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The cause of uncombable hair syndrome identified

November 22 2016

In 1973, the rare syndrome of uncombable hair or ‘pili trianguli et canaliculi‘ was described by a Toulouse dermatologist. More than 40 years later, Michel Simon, Inserm research director his colleagues at the ‘Epidermal Differentiation and R...
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Light shed on the underside of the “cocktail effect” of endocrine disruptors

September 03 2015

Chemical substances that are safe for humans when taken in isolation can become harmful when they are combined. Three research teams bringing together researchers from Inserm and CNRS[1] in Montpellier have elucidated in vitro a molecular mec...
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Intelligent bacteria for detecting disease

May 29 2015

Another step forward has just been taken in the area of synthetic biology. Research teams from Inserm and CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) Montpellier, in association with Montpellier Regional University Hospital and Stanford...
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Osteoporosis : balancing bone formation and degradation

February 03 2015

Most existing treatments for pathological bone loss inhibit osteoclasts (bone-destroying cells) to limit bone degradation. However, by doing this, they also prevent bone formation since it is stimulated by the presence of these very same osteoclas...
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