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Why good resolutions about taking up a physical activity can be hard to keep

January 04 2013

Physical inactivity is a major public health problem that has both social and neurobiological causes. According to the results of an Ipsos survey published on Monday 31 December, the French have put "taking up a sport" at the top of thei...
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The radical restructuring of brain networks in comatose patients

November 30 2012

Researchers from Inserm, CNRS and the Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, in collaboration with clinical practitioners from the Strasbourg University Hospital Centre, have analysed data from 17 comatose patients using functional MRI data. Their...
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A new factor of genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease discovered through a study of a rare disease

November 16 2012

A large-scale international study involving French researchers from the Inserm-Institut Pasteur Lille-Université Lille Nord de France “Public health and molecular epidemiology of ageing-related diseases” joint research unit led by Philippe Amouyel...
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A sonar vision system for the congenitally blind

November 13 2012

A "sonar vision" system enabling the congenitally blind to perceive the shape of a face, a house, and even letters and words is being developed by a team at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University. Using this device, the researchers have shown th...
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Benzodiazepine use and dementia in the over 65s

September 28 2012

Benzodiazepines are prescribed to treat symptoms of anxiety and sleeping disorders. Collaborative research conducted by researchers from three Inserm units in Bordeaux has recently highlighted the link between benzodiazepine use and the developmen...
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