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Digestive disorders: Therapeutic hope for premature children

August 13 2010

Premature children frequently present digestive disorders because of the immaturity of their digestive system, in particular the intestine. By studying the maturation of the enteric nervous system, a key player for intestinal function control, Mic...
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Identification of a gene implicated in a rare disease affecting the kidneys

May 17 2010

Just a few weeks after World Kidney Day, scientists led by Dil Sahali (Inserm Unit 955(1) ‘Mondor Institute of Biomedical Research’ and the renal unit(2) of Henri-Mondor-AP-HP Hospital), in collaboration with Inserm units 702 (Pierre Ronco) and 68...
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A new post-infarction biomarker: hope for faltering hearts

April 26 2010

After suffering a heart-attack, patients often develop anomalies in the heart, such as left ventricular remodelling. At the Institut Pasteur de Lille, researchers from Inserm Unit 744 and their collaborators have highlighted a new biological marke...
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Illustrating how the oldest-used treatment for arterial hypertension works

April 13 2010

Thiazides, extensively used for treating arterial hypertension, take effect in a simple way: they favour the urinary elimination of body water, thus reducing arterial pressure and, as a consequence, lower arterial hypertension. Until now, only one...
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Thalidomide makes a promising comeback

April 06 2010

Despite past controversies surrounding thalidomide, the drug has been progressively reintroduced on the market for the treatment of specific pathologies. Research conducted by Frank Lebrin and his collaborators (Inserm unit 833 "embryonic and...
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