Nicolas L’Heureux: Artificial Blood Vessels That Are 100% Biological

Recipient of a European Research Council grant in 2022 for his project to develop artificial tissues in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, Nicolas L’Heureux, director of the Tissue Bioengineering Laboratory in Bordeaux, has worked for twenty years to design artificial vessels that are impermeable, resistant, and contain no synthetic products. What research can be […]


Olivier Delattre, 2022 Grand Prize

Better diagnosis, innovative treatments, the research into childhood cancers by Olivier Delattre – a full-time researcher but a pediatrician at heart – has paid off. His insatiable curiosity and tenacity in unraveling the mysteries of these diseases have earned him the Grand Prize. Once a pediatrician, always a pediatrician « Back when I was choosing what to […]


Valérie Gabelica, 2022 Research Prize

Mass spectrometry is used to study the conformation of molecules and their interactions. From this analytical chemistry tool, which is over 100 years old, chemist Valérie Gabelica is making an innovative device for plunging into the heart of DNA and RNA. Work that has earned her the Research Prize. A new lease of life for mass […]


Valérie Crépel, 2022 Innovation Prize

In less than a decade, neurobiologists Valérie Crépel from Inserm and Christophe Mulle from CNRS have brought a gene therapy for temporal lobe epilepsy to the stage at which it can soon be tested in patients. This success in creating industrial value has earned Valérie Crépel the Innovation Prize. Frontal lobe epilepsy: gene therapy in […]


Justine Bertrand-Michel, 2022 Research Support Prize

For Justine Bertrand-Michel, who directs the MetaToul platform for metabolites analysis, helping researchers is a noble activity. A conviction she has put into practice for over twenty years and for which she has been awarded the Research Support Prize. Supporting research whatever the cost « I had always wanted to work in health biology, explains Justine Bertrand-Michel […]


Priscille Rivière, 2022 Opecst-Science and Society Prize

COVID-19 vaccines contain 5G, vitamin C is effective against COVID, the variants are necessarily more dangerous... During the health crisis, Canal Détox strove to decode misinformation and unfortunate scientific oversimplifications. A valuable initiative implemented by Priscille Rivière and the communication teams at Inserm, which has earned her the Science and Society-Opecst Prize. Stop fake news! Following a […]


The VolREthics Initiative: Healthy Research Volunteers and Ethics

In early 2022, Inserm set up an international initiative on ethical issues related to the participation of healthy volunteers in biomedical research. Called VolREthics, which is short for Volunteers in Research and Ethics, this initiative is supported by numerous international partners. Its objective is to lead to the sharing and discussion of practices at international […]


Joel Haas: European Funding in an Attempt to Prevent NASH

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a serious inflammatory disease that affects and gradually destroys the liver. It is a more advanced form of another condition known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is characterized by a build-up of fats in the same organ. By deciphering the mechanisms associated with the transition from NAFLD to NASH, […]


Véronique Witko-Sarsat: Neutrophils Finally Get Some Recognition!

As key inflammation regulators, neutrophils are up there with all the other immune cells. An essential role that Véronique Witko-Sarsat has been helping to define for the past thirty years. Her research, which has not always been straightforward, has recently been awarded the International Association of Inflammation Societies’ Woman in Science prize. After receiving the […]


Down to the Bare Bones of Regenerative Medicine

Toys, computer parts, prostheses, pencil holders… 3D printers bring life to imaginary and everyday concepts. And now also to human organs! Using processes that may have filled Dr. Frankenstein with enthusiasm, tissue engineering makes it possible to accurately print and recreate living biological tissues in three dimensions, with the aim of growing customized grafts. While technology […]