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  • Hair bundles of the auditory outer hair cells by scanning electron microscopy - Mild hearing impairment may indicate greater underlying problems © Institut Pasteur

    Mild hearing impairment may indicate greater underlying problems

    Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, INSERM, Collège de France, and Pierre and Marie Curie University, in collaboration with a team from the University of Auvergne, identified mice models that mimic high-frequency hearing impairment in...

    Keywords : surdité

  • virus du Chikungunya (en orange) bourgeonnant à la surface de cellules infectées de moustique Aedes albopictus - Prédire les mutations à l’origine des épidémies © Institut Pasteur

    Predicting mutations that lead to epidemics

    Using the 2005-2006 chikungunya virus epidemic that occurred in the Indian Ocean islands as a study model, researchers at the Pasteur Institute have succeeded in developing an approach that can predict the virus mutations most likely to...

    Keywords : virus - épidémie

  • Memory lymphocytes isolated from the blood of a male newborn - Immunological memory discovered in fetuses - Institut Pasteur

    Immunological memory discovered in fetuses

    Scientists from the Institut Pasteur in Paris, the Institut Pasteur of Shanghai and INSERM research unit 1041, "Immune Regulation and Vaccinology", in collaboration with the Paris Public Hospital Network, have recently demonstrated the...

    Keywords : immunité - foetus

  • Colonization of brain vessels by N. meningitidis

    Elucidating the pathogenic mechanism of meningococcal meningitis

    Neisseria meningitidis, also called meningococcus, is a bacterium responsible for meningitis and septicemia[1]. Its most serious form, purpura fulminans, is often fatal. This bacterium, which is naturally present in humans in...

    Keywords : Colonization of brain vessels by N. meningitidis

  • Directing stem cell fates

    Directing stem cell fates

    Researchers from the Institut Pasteur, CEA and CNRS have discovered that the immediate environment of stem cells can have a strong influence on the fate of their descendants. The researchers observed that the forces applied to stem cells...

    Keywords : stem cell


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