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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.

  • The Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterium, causative agent of tuberculosis. Tuberculosis: a promising vaccine candidate. © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 02.08.2016

    Tuberculosis: a promising vaccine candidate

    Scientists have published the results of their research into the action mechanisms of a promising experimental tuberculosis (TB) vaccine. BCG, the only currently approved TB vaccine, has been around for almost a century, but it is only partially effective and the protection it offers fades over time. Given the current emergence of adult TB cases in conjunction with the HIV epidemic and the rise in multidrug-resistant TB strains, the development of a new, more effective vaccine is a global health priority.

  • Les poussières et la chaleur favorisent l’augmentation des cas de méningites en Afrique sub-saharienne

    International News | 26.07.2016

    Health and Climate: Airborne dust and high temperatures are risk factors for invasive bacterial disease in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Jean- Marc Collard (1) and Jean-François Jusot, published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the results of a study demonstrating the association between meningitis and climate variations in sub- Saharan Africa.

  • A new lease of life for the Institut Pasteur in Bangui - Institut Pasteur

    International News | 26.07.2016

    A new lease of life for the Institut Pasteur in Bangui

    Since the end of 2015 and the cool down of the political crisis marked by the election in February of the new President of the Central African Republic, Prof. Faustin Archange Touadéra, the Institut Pasteur in Bangui has seen a significant resumption in all its activities.

  • Rindra Randremanana, epidemiologist, deputy-head of the epidemiology unit and leader of the nutrition theme at the Institut Pasteur of Madagascar

    International News | 21.07.2016

    Malnutrition, a priority for the Institut Pasteur in Madagascar

    Interview with Rindra Randremanana, epidemiologist, deputy-head of the epidemiology unit and leader of the nutrition theme at the Institut Pasteur of Madagascar

  • Anopheles stephensi infected by Plasmodium berghei

    Press release | 18.07.2016

    Malaria: a genetically attenuated parasite induces an effective, long-lasting immune response

    With nearly 3.2 billion people currently at risk of contracting malaria, scientists from the Institut Pasteur, the CNRS and Inserm have experimentally developed a live, genetically attenuated vaccine for Plasmodium, the parasite responsible for the disease. By identifying and deleting one of the parasite's genes, the scientists enabled it to induce an effective, long-lasting immune response in a mouse model. These findings were published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine on July 18, 2016.

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