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Cold exacerbates immune response of asthmatic patients

Researchers at GIGA discover how rhinoviruses, the cause of common cold, act on our immune system to induce severe asthma exacerbations in individuals suffering from this condition.

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Progress towards new treatments for asthma

Researchers are discovering how exposure to germs protects against asthma and are offering a new approach to cell therapy.

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Alzheimer’s: when you don’t know that you know…

A study examines the way patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease predict their own memory performance.

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Impact of sleep deprivation on cognitive performance

Kept awake for 42 hours, participants in an experiment showed a variation in their cognitive performance closely linked to their biological clock and the accrued sleep debt. Two mechanisms that are well known, but difficult to quantify. 

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Voyage[s] à travers le thymus

Longtemps considéré comme un organe « inutile », le thymus est aujourd’hui reconnu comme jouant un rôle essentiel dans notre système immunitaire.

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