Monthly Archives: May 2018

Le Professeur Christine Petit reçoit le Prix Kavli 2018

L’Institut Pasteur, le Collège de France, l’Académie des sciences et l’Inserm sont honorés d’annoncer la décision de l’Académie norvégienne des sciences et des lettres de remettre le Prix Kavli 2018 en neurosciences à Christine Petit pour son travail pionnier sur les mécanismes moléculaires et neuronaux de l’audition. Cette récompense, décernée tous les deux ans, consiste en un fonds d’un million de dollars (US) qui sera partagé entre Christine Petit et deux autres chercheurs de renommée internationale : A. James Hudspeth (Université Rockfeller, États-Unis) et Robert Fettiplace (Université du Wisconsin, États-Unis). La cérémonie de remise du prix se tiendra à Oslo le 4 septembre 2018.

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Tuesday 31th May 2018

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Wednesday 30th May 2018

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Tuesday 29th May 2018

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Monday 28th May 2018

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World multiple sclerosis Day

Monday, May 28 is World MS Day. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. It causes the progressive destruction of the myelin sheath surrounding the nerve cells, which is essential for their protection and for the transmission of nerve impulses, leading to motor, sensory, and cognitive disruption.   Inserm […]

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Friday 25th May 2018

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Nosocomial infections can also be caused by the Bacillus cereus bacterium

While Bacillus cereus is well known as a source of food infections, researchers from INRA and ANSES, working with doctors at nine French hospitals[1] including those in the Paris Public Hospital System (AP-HP), have demonstrated for the first time that this bacterium is also responsible for inter- and intra-hospital nosocomial contamination. This study, conducted in 39 patients between 2008 and 2012, also found strains of B. cereus in the hospital environment capable of causing infections that can sometimes be fatal. These results, published in PLOS ONE, suggest that more attention should be paid to these hospital infections, in order to improve patient care.

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Ebola: Inserm Committed to Fighting this Epidemic

According to a recent report published by WHO on 05/23/2018, the death toll of the Ebola epidemic in the northwest Democratic Republic of the Congo on May 20 is 27 – out of 58 confirmed or suspected cases. The public health risk can be considered high due to its potential to spread into urban areas and neighboring countries.

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Thursday 24th May 2018

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