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Efficacité d’une double approche innovante de thérapie génique dans une maladie neuromusculaire

Des chercheurs de l’Inserm ont démontré l’efficacité d’une double approche innovante de thérapie génique dans la dystrophie musculaire oculo-pharyngée

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Decision-making, a contagious process

Les individus apprennent à évaluer le niveau de prudence, de patience ou de fainéantise dont font preuve les autres après avoir observé leur comportement, mais surtout, cela influe sur leurs propres décisions, sans même qu’ils s’en rendent compte. Une découverte qui pourrait avoir des retombées en neurosciences. Les décisions de nos voisins inspirent-elles les nôtres ? C’est ce que laissent entendre les travaux de Jean Daunizeau et Marie Devaine, deux chercheurs Inserm à l’Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière à Paris (Inserm/ CNRS/ UPMC). Ils ont étudié le comportement de personnes soumises à des choix faisant appel à la prudence, la patience ou l’effort et montrent qu’après avoir observé le comportement d’autres individus, elles se mettent à les imiter, sans même s’en rendre compte !

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François DABIS appointed Director of ANRS

Prof. François Dabis has just been appointed Director of ANRS, an autonomous agency of Inserm, by the Ministers responsible for Research and Health, on the proposal of the Chairman and CEO of Inserm. A physician, academic and internationally renowned researcher, Prof. Dabis specialises in epidemiology and public health. He succeeds Prof. Jean-François Delfraissy, the new President of the National Consultative Ethics Committee.

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Microbiota and food contaminants : a mycotoxin amplifies the genotoxic action of a gut bacterium

Researchers at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (Inra) and their partners[1] have done animal studies on the consequences of having a certain group of microbiota bacteria and a common food contaminant, deoxynivalenol (DON), present in the gut simultaneously. They show that the presence of this mycotoxin enhances the genotoxicity of the bacteria, i.e. it increases the number of DNA strand breaks in intestinal cells, a phenomenon that can lead to the emergence of malignant cells. This work raises the question of synergy between food contaminants and the intestinal microbiota with respect to the process of colorectal carcinogenesis.

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The human embryo as you have never seen it

A team coordinated by Alain Chédotal, Inserm research director at the Institut de la Vision (Inserm/UPMC/CNRS) and Paolo Giacobini at the Jean Pierre Aubert research centre (Inserm/Lille University) have just made a series of new observations of the anatomy of human embryos from 6 to 14 weeks old. A feat made possible by combining two recent techniques in immunomarking and 3D microscopy and a technique making the tissues transparent. These discoveries are published in the journal Cell dated 23 March 2017.

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Stimunity Signs an Exclusive License Agreement with Institut Curie and Inserm

Paris, March 21st, 2017 – Stimunity, Institut Curie and Inserm are pleased to announce that the company has signed an exclusive worldwide license agreement on two key patents that cover Stimunity’s core technology VLP-cGAMP to develop new drugs in immuno-oncology.

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Gender discrimination also exists in science

Gender discrimination can be found in quite unexpected places. An international team that includes Demian Battaglia, a CNRS Researcher at the Neurosciences Systems Institute (INS) (Inserm/Aix-Marseille University), and researchers from Yale and the Max Planck Institute (Germany) has just demonstrated that women are under-represented in the review process for scientific publications. This research is published in the 21 March 2017 issue of the journal eLife.

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What if optimism were learnt?

How does our brain learn from our mistakes? Does it prefer good news to bad news? These are the questions answered by a team of researchers led by Stefano Palminteri (Inserm-ENS), laureate of the ATIP-Avenir programme, from the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives. The results will be published in Nature Human Behaviour.

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Effects of the gut microbiota revisited

Matteo Serino, chargé de recherche Inserm à l’Institut de recherche en santé digestive (IRSD, une unité mixte de recherche Inserm/Université Toulouse III- Paul Sabatier/Ecole nationale vétérinaire de Toulouse/Inra), et ses collaborateurs, montrent que l’altération du microbiote intestinal, qu’elle soit d’origine nutritionnelle ou génétique, peut avoir des effets bénéfiques sur le métabolisme du foie. Ces résultats contredisent des résultats précédents obtenus dans le domaine qui montraient que le transfert d’un microbiote altéré avait forcément des conséquences négatives sur la santé. Ils viennent de paraître dans Molecular Systems Biology.

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Tuberculose et antibiorésistance : des chercheurs lillois inventent un nouveau prototype de médicament

Des chercheurs lillois (Inserm, Université de Lille, Institut Pasteur de Lille, CNRS)* ont inventé un prototype de médicament (SMARt-420**) capable de supprimer la résistance à l’éthionamide, un antibiotique utilisé pour traiter la tuberculose. Ces travaux sont publiés dans la revue Science*** datée du 17 mars 2017 et ouvrent une nouvelle voie dans la lutte contre la résistance aux antibiotiques.

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