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Medical diagnosis: will brain palpation soon be possible?

October 06 2015

If there is one technique used by the physician to explore the human body during every medical examination in order to make a diagnosis or prescribe further tests, it is palpation. By its nature, however, the brain cannot be palpated without using...
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Antimicrobial Film for Future Implants

September 21 2015

The implantation of medical devices is not without risks. Bacterial or fungal infections can occur and the body’s strong immune response may lead to the rejection of the implant. Researchers at Unit 1121 “Biomaterials and Bio-engineering” (Inserm/...
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Modulation of brain cholesterol: a new line of research in Alzheimer’s disease treatment?

September 14 2015

We have known for some years that Alzheimer’s disease is characterised by two types of lesions, amyloid plaques and degenerated tau protein. Cholesterol plays an important role in the physiopathology of this disease. Two French research teams (Ins...
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An electronic micropump to deliver treatments deep within the brain.

April 20 2015

Many potentially efficient drugs have been created to treat neurological disorders, but they cannot be used in practice. Typically, for a condition such as epilepsy, it is essential to act at exactly the right time and place in the brain. For this...
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Production of human motor neurons from stem cells is gaining speed

November 10 2014

The motor neurons that innervate muscle fibres are essential for motor activity. Their degeneration in many diseases causes paralysis and often death among patients. Researchers at the Institute for Stem Cell Therapy and Exploration of Monogenic D...
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