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HIV reservoir marker

Discovery of an HIV reservoir marker: A new avenue toward eliminating the virus

March 15 2017

French researchers have identified a marker that makes it possible to differentiate “dormant” HIV-infected cells from healthy cells. This discovery will make it possible to isolate and analyze reservoir cells which, by silently hosting the virus,...
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Rituximab effective in the treatment of membranous glomerulonephritis

October 07 2016

A national trial on membranous glomerulonephritis in 80 patients was coordinated by Prof. Pierre Ronco, of the Department of Nephrology and Dialysis at Tenon Hospital AP-HP, of the Inserm Unit “Rare and common kidney diseases, matrix remodelling a...
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Ethical issues surrounding CRISPR-Cas9 technology

June 30 2016

On 13 June last, the Inserm Ethics Committee assembled over a hundred individuals at its annual seminar. All those present had the benefit of an ethical perspective on many problems posed by biomedical research. One of the questions addressed was...
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The origin of heart dysfunctions in myotonic dystrophy identified

April 19 2016

An international team, including researchers in France at Inserm, CNRS and the University of Strasbourg, brought together at IGBMC[1] is lifting the veil on the molecular mechanisms causing heart dysfunctions in myotonic dystrophy, a genetic...
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A new type of sarcoma identified

September 07 2015

Inserm teams led by Prof. Jean-Yves Blay and Christophe Caux in Lyon[1], and by Franck Tirode and Olivier Delattre in Paris[2] have just demonstrated a new genetic variant in tumours that had not been identified until now. Their results enable bet...
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