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



Discovery of a new bacterial strategy to control immunity

February 25 2011

Researchers at the Institut Pasteur, INRA, Inserm and the CNRS have just identified a mechanism that enables the pathogenic bacterium Listeria monocytogenes to reprogram expression of the genes in the host cell it infects to its advantage. L. mono...
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Progress towards the first oral treatment for Buruli ulcer

December 09 2010

Buruli ulcer is an emerging tropical disease which, in the last decade, has become the third mycobacterium infection after tuberculosis and leprosy. If untreated, afflicted persons present severe handicaps: serious restriction of their movement an...
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AIDS: the virus is also transmitted by cells

July 05 2010

The virus responsible for AIDS can also be sexually transmitted by infected cells present in sperm. This has just been shown for the first time on an animal model by a collaboration of researchers from the CEA, the University of Paris-Sud 11 and I...
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How the parasite responsible for severe forms of malaria can resist a major antimalarial agent

April 30 2010

Researchers from CNRS, INSERM and Toulouse University Hospital have demonstrated how the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, which causes severe forms of malaria, is able to circumvent the action of artemisinin and its derivatives, which are today the...
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The paths by which human cytomegalovirus can effect the progress of a pregnancy

January 28 2010

Inserm teams, from Paris and Toulouse, have recently shown that infection of trophoblast cells in the placenta by a virus from the beta herpes family, the cytomegalovirus (CMV), restricts their migratory and invasive functions. To replicate itself...
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