Before her time, she developed a passion for the intestine, an organ long considered "second-class" by the medical community. For forty years, Nadine Cerf-Bensussan, a doctor and researcher, has been studying this unloved area of our anatomy from every angle to better understand its dysfunctions, and thus develop diagnostic tools and treatments. She is also one of the pioneers in gut microbiota research. In recognition of her scientific career, Nadine Cerf-Bensussan was awarded this year's Grand Prix by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm). Let's meet this great lady of medical research, who combines high standards and modesty.
LE FIGARO. - You are a doctor, trained in paediatrics. What sparked your desire to do research?
Nadine CERF-BENSUSSAN. - I don't have a specific event in mind. What I can say is that I grew up in a...
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