vaccine

Treatment Race: BCG really?

Race for treatments: BCG, really?

Epidemiological studies suggest that the world's oldest vaccine, the BCG used against tuberculosis, may reduce the risk of coronavirus infection as well as the risk of severe forms of Covid-19 disease. Professor Camille Locht, director of INSERM research at the Pasteur Institute in Lille, France, is the author of this study.

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measles

Measles: the epidemic of stupidity

It is a highly contagious disease that was thought to have been eradicated by vaccination. Before the vaccine, up to two and a half million people died each year from measles. Thanks to vaccination campaigns, the disease should have disappeared completely. Today, however, there is a health alert all over the world.

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self-motorized pill

Motorized pills as vaccines

Is this the end of the shots to make vaccines? They have traumatized dozens of generations of children and will probably soon be discarded. To replace them, scientists, who are never short of imagination, have invented a self-motorized pill that swallows itself in the simplest way possible and will

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Louis Pasteur

Pastor, the experimenter

The exhibition "Pasteur, the experimenter", presented from 12 December 2017 to 19 August 2018 at the Palais de la découverte, looks back at man and the work of the scientist; it seeks to explain the context of his work, his discoveries and their applications, beyond the legend. An exhibition that finds

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AIDS

Optimism for an HIV vaccine

Une étude à un stade encore préliminaire sur un vaccin contre le VIH a donné des résultats “encourageants”, une note d’optimisme alors que la recherche a jusqu’ici échoué à mettre au point un vaccin efficace pour protéger de ce virus.   Testé chez 393 volontaires dans cinq pays (Etats-Unis, Rwanda,

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Vaccination

Vaccination: the French exception

Qui aurait cru que la France puisse être le pays le plus « sceptique » de la planète face aux vaccins ? Et ce qui étonne encore plus derrière les chiffres dévoilés ces derniers jours, s’ils s’avèrent exacts, c’est que personne ne semble comprendre pourquoi la France se démarque à

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pneumonia vaccine

Physicians' Bronca against Laboratory Business Practices

Les laboratoires pharmaceutiques dégagent des profits colossaux sur la vente de médicaments. Leur performance est six fois supérieure à celle de l’industrie du luxe. Ces pratiques commerciales et financières sont un obstacle à un accès plus facile et généralisé aux médicaments. C’est donc un enjeu majeur de santé public aussi

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The "Bellerophon Project" receives EU funding of €5.5 million to develop a vaccine against staphylococcus aureus

A consortium comprising Imaxio, the Jenner Institute (University of Oxford, UK), the European Vaccine Initiative and Preclin Biosystems was selected by the FP7 grant programme. The objective of the project is to bring the development of a vaccine against Staphylococcus aureus to a Phase I clinical trial Read More

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