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Optogenetics is proving to be highly promising in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders

Thanks to work carried out by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, Eric Burguière, an Inserm researcher working in the MHI research centre and his co-workers have succeeded in reducing the compulsive behaviour of mice using optogenetics, a technique that combines light stimulation with genetic engineering.

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‘Diet’ drinks associated with increased risk of Type II diabetes

Françoise Clavel-Chapelon, (Director of Research at INSERM-University of Paris-Sud 11, at the Institut Gustave Roussy), and Guy Fagherazzi were interested in a connection between the consumption of ‘diet’ or ‘light’ soft drinks and the risk of Type II diabetes. The analysis performed on 66,188 women in the E3N cohort confirms a link between sweet soft drinks and type II diabetes and reveals for the first time in France that, contrary to received wisdom, there is a higher risk of diabetes from so-called ‘diet’ or ‘light’ drinks than from ‘normal’ sweetened soft drinks.

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New bacteria to fight against intestinal inflammation

Élafine (en vert) libérée par la bactérie recombinante à la surface du colon d'une souris traitée. En rouge, les cellules épithéliales. En bleu, les noyaux cellulaires.

Nathalie Vergnolle, director of research at Inserm, and her team at the Centre for Physiopathology at Toulouse Purpan (CPTP Inserm / Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier /CNRS), with Philippe Langella director of research at INRA and his team at the Institut Micalis[1], in collaboration with the Institut Pasteur, have recently succeeded in producing “beneficial bacteria” capable of protecting the body against intestinal inflammation.

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A white mouse …

souris blanches et noires

Mice with black fur that turns white? Specialist cancer researchers have taken steps to better understand the development of skin cells responsible for pigmentation

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Towards the development of bisphenol A substitutes

Bisphenol A (BPA), which is present to a great extent in our domestic environments, is suspected of inducing hormonal effects in humans.

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Preserving sight through enhanced focus on the causes of glaucoma

An article to be published in Plos One describes how Inserm researchers have succeeded in preserving the visual function in rats suffering from glaucoma.

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A predictive test to assess the risks of bowel cancer

A discovery presented by Catherine Seva, biologist at Inserm

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When your left hand mimics what your right hand does: it’s in the genes

Research scientists from Inserm, CNRS, UPMC and AP-HP working for the Centre de Recherche de l’Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle (CRICM) of la Pitié-Salpêtrière, have just discovered mutations

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Obesity: Does our second brain work too well?

Scientists from Inserm have just demonstrated how a high fat and sugar diet prevents the natural destruction of neurons from the enteric nervous system in mice.

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Erasing the signs of aging in cells is now a reality

Inserm’s AVENIR “Genomic plasticity and aging” team, directed by Jean-Marc Lemaitre, Inserm researcher at the Functional Genomics Institute (Inserm/CNRS/Université de Montpellier 1 and 2), has recently succeeded in rejuvenating cells from elderly donors (aged over 100).

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