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Current questions and challenges in infection and immunity

Prof Olivier Garraud, Dr James Li

  1. Review

    Human platelets and their capacity of binding viruses: meaning and challenges?

    Blood platelets are first aimed at ensuring primary hemostasis. Beyond this role, they have been acknowledged as having functions in the maintenance of the vascular arborescence and, more recently, as being al...

    Adrien Chabert, Hind Hamzeh-Cognasse, Bruno Pozzetto, Fabrice Cognasse, Mirta Schattner, Ricardo M Gomez and Olivier Garraud

    BMC Immunology 2015 16:26

    Published on: 28 April 2015

  2. Review

    New challenges in modern vaccinology

    Vaccination has been a major advance for health care, allowing eradication or reduction of incidence and mortality of various infectious diseases. However, there are major pathogens, such as Human Immunodefici...

    Mireille Centlivre and Béhazine Combadière

    BMC Immunology 2015 16:18

    Published on: 26 March 2015

  3. Review

    The genetic control of immunity to Plasmodium infection

    Malaria remains a major worldwide public health problem with ~207 million cases and ~627,000 deaths per year, mainly affecting children under five years of age in Africa. Recent efforts at elaborating a geneti...

    Audrey V Grant, Christian Roussilhon, Richard Paul and Anavaj Sakuntabhai

    BMC Immunology 2015 16:14

    Published on: 26 March 2015