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Exposure to pesticides and Parkinson’s disease

June 16 2009

A team of researchers from the Inserm “Neuroepidemiology” Unit and the UPMC have shown that exposure to pesticides virtually doubles the risk of occurrence of Parkinson’s disease with farmers. This risk increases with the number of years of exposu...
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Premonitory signs of epilepsy long before seizures

April 27 2009

Temporal lobe epilepsy, the most common form in adults, resists all medication in 30% of cases and is frequently associated with severe cognitive deficits. While seeking to understand the origin of these associated disorders, a team from Inserm un...
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Organ transplants: What are the research options? An Inserm collective expertise

March 23 2009

Despite the considerable progress made in the past, much still needs to be done to improve the removal of organs and to ensure the long-term success of transplants. How best to solve the problem of the shortage of donors? How best to optimise the...
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The sleep of elderly persons: an important indicator of mortality

March 02 2009

Sleep disorders intensify with age and the deleterious effects on health are recognised. In particular, excessive daytime sleepiness may concern up to 30% of persons aged over 65. The team led by Jean Philippe Empana (Inserm Unit 909 - “Epidémiolo...
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Social inequalities in lung cancer incidence: Is smoking the only explanation?

February 25 2009

The incidence of lung cancer is generally higher in the underprivileged social classes. Is the higher tobacco consumption of these populations sufficient to fully explain these inequalities ? Gwenn Menvielle, (Inserm unit 687/Villejuif), in collab...
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