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InterAging: A New Boost for Research into Aging 

On the strength of its national initiatives, Inserm has recently launched an international collaboration program to reinforce knowledge in the field of aging... The objective being twofold: to understand how our cells age and to provide new avenues for staying healthy for longer. Is aging a partially programmed process or the result of chaotic events […]

Published on: 17/01/2022
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Development: Awakening to the World Through Touch 

Even before birth, touch is the preferred sense for babies to discover their environment. From the fourth week of pregnancy, certain touch receptors are already emerging: it is the first sensory capacity to appear in the fetus, and the foundation on which the child will develop its relationship with the world through the senses. Touch […]

Published on: 16/12/2021
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Une chercheuse à son ordinateur, avec un enfant équipé d’un bonnet d’électrodes qui permet de suivre son activité cérébrale

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In the November 2021 issue, discover our special feature called Gynecological Health – An End to the Taboos?
These days, we have extensive knowledge about reproduction. Thanks to which, women have access to a wide range of treatments and technologies to help them have children, even in the event of fertility problems or high-risk pregnancies. However, the issues encountered by women that have no direct link to having children are largely unknown or even ignored, especially when they concern gynecological pain or mental health. The outcome being that very little is known about the mechanisms of such common conditions as premenstrual syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome, and even endometriosis, and we remain helpless in providing relief to sufferers. They are perceived as minor and trivial issues. How is research progressing in these areas? What does this situation say about sex-based inequalities in research, diagnosis, treatment development, and access to care?

Published on: 13/12/2021
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Marion Leboyer, 2021 Grand Prize 

Through her research into psychiatric illnesses, Marion Leboyer has made a significant contribution to improving treatment for patients with the goal of personalized medicine for all. The Grand Prize rewards the innovative nature of her work, particularly in bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, and autism spectrum disorders. Discover all the 2021 Inserm Prize winners A life dedicated […]

Published on: 02/12/2021
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Ana Zarubica, 2021 Research Support Prize 

Ana Zarubica plays a coordinating role at the Center for Immunophenomics. Her objective: ensure the optimal organization of a unit that offers scientists around the world mouse models for use in researching immune system function and dysfunction. An investment recognized through the Research Support Prize. Discover all the 2021 Inserm Prize winners Supporting research into […]

Published on: 02/12/2021
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Pierre-Louis Tharaux , 2021 Research Prize 

Twenty-five years ago, Pierre-Louis Tharaux, back then a nephrologist, vowed to help bring kidney failure out of its therapeutic dead-end. Now a researcher, he is on the way to success with an innovative approach and a first treatment being trialed in patients: progress rewarded by the Research Prize. Discover all the 2021 Inserm Prize winners […]

Published on: 02/12/2021
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Francine Behar-Cohen, 2021 Innovation Prize 

Francine Behar-Cohen is an ophthalmic surgeon, researcher… and creator of start-ups. What she wants is for her discoveries to leave her laboratory and provide relief to patients as quickly as possible. Her research and the value created from it have earned her the Innovation Prize. Discover all the 2021 Inserm Prize winners Start-ups to treat […]

Published on: 02/12/2021
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Laurent Fleury, 2021 Opecst-Science and Society Prize 

Together with the Collective Expert Review structure that he leads, Laurent Fleury is at the interface between science and society taking stock of scientific knowledge on a health subject at a given moment in time. The objective is twofold: aid political decision-making and inform citizens. The expert reviews and the value created from them are […]

Published on: 02/12/2021
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With Denis Vivien, All Roads Lead to the Brain 

From his beginnings in molecular biology to the neuroscience research conducted by his unit, Denis Vivien’s career has been remarkable. Curious and determined, he has never ceased to set up research projects and structures at the cutting edge of innovation and he has been entrusted with numerous academic responsibilities. Today, his fundamental discoveries on the […]

Published on: 22/11/2021
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Respiratory Infections: Mauro Gaya Reveals a New Immune Defense Player 

How can we improve vaccine approaches to respiratory infections? Mauro Gaya is focusing on the role of the memory B cells. Thanks to the ATIP-Avenir program, he has revealed hitherto overlooked properties of some of these immunity effectors. Originally from Argentina, Mauro Gaya spent his academic career at several US and UK research centers before […]

Published on: 04/11/2021
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