April 30 2019

Publication of a recent study published in Cell Stem Cell by Team 10 on the protective effect of PAX3 in response to dioxin exposure!

A recent study conducted by Audrey Der Vartanian (post-doctoral researcher) and Marianne Gervais-Taurel (CNRS researcher) in the team of Pr. Frédéric Relaix (Team 10, IMRB) reveals that the transcription factor PAX3 protects a subpopulation of adult skeletal muscle stem cells in response to chronic exposure to an environmental pollutant, dioxin, with harmful effects on health. […]

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March 26 2019

Vincent Audard, team 21, receives a research grant at the last Kidney Foundation Gala!

Professor Vincent Audard (Nephrology and Transplantation Department, IMRB Team 21) as coordinator of the Rare Disease Reference Centre (CRMR) “Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome” was presented on Tuesday 12 March 2019 during the Kidney Foundation gala ( a research grant to set up within the 5 CRMR sites (Henri Mondor coordinator site, Robert Débré, Necker, Tenon and […]

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February 13 2019

Stéphane Palfi, team 14, guest on France Culture of the program “Matières à penser” devoted to “Grands espoirs en médecine”, Friday, February 15, 2019 at 10:15 pm!

Stéphane Palfi, head of Team 14 at our Institute, will be René Frydman’s guest on France Culture’s “Matières à penser” program, dedicated this week to high hopes in medicine and new ideas. He will talk about the promises of stimulating the spinal cord to make paralytics walk again, but also about possible difficulties of experimentation […]

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January 29 2019

Wishes from the Director of IMRB

  It is around a cake of kings and surrounded by a large number of members of the IMRB, Mrs Camille Chaudonneret our regional delegate of Inserm Paris 6, as well as some members of the Faculty of Medicine, that our director Jorge Boczkowski presented us his wishes and encouragement for this year 2019 which […]

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December 12 2018

Carbon monoxide-induced metabolic switch in adipocytes improves insulin resistance in obese mice JCI Insight, November 15, 2018

A recent study conducted by Laura Braud, post-doctoral fellow in the Equipe directed by Roberto Motterlini (Equipe 12, IMRB), reveals that carbon monoxide (CO) improves insulin resistance and glucose metabolism in obese mice. The study appeared in the November issue of JCI Insight (Link: Braud and colleagues showed that oral administration of a compound […]

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December 5 2018

EHVA launches a clinical trial to test a combination of therapeutic vaccines and an immunotherapy drug!

EHVA (European HIV Vaccine Alliance) announces the start of the EHVA T01 / ANRS VRI05 trial.   EHVA-T01 / ANRS VRI05, a double-blind, randomized, Phase I/II trial, will evaluate the combination of experimental HIV therapeutic vaccines and an investigational immunotherapy drug in people living with HIV in six European countries – France, Germany, Spain, Italy, […]

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November 27 2018

Congratulations to Claire Leibler, doctoral student of Team 21, winner of the 2017 Thesis Prize of the University of Paris-Est for ED SVS and the Aguirre/Robin Prize!

Claire Leibler, a nephrologist specializing in kidney transplantation, received the thesis prize from the University of Paris Est for the Doctoral School of Life and Health Sciences (SVS) on November 6.     On December 2, she will also receive the Aguirre-Basulado / Robin Prize for Medicine, one of the fifty solemn prizes awarded by […]

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November 15 2018

Beneficial physical exercise in the treatment of sickle cell disease, a study coordinated by Pablo Bartolucci of Team 2!

According to a recent study coordinated by Pablo Bartolucci of Team 2, with the help of the Department of Public Health and Cardiorespiratory Rehabilitation of CHU Henri Mondor and published in the journal Lancet Haemtology in November 2018, physical exercise would bring definite benefits in the treatment of sickle cell disease. The article appeared in […]

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October 15 2018

Congratulations to Maximilien Bencze who has just published an article in Nature Communications on the role of necroptosis in the degeneration of dystrophic muscles!

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive neuromuscular disease, affecting 1 in 5000 live male births and is characterized by a progressive degeneration of myofibres, leading to an irreversible muscle weakness. In DMD, as in many muscle wasting conditions, cell death mechanisms are largely unknown. Within the team 10 directed by Frederic Relaix and Jérôme […]

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September 19 2018

Interviews with Marion Leboyer, Director of IMRB Team 15 as part of the “Medical/Scientific Interviews”, and for the publication of her latest book “Psychiatry: The State of Emergency”

Marion Leboyer, director of team 15 of the IMRB, the FondaMental Foundation, and head of department at the Chenevier-Mondor hospital in Créteil, has just given an interview as part of the “Entretiens de Médecine/Sciences” conducted jointly by the scientific journal and INSERM. During this interview she talks mainly about the immune system in psychiatry, but […]

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May 23 2018

Congratulations to Marion Leboyer, Team 15 Director, who has just received a prestigious award from the ECNP!

Marion Leboyer received the 2018 Neuropsychopharmacology Award of European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)  in recognition of her outstanding achievements combining innovative and high-impact research identifying genetic and environmental risk factors in major psychiatric disorders.   Marion Leboyer will receive the award at the 31st ECNP Congress October 6-9, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.   The prize is […]

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May 16 2018

A look back at the IMRB’s Apprentice Researchers experience

Since its creation in 2004, L’Arbre des Connaissances Association founded by researchers has promoted dialogue between scientists and society. The Apprentice Researchers are one of the actions carried out by this association which has enabled more than 2000 secondary school students to be welcomed in the laboratories (more info). This year, under the impetus of […]

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