Monthly Archives: March 2021

Huntington’s Disease: Exploring the Avenue of a Potential Neuroprotective Treatment

Huntington’s disease is a hereditary disorder that causes degeneration of the neurons involved in cognitive, motor and psychiatric functions. While existing treatments address the symptoms and relieve certain aspects of the disease, they cannot alter its course.

Discovery of a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 at Henri-Mondor AP-HP hospital

The “Henri-Mondor” variant, never described to date, was identified within a cluster made up of three hospital professionals and the spouse of one of them. It is now actively circulating in France.

COVID-19: A New Serological Test to Improve Monitoring of the Pandemic

A new test to detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 that is reliable, inexpensive and needs no special equipment? This is the proposal of an international scientific team, of which one of the members is an Inserm researcher at the Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology (CNRS/Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier). Developed in collaboration with the University of Oxford, this serological test is based on a single reagent that causes red blood cells to agglutinate in the presence of antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2. Potential initial applications for this test include clinical and epidemiological research.

Air Pollution: Black Carbon Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Air pollution is responsible for thousands of deaths each year in France. Knowing more about the health effects of its various components is therefore a priority. Scientists chose to focus on black carbon – a constituent of the fine particles produced by incomplete combustion, particularly related to automobile traffic. While it has already been associated with numerous health problems, this research suggests for the first time that long-term exposure to black carbon is also linked to an increased risk of cancer, particularly of the lungs.

Traitement préventif précoce par Inhibiteur de l’Enzyme de Conversion de l’Angiotensine, dans la Myopathie de Duchenne

myopathie de Duchenne

Des équipes des hôpitaux Cochin, Hôtel-Dieu et Necker-Enfants malades de l’AP-HP, d’Université de Paris et de l’Inserm, en collaboration avec le Centre de Référence des maladies neuromusculaires Nord/Est/Ile-de-France avec le soutien de l’association monégasque contre les myopathies, ont mené des travaux sur l’impact d’un traitement préventif précoce par Inhibiteur de l’Enzyme de Conversion (IEC) de l’Angiotensine, dans la Myopathie de Duchenne.

Mental Health Deterioration in Lockdown: Results of a Mavie Cohort Study

Dépression Confinement

Calyxis in Niort and the Inserm-Université de Bordeaux Population Health Research Center have published the findings of their study on the mental health impacts of lockdown in the journal Globalization and Health. Anxiety, depression, and self-rated mental health saw marked deteriorations in the MAVIE cohort, particularly in women, young people, elderly people, and those with less than 30 m2 of living space

Vacciner les enfants pour lutter contre la pandémie de Covid-19, vraiment ?

Alors que les débats sur la vaccination des enfants et la transmission en milieu scolaire se poursuivent, Canal Détox fait le point sur l’état des connaissances et les décisions qui ont été prises jusqu’ici.

COVIREIVAC Platform: COVID-19 Vaccine Research Continues with the Launch of New Projects

COVIREIVAC

Launched in October last year, the purpose of the COVIREIVAC platform coordinated by Inserm and F-CRIN in conjunction with 32 university hospitals and a network of 11 immunology laboratories is to conduct and promote first-class clinical vaccination research in France.

Le microbiote, un deuxième cerveau, vraiment ?

Le microbiote intestinal fait beaucoup parler de lui dans les médias. Il fait aussi l’objet de nombreux travaux scientifiques. Comment influence-t-il notre santé ? Canal Détox coupe court aux fausses infos sur le sujet.

Certains cocktails de pesticides favoriseraient le risque de cancer du sein chez les femmes ménopausées

Champ de blé, Le Talais, France

Certains pesticides utilisés en Europe sont suspectés d’avoir des effets néfastes sur la santé humaine. Ils provoqueraient des perturbations hormonales et auraient également des propriétés carcinogènes, déjà observées en milieu professionnel. Le lien entre l’exposition à ces pesticides via l’alimentation et le cancer du sein dans la population générale est encore peu étudié.

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