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Professor Etienne-Emile Baulieu, a pioneer in hormone research
Outsized discoveries
A revolutionary approach to Alzheimer's disease
Awards and Distinctions

Professor Etienne-Emile Baulieu, a pioneer in hormone research

Etienne-Emile Baulieu was born December 12, 1926 in Strasbourg, the surname Stephen Blum. He is the son of Professor Blum, diabetologist and nephrologist. During the Second World War, he joined the Resistance in 1942 in Grenoble in the Patriotic Youth Front. Threatened with arrest, he fled to Annecy where he took the name of Emile Baulieu in 1943. On December 44 he incrit at the Faculty of Sciences and Faculty of Medicine, under the name of Etienne-Emile Baulieu.

It is both a physician (doctor of medicine (1955)) and scientific (Doctor of Science (1963)). Former intern at the Hospitals of Paris, Head of Clinic at the Faculty, he became Associate Professor in 1958. He founded the Inserm Unit 33 Research metabolism and molecular pathophysiology of steroids, which he directed from 1963 to 1997. Professor Baulieu teaches biochemistry at the University of Paris 11 from 1970 to 1993.

Professor at the Collège de France , he held the chair "Fundamentals and principles of human reproduction" from 1993 to 1997. He chaired the Academy of Sciences in 2003-2004 after being elected in 1982. He was also a member of the National Consultative Ethics Committee for Life Sciences and Health from 1996 to 2002.
Physician, endocrinologist and biochemist, Professor Etienne-Emile Baulieu has devoted most of his work steroid hormones and their antagonists in reproductive aging, cancer and nervous system.

Outsized discoveries

He discovers the secretion of DHEA sulphate form by the adrenal glands in humans. This publication it is to be invited to the USA by Professor Seymour Lieberman ( Columbia University New York ). He will meet Gregory Pincus, the father of the pill, which support for WHO to appoint and assign to grants from the Ford Foundation for his research.

The abortion pill, a revolution in control by women of their fertility

Professor Etienne-Emile Baulieu is internationally known and recognized for his invention of the pill and abortion pill "morning after." In 1982 he designed the antiprogestin RU 486, whose properties are revolutionizing the lives of millions of women around the world.
Professor Baulieu in the initial results presented in 1982 to the Academy of Sciences. The publication of the first results show that the product is administered at doses provided safe, secure, and efficient. This does qu'enfler controversy on facilitation of abortion to women avoiding invasive surgery, but has the advantage of avoiding economic intervention in hospital and the psychological advantage of the discretion of a decision taken by the woman alone.

The RU 486 pill named letters UK, acronym Roussel-Uclaf laboratory put it on the market, and the three-digit 4-8-6 (serial number of the synthesis of the molecule). Before the religious and political opposition late 1980s, the Roussel-Uclaf laboratory waives in 1988 (MDA Authorisation Market) she had to get to the RU486. It took the personal intervention of the Minister of Health at the time, Claude Evin, saying: "The UK is the moral property of women, " and proposing to entrust it to another laboratory for Roussel-Uclaf finally decides to assume and operate the product.

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Duration of symptoms affects outcome of surgery

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J Hand Surg [Am]. 1997 Mar;22(2):200-10.
Long-term symptom outcomes of carpal tunnel syndrome and its treatment.
DeStefano F, Nordstrom DL, Vierkant RA.
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Marshfield Medical Research Foundation, WI, USA.
A retrospective follow-up study of a population-based case series was conducted to determine the clinical course and outcomes of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
A total of 425 cases first diagnosed between 1979 and 1988 were followed through 1993. Among patients who did not have surgery, median duration of symptoms was between 6 and 9 months, but 22% had symptoms for 8 years...


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In 1936, Rockefeller's Dr. Franz Kallmann interrupted his study of hereditary degeneracy and emigrated to America because he was half-Jewish. Kallmann went to New York and established the Medical Genetics Department of the New York State Psychiatric Institute

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