Introduced in the past ten years, immunotherapy is starting to revolutionise the treatment of cancer. Scientists no longer settle for making the immune system destroy a tumour, but indeed strive to remove all the obstacles to its functioning.
After tracking it for five nights, scientists have revealed to the world the image of a supermassive black hole in the heart of the M87 Galaxy. A picture obtained by the international collaboration Event Horizon Telescope. A historical moment.
History The CNRS celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. Throughout 2019, our chronicler Denis Guthleben will be recounting its history. This first episode takes us back to the inception of our institution and its first 20 years of operation.
Robotics Using Nature as a model for better robots? A team of bioroboticists in the South of France have created, for the first time, an autonomous six-legged robot able toâ€”without using GPSâ€”find its way back to its nest using navigation skills inspired by Cataglyphis, the desert ant.Â
Biology Knocking or injuring yourself is not intrinsically painful; it is how our brain interprets such an event that is. We now know more about the circuits involved in pain, and also about its emotional component, which is crucial to understanding this phenomenon.
Neuroscience The factor that unites both of these pathologies: memory. The recently-demonstrated ability to modify reactivated memories paves the way for potential new treatments. Pascale Gisquet-Verrier and Claire Le Dorze present this new therapeutic approach.
Mission From the jungles of the Amazon to the peaks of the Himalayas, the depths of oceans to those of underground wells, scientists are sometimes severely put to the test in collecting data, setting up measuring instruments, or conducting experiments. An overview of these researchers of the extreme, on...