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Constances: First registry for tomorrow's health

January 23 2009

In mid-January 2009, the epidemiological cohort project Constances?CONSulTANts for Centres d'Examens de Santé (CES; Health Examinations Centres)?will be organised jointly by Inserm, Cnamts together with Cetaf*, and the Ministry of Health (General...
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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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The Inserm "Serimedis" image bank gets a facelift

January 20 2009

The new version of the Serimedis Web site has been online since 1 January 2009. After a real facelift, the site is now more ergonomic and attractive.
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Genetic tests: scientific, medical and social questions. An Inserm collective expert report

January 09 2009

Inserm has conducted an analysis of the scientific, medical and social challenges of the development of new genetic tests, and particularly susceptibility tests for multi-factorial diseases from the existing literature. Apart from the question of...
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Is Down syndrome screening well understood by women?

January 07 2009

There are specific regulations for Down syndrome screening in France making it obligatory to get women’s written consent. A study carried out by Inserm Unit 912 “Sciences Economiques et sociales, systèmes de santé, sociétés” (Economic and Social S...
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