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Childhood cancer - Factors of genetic susceptibility in Ewing sarcoma discovered

February 12 2012

Ewing sarcoma is a rare paediatric bone cancer. However, this condition occurs more frequently in populations of European ancestry. Olivier Delattre (1) and his team, David Cox (2) and Gilles Thomas (3) have sought to understand why. The response...
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Serotonin and bones

February 01 2012

Serotonin, a well-known brain neurotransmitter, is produced locally in an unexpected place: the bone tissue. This has just been demonstrated by research scientists from the Combined "Bone and joints" research unit 606 (Inserm/Paris Dider...
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Erasing the signs of aging in cells is now a reality

October 27 2011

Inserm’s AVENIR “Genomic plasticity and aging” team, directed by Jean-Marc Lemaitre, Inserm researcher at the Functional Genomics Institute (Inserm/CNRS/Université de Montpellier 1 and 2), has recently succeeded in rejuvenating cells from elderly...
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Progeria: promising results from new gene therapy on animals

October 26 2011

Huge progress has been made over the last few years in scientific research into Progeria, a disease that leads to premature aging in children. In 2003, a team directed by Nicolas Lévy discovered the gene, and, in 2008, twelve children were able to...
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Discovery of a gene that predisposes to both melanoma and renal carcinoma

October 20 2011

Carried out by Inserm and the Institut de cancérologie Gustave Roussy (IGR) in Villejuif and coordinated by Dr Brigitte Bressac-de Paillerets, Head of IGR Genetics Department, a study has identified a germline mutation that is responsible for a co...
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