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New progress in therapeutic research on degenerative diseases of the retina

March 16 2009

During recent years, the team of Thierry Léveillard, Inserm Research Director, Saddek Mohand-Saïd and Professor José-Alain Sahel at the Paris Vision Institute have devoted their research to the study of Retinitis Pigmentosa, a group of inherited r...
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Taurine: key to the visual toxicity of an anti-epileptic drug for children?

February 16 2009

Vigabatrin (Sabril), first intention molecule for the treatment of epilepsy in children, in many cases produces secondary effects that lead to an irreversible loss of vision. Serge Picaud, head of research at Inserm, and his colleagues of the Inst...
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Smoking cessation: how effective are nicotine substitutes?

January 23 2009

Nicotine is generally regarded as the main component responsible for the addictive properties of tobacco. However, a CNRS and College de France research team directed by Jean Pol Tassin, Inserm research director, has just proved that nicotine alon...
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A simple test for determining whether a patient is conscious or not

January 21 2009

Is it possible to determine whether a patient is conscious by observing the activity of his/her brain? The thorny scientific question is crucial for clinicians managing non-communicative patients in intensive care or patients emerging from unconsc...
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A very encouraging clinical trial for patients with OCD

November 12 2008

In 2002, thanks to a chance observation in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease, Inserm researchers found a potential treatment for the most serious forms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Following neurosurgical treatment, two patien...
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