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Anna Rita Cantelmo: when the blood vessel cells malfunction 

Passionate about vascular biology, Anna Rita Cantelmo has always wanted to conduct high-level research. An ambition that led her to leave Italy for Belgium, and then France, on her quest to decipher the biology of the cells that line our blood vessels. By studying their function – and their dysfunction – she looks for the […]

  • Published on: 26/02/2024
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Tango therapy: let’s dance! 

And one, two, three, four… Join us as we dance the tango! But not just any tango: therapeutic tango. Our first stop for this report is the geriatric hospital in Albigny-sur-Saône, north of Lyon, where some twenty residents are getting ready to start, guided by an accordionist and a professional dancer. ‘Tango is the dance […]

  • Published on: 26/02/2024
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Biomaterials: reconstructing the skin 

To accelerate the healing of chronic or acute wounds that struggle to heal naturally, scientists from Inserm and Besançon University Hospital are developing a biomaterial that reproduces the architecture and physical properties of human skin. Grafted to the patient, it will boost tissue regeneration. Here we are at the heart of the Besançon health campus, […]

  • Published on: 11/01/2024
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Marc Poirot: a fascination for exploring new therapeutic avenues 

Since his studies, Marc Poirot has been captivated by the union of biology and chemistry, two disciplines which had previously been compartmentalised. From this marriage, the Inserm research director has studied new cholesterol transformation pathways and their involvement in breast cancer. This research was recently awarded the American Oil Chemists’ Society Schroepfer Medal. Ask researchers […]

  • Published on: 11/01/2024
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Clément Papadacci: « New Ultrasound Imaging to Visualize Organs With Unprecedented Accuracy » 

A recipient of European funding, physicist and Inserm researcher Clément Papadacci is developing an ultra-fast ultrasound probe to enable whole-organ micro-vessels to be viewed in 3D. Its initial applications will be dedicated to the study of neurological and cardiac diseases, which until now have been difficult to explore precisely. Clément Papadacci has recently designed a […]

  • Published on: 13/11/2023
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Marie-Astrid Boutet Tackles the Early Inflammatory Mechanisms of Osteoarthritis 

With her team created as part of the Atip-Avenir program, Marie-Astrid Boutet is deciphering the inflammatory mechanisms that precede joint destruction in osteoarthritis. She is convinced that characterizing them will make it possible to develop targeted therapies to prevent this disease or limit its severity. A challenge that she dreams of tackling for the millions […]

  • Published on: 09/10/2023
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Understanding and Controlling Sleep: The Dream of Delphine Oudiette 

In the past, Delphine Oudiette dreamt of becoming an explorer, journalist, philosopher, or perfume creator. Today, she is a scientist in the field of dreams and has recently obtained European Research Council (ERC) funding in order to explore the process of falling asleep. Knowing more about this poorly-understood phase of transition between wakefulness and sleep […]

  • Published on: 11/09/2023
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Endocrine Disruptors: Can We Reduce Our Exposure? 

Our exposures to endocrine disruptors – substances capable of interacting with our hormonal system and altering its function – are many, varied, and seem difficult to control. At the Institute for Advanced Biosciences in La Tronche, near Grenoble, an Inserm team is conducting a study to determine whether changing our consumption habits could reduce our […]

  • Published on: 01/08/2023
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Romain Quentin: Understanding Learning in Order to Improve It 

Specializing in cognitive computational neuroscience, a field which uses mathematical tools to develop and test theories about brain function, Romain Quentin characterizes the neural mechanisms that come into play when learning. As a recipient of ATIP-Avenir funding which has enabled him to form his own team, he wishes to identify how to improve the way […]

  • Published on: 22/06/2023
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Neurodegenerative Diseases: Tracking Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s in the Gut 

It is just a courtyard that separates Nantes University Hospital from the TENS lab. A courtyard that the teams of Pascal Derkinderen and Moustapha Cissé cross when their colleagues perform a colon biopsy, or to go meet with patients. Because the research conducted by the lab has a clinical purpose: to track the links between […]

  • Published on: 22/05/2023
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