Unraveling the brain's mysteries

The brain is the body's conductor, orchestrating a host of vital functions. It is in charge of our language and movements. It is the seat of our consciousness, intelligence and memory and our emotions, thoughts and perceptions. But although our understanding of the brain is improving all the time, in many ways it remains a mystery to us. At the Institut Pasteur, teams are working to understand normal brain function and also to shed light on brain dysfunction and certain brain disorders.

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ERC grants: new funding awarded in October 2022

Since they were launched in 2007, European Research Council (ERC) grants have become a mark of scientific excellence. Three new ERC Synergy Grants have recently been awarded for international projects involving scientists working on the Institut Pasteur campus.

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Colloquium "Epidemics, pandemics: a never-ending story?"

On the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of Louis Pasteur, the Institut Pasteur is organizing a major conference day, open to everyone, on December 7 from 9 a.m., in the auditorium of the Centre d'information scientifique.

Program and registration (in French)

The goal of this conference is to analyze the major epidemics that have struck humanity since its origin and to draw lessons to better prepare those of tomorrow.

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Monkeypox: a detailed profile of the disease

Physicians and scientists from the Institut Pasteur, the Pasteur Network and ANRS | Emerging Infectious Diseases have conducted a review of the medical and scientific literature about monkeypox. The review, which paints a complete picture of the disease, was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on October 26, 2022. What are the signs of this disease? Where does it come from? How is it transmitted? Which populations are affected? How can we contain this type of emergence?

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Variole du singe / MonkeyPox : un « portrait-robot » de la maladie

Des médecins et chercheurs de l’Institut Pasteur, du Pasteur Network et de l’ANRS | Maladies infectieuses émergentes ont réalisé une revue de la littérature médicale et scientifique à propos de la variole du singe - MonkeyPox. Cette revue, qui brosse un portrait complet de la maladie, est parue dans le New England Journal of Medicine du 26 octobre 2022. Quels sont les signes de cette maladie ? D’où vient-elle ? Comment se transmet-elle ? Quelles sont les populations touchées ? Comment contenir ce type d’émergences ?

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Epidemic, pandemic... Infodemic: the other health emergency

The symposium called "Epidemic, pandemic... Infodemic: the other health emergency", organized by Université Paris Cité and the Institut Pasteur, will be held on December 2, 2022. This event will take place at the Institut Pasteur (Paris, 15th arrondissement), in French. Registration is free but mandatory.

(This event will be held in French)

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Epidémie, pandémie… Infodémie : l’autre urgence sanitaire

Le symposium « Epidémie, pandémie… Infodémie : l’autre urgence sanitaire », organisé par Université Paris Cité et l’Institut Pasteur, se tiendra le 2 décembre 2022. Cet événement se déroulera à l’Institut Pasteur (Paris 15e), en français. L’inscription est gratuite et obligatoire.

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New progress on the genetic factors involved in dyslexia

Three studies conducted by an international consortium, published in the journals Molecular Psychiatry, PNAS and Nature Genetics, have revealed several dozens of genes associated with dyslexia and reading skills. These analyses, performed on a large number of participants, have enabled scientists to detect the first genetic variations associated with dyslexia and reading skills in genes involved in the development of brain regions that control language.

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ERC : de nouveaux financements (Synergy Grants) remportés en octobre 2022

Depuis leur création en 2007, les financements du Conseil européen de la recherche (ou ERC) sont un label d’excellence scientifique. Trois nouveaux ERC Synergy Grants viennent d’être attribués à des projets internationaux impliquant des chercheurs travaillant sur le campus de l’Institut Pasteur.

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Gut contractions facilitate the action of two pathogens

Scientists have assessed the influence of mechanical contractions in the gut on the invasion of two pathogens, one responsible for amebiasis and the other for shigellosis. Their research was based on 3D computational imaging and organ-on-chip technology, which enabled them to accurately reproduce the physiological characteristics of the gut on a chip no larger than a few centimeters.

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