Up to 10 IQ loss points…: what the Covid can really do to the brain

A patient affected by Covid-19 who is about to undergo a CT scan. ©Ludovic Marin / AFP Neurological impact British researchers have studied the consequences of severe forms of Covid on the brain. According to this study from the University of Cambridge, persistent cognitive deficits were found, leading to an effect identical to aging from … Read more

Fecal transplants reverse signs of aging in mice

You will also be interested [EN VIDÉO] The intestinal microbiota, a precious ally for our health In the body, there are different microbiotas: that of the skin, the mouth, the vagina… But the most important is the intestinal microbiota. Scientists have known about its potential for a long time, but the development of new techniques … Read more

Fecal transplants reverse signs of aging in mice

You will also be interested [EN VIDÉO] The intestinal microbiota, a precious ally for our health In the body, there are different microbiotas: that of the skin, the mouth, the vagina… But the most important is the intestinal microbiota. Scientists have known about its potential for a long time, but the development of new techniques … Read more

Mosquito brains are wired to spot us

Summer is coming and, with it, those mosquitoes that spoil our evenings. Even our days now. The process by which they can so effectively find us to sting us has long remained a mystery. Today, thanks to the mobilization of several areas of expertise, researchers are finally offering an answer. You will also be interested … Read more

When the gut talks, the brain executes

the microbiota intestinal is the largest reservoir of bacteria of the organism. More and more studies show how much the host and its intestinal microbiota are dependent on each other, and underline the importance of the gut-brain axis. At the Institut Pasteur, neurobiologists from the Perception and Memory Unit (Institut Pasteur/CNRS), immunobiologists from the Microenvironment … Read more

What are the links between Alzheimer’s disease and sleep?

The Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in France. Nearly one million French people are reached. As the population ages, this number could increase sharply in the coming years. To date, no drug targeting the cause of the disease is available. Treatments are only symptomatic. One of the objectives of current research … Read more

Deciphering a direct dialogue between the intestinal microbiota and the brain | Press room

© Institut Pasteur / Pascal Marseaud Products derived from the gut microbiota find their way into the bloodstream and modulate host physiological processes, such as immunity, metabolism, and brain function. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur (partner research organization of Université Paris Cité), Inserm and CNRS have discovered in an animal model that neurons of the … Read more

Covid long: persistent symptoms months after the first wave | Newsroom

Sorry, this article is only available in English. Participants completed several questionnaires about their symptoms © Adobe Stock Several months after being infected with SARS-CoV-2, symptoms persist in some patients. We are talking about a long Covid or a “post-Covid” state. Still poorly understood, this phenomenon is now carefully studied by scientists in order to … Read more

Covid long: persistent symptoms months after the first wave | Press room

Participants completed several questionnaires about their symptoms © Adobe Stock Several months after being infected with SARS-CoV-2, symptoms persist in some patients. We are talking about a long Covid or a “post-Covid” state. Still poorly understood, this phenomenon is now carefully studied by scientists in order to enrich knowledge on the subject and to offer … Read more