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Press release list of thematic 'Immunology, Inflammation, Infectiology and Microbiology'


Immune system attack on a tumor © Institut Pasteur

Colon cancer: APC protein affects immunity by preventing pre-cancerous inflammation

October 06 2017

Adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) is a gene whose mutations are associated with a rare, hereditary form of colorectal cancer known as familial adenomatous polyposis. Research led by scientists at the Institut Pasteur and Inserm have recently demons...
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“Humanized” Mouse Model Developed to Study Hepatitis B Infection

September 21 2017

The ANRS consortium “Humanized Mouse Models for Viral Hepatitis”1, made up of 6 teams of researchers, has developed a mouse model for studying the interaction between the immune system and the liver following infection by the hepatitis B virus. Th...
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Legionella pneumophila © Institut Pasteur

The bacteria responsible for Legionellosis modulates the host cell metabolism to its advantage

September 01 2017

Scientists at the Institut Pasteur, CNRS and Inserm, together with a team from Switzerland*, have shown that the bacterial pathogen Legionella pneumophila (the causative agent of Legionnaires’ disease or legionellosis) has developed a sp...
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Cross section of newborn mouse’s testis © Noushine Mossadegh-Keller and Sébastien Mailfert / CIML

Testicular macrophages are guardians of fertility

August 09 2017

The origin, development, and characteristics of two types of testicular macrophage have been described by a CNRS team at the Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy (CNRS / INSERM / Aix-Marseille University). To elucidate the natur...
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Bacteria (in green) assaulted and killed by bacteriophages (in purple). © M. Rohde and C. Rohde

Phage therapy : synergy between bacteriophages and the immune system is essential

July 12 2017

Phage therapy involves the use of bacteriophages, or phages, for treating bacterial infections. Phages are viruses that specifically attack bacteria and are harmless to humans. A significant decline in the use of this therapeutic strategy introduc...
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