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Des microbes et des hommes. Guerre et paix aux surfaces muqueuses

Leçon inaugurale prononcée le jeudi 20 novembre 2008

Of Microbes and Men. War and Peace on the Mucosal Surfaces

Our bodies contain ten times more bacteria than cells and their activity is essential for our organisms. A true symbiosis exists between Man and microbes, the complex mechanisms of which can only be decoded using molecular genetics.
However these bacteria can also cause infectious and parasitic diseases which kill over 15 million people a year throughout the world. To develop effective treatments and vaccines for such diseases, scientists need to know how bacteria outmanoeuvre the body’s...


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  • Publisher : Collège de France, Fayard
  • Series : Leçons inaugurales | 200
  • Place of publication : Paris
  • Year of publication : 2009
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 24 janvier 2013
  • EAN (Print version) : 9782213642956
  • Electronic EAN : 9782722601031
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.cdf.193
  • Number of pages : 64 p.
Philippe Sansonetti
Des microbes et des hommes. Guerre et Paix aux surfaces muqueuses

Leçon inaugurale prononcée le jeudi 20 novembre 2008

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