Monthly Archives: June 2017

Osteoarthritis and metabolic disease: a “joint” therapeutic target?

Pour la première fois, des chercheurs du laboratoire de recherche « Ingénierie moléculaire et physiopathologie articulaire » (Cnrs/Université de Lorraine) et du laboratoire « Défaillances cardiovasculaires aiguë et chronique » (Inserm/Université de Lorraine) à Nancy, ont décrit le développement spontané de ce type d’arthropathie dégénérative dans un modèle murin de SMet.

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Summer festivals: no respite for the ears

With summer comes the festival season, which begins in France on June 21, with the traditional Music Day. It is also an opportunity to inform festival goers, and young people in particular, about the risk of hearing loss involved, especially at concerts with amplified music. Hearing is a partnership between the ear and the brain. The ear captures sound waves and transmits the vibrations to the cochlea. The hair cells transform them into electrical signals that are transmitted to the brain via the cochlear nerve. This is where sound is processed, interpreted, and memorized.

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Wednesday 21th june 2017

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Tuesday 20th june 2017

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Neuronal Self-Defense Against Alzheimer’s Disease

It is known that IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor) is needed for development and also plays a role throughout the body’s life. Previously, the team led by Martin Holzenberger (Inserm/UPMC Unit 938, Saint-Antoine Research Center) has shown that this hormone is involved in longevity and in Alzheimer’s disease. The team has recently conducted further research on IGF-1 and the response of neurons to this kind of neurodegeneration. These new results have been published in Brain.

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Monday 19th june 2017

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Friday 16 june 2017

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11 childhood vaccines soon to be mandatory?

From July 23 to 26, 2017, the Ninth IAS Conference on HIV Science, of which Inserm is a partner, will be held at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. For this edition, the International AIDS Society (IAS) has teamed up with ANRS, the autonomous agency of Inserm, to coordinate and fund research on HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.

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Thursday 15 June 2017

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Tuesday 13th June 2017

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