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12.28.2018
HIV, obesity or Parkinson’s disease are all conditions that could be treated using complex carbohydrates. Inspired by these sugars—present on the surface of all cells—several research teams have...
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12.21.2018
Biosphere 2, an immense scientific project born in the 1980s, is a miniature version of our planet recreated in the middle of the Arizona desert. Initially intended to prepare for stays on Mars or...
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12.13.2018
Researchers have developed a computer model that can identify whether an athlete may have engaged in doping based on their performance history.
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12.06.2018
Warning bells sound as a global study trawls through 40 years of data and highlights the losing battle that seabirds are fighting against industrial fisheries.
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12.06.2018
From atom adders to nanometric thermometers and antibiotic cages, a number of cutting-edge international projects were recognized during the Étoiles de l’Europe award ceremony. Each year this prize...
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11.29.2018
French scientists and doctors have used the peculiar phenomenon of the “phantom limb”—a sensation that an amputated limb is still attached—to build a bionic arm controlled by the muscle contractions...
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08.31.2018
In Greenland, French and Quebec-based researchers are monitoring the impact of climate change. Their clues consist of various marine creatures such as bivalves and shell-based mollusks, whose growth...
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08.21.2018
Identified in Drosophila (fruit fly) more than 70 years ago, the Polycomb and Trithorax proteins have recently been found to act as essential regulators of the expression of our genes. We look back...
08.09.2018

Can human development continue at this pace without causing a loss of biodiversity? A group of researchers at the French Institute of Pondicherry believes so. By studying the impact of human...