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  • International News | 22.09.2016

    Culex mosquitoes do not transmit Zika virus

    Since the first cases of infection were identified in Brazil, in May 2015, the Zika virus has spread to over 46 countries in America. Several hypothesis are discussed to explain the extent of the epidemic and the rapidity with which the virus has invaded the continent. 

  • Trypanosomes (Trypanosoma brucei brucei, fluorescent green) in the dermis of a mouse with no parasites in the bloodstream, 29 days after infection. Sleeping sickness: parasites found hiding in the skin. © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 22.09.2016

    Sleeping sickness: parasites found hiding in the skin

    Scientists have demonstrated the presence of a large quantity of trypanosomes – the parasites responsible for sleeping sickness – in the skin of individuals with no symptoms. This discovery should refocus the screening strategy for this disease, which was previously based on the detection of parasites in the bloodstream, and raises the possibility of eliminating the disease in West Africa.

  • Localization of bacteria in the ileum of mice given a normal diet (left-hand image) and a high-fat diet (right-hand image). Too much fat rapidly disrupts the balance of the gut microbiota. © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 19.09.2016

    Too much fat rapidly disrupts the balance of the gut microbiota

    A destabilizing factor such as a change in diet can disrupt the entire gut microbiota, with possible health consequences. An international study has recently demonstrated in mice that a high-fat diet has a direct influence on the gut microbiota and its environment. Bacterial communities react to this new diet with a massive reorganization, and the small intestine itself undergoes changes in its defense capacity – from the very first month.

  • The « Beyond Zika » Symposium held in Brazil

    International News | 15.09.2016

    The « Beyond Zika » Symposium held in Brazil

    The tripartite initiative composed by University of Sao Paulo (USP), Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) and Institut Pasteur, organized in August 29 and 30th, the "Beyond Zika" Symposium, held at USP.

    This symposium has made a state-of-the-art of the studies on Zika, almost one year after Brazil declared a national epidemic (November 2015). 

  • Representation of space in the nicotinic receptor. Alzheimer's: nicotinic receptors as a new therapeutic target.  © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 29.08.2016

    Alzheimer's: nicotinic receptors as a new therapeutic target

    Several scientific studies have indicated that nicotine may be beneficial for memory function. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur and the CNRS set out to shed further light on the properties attributed to nicotine – which is known to have an adverse effect on health – by determining the precise structure of the nicotinic receptors in the hippocampus region of the brain. Using mouse models for Alzheimer's disease, they identified the β2 subunit of the nicotinic receptor as a target that, if blocked, prevents the memory loss associated with Alzheimer's.

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    Research | 26.08.2016

    A new approach for deciphering complex immune responses

    The response to infection is highly variable from one individual to another. The Milieu Intérieur consortium seeks to establish the parameters that characterize the immune system of healthy individuals and its natural variability. The researchers describe a new approach for analyzing the inflammatory response at the gene expression level in blood samples from healthy individuals, which reproduces the conditions of in vivo stimulation.

  • Gounou Bongou  village, located 50km from Niamey. When mothers do not show to the visits planned by the project TONIRA, a CERMES technician comes to their home to make their child health monitoring.

    International News | 23.08.2016

    TONIRA : towards better medical care of acute respiratory infections among children in Niger

    In Niger, respiratory infections and pneumonia are the second cause of hospital infant mortality (10 to 20% of deaths according to health authorities information). As in most African countries, few data on surveillance and etiology of these infections are available whereas they are essential to guide public health policies. In addition in Niger, antibiotic treatment for acute respiratory diseases is often based on clinical signs without prior biological analyzes.

  • Tunneling nanotubes between neurons enable the spread of Parkinson's disease via lysosomes. © Institut Pasteur

    Research | 22.08.2016

    Tunneling nanotubes between neurons enable the spread of Parkinson's disease via lysosomes

    Scientists from the Institut Pasteur have demonstrated the role of lysosomal vesicles in transporting α-synuclein aggregates, responsible for Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases, between neurons. These proteins move from one neuron to the next in lysosomal vesicles which travel along the "tunneling nanotubes" between cells.

  • International News | 11.08.2016

    Disturbing prevalence of antibiotic-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Central African children.

    Alain Farra, Thierry Frank and Sébastien Breurec (1), from Bacteriology Laboratory at the Institut Pasteur in Bangui, have just published a study showing that nearly 59% of Central African children under 5 years, are asymptomatic carriers of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E); one of the highest prevalence ever described in the world.

  • Men in white bunny suits are working under tents at the back of the Institut Pasteur historical greenhouse

    International News | 04.08.2016

    A mobile laboratory recreated the scenario of an emerging epidemic in the heart of the Institut Pasteur

    Men in white bunny suits are working under tents at the back of the Institut Pasteur historical greenhouse. This image, that is not uncommon to see on epidemic ground, is surprising in the heart of Paris.


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