Nearly a year after the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was identified, researchers have yet to determine how it â€śjumped speciesâ€ť to infect humans. Virologist Ă‰tienne Decroly discusses the various hypotheses, including that of an accidental leak from a laboratory.
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 the environmental and global changes in the Mediterranean region.
Virology 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 effectiveness?
Neuroscience 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 the treatment of patients who have suffered a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), or stroke.
Neuropsychology Since the attacks of November 2015, the â€ś13 Novemberâ€ť research programme has endeavoured to understand how the individual and collective memory of such an event is formed. Five years after the tragedy, scientists share their initial findings.
Mathematics 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 flows of populations from prehistoric Europe.