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Mise à jour des estimations de la proportion de la population ayant été infectée par le SARS-CoV-2

Tout au long de la pandémie, les chercheurs et modélisateurs ont développé des méthodes pour estimer la proportion de la population ayant été infectée par le SARS-CoV-2. Ce travail d’estimation est important car il permet d’apprécier la proportion de la population qui pourrait avoir acquis une immunité (au moins partielle et de court terme) contre le SARS-CoV-2 suite à une infection naturelle.

La santé des français suivie pendant le confinement de mars 2020 grâce à l’analyse par IA des appels au 15


Le Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux et le centre de recherche Inserm Bordeaux Population Health à Bordeaux publient les résultats de leur étude sur les appels au SAMU centre 15 de la Gironde sur l’année 2020. Pour classer ces appels, les chercheurs ont fait appel à une technologie issue d’une avancée très récente dans le domaine de l’intelligence artificielle qui porte le nom de « Transformer ».

The Vicious Circle of Anorexia Nervosa: Burning Calories May Well Be More Important Than Eating Less


In anorexia nervosa patients, the weight loss through lack of food is accompanied by fatigue and reduced physical capacity. Yet despite this they often continue to perform intense physical activity which contributes to that weight loss.

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

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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

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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

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


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.

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