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Mutations in the gene coding for beta- glucocerebrosidase: a significant risk factor for Parkinson's disease

November 04 2010

Mutations in both copies of the gene coding for beta-glucocerebrosidase (GBA) are the cause of Gaucher's disease, a rare metabolic disorder due to a visceral accumulation of complex glycolipids, the glucocerebrosides. Dr Suzanne Lesage, a member o...
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Ocytocin: hope of a cure for feeding disorders in newborn babies

October 18 2010

The Inserm research team led by Françoise Muscatelli, head of CNRS research at Inmed (Inserm unit 901), has recently demonstrated that oxytocin stimulates sucking activity among newborn babies at birth. The team successfully proved that provision...
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Vision loss among those inhaling poppers

October 14 2010

Poppers, regarded for decades as “soft” drugs, could be the cause of prolonged vision loss. The team of Michel Paques at the INSERM Clinical Investigation Centre at the Quinze-Vingts National Hospital in Paris, led by José-Alain Sahel and his coll...
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Genetic mutation directly implicated in schizophrenia

October 12 2010

The "Physiopathology of psychiatric illnesses" team at the Inserm “Psychiatry and neuroscience” Unit 894 at the hôpital Sainte-Anne, directed by Marie Odile Krebs, professor of Psychiatry at the Université Paris Descartes, and Dr Guy Rou...
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A new definition of Alzheimer's disease could help in selection of patients affected by the disease for therapeutic trials.

October 11 2010

A group of international experts on Alzheimer's disease (AD) have recently proposed a new lexicon which revises the definition of Alzheimer's disease, making it more uniform and including recent advances in this field, in particular the biomarkers...
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