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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...
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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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11.11.2020
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...
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11.09.2020
Nearly a year after the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was identified, researchers have yet to determine how it “jumped species” to infect humans. Virologist Étienne Decroly discusses the various hypotheses...
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11.03.2020
A Paris-based research team has developed a capsule to swallow that will produce images and 3D maps of the intestine. A new era is dawning in colorectal cancer screening.
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09.01.2020
Plastics, chemicals and oil spills pollute and endanger marine ecosystems. Yet cleaning up the ocean is rarely, if ever, possible. Solutions must therefore consist in reducing waste and other...
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08.21.2020
Knowing how to look sideways can be crucial for professional football players, and goalkeepers in particular! A researcher in cognitive science recently conducted a study involving a number of them,...
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07.23.2020
As a historian specialising in the environment, Fabien Locher takes a particular interest in different concepts of property and how they are related to environmental or industrial disasters.
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07.23.2020
The relief of patients suffering from Covid-19 requires technical gestures that can contribute to the exhaustion of healthcare staff. The ExoTurn project seeks to help them through the use of...
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07.22.2020
A new method, as quick and simple as a breathalyser, was recently tested to detect Covid-19 via the molecules present in exhaled air. Beyond the current pandemic, this could open new avenues for the...
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07.22.2020
Can specially trained dogs be used for coronavirus screening? A research team in northeastern France is investigating the premise that the canine sense of smell can help prevent the emergence of new...