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Diabetes: when alpha cells become beta cells

August 06 2009

Type 1 diabetes is characterised by the loss of the pancreatic beta cells responsible for producing the insulin hormone. One of the scientists' chief concerns is to find a way of restoring these cells and their function. Thanks to the specific act...
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An excessive increase in heart rate during mental stress doubles the risk of cardiac arrest

April 29 2009

Xavier Jouven and his team at the Paris Cardiovascular Research Centre (Inserm unit 970) have updated a simple and economical method for predicting persons at increased risk of sudden death from cardiac arrest. Their work is published in the revie...
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New genes involved in myocardial infarction risk

February 09 2009

Researchers in the Inserm/Pierre and Marie Curie University Mixed Unit UMRS937, run by François Cambien in collaboration with their English and German colleagues of the European Cardiogenics consortium, have just identified a new region of the hum...
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Apelin to rescue diabetics

November 04 2008

Insulin is the key that allows sugar to penetrate our cells. In obese subjects, the mechanisms activated by this molecule are damaged leading to the onset of type II diabetes. Philippe Valet's team (Inserm unit 858 "Institut de médecine moléc...
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Excess iron in neurons is involved in Parkinson's disease

October 28 2008

Limiting excess iron in dopaminergic neurons may protect against Parkinson's disease. This is the conclusion of studies carried out by Etienne Hirsch, CNRS research director and his team of researchers in Inserm-UPMC/Université Pierre et Marie Cur...
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