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  • Les poussières et la chaleur favorisent l’augmentation des cas de méningites en Afrique sub-saharienne

    International News | 26.07.2016

    Health and Climate: Airborne dust and high temperatures are risk factors for invasive bacterial disease in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Jean- Marc Collard (1) and Jean-François Jusot, published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the results of a study demonstrating the association between meningitis and climate variations in sub- Saharan Africa.

  • A new lease of life for the Institut Pasteur in Bangui - Institut Pasteur

    International News | 26.07.2016

    A new lease of life for the Institut Pasteur in Bangui

    Since the end of 2015 and the cool down of the political crisis marked by the election in February of the new President of the Central African Republic, Prof. Faustin Archange Touadéra, the Institut Pasteur in Bangui has seen a significant resumption in all its activities.

  • Rindra Randremanana, epidemiologist, deputy-head of the epidemiology unit and leader of the nutrition theme at the Institut Pasteur of Madagascar

    International News | 21.07.2016

    Malnutrition, a priority for the Institut Pasteur in Madagascar

    Interview with Rindra Randremanana, epidemiologist, deputy-head of the epidemiology unit and leader of the nutrition theme at the Institut Pasteur of Madagascar

  • Anopheles stephensi infected by Plasmodium berghei

    Press release | 18.07.2016

    Malaria: a genetically attenuated parasite induces an effective, long-lasting immune response

    With nearly 3.2 billion people currently at risk of contracting malaria, scientists from the Institut Pasteur, the CNRS and Inserm have experimentally developed a live, genetically attenuated vaccine for Plasmodium, the parasite responsible for the disease. By identifying and deleting one of the parasite's genes, the scientists enabled it to induce an effective, long-lasting immune response in a mouse model. These findings were published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine on July 18, 2016.

  • Macrophages infected by group B Streptococcus. A new mechanism used by group B Streptococcus to evade the host immune system. © Institut Pasteur / E. Davenas et P. Trieu-Cuot.

    Research | 13.07.2016

    A new mechanism used by group B Streptococcus to evade the host immune system

    Pathogenic bacteria produce a number of molecules that can be recognized by the innate immune system. These molecules associated with pathogens trigger an inflammatory response by stimulating specific signaling pathways in infected immune cells. Scientists have demonstrated that group B Streptococcus degrades one of these molecules so that it can control the inflammatory response of the infected host.

  • Bacteriophages on the Escherichia coli bacterium. Phage therapy: fundamental action mechanisms revealed. © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 07.07.2016

    Phage therapy: fundamental action mechanisms revealed

    Scientists identify for the first time the genetic and metabolic mechanisms underpinning the therapeutic action of a bacteriophage known for its therapeutic potential. Given the worrying rise in bacterial resistance to antibiotics and the difficulties in developing effective new molecules, there has been renewed interest within the scientific community in recent years in phage therapy, which makes use of these bacterial viruses.

  • A gorilla in Gabon. Discovery of new strains of the HTLV-4 virus in hunters bitten by gorillas in Gabon. © IRD / Nil Rahola

    Research | 07.07.2016

    Discovery of new strains of the HTLV-4 virus in hunters bitten by gorillas in Gabon

    Scientists from the Institut Pasteur and the CNRS have identified two new strains of the HTLV-4 virus in two hunters who were bitten by gorillas in Gabon. These findings support the notion that gorillas represent a major source of infectious agents that can be passed on to humans.

  • Foundation Pasteur Japan

    International News | 06.07.2016

    Creation of the Pasteur Japan Foundation

    Since 15 June, the Foundation Pasteur Japan was officially created and succeeds Association Pasteur Japan whose scholarship program allowed for 11 years to host Japanese young scientists at the Institut Pasteur.

    Located in Tokyo, the new foundation's objectives is to encourage research, public health and facilitate the dissemination to the general public of scientific knowledge in the life sciences field.

     

  • A Franco-Chinese scientific symposium on infectious diseases at the Institut Pasteur

    International News | 06.07.2016

    A Franco-Chinese scientific symposium on infectious diseases at the Institut Pasteur

    The Institut Pasteur welcomed on Friday, July 1st a large delegation of Chinese scientists and officials including the Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Prof Tan Tieniu. The visit, which took place in the context of the Franco-Chinese high-level dialogue on human and cultural exchanges, was an opportunity to organize a symposium on emerging infectious diseases. 

  • A new adult-born neuron. The relentless dynamism of the adult brain. © Institut Pasteur/PM Lledo

    Press release | 30.06.2016

    The relentless dynamism of the adult brain

    Scientists were able to make real-time observations over a period of several months that reveal how new adult-born neurons are formed and evolve in the olfactory bulb of mice. They made the surprising discovery that there is constant structural plasticity in the connections established by these new neurons with the circuits into which they are recruited.

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