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Du nouveau dans l’apprentissage automatique via des systèmes biologiques

Alors que les méthodes d’apprentissage automatique sont utilisées dans de nombreux domaines, y compris la santé humaine, leur application au monde du vivant est peu explorée à l’échelle moléculaire. Des chercheurs de l’Inra et de l’Inserm, viennent de réaliser un premier pas dans cette direction en créant un réseau neuronal simple dans un extrait cellulaire de bactérie Escherichia coli.

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Rôle des consultations génétiques dans le diagnostic des enfants et des adolescents atteints de troubles du spectre de l’autisme

Les recherches sur l’origine génétique des troubles du spectre de l’autisme (TSA) se sont significativement développées ces dernières années. Cependant, de nombreux patients concernés n’en bénéficient pas encore systématiquement. Une étude met en évidence l’intérêt d’étendre le dépistage génétique à un nombre plus important de patients souffrant de TSA avec déficit intellectuel.

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Partially hydrolysed (hypoallergenic) baby formulas do not reduce allergy risks in infants

Hypoallergenic formulas are recommended for infants who are not exclusively breastfed and who are at risk of developing allergies. While it is assumed that such formulas reduce the development of allergies later in life, it is unclear whether this claim is true. A team of INRA and INSERM researchers have shown that the consumption of partially hydrolysed (hypoallergenic) formulas was not associated with a reduced risk of developing allergies, findings that were recently published in the journal Pediatric Allergy and Immunology.

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New prebiotics: benefits without the downsides?

A research group led by Matteo Serino, Inserm researcher at the Digestive Health Research Institute (Inserm/Inra/ENVT/UT3 Paul Sabatier), has recently shown three plant extracts to have prebiotic effects in obese/diabetic mice, with a shorter duration of treatment and at lower doses to the prebiotics currently in use.

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High-risk pregnancy: the interferon effect

Des chercheurs ont identifié un nouveau mécanisme cellulaire qui altère la formation du placenta et pourrait ainsi provoquer des complications graves pendant la grossesse. Il est lié à la production d’interféron, une molécule qui est produite en réponse à certaines infections, notamment virales.

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Consommation de boissons sucrées et risque de cancer

Des chercheurs rapportent une augmentation du risque de cancer chez les consommateurs de boissons sucrées dans la cohorte NutriNet-Santé.

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Anaphylactic shock: IgG antibodies and neutrophils play an unexpected role

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Anaphylactic shock, an exacerbated allergic reaction that can prove fatal, is sometimes caused by the use of drugs during surgery. In most of these extreme reactions, evidence can be provided that patients have anti-drug antibodies of the IgE class. In 10 to 20% of anaphylactic cases evidence for the involvement of anti-drug IgE is lacking. Anti-drug IgE enable activation of mast cells and basophils that release histamine, a potent mediator involved in anaphylaxis. Teams of researchers have successfully identified a new pathological mechanism responsible for these previously unexplained cases.

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New Antibiotics Developed by Inserm and Université de Rennes 1

Résistances émergentes aux antibiotiques

Researchers from Inserm and Université de Rennes recently identified a new bacterial toxin which they transformed into potent antibiotics active against various bacteria responsible for human infections.

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In France, 2 out of every 100 women are subjected to violence during their pregnancy

A joint team of researchers from Inserm and the University of Paris has investigated the frequency of physical abuse during pregnancy, its consequences for the mother and child, and the characteristics associated with this violence.

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Art and Science program: Inserm at the Rencontres d’Arles and Avignon Festival

Inserm is reaching out to a new audience among the general public this summer by taking part in two events that bring together art and science in a mutually enriching way: the 8th Recherche de l’art (Art of Research) exhibition at the Rencontres d’Arles, in partnership with the École nationale supérieure de la photographie, and the 10th edition of the binôme program at the Avignon Festival, led by the Les sens des mots theater company.

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