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Identification of one of the keys allowing entry of Zika virus into brain cells

January 10 2017

A team led by Ali Amara, Inserm Research Director at Unit 944, “Pathology and Molecular Virology” (Inserm/CNRS/Paris Diderot University) describes, in an article published in Cell Reports, the mechanisms that allow Zika virus to infect the cells o...
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Hepatitis C virus observed under a microscope for the first time

October 19 2016

Scientists have finally observed the hepatitis C virus (or HCV) using an electron microscope. This is the first time since the virus became known in 1990. Inserm researchers at Tours (Inserm unit 966, “HIV and Hepatitis Viruses: Morphogenesis and...
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Combating Ebola: Encouraging Results for the PREVAIL Clinical Trial

October 13 2016

An international research team involving Inserm and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has just published the results of the PREVAIL study on treatment for the Ebola virus. While not definitive, the results show that ZMapp may benefit patient...
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Zika virus found inside spermatozoa

September 29 2016

Recent work has shown that Zika virus persists in semen for up to 6 months after infection[1]. In a correspondence published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, the researchers, in addition to confirming its long persistence in semen (in this case...
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A new way to combat viruses

September 26 2016

The team “Physiopathology and therapeutics of chronic viral hepatitis and related cancers” of the Mondor Institute of Biomedical Research (Inserm/UPEC), located on the premises of Henri Mondor Hospital AP-HP, in collaboration with the researchers...
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