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More than a century ago, Elie Metchnikoff established the bases of cellular innate immunity when he discovered the mechanism of phagocytosis. However, during most of the XXth century, adaptive immunity (also known as specific immunity) focused most of the interest of the researchers, until Charles Janeway and Polly Matzinger [...]
To provide an up-to-date overview of the disease, the Institut Pasteur has created a MOOC dedicated to Tuberculosis. This course will provide a knowledge base that goes from the basics of TB to the current state of knowledge on various aspects of tuberculosis: the clinical picture, epidemiology, pediatric TB, [...]
Which mosquitoes transmit the parasites responsible for malaria? Is the Asian tiger mosquito vector of the Zika virus? How is the transmission from vectors to humans and from humans to vector? Here are some of the questions that will find answers in the MOOC Pasteur "Medical entomology".
This course aims to provide a basic fundamental knowledge of what is considered to be epigenetics and wants to illustrate well characterized examples of epigenetic phenomena in many different model organisms. In addition, we will explain in detail the molecules that participate in the epigenetic inheritance and their mechanisms [...]
The objective of this course is to offer an integrated overview of vaccinology, from public health and scientific data justifying the development of a vaccine, to its delivery to the populations in the context of industrialized and developing countries.
Since the start of the epidemic HIV has infected over 75 million people and provoked more than 35 million deaths. Today, although HIV replication can be controlled by antiretroviral treatment, HIV infection remains an outstanding global health issue, with 36.7 million infected people and 1 million HIV-related deaths in [...]
Biomarkers are the subject of considerable interest by scientists and researchers worldwide: they determine the use of targeted treatments (a major therapeutic advance in medicine), allow to measure the evolution of a disease or to indicate a particular physiological event. The aim of this MOOC is to review the [...]
Brain function determines our behavior and dictates who we are. Our brain function governs our every thoughts and every action. The brain processes information through the concerted activity of many neurons, which communicate with each other through contacts we call synapses organized in highly dynamic networks. In this course, [...]