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  • Malaria ©Institut Pasteur

    International News | 07.09.2015

    Malaria: a mutation counteracts resistance to chloroquine

    Since 1995, chloroquine is no longer used in French Guiana to treat P. falciparum malaria as it became resistant. The Institut Pasteur in French Guiana described for the first time, a reversal of this resistance in the parasite due to the acquisition of a new mutation. Published in the scientific journal PNAS, this finding is significant in optimizing the use and design of antimalarial drugs.

  • World sepsis day

    Event | 07.09.2015

    World Sepsis Day: fighting deadly infections

    On September 11, the Institut Pasteur will host a conference for World Sepsis Day (WSD). Sepsis is a condition triggered by a serious infection (usually bacterial but occasionally fungal, viral or parasitic) that attacks the body's vital functions. Despite modern medical advances in vaccinations, antibiotics and intensive care, there is still a high death rate among sepsis victims. Septicemia is a form of sepsis caused by the presence of pathogens in the bloodstream.

  • SGB phagocytés par des polynucléaires neutrophiles. © Claire Poyart, CNR-Strep (AP-HP, Inserm)

    Research | 28.08.2015

    Following maternal transmission, group B strep mutates to siken infants

    Group B streptococcus, a mostly benign inhabitant of healthy adults, is one of the leading causes of neonatal sepsis and meningitis. Researchers from the Institut Pasteur and Inserm have now shown that these pediatric cases might occur when the bacteria mutates within the infant following transmission from the mother.

  • Research | 07.08.2015

    The ISG15 protein plays a key role in fighting bacterial infections

    Researchers from the Institut Pasteur, Inserm, INRA and the University of Freiburg have uncovered the key role played by the protein ISG15 in the fight against bacterial infections. During listeria infection, this protein promotes the release of cytokines which help the body eliminate the bacteria.

  • Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur. © Institut Pasteur

    Institutional | 06.08.2015

    Train Africa’s scientists in crisis response

    Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur, gives his personal take on the Ebola crisis, in Nature, on August 5, 2015.

  • First Tripartite Fiocruz-IP-USP Hands-on Course Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

    International News | 03.08.2015

    First Tripartite Fiocruz-IP-USP Hands-on Course Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

    The aim of this course is to provide students with theory and practical tools to analyze Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data. The course is composed of a theory and practice lessons. In the first week theory sessions will cover the main kind of HTS analyses (re-sequencing and variant analysis, de-novo sequencing, transcriptomics, ChIP-Seq, metagenomics), in addition to some general bioinformatics tools and Biostatistics.

    The second week is dedicated to practice, in which the students work with their own data in small groups with a mentor that guides them. The practice week is designed so the course is of immediate use to each student. We expect the students to go back to their countries with the necessary knowledge to continue working on their own data. Lastly, this course will also promote interactions through bioinformatics between Fiocruz, the Institut Pasteur International Network (RIIP) and the University of Sao Paulo.

    This course is part of the cooperation agreement signed by the Institut Pasteur, Fiocruz and the University of São Paulo on June 8th, 2015. This undertaking, between these three actors in Research and International Public Health, defines the main directions of scientific cooperation and prefigures the basis of the project to establish an Institut Pasteur in Brazil.


  • A MOOC in vaccinology. Institut Pasteur

    Institutional | 30.07.2015

    A MOOC in vaccinology

    A new MOOC developed by the Institut Pasteur will be launched on September 17, 2015. Thirty-one internationally renowned medicine professors, scientists, and public health professionals from many countries, will give a large overview of vaccinology: history, definitions, basic immunology, epidemiology, preclinical and clinical development, recent vaccines, and future challenges. This MOOC is dedicated to scientific medical students and health professionals.

  • The molecular crossbow: a vital weapon in the bacterial arsenal. © Institut Pasteur

    Research | 23.07.2015

    The molecular crossbow: a vital weapon in the bacterial arsenal

    Scientists have made a major breakthrough in understanding the molecular structure and workings of an important part of the arsenal employed by bacteria to destroy cells or other bacteria. This study focuses on the assembly mechanism and gives a detailed description of the architecture of a key component in the bacterial type VI secretion system

  • Dr Asier Saez-Cirion, Unité HIV, inflammation et persistance, Institut Pasteur

    Research | 21.07.2015

    The first case of prolonged remission in an HIV-infected child – an interview with Asier Saez-Cirion

    At the 8th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, Dr Asier Saez-Cirion (HIV, Inflammation and Persistence Unit, Institut Pasteur) presented the world’s first case of prolonged remission, in a child being monitored in the French ANRS pediatric cohort.

  • Population of macrophages infected with HIV. First case of prolonged remission (12 years) in an HIV-infected child. © Institut Pasteur / Asier Saez-Cirion

    Press release | 20.07.2015

    First case of prolonged remission (12 years) in an HIV-infected child

    A young woman now aged 18 and a half, who at birth was HIV-infected via mother-to-child transmission, is in virological remission, despite not having taken any antiretroviral therapy for the last 12 years. This first case in the world of long-term remission in a child, monitored in the French ANRS pediatric cohort, is presented by Dr Asier Sáez-Cirión at the IAS conference in Vancouver.


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