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Thomas Baumert: Researching Innovative Solutions for Fibrosis and Liver Cancer 

Caused by viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease, or alcoholism, liver cancer is one of the deadliest in the world, responsible for nearly 1 million deaths each year. In order to combat this disease, it is essential to fully understand the cellular pathways involved. This is what Thomas Baumert – doctor, researcher and entrepreneur – has […]

Published on: 14/09/2021
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Vision Disorders: Save Our Retinas! 

In France, 3 out of every 4 people over 20 years of age suffer from vision disorders. While these can often benefit from optical corrections, some retinal diseases, which are rarer, remain unelucidated. Accredited in 2004, the Clinical Investigation Centre (CIC) and the Quinze-Vingts* Reference Center for Rare Diseases (CMR) have become a reference for the […]

Published on: 06/09/2021
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Magazine 

In the July 2021 issue, discover our special feature called The gut – Does It Get the Attention It Deserves?
Looking after our gut is considered the key to good health. Seen as the center of the body and of many of its essential functions, the balance of this microbiota site is associated with the vitality of the whole body. Yet, in our modern society, it appears to be subject to a growing number of afflictions. These not only cause abdominal pain but also play a role in disorders which, on first glance, do not seem to be linked to our intestines. Are our diets responsible for these diseases? Are they also our means of treating them? Given the increasing medicalization of diet, we have devoted this issue of the Inserm magazine to sorting the wheat from the chaff.

Published on: 06/07/2021
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Fabienne Lescroart: Getting to the Heart of Cardiac Development 

The heart is the first organ to form in the embryo. But how its cells specialize and how its tissue is organized is not fully understood. Passionate about genetics, Fabienne Lescroart came to quickly devote her research to this fundamental stage of development. Her goal? Understand congenital heart malformations and develop regenerative medicine. The heart, […]

Published on: 17/06/2021
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Jacky Goetz: Cancer and Metastasis, in Search of the Forces at Work 

The aggressiveness of a tumor brings into play various biomechanical forces of its own cells and those of its close environment. These are phenomena that Jacky Goetz, head of the Tumor Biomechanics team in Strasbourg, observes and then deciphers. His research has earned him two awards and a certification. One reason why cancers are so […]

Published on: 10/05/2021
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Meet the Protein Collectors 

Are you familiar with proteomics, the science that focuses on the proteome, the entire set of proteins in the human body? In Rennes, the Protim platform team is actively working to advance knowledge in this field. « Twenty years ago, when the major human genome sequencing program was announced, we thought that once it was completed, we […]

Published on: 03/05/2021
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Marc Bardou: For More Equality in Cervical Cancer Screening 

Marc Bardou wants to significantly improve access to cervical cancer screening for the most vulnerable women. To do this, he has set up Cbig-Screen, an ambitious public health research project federating a number of European teams. This project has received support from the European Union, along with major funding from the Health, Demographic Change and […]

Published on: 15/04/2021
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Pascale Bomont: Committed to Rare Diseases 

An expert in rare neurodegenerative diseases, Pascale Bomont has obtained European funding enabling her to boost her research. Research that aims to elucidate the role of the cytoskeleton in a healthy or diseased nervous system. This could lead to the development of treatments for a wide range of diseases related to disorders of this internal […]

Published on: 29/03/2021
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For Pierre Galichon It Is All About Protecting the Kidneys 

Pierre Galichon is a nephrologist at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris. Thanks to the ATIP-Avenir program, he has created his own kidney disease research team within an Inserm unit at Tenon Hospital, also in Paris. His goal? Learn to control the natural repair mechanisms of the kidneys in order to improve their protection in the event […]

Published on: 08/03/2021
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Sonia Garel: Brain Development Is No Straightforward Process 

Brain development is a lengthy process that requires multiple interactions between the neurons and the immune cells, which starts from pregnancy and continues well after birth: a dialog that Sonia Garel has been successfully decoding for over 15 years. Good brain function at birth and throughout life depends on the quality of its development starting from […]

Published on: 28/01/2021
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