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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...
Article
06.23.2021
Thanks to gene therapy and the use of adapted spectacles, a blind patient is now able to distinguish the shape of objects to recognise, count and grasp them. José-Alain Sahel, the lead author of this...
Article
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...
Article
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...
Article
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,...
Article
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.
Video
01.25.2021

Waterproofing, fire-proofing and non-stick coating. These technologies bring safety and comfort to our daily lives, but are based on chemicals called per and polyfluoroalkyl substances or...

Article
01.24.2021
A French-Dutch team has reconstructed the evolution of the Central Asian steppe over the past 40 million years. This turbulent history, made up of major upheavals and mass extinctions, today serves...
Opinion
01.11.2021
The archaeologist Stéphen Rostain gives his perspective on how 13,000 years of history have shaped how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the Amazon.