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  • DNA sequencing. © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 07.03.2016

    Obesity: an epigenetic track to fight against weight gain and hypercholesterolemia

    The number of obesity cases has doubled since 1980: in 2014, over 600 million adults were affected across the world. The causes of this epidemic include unbalanced diet, as well as environmental and genetic factors. French researchers reveal that an epigenetic factor, the BAHD1 protein, participates in the regulatory mechanisms of cholesterol levels and weight gain. These results open new ways for finding therapies against obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

  • Launch of the AFRIBIOTA research program: a new approach in the fight against child malnutrition. © Thomas Kesteman - Institut Pasteur Madagascar

    Press release | 07.03.2016

    Launch of the AFRIBIOTA research program: a new approach in the fight against child malnutrition

    More than 30 Madagascan and international scientists and clinicians met from March 7 to 9, 2016 at the Institut Pasteur in Madagascar for the official launch of the AFRIBIOTA project, an ambitious multidisciplinary research program to improve our understanding of chronic child malnutrition. The long-term aim of this innovative program, which combines fundamental and clinical research – especially research into the intestinal microbiota in children in conjunction with social science and neuroscience research – is to develop new diagnostic approaches that can be easily used in the field.

  •  On the left: Aedes aegypti mousquito, on the right: Aedes albopictus mousquito. © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 04.03.2016

    Low competence of Aedes mosquitoes for Zika virus transmission

    The Institut Pasteur's Arboviruses and Insect Vectors Unit, led by Anna-Bella Failloux, has carried out a study on the vector competence of seven populations of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus collected in Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Brazil and the United States. The results, published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, show that, while Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are both capable of becoming infected and replicating the virus in their body, they are not very competent when it comes to transmitting the Zika virus through a bite.

  • Lymphocytes infected with HIV-1. Antibodies capable of eliminating HIV-infected cells. © Olivier Schwartz and the Institut Pasteur Ultrapole.

    Press release | 03.03.2016

    Antibodies capable of eliminating HIV-infected cells

    Researchers have recently shown that some effective antibodies recognize cells infected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and trigger their destruction by the immune system. This discovery sheds new light on the mechanism of action of these specific antibodies, which are currently undergoing clinical trials.

  • Infected cells by the Zika virus in transmission electron microscopy. Zika: Confirmation of a causal link between the Zika virus and Guillain-Barré Syndrome. © Institut Pasteur.

    Press release | 01.03.2016

    Zika: Confirmation of a causal link between the Zika virus and Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    Using data collected in French Polynesia, researchers from the Institut Pasteur, the CNAM (Conservatoire national des arts et métiers), the Institut Louis Malardé, the French Polynesia Hospital Centre, and the Public Hospitals of Paris (AP-HP), have shown that infection by the Zika Virus (ZIKV) increases the likelihood of contracting Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), a severe form of limb paralysis that is often accompanied by respiratory impairment. GBS has been observed in countries where the Zika epidemic is prolific.

  •  Visit of the French President to the Institut Pasteur in Montevideo

    International News | 01.03.2016

    Visit of the French President to the Institut Pasteur in Montevideo

    The French President François Hollande was received at the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo on February 25, 2016 by the President of the Executive Board, Ricardo Ehrlich and the Executive Director of the Institute Pasteur, Luis Barbeito with Uruguayan Ministers of finance and public health.

  • Mrs. Marisol Touraine, Minister of Social Affairs and Health has inaugurated Saturday, February 27, 2016 the new biosafety level 3+ laboratory at the Institut Pasteur of French Guiana.

    International News | 29.02.2016

    Inauguration of a new biosafety level 3+ laboratory (P3 +) at the Institut Pasteur of French Guiana.

    Mrs. Marisol Touraine, Minister of Social Affairs and Health has inaugurated Saturday, February 27, 2016 the new biosafety level 3+ laboratory at the Institut Pasteur of French Guiana.

    This new P3+ laboratory P3 respecting international standards will be equipped with a biosafety cabinet allowing to diagnose hemorragic and emerging viruses. It completes the technical platform of the Institut Pasteur in French Guiana which already has the Amazonian Vectopôle.

     

  • Discovery of a new biological mechanism for depression. ©William Beaucardet

    Communiqué de presse | 23.02.2016

    Discovery of a new biological mechanism for depression

    Teams from Paris Descartes University, co-led by Professor Raphaël Gaillard (Sainte Anne Hospital, Institut Pasteur) and Professor Olivier Hermine (Necker Hospital, National Reference Center for Mastocytosis, Institut Imagine) have identified an inflammatory mechanism of depression through the study of a rare disease: mastocytosis.

  • A section of lungs infected with influenza virus. Calpains, key cellular enzymes for fighting influenza. (c) Mustapha Si-Tahar/Inserm

    Press release | 16.02.2016

    Calpains, key cellular enzymes for fighting influenza

    Why not fight the influenza virus by blocking the cellular machinery it uses for replication? Researchers tested this hypothesis by specifically targeting the calpains, proteases involved in inflammatory mechanisms. Their results, obtained in animals, show that inhibiting these enzymes can not only reduce the symptoms of the disease, but also prevent infection by seasonal or pandemic influenza viruses.

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    Press release | 16.02.2016

    The Institut Pasteur joins the Global Virus Network (GVN) Zika Task Force

    Global Virus Network (GVN) launches Zika Task Force comprised of leading virus researchers from around the globe. GVN catalyzes international collaborations in an effort to address the urgent need to share information and research to better combat the global Zika outbreak.

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