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Article
06.04.2020
In March, an Italian study claiming that pollution particles could be a vector for spreading SARS-CoV-2 made the headlines. The physicist and chemist Jean-François Doussin explains why this thesis...
Article
05.25.2020
The current pandemic has put virology under the spotlight. Mobilised against Covid-19, the discipline also covers a broad range of studies designed to understand, break or circumvent the links...
Article
05.18.2020
French scientists have set up a multidisciplinary, large-scale virtual screening project that should enable them, during the next 18 months, to look at 1.5 billion small molecules in order to...
Article
05.13.2020
According to Serge Morand, an ecologist and evolutionary biologist at the CNRS and CIRAD, researchers in ecology and the environmental sciences are more politically-minded than they were 20 or 30...
Opinion
05.05.2020
Are ethics and scientific integrity a luxury that can be foregone in a situation as critical as the current pandemic? Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, the chairman of the CNRS Ethics Committee (COMETS),...
Opinion
04.19.2020
With the Covid-19 pandemic, scientists are subjected to a barrage of sollicitations, calling upon them to address the population’s concerns and advise those in charge. Public trust seems to be...