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Nils Kolling deciphers decision-making

Nils Kolling, Inserm researcher at the Stem-cell and Brain Research Institute (SBRI) in Lyon, is studying the brain mechanisms of motivation and planning that guide our decisions. He has received a substantial European Research Council Starting Grant for his work to describe them and develop computer simulation models. Research that could ultimately be of service […]

  • Published on: 16/07/2024
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Sophie Ugolini: a visionary in immunology

With her research on how the nervous system influences the regulation of immunity, Sophie Ugolini is charting an unprecedented course in immunology. When she turned her attention to it in 2012 after several years of deciphering immune regulation mechanisms, immunology was a new discipline. This bold choice has earned Ugolini two major funding opportunities which, […]

  • Published on: 06/06/2024
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Ludivine Doridot: making strides in endometriosis

Inserm researcher at the Cochin Institute, Ludivine Doridot is studying endometriosis, a gynaecological disease that affects around 10% of women and can lead to chronic pain and infertility. As part of a project funded by the European Research Council, she analyses the menstrual blood of patients to discover diagnostic and prognostic markers of the disease […]

  • Published on: 13/05/2024
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ERC : Yotis Senis awarded for his outstanding work at Inserm

Yotis Senis, who joined the Inserm unit 1255 « Biology and pharmacology of blood platelets: hemostasis, thrombosis, transfusion » in Strasbourg five years ago, has seen his project « Maintenance of platelet homeostasis by tyrosine phosphatases and vascular heparan sulfates » retained for fundings. The multidisciplinary approach, ranging from biophysics to transgenic mouse models, should lead to a better understanding […]

  • Published on: 15/04/2024
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Samira Fafi-Kremer: for the love of viruses

Franco-Moroccan, young, female... Samira Fafi-Kremer was far from having a career path that would be all mapped out. Yet her innate strength, will and curiosity have made her a respected and rewarded pillar of the scientific world. In 2021 she was appointed Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur of the French Republic, and then in 2023 […]

  • Published on: 12/03/2024
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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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  • Tag: Est

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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  • Tag: Nord-Ouest

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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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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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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