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Center-based and Other Forms of Childcare: An Impact on the Behavioral and Emotional Development of Children.

Researchers from Inserm, Sorbonne Université and Université de Bordeaux have published a study based on data from 1,428 children showing that access to a center-based form of childcare between the ages of 0 and 3 years is linked to fewer emotional and peer relationship problems in later life compared with other forms of childcare. These findings were published on October 1, 2018 in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

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20% of reactions to radiologic contrast media are real allergies

A team of Pole-Imaging Research Explorations-European Hospital Georges Pompidou AP-HP, Paris Descartes University and INSERM led by Professor Olivier Clément, and a team from Caen University Hospital and the University of Caen Normandy, led by Dr Dominique Laroche, conducted the first national prospective multicenter study on allergic reactions to contrast media in radiology. 31 centers in France bringing together radiologists investigators, allergists, anesthetists and biologists have investigated 245 cases of hypersensitivity to contrast media.

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A molecule could relieve patients suffering from chronic diarrhea with familial amyloid neuropathy

The teams of hepato-gastroenterology department of adult Bicetre Hospital, AP-HP, in collaboration with the department of neurology adult, Inserm and the Université Paris-Sud, show that a derivative of somatostatin may be effective to treat chronic diarrhea suffered by patients with family amyloid neuropathy (NAF). This side effect concerns a quarter of patients after 5 years of follow-impairing their quality of life.

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Deciphering the link between skin allergies and the gut microbiota

Over the last few years, scientists have discovered connections between gut microbiota imbalances and various diseases. Now, in a study using mice, biologists from the CNRS, INSERM, and Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University—together with colleagues from the Institut Pasteur de Lille and the NIH (USA)—have revealed a surprising relationship between a viral detection system, the composition of the gut microbiota, and the development of skin allergies.[1] Their findings, published in PNAS (September 24, 2018) suggest potential new therapies.

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Liver Cancer: When the Cell Environment Plays a Role in Tumor Development

Liver cancer is the second most deadly form of cancer worldwide. While the majority of patients develop hepatocellular carcinoma, 10 to 20 % develop the second type of primary liver cancer: intrahepatic cholangiocellular carcinoma – a highly-invasive cancer of the liver bile ducts. And while both these tumor types have some risk factors in common, the number of patients presenting with intrahepatic cholangiocellular carcinoma has seen a marked increase in recent years. A team of researchers led by Prof. Lars Zender from University Hospital Tübingen (Germany), in conjunction with researchers from the National Cancer Institute (Bethesda, United States), Institut Pasteur, Inserm and CNRS, has recently demonstrated that the cell environment, with its dying liver cells, determines the path taken by the tumor cells. These findings were published in Nature on September 12, 2018.

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Major advances in the diagnosis and treatment of allograft rejection

Prof. Alexander Loupy, Hospital Necker Children AP-HP and Prof. Carmen Lefaucheur, the Saint-Louis Hospital AP-HP and the University Paris Diderot in the Cardiovascular Research Center (Inserm / Paris Descartes University), showed, in an article published in the journal   New England Journal of Medicine September 20, 2018, the latest advances and applications of artificial intelligence carried out in the field of transplantation, including the diagnosis and the treatment of allograft rejection.

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Prenatal exposure to cannabis impacts sociability of male rats

In a study performed in rats, researchers from Inserm and Aix-Marseille University reveal that prenatal exposure to cannabinoids has sex-specific effects on adult offspring. According to this study published in eLife, consuming cannabis during pregnancy can lead to behavioral and neuronal deficits in male descendants. The findings also point towards a potential pharmacological strategy to help reverse these effects in humans.

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The FOReSIGHT project has been awarded University Hospital Institute status, reflecting the success of a long-term commitment by Inserm, Sorbonne Université, Quinze-Vingts National Ophthalmology Hospital and the Seeing and Hearing Foundation.

Le succès d’un engagement sur le long terme de l’Inserm, de Sorbonne Université, du Centre Hospitalier National d’Ophtalmologie des Quinze-Vingts et de la Fondation Voir et Entendre: ces partenaires fondateurs de l’IHU FOReSIGHT s’engagent dans un projet d’exception visant à relever les défis des maladies de la vision. Centré autour de l’Institut de la Vision dirigé par le Pr José-Alain Sahel, le projet intègre une recherche fondamentale et clinique d’excellence pour améliorer les connaissances et les traitements des malades atteints de DMLA, glaucomes, rétinopathies diabétiques et dégénérescences d’origine génétique. L’IHU, au-delà de la compréhension de ces pathologies est lui centré sur la restauration de la vision.

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When Infection Strikes, Our Brain and Immune System Join Forces

When infection strikes, what if our immune system was not alone in the fight? What if its major ally was in fact the brain? Researchers from Inserm, CNRS and Aix-Marseille University (AMU) have observed mechanisms of cooperation between the nervous system and the immune system in the response to pathogenic aggressions. This research, published in Nature Immunology, reveals the role of the brain in regulating the inflammatory reaction induced by the immune system in the event of infection and its protective effect against a potential self-destructive exacerbation of that inflammation.

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“Together against rheumatism day” returns for a 5th edition in October 2018

L’Inserm/Aviesan, la Société Française de Rhumatologie, la Fondation Arthritis et 17 associations partenaires s’associent pour la 5ème journée « Ensemble contre les rhumatismes » le 12 octobre 2018, sous le Haut patronage de Monsieur Emmanuel MACRON, Président de la République.
Cette journée s’inscrit dans un double objectif : répondre au besoin de communication entre les patients, les médecins et les chercheurs et faire “du buzz” autour de la nécessité de soutenir la recherche sur les rhumatismes et les maladies musculo-squelettiques en France.

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