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Opération Cortex, l’escape game de l’Inserm

Le premier escape game de l’Inserm, Opération Cortex, expérience immersive destinée à sensibiliser à la recherche en santé ouvre ses portes à toutes et tous le 15 novembre. Ce nouveau format de dialogue avec le public répond à la volonté de l’Institut de promouvoir la culture scientifique et de faire découvrir les laboratoires de l’Inserm au public.

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Une piste prometteuse pour la prévention de la sarcopénie et le traitement des maladies neuromusculaires.

En étudiant des muscles jeunes et vieillissants dans un modèle murin, des chercheurs du Centre de recherche en myologie (Sorbonne Université / Inserm) de l’Institut de Myologie sont parvenus à identifier une protéine, la CaVβ1E, qui est à l’origine de l’activation du facteur GDF5. Ce mécanisme permet de prévenir la sarcopénie en maintenant la masse et la force musculaire des souris âgées. L’équipe a identifié la protéine CaVβ1E chez l’homme et montré que son expression est corrélée à la perte de masse musculaire des sujets âgés.

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A Vaccine to Overcome Immunotherapy Resistance

Researchers have shown that a commercially-available vaccine can overcome resistance to immunotherapy. Their study, published in Science Translational Medicine, shows that not only can gastroenteritis vaccines induce the immunogenic death of cancer cells in vitro, but also that combining them with immunotherapy triggers a potent anti-tumor immune response in vivo – where immunotherapy alone had failed.

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Is physical activity always good for the heart?

Physical activity is thought to be our greatest ally in the fight against cardiovascular disease. But there may be significant variations in its protective effects across a range of different situations, such as regularly playing a sport, carrying heavy loads at work, or going for a walk with friends. These are the findings of a new study led by Inserm researcher Jean-Philippe Empana (U970 PARCC, Inserm/Université de Paris) in collaboration with Australian researchers.

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Pediatric Cancers: Why Some Forms of Leukemia Only Affect Children

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) mainly affects children, with the prognosis often being poor despite several decades of research into more effective treatments. A new study explains why some forms of leukemia develop in very young children.

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The creativity of the human mind rooted in errors ?

Most of our choices are not motivated by curiosity but by errors caused by the brain mechanisms implicated in evaluating our options.

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How People with Autism Might Avoid Socio-Emotional Situations

One hypothesis put forward to explain the repetitive behaviors of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder is a lack of cognitive flexibility. However, this may well not be the case. A recent study used MRI to track the brain activity of autistic and non-autistic subjects faced with situations similar to those that cause problems in the daily lives of people with the disorder. Their findings, published in Brain and Cognition, suggest that the inflexibility of autistic individuals is actually the result of a strategy used to avoid socio-emotional situations. This research, which suggests now considering the cognitive and socio-emotional domains as closely linked rather than dissociated, opens up new avenues in the understanding and management of autism.

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Un « Google Maps » du système immunitaire pour prédire la réponse aux traitements contre le cancer

Une équipe conjointe Inserm et Institut Curie a développé une carte interactive des réponses immunitaires potentielles en cas de cancer.

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Skin graft: a new molecular target for activating stem cells

A joint study led by several teams open skin regeneration medecine to new insights.

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Some Persistent Organic Pollutants Could Increase Breast Cancer Aggressiveness

Photo d'imagerie en microscopie électronique montrant la transformation des cellules mammaires tumorales dans le cancer du sein

Although persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are already suspected to promote breast cancer, there has been little research into how they affect its aggressiveness.

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