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...
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...
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
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.
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.
Charcot-Marie Tooth disease is the most common hereditary neurological disease in the world. It affects the peripheral nerves and causes progressive paralysis of the legs and hands. No treatment is currently available to fight this disease, which is due to the overexpression of a specific protein.
Monoclonal antibodies are part of the therapeutic arsenal for eliminating cancer cells. Some make use of the immune system to act and belong to a class of treatment called "immunotherapies." But how do these antibodies function within the tumor? And how can we hope to improve their efficacy?