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  • Can injuries to the skin be painless? National Buruli ulcer control Programme, Benin ©OMS
    19.06.2014

    Can injuries to the skin be painless?

    When the body receives an injury to the skin, a signal is sent to the brain, which generates a sensation of pain. Teams led by Priscille Brodin in Lille[1] and Laurent Marsollier in Angers[2] have studied lesions in patients with Buruli...

    Keywords : Mycobacterium ulcerans - Buruli ulcer

  • Hair bundles of the auditory outer hair cells by scanning electron microscopy - Mild hearing impairment may indicate greater underlying problems © Institut Pasteur
    12.06.2014

    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
    12.06.2014

    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
    10.06.2014

    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
    02.06.2014

    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

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