur l’exposition des enfants aux ondes, « constate l’absence de consensus scientifique sur l’exposition des plus jeunes », rapporte Le Figaro. L’Agence explique que la première conséquence possible « de l’exposition aux […]

(Im)migration and Health

Many people are now arriving in France, after leaving their country of origin, fleeing war or extreme poverty. Whether they are migrants or immigrants, these populations are exposed to precarious circumstances and difficult living conditions. What does this mean for their health?

Can we suppress the antipsychotic drug side-effects?

Since their development in the 1950s, antipsychotic drugs have been widely used to treat psychoses and neuropsychiatric disorders like schizophrenia. A debilitating side-effect of these drugs called parkinsonism limits their efficacy.Irvine scientists led by Emiliana Borrelli, Inserm research director at University of California and colleagues have discovered the key cellular mechanism that underlies the antipsychotic-induced parkinsonism – which includes involuntary movements, tremors and other severe physical conditions. These studies present evidence that will stimulate a targeted approach for the design of novel antipsychotics without side-effects. The results have been published in Neuron on July, 6th.

Thursday 7 july 2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. Le Quotidien du Médecin, France 5, RTL, Legeneraliste.fr et Topsante.com rendent compte du projet européen EPICE (Effective Périnatal Intensive Care in Europe) mené dans 11 pays et coordonné par l’Inserm, qui étudie l’intégration des pratiques médicales fondées sur les preuves scientifiques, dans la prise en charge des […]

Wednesday 6 july 2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. Dans un dossier du Parisien consacré aux apports de l’Union européenne dans divers domaines (sciences, santé, environnement), Yves Lévy, PDG de l’Inserm, souligne « Le plus important, c’est son effet levier pour coordonner la recherche, en nous poussant à mettre en place des consortiums, sur des objectifs choisis ». L’Europe […]

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