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  • Lymphocytes infected with HIV-1. Antibodies capable of eliminating HIV-infected cells. © Olivier Schwartz and the Institut Pasteur Ultrapole.

    Press release | 03.03.2016

    Antibodies capable of eliminating HIV-infected cells

    Researchers have recently shown that some effective antibodies recognize cells infected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and trigger their destruction by the immune system. This discovery sheds new light on the mechanism of action of these specific antibodies, which are currently undergoing clinical trials.

  • Infected cells by the Zika virus in transmission electron microscopy. Zika: Confirmation of a causal link between the Zika virus and Guillain-Barré Syndrome. © Institut Pasteur.

    Press release | 01.03.2016

    Zika: Confirmation of a causal link between the Zika virus and Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    Using data collected in French Polynesia, researchers from the Institut Pasteur, the CNAM (Conservatoire national des arts et métiers), the Institut Louis Malardé, the French Polynesia Hospital Centre, and the Public Hospitals of Paris (AP-HP), have shown that infection by the Zika Virus (ZIKV) increases the likelihood of contracting Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), a severe form of limb paralysis that is often accompanied by respiratory impairment. GBS has been observed in countries where the Zika epidemic is prolific.

  •  Visit of the French President to the Institut Pasteur in Montevideo

    International News | 01.03.2016

    Visit of the French President to the Institut Pasteur in Montevideo

    The French President François Hollande was received at the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo on February 25, 2016 by the President of the Executive Board, Ricardo Ehrlich and the Executive Director of the Institute Pasteur, Luis Barbeito with Uruguayan Ministers of finance and public health.

  • Mrs. Marisol Touraine, Minister of Social Affairs and Health has inaugurated Saturday, February 27, 2016 the new biosafety level 3+ laboratory at the Institut Pasteur of French Guiana.

    International News | 29.02.2016

    Inauguration of a new biosafety level 3+ laboratory (P3 +) at the Institut Pasteur of French Guiana.

    Mrs. Marisol Touraine, Minister of Social Affairs and Health has inaugurated Saturday, February 27, 2016 the new biosafety level 3+ laboratory at the Institut Pasteur of French Guiana.

    This new P3+ laboratory P3 respecting international standards will be equipped with a biosafety cabinet allowing to diagnose hemorragic and emerging viruses. It completes the technical platform of the Institut Pasteur in French Guiana which already has the Amazonian Vectopôle.

     

  • Discovery of a new biological mechanism for depression. ©William Beaucardet

    Communiqué de presse | 23.02.2016

    Discovery of a new biological mechanism for depression

    Teams from Paris Descartes University, co-led by Professor Raphaël Gaillard (Sainte Anne Hospital, Institut Pasteur) and Professor Olivier Hermine (Necker Hospital, National Reference Center for Mastocytosis, Institut Imagine) have identified an inflammatory mechanism of depression through the study of a rare disease: mastocytosis.

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    Press release | 16.02.2016

    The Institut Pasteur joins the Global Virus Network (GVN) Zika Task Force

    Global Virus Network (GVN) launches Zika Task Force comprised of leading virus researchers from around the globe. GVN catalyzes international collaborations in an effort to address the urgent need to share information and research to better combat the global Zika outbreak.

  • A section of lungs infected with influenza virus. Calpains, key cellular enzymes for fighting influenza. (c) Mustapha Si-Tahar/Inserm

    Press release | 16.02.2016

    Calpains, key cellular enzymes for fighting influenza

    Why not fight the influenza virus by blocking the cellular machinery it uses for replication? Researchers tested this hypothesis by specifically targeting the calpains, proteases involved in inflammatory mechanisms. Their results, obtained in animals, show that inhibiting these enzymes can not only reduce the symptoms of the disease, but also prevent infection by seasonal or pandemic influenza viruses.

  • Institutional | 15.02.2016

    Registration open for the Institut Pasteur neuroscience MOOC

    Registration opened today for a third Institut Pasteur MOOC (massive online open course), entitled "From neuron to behavior". The course will be available starting May 16th via the "France Université Numérique" (FUN) platform. This MOOC will cover cutting-edge topics in neuroscience research: evolution, development, plasticity and pathologies of the nervous system. 

    Register now for the Institut Pasteur neuroscience MOOC!

  • Birdy: assessing the impact of resistant bacterial infections in young children

    International News | 15.02.2016

    Birdy: assessing the impact of resistant bacterial infections in young children

    The research program BIRDY is focused on bacterial infections, including resistant, in small children. On the occasion of the publication in The Lancet of a correspondence calling for accelerated efforts in research and public health in the fight against neonatal bacterial infection and antibiotic resistance in low-income countries, Dr. Awa Ndir, epidemiologist at the Institut Pasteur in Dakar (Senegal) and project coordinator, answers our questions.

  • Tissue infected by Listeria (bacteria appear in red). YH Tsai, M Lecuit. Listeria: hypervirulent strains with cerebral and placental tropism. © Institut Pasteur.

    Press release | 01.02.2016

    Listeria: hypervirulent strains with cerebral and placental tropism

    Researchers recently published a large-scale study based on almost 7,000 strains of Listeria monocytogenes — the bacterium responsible for human listeriosis, a severe foodborne infection. Through the integrative analysis of epidemiological, clinical and microbiological data, the researchers have revealed the highly diverse pathogenicity of isolates belonging to this bacterial species. Comparative genomics led them to discover new virulence factors, which were demonstrated experimentally as involved in cerebral and fetal-placental listeriosis.

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