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05.25.2021
Because viruses can only replicate their genetic material by hijacking cell machinery, focusing on this crucial step may halt the infection. Scientists are collaborating within the GAVO project to...
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05.25.2021
Bioinformatics—a relatively new scientific discipline—uses models and algorithms to analyse the avalanche of data produced by biologists. It has played a crucial role in deciphering the origin and...
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05.24.2021
Did the former presence of huge bat colonies in the caves of southern France have an impact on palaeolithic rock art? This is the hypothesis put forward by the geoarchaeologist Laurent Bruxelles,...
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05.11.2021
Space travel, an old human dream, is still no pleasure cruise. It involves major physiological and psychological challenges that researchers are working hard to take up.
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05.10.2021
A group of researchers is set to promote the use of CO2 detectors in classrooms, cafeterias, offices, factories and other enclosed spaces. Their goal is to improve indoor ventilation to help curb the...
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04.25.2021
According to Bruno David, President of the French National Museum of Natural History, Homo sapiens is about to expose land ecosystems to a major crisis, thus increasing the risk of pandemics. Yet it...
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11.23.2020
New mathematical tools have improved our ability to interpret the information contained in ancient DNA samples. Bioinformaticians have developed a model that can visualise the migrations and gene...
11.22.2020
The MISTRALS research programme, set up under the auspices of the CNRS, is finally coming to an end after ten years of activity. It has enabled more than 1000 scientists from 23 countries to study...
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11.22.2020
No fewer than 180 candidate vaccines against Covid-19 are being developed around the world and 40 are currently in clinical trials. How do these vaccines work? And how can we measure their...
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11.16.2020
Since the attacks of November 2015, the “13 November” research programme has endeavoured to understand how the individual and collective memory of such an event is formed. Five years after the...
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11.12.2020
The CNRS sociologist Gérôme Truc has been studying societies’ reactions to terrorist attacks for more than 15 years. At a time when national unity is once again being undermined by the phenomenon,...
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11.11.2020
By considering criteria other than purely biological or medical, such as language ability, social background, and gender, hospital practitioners and scientists have developed strategies for improving...