How a stem cell sees red
20.06.2014 - Press release
Many medical situations require a supply of red blood cells—anaemia, road accidents and chemotherapy, for example. But there is a genuine shortage of blood. Researchers throughout the world are therefore working hard to find solutions to alleviate these shortages, and their sights ...
Can injuries to the skin be painless?
19.06.2014 - Press release
Teams led by Priscille Brodin in Lille and Laurent Marsollier in Angers have studied lesions in patients with Buruli ulcer, a tropical disease. ...
H1N1 influenza: Vaccination induces an immune memory response comparable to that of a moderate infection
13.06.2014 - Press release
How long does the immune memory response produced by vaccination last? Is it similar to that induced by the infection itself? New information on the A(H1N1) pandemic influenza virus has just been brought to light by researchers at Joint Research Unit 1135, ...
Elucidating the pathogenic mechanism of meningococcal meningitis
02.06.2014 - Press release
Neisseria meningitidis, also called meningococcus, is a bacterium responsible for meningitis and septicemia. Its most serious form, purpura fulminans, is often fatal. This bacterium, which is naturally present in humans in the nasopharynx, is pathogenic if it reaches the blood stream. Teams ...
A natural protein, Elafin against gluten intolerance?
08.04.2014 - Press release
Scientists from INRA and INSERM (France) have shown that Elafin, a human protein, plays a key role against the inflammatory reaction typical of celiac disease (gluten intolerance). ...
(Français) Définir les paramètres d’un système immunitaire sain : vers une médecine personnalisée
21.03.2014 - Press release
(Français) Les efforts visant à réintroduire la dimension « individuelle » dans les décisions médicales sont l’enjeu et le fil conducteur du projet Labex Milieu Intérieur porté par l’Institut Pasteur. ...