Tag Archives: Press file

Fertility and endometriosis: a research update from Inserm

Today, around 1 in 8 couples seek help because they are struggling to conceive. Infertility has therefore become a public health problem, and the scientific community is rallying in response.

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Action on dietary behaviours, a collective expert review by Inserm

Le rôle des facteurs nutritionnels (alimentation et activité physique) dans le développement du surpoids et de l’obésité et dans la survenue de nombreuses maladies chroniques telles que les cancers, les maladies cardiovasculaires, le diabète et l’arthrose est à ce jour scientifiquement bien établi. Ces maladies constituent la première cause de mortalité à l’échelle de la planète et le nombre de patients concernés ne cesse d’augmenter.

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Science Machina: A CEA and Inserm exhibition

Explore the outer limits of the brain and matter, create unlimited energy, overcome pain, simulate the unattainable, etc. subjects dear to science fiction that are a now a reality for research laboratories!

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1 in 2 French people suffers from joint pain

According to the results of an IFOP survey, “Les Français et les Rhumatismes” (Rheumatic Diseases and the French), conducted by Inserm and “Ensemble Contre les Rhumatismes” (Together Against Rheumatic Diseases), 93% of French people report having already suffered from joint pain[1] and one in two were suffering from it at the time of responding to the survey. This joint pain strongly affects their daily life. Quality of sleep and the ability to perform leisure activities are the two aspects of daily life that are most affected, ahead of working life and family life.

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Intellectual Disabilities, a collective expert review by Inserm

According to the World Health Organisation and other recognised authorities, intellectual disability (ID) refers to an intelligence deficit (significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information and learning and applying new skills) as well as limitations in adaptive functioning[1]. These limitations appear during the developmental period. Intellectual disability is common and affects about 1 to 2% of the population. The recent knowledge explosion regarding the causes of ID, as well as the underlying cognitive and adaptive processes, provides a better insight into the ability of people with intellectual disabilities to functional and develops appropriate strategies for learning, care and support

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Manaslu 2015: A scientific expedition at over 5,000 m altitude

For 5 weeks, 5 international research teams will conduct a scientific expedition in Nepal, in the heart of the Himalayas, close to the summit of Mount Manaslu (8,156 m). The French component of the expedition, coordinated by a researcher from Inserm (Inserm/Université Joseph Fourier), will conduct an original project on the impact of altitude on the brain and heart, and on sleep disturbances induced by altitude. The French researchers will also study the benefit of a mask specially designed to improve oxygenation in combating the symptoms of acute mountain sickness. To do this, 50 volunteers will accompany them on this 5,000 m high trek.

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Physical activity and prevention of falls in older people – A collective expert review by Inserm

Inserm was asked by the French Ministry of Community, Youth Affairs and Sports to prepare a collective expert report that would provide a review of the scientific knowledge regarding the contribution of physical activity to the prevention of falls in older people.

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Ebola virus: update on research in France

The Ebola epidemic is continuing to spread, particularly in West Africa. According to the latest report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) dated 17 October, 9,216 cases of Ebola have been recorded and 4,555 people have died of the virus.
With the current situation of the Ebola epidemic, it quickly became necessary for French research to be mobilised rapidly.

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The INSIGHT study: to better understand the factors that trigger Alzheimer’s disease

World Alzheimer’s Day, which will take place on Sunday, 21 September, is an opportunity to review the progress of research and to present INSIGHT

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Laser bioprinting in Bordeaux : an innovative approach

One of the goals of the laboratory is to develop laser and microfabrication technologies with the aim of printing tissues in vitro and in vivo. The researchers in the laboratory were pioneers in Europe, developing laser-assisted bioprinting from 2005. This Inserm/University of Bordeaux joint research unit is one of a very few worldwide to use this process. The objective of Fabien Guillemot’s team is therefore not only to position cells in 3D, but to define and model the self-assembly dynamic of the printed cells.

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