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09.08.2021
Biological invasions are the second most common cause of species extinction on Earth, and also take a heavy toll on our health and the economy. On the occasion of the World Congress of the...
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07.27.2021
A recent report, co-authored by experts on climate change (IPCC) and biodiversity loss (IPBES) shows that these two phenomena are closely related. And although some solutions put forward to tackle...
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07.27.2021
Dividing his time between France and Polynesia, the ichthyologist Éric Clua devotes his efforts to studying sharks, both to preserve their populations and to help prevent attacks on humans.
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07.27.2021
Tuberculosis kills 1.5 million people throughout the world each year. A century after it was invented, BCG remains the only vaccine against this infection, which is still poorly understood. Highly...
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07.27.2021
Numerous studies are being carried out in laboratories to develop medications that can treat SARS-CoV-2. New therapeutic strategies targeting the virus or the cell proteins it hijacks to its benefit...
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07.09.2021
Forty years after its discovery, HIV-AIDS has become a chronic disease thanks to triple therapies. Yet there is still no known cure for it and a vaccine is nowhere in sight. Monsef Benkirane, a...
02.23.2021
With an algorithm capable, in only a few seconds, to solve a problem that would take a supercomputer billions of years to work out, a team of scientists including members of the CNRS has reached...
02.22.2021
Surprising collective behaviour can be observed within human groups. A research team in southwestern France has focused on segregation, and on the information necessary to trigger it. This study...
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02.17.2021
The new Quantum Plan announced by President Emmanuel Macron on 21 January 2021 will provide a framework for France's industrial and research forces to make the country a key player in quantum...
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02.15.2021
Meet systems engineer Pernelle Bernardi, in charge of the specifications and performance of SuperCam, one of the instruments on board the rover Perseverance.
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02.10.2021
Although large conch-shaped shells still serve as musical instruments in various regions of the Pacific and Caribbean, their use in the Palaeolithic had never been established. For the first time,...
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02.08.2021
In an official advice, the French academy of sciences sounds the alarm about the decline of insects. CNRS News talked to Philippe Grandcolas, head of the ISYEB, and co-author of the scientific report...