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Inflammatory bowel disease: a gut bacterium with beneficial properties

April 24 2015

Several years ago, INRA researchers in Jouy-en-Josas showed that levels of the gut bacterium Faecalibacterium prausnitzii tended to decline in the human gut at the onset of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Is this disappearance of F. prau...
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New gene therapy success in a rare disease of the immune system

April 21 2015

French teams from CIC Biothérapie (AP-HP/Inserm), from pediatric hematology department of Necker Hospital for Children (AP-HP), led by Marina Cavazzana, Salima Hacein Bey Albina and Alain Fischer and from Genethon led by Anne Galy (Genethon/Inserm...
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A new experimental approach against hepatitis C virus

March 30 2015

An international collaboration led by Professor Thomas Baumert (Inserm/University of Strasbourg Joint Research Unit 1110, “Institute for Viral and Liver Disease”) has shown that a monoclonal antibody directed specifically against claudin-1, a live...
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What if the severity of our seasonal influenza were related to our genetic background?

March 26 2015

While most of us recover from influenza after a week, it can be a very severe disease, and even fatal in rare cases, with no reason for physicians to have expected such an outcome. By analysing the genome of a little girl who contracted a severe f...
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An antihypertensive drug improves corticosteroid-based skin treatments

March 16 2015

Basic research on blood pressure has led researchers from Inserm (Inserm Unit 1138, “Cordeliers Research Centre”) to obtain unexpected results: drugs used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) reduce side effects from corticosteroid-based cr...
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