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Epstein-Barr virus and cancer: new tricks from an old dog

February 10 2017

Almost everybody has it: Scientists estimate that approximately 95 percent of adults around the world are infected with the Epstein-Barr virus. In rare cases, an infection with this virus causes cancer. Scientists at the German Cancer Research Cen...
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Ebola survivors: life afterwards

January 14 2017

The long-term clinical and social sequelae following survival of Ebola infection are unknown. In November 2014, i.e. less than a year after the start of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Inserm, in partnership with the French National Institute f...
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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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