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  • Patronage: the Institut Pasteur and the Total Foundation renew their common commitment against infectious diseases © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 27.01.2015

    Patronage: the Institut Pasteur and the Total Foundation renew their common commitment against infectious diseases

    For 10 years, Total and its corporate foundation working alongside the Institut Pasteur and its International Network in the fight against infectious diseases. A new sponsorship agreement, of EUR 6 million for three years, was signed on 26 January 2015. It will provide funding, for public health and research projects in resource limited countries in order to better understand the therapeutic and vaccine responses in children.

  • Transmission tree of Ebola virus. Ebola: Study of the chains of transmission in Conakry © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 23.01.2015

    Ebola: Study of the chains of transmission in Conakry

    Researchers at the Institut Pasteur of Dakar and the Institut Pasteur in Paris have reconstructed chains of transmission of Ebola virus in the capital city of Guinea, from February to August 2014. The data show the positive impact of control measures on the evolution of the epidemic but highlight the challenges of Ebola control in large urban centres.

  • International News | 20.01.2015

    All about Ebola at the Institut Pasteur

    Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak that is currently raging in Wet Africa, the Institut Pasteur, both in Paris and through its international network, has played an active role, applying its expertise to help contain the virus. Further information and all lastest news about the Institut Pasteur's involvement in the Ebola response can be found there.

  • SFB attached directly to the intestinal epithelial cells. Segmented filamentous bacteria, partners in intestinal immunity, finally cultured in vitro. © Institut Pasteur and Institut Imagine

    Research | 19.01.2015

    Segmented filamentous bacteria, partners in intestinal immunity, finally cultured in vitro

    Despite the vital role of segmented filamentous bacteria in establishing gut immune homeostasis in vivo in mice, scientists, for the past 50 years, have been unable to reproduce this symbiosis in vitro to shed light on the cellular and molecular interactions involved. Now, scientists have successfully cultured and reproduced the complex life-cycle of these bacteria outside their host for the first time.

  • Institut Pasteur is launching an International Call for Proposals for the creation of Pasteur International Joint Research Units

    International News | 19.01.2015

    Pasteur International Joint Research Units

    Institut Pasteur is launching an International Call for Proposals for the creation of Pasteur International Joint Research Units within the Institut Pasteur International Network (RIIP), and within host institutions outside the RIIP.
     


    Who can apply? Researchers from Institut Pasteur in Paris, researchers from the Institut Pasteur International Network or,  from international research institutions in partnership with Institut Pasteur's teams.
    Outside the Network the target countries for the first 2015 Call for Proposals are Brazil, India and Japan.   



    Application deadline: February 28, 2015


    Exclusively online applications on the web page 

     

  • Laboratoire d'Excellence, project Milieu Intérieur © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 16.01.2015

    The biological basis of good health

    In a biological sense, what does it mean to be “in good health”? This far-reaching question is the focus of the “Laboratoire d'Excellence” project Milieu Intérieur (“Environment Within”). The Milieu Intérieur cohort is the first French cohort of its kind, comprised of a thousand healthy donors. Studying this cohort will help define the parameters of a healthy immune system. The recent analysis of the initial results generated from the cohort represents an important milestone for the scientists in this consortium.

  • 3D structure of the antibody complexes for all four serotypes bound to the dengue virus envelope protein. © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 14.01.2015

    Identification of an Achilles heel in the dengue virus gives new hope for vaccine development

    Scientists have identified a vulnerable site on the surface of the dengue virus which is targeted by the only broadly neutralizing antibodies identified to date. This discovery offers a new target for the development of a vaccine to combat all four types of dengue virus currently in circulation.

  • Hepatic macrophage (in green) ingesting by phagocytosis pathogenic bacterium Listeria monocytogenes (in red). © Institut Pasteur

    Research | 09.01.2015

    Resident and recruited macrophages orchestrate the liver's defense against infection

    Scientists have demonstrated that liver-resident macrophages are rapidly killed by the pathogenic bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. This early death triggers the recruitment of macrophages from the bloodstream to the liver. These macrophages start by bringing the bacterial infection under control; then, in an unexpected development, they actually replace the liver-resident macrophages that have been killed by the infection.

  • #JeSuisCharlie

    Institutional | 08.01.2015

    #JeSuisCharlie

    In this day of National Mourning, the Institut Pasteur expresses its deep sadness and supports all people and families affected by this tragedy. #JeSuisCharlie

  • Press release | 12.12.2014

    Malaria: formal identification of the artemisinin resistance gene

    Together with teams from Columbia University (USA), CNRS in Toulouse and NIH/NIAID (USA), Institut Pasteur scientists based in Paris and Cambodia have recently provided the key demonstration that K13 is indeed the main determinant of artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum parasites. This work is a landmark for the scientific community, as it provides a validated molecular marker for artemisinin resistance, which currently poses a major public health problem. This work is published in the journal Science.

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