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Fundamental research

28 - 04 - 2017

Intestine: how research prepares medicine

Europe, the Inserm, a researcher, Nadine Cerf-Bensussan, and her team are conducting research against genetic diseases of the intestinal barrier.
This barrier protects the body from billions of bacteria in the intestine. Understanding how the immune system built this barrier required years of research.
Today, many genes involved in the constitution of the intestinal barrier have been identified in mice. It will now be possible to discover which ones are involved in human diseases in order to choose therapeutic strategies.