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Go to Long Live the Charles Foix Institute of Longevity! 20.02.2009

Long Live the Charles Foix Institute of Longevity!

The first stone of the Charles Foix Institute of Longevity was laid on Thursday, February 17, at the Charles Foix hospital, in the presence of: Jean Mariani, Scientific Director, Jean-Paul Huchon, President of the Île-de-France regional council, Alain Desmarest, 1st Vice President of the Val-de-Marne ...

Go to The Vision Institute, the First European Research Centre Dedicated to Eye Diseases 01.03.2008

The Vision Institute, the First European Research Centre Dedicated to Eye Diseases

Diseases of the retina are the primary causes of blindness in Western countries. Currently, there are more than one million people in France affected by vision problems, 77 000 of whom are blind. That is why UPMC has joined with INSERM and the Quinze-Vingts hospital (which is specialised in vision pathologies) ...

The Brain and spinal cord Institute

"The ICM will enable brain and spinal cord disorders to be prevented, treated and cured.  It is a world-unique institute that will bring together 800 researchers to develop new treatments quickly as urgent action is required; there are currently 10 million patients in Europe," explains Gérard Saillant, ...

Research horizon: the bugs in cell communication

Speaking, listening, understanding, interpreting, answering...certain rules govern communication between human beings. A discussion can become a cacophony in no time if the rules are not respected. It's the same for living cells. Just imagine the pandemonium if the several hundred thousand billion cells ...

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When will we be finished with AIDS?

On World AIDS Day, Dominique Costagliola, research director of the UPMC-INSERM U720 unit (clinical epidemiology and treatment of HIV infection) spoke of the promising work going on in this field and of the hope currently felt by the medical community with the arrival of new treatments.With a mixture ...