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  • International News | 30.12.2015

    The Institut Pasteur in Bangui confirms cases of monkeypox virus infection in Central African Republic

    The Institut Pasteur in Bangui confirmed cases of monkeypox virus infection in Bangassou about 800 km from Bangui capital city of the Central African Republic.

    A team from Doctors without Borders Belgium located in this area at the border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has collected samples from two children of the same family who presented with rashes (maculopapular) after consuming thryonomys meat a rodent locally known as sibissi.

    One of the children, aged 9 years died. As the clinical picture was not in favor of a measles infections, highly endemic in Central African Republic, the samples were sent to the Institut Pasteur in Bangui for analysis.

  • Activation of the inflammasome. The mechanism of an AIDS vaccine candidate filmed in vivo. © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 21.12.2015

    The mechanism of an AIDS vaccine candidate filmed in vivo

    Using innovative technology, scientists from the Institut Pasteur and Inserm have filmed in vivo the process by which an AIDS vaccine candidate, developed by the French Vaccine Research Institute and the ANRS, triggers the immune response. This previously unseen footage clearly shows how the vaccine recruits the immune cells needed to destroy infected cells. These results shed new light on the mode of action and potential of this vaccine.

  • The Institut Pasteur in French Guiana detects the first case of Zika virus in French Guiana.

    International News | 18.12.2015

    The Institut Pasteur in French Guiana detects the first case of Zika virus in French Guiana.

    The virology laboratory of the Institut Pasteur in French Guiana (National Reference Centre for arboviruses, associated laboratory for the Antilles and French Guiana) has just confirmed the first case of Zika virus in Guiana. To date, no local transmission has been identified. This case was imported from the neighboring Surinam where the Institut Pasteur in French Guiana virology laboratory already confirmed last month the first case of Zika virus infection .


  • Muscle tissue after sepsis. Sepsis: cell therapy to repair muscle long-term impairment. © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 15.12.2015

    Sepsis: cell therapy to repair muscle long-term impairment

    Scientists have recently published a paper in which they reveal mayor players in the severe muscle damage caused by sepsis, or septicemia, which explains why many patients suffer debilitating muscle impairment long-term after recovery. They propose a therapeutic approach based on mesenchymal stem cell transplantation, which has produced encouraging results and has proved successful in restoring muscle capacity in animals.

  • A cell undergoing apoptosis, with apoptotic bodies and blebs typical of this type of cell death. © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 14.12.2015

    How dying cells regulate immunity

    More than a million cells die every minute in an adult human body. But what actually happens to these cells? How does cell death influence all our living organs and tissues, particularly our immune system? Research into how the different types of cell death influence immunity is vital for the development of therapies based on immune system activation.

  •  Population of primary human macrophages infected with a HIV. © Institut Pasteur / Asier Saez-Cirion

    Press release | 09.12.2015

    Publication of the results of the first case of prolonged remission (12 years) in an HIV-infected child

    Last July has been a researcher presented the case of a young woman who was HIV-infected at birth via mother-to-child transmission and spent 12 years in virological remission, despite not having taken any antiretroviral therapy. This first case of long-term remission in a child, monitored in the French ANRS pediatric cohort, is described in an article published on December 9, in The Lancet HIV, whose main author is Dr Asier Sáez-Cirión.

  • Aka Pygmy, Central African Republic. © Serge BAHUCHET/MNHN/CNRS Photo Library.

    Press release | 30.11.2015

    Our epigenome is influenced by our habitat and lifestyle

    Research on the genomes of Pygmy hunter-gatherer populations and Bantu farmers in Central Africa, carried out by scientists from the Institut Pasteur and the CNRS in cooperation with French and international teams, has shown for the first time that our habitat and lifestyle can have an impact on our epigenome – the entire system that controls the expression of our genes without affecting their sequence.

  • Climate change & health

    International News | 30.11.2015

    Climate change & health: Christian Bréchot calls for more research in the international journal PKB

    As the UN Conference on Climate change opens in Paris, Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur contributes an article on the need for more research to better predict the impact of climate change on health in the COP21 special edition of the international journal Presidency Key Brief,


    PKB, a journal that is both anticipatory and reflective in regards to the challenges of globalization, transition, and sustainable development, uses this special edition to give voice to the personalities involved in organizing COP21 (including Francois Hollande, Laurent Fabius, Nicolas Hulot, etc.), to major climate change stakeholders and to international experts that have contributied articles around 12 sustainable development subjects.


    The entire magazine is available online here in French and English.

  • A nurse from the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia. © Arnaud Tarantola - Institut Pasteur du Cambodge

    Press release | 10.11.2015

    Dengue: asymptomatic people transmit the virus to mosquitoes

    Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, the Institut Pasteur in Paris and the CNRS provided proof that people infected by dengue virus but showing no clinical symptoms can actually infect mosquitoes that bite them. It appears that these asymptomatic people – who, together with mildly symptomatic patients, represent three-quarters of all dengue infections – could be involved in the transmission chain of the virus.

  • Effect of the sound exposure. Noise-induced hearing loss – genetic cause and mechanism discovered. © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 05.11.2015

    Noise-induced hearing loss – genetic cause and mechanism discovered

    Scientists have recently discovered the function of pejvakin, a molecule that plays a vital role in the hearing system. The absence of this molecule appears to be responsible for noise-induced hearing loss, one of the most common causes of deafness.


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