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A new line of research in the fight against Alzheimer's disease and dementia

January 26 2010

A team at Inserm, directed by Etienne-Emile Baulieu (Inserm research unit 788 "Steroids, neuroprotection et neuroregeneration", Paris XI University), has just characterised, at the cellular and molecular level, the interaction between th...
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Astrocytes: their key role in the hippocampus

January 14 2010

An Anglo-French collaboration is providing new insights on the role of glial cells in cerebral communication. Stéphane Oliet, director of a research team at Inserm unit 862 "Physiopathology of neuroplasticity" at Bordeaux, and his collab...
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Nerves - keeping in touch

January 08 2010

The neurons responsible for the perception of touch have just been identified in mice during the embryonic development stage. The neurons in question are known as somatosensory neurons. The discovery tells us more about the mechanisms behind the f...
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Identification of a gene predisposing to multiple sclerosis

December 10 2009

Researchers at the Toulouse Purpan Hospital Physiopathology Centre (Inserm Unit 563, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, Immunology and Infectious Pathologies), working in cooperation with a Swedish team, recently identified a gene that predisp...
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Primordial role of GABA-releasing neurons in brain development

December 04 2009

Researchers at Inmed, the Inserm Mediterranean Neurobiology Institute founded by Yehezkel Ben-Ari, have recently provided new insight into brain function. Studies by the Inmed team directed by the CNRS researcher, Rosa Cossart, have just been publ...
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