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  • Bacteriophages on the Escherichia coli bacterium. Phage therapy: fundamental action mechanisms revealed. © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 07.07.2016

    Phage therapy: fundamental action mechanisms revealed

    Scientists identify for the first time the genetic and metabolic mechanisms underpinning the therapeutic action of a bacteriophage known for its therapeutic potential. Given the worrying rise in bacterial resistance to antibiotics and the difficulties in developing effective new molecules, there has been renewed interest within the scientific community in recent years in phage therapy, which makes use of these bacterial viruses.

  • A gorilla in Gabon. Discovery of new strains of the HTLV-4 virus in hunters bitten by gorillas in Gabon. © IRD / Nil Rahola

    Research | 07.07.2016

    Discovery of new strains of the HTLV-4 virus in hunters bitten by gorillas in Gabon

    Scientists from the Institut Pasteur and the CNRS have identified two new strains of the HTLV-4 virus in two hunters who were bitten by gorillas in Gabon. These findings support the notion that gorillas represent a major source of infectious agents that can be passed on to humans.

  • Foundation Pasteur Japan

    International News | 06.07.2016

    Creation of the Pasteur Japan Foundation

    Since 15 June, the Foundation Pasteur Japan was officially created and succeeds Association Pasteur Japan whose scholarship program allowed for 11 years to host Japanese young scientists at the Institut Pasteur.

    Located in Tokyo, the new foundation's objectives is to encourage research, public health and facilitate the dissemination to the general public of scientific knowledge in the life sciences field.

     

  • A Franco-Chinese scientific symposium on infectious diseases at the Institut Pasteur

    International News | 06.07.2016

    A Franco-Chinese scientific symposium on infectious diseases at the Institut Pasteur

    The Institut Pasteur welcomed on Friday, July 1st a large delegation of Chinese scientists and officials including the Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Prof Tan Tieniu. The visit, which took place in the context of the Franco-Chinese high-level dialogue on human and cultural exchanges, was an opportunity to organize a symposium on emerging infectious diseases. 

  • The 2016 Pasteur Vallery-Radot Prize

    Institutional | 30.06.2016

    The 2016 Pasteur Vallery-Radot Prize

    Simonetta Gribaldo and David DiGregorio, winners of the 2016 Pasteur Vallery-Radot Prize. The Pasteur Vallery-Radot Prize was set up by Jacqueline Pasteur Vallery-Radot, the wife of Louis Pasteur’s grandson. Each year, the prize goes to two French Institut Pasteur scientists under the age of 50 who have carried out a major scientific project in the field of biology or physics/chemistry over the last five years.

  • A new adult-born neuron. The relentless dynamism of the adult brain. © Institut Pasteur/PM Lledo

    Press release | 30.06.2016

    The relentless dynamism of the adult brain

    Scientists were able to make real-time observations over a period of several months that reveal how new adult-born neurons are formed and evolve in the olfactory bulb of mice. They made the surprising discovery that there is constant structural plasticity in the connections established by these new neurons with the circuits into which they are recruited.

  • Anopheles gambiae mousquito. © Institut Pasteur/Paul Brey

    Press release | 23.06.2016

    Malaria - First global mapping of artemisinin resistance confirms definitively that resistance is confined to Southeast Asia and has not spread to sub-Saharan Africa

    The first global mapping of artemisinin resistance (the KARMA study) has definitively confirmed that resistance to the main drug currently used in the treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria is for the moment confined to Southeast Asia and has not spread to sub–Saharan Africa.

  • Antibodies that are effective against both dengue and Zika viruses. Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 23.06.2016

    Antibodies that are effective against both dengue and Zika viruses

    Scientists have identified antibodies that can efficiently neutralize both the dengue virus and the Zika virus. The description of the binding site for these antibodies on the viral envelope, identical for both viruses, could lead to the development of a universal vaccine that offers simultaneous protection against dengue and Zika virus disease.

  • Microscopy of a neuron. © Institut Pasteur/Christelle Durand

    Press release | 06.06.2016

    Identification of a therapeutic compound for a genetic form of autism spectrum disorders thanks to high throughput screening

    A team of researchers has highlighted the therapeutic potential of lithium in a patient with a rare form of autism spectrum disorder associated with SHANK3 gene mutation. This molecule, usually used to treat bipolar disorder, was identified thanks to high throughput screening of chemical compounds on human neurons derived from pluripotent stem cells, including those of the treated patient.

  • Observation by fluorescence microscopy of a cell infected by Listeria. When Listeria attacks the intestinal microbiota. © Institut Pasteur/Edith GOUIN, Olivier DUSSURGET

    Research | 19.05.2016

    When Listeria attacks the intestinal microbiota

    Although several Listeria strains can cause listeriosis, some are particularly virulent. This is because they secrete a toxin that damages the intestinal microbiota, preventing it from serving as a barrier and promoting infection.

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