- 21 May 2015
Arabidopsis uses molecular decoy to trick pathogens
In the animal kingdom, predators use a full range of strategies, such as camouflage, speed and optical illusions, to catch their prey. Meanwhile, prey species resort to the same tactics to escape (...)
- 7 May 2015
Viagra to prevent transmission of the malaria parasite ?
By increasing the stiffness of erythrocytes infected by the causal agent of malaria, Viagra favors their elimination from the blood circulation and may therefore reduce transmission of the parasite (...)
- 30 April 2015
How does a mobile DNA sequence find its target ?
To understand how transposable elements1 shape genomes, where they are maintained over generations, it is vital to discover the mechanisms behind their targeted integration. Researchers (...)
- 23 April 2015
SWIFTS spectrometer to study earth tides and quakes
The world's smallest spectrometer has successfully measured tiny deformations of the Earth's crust, of the order of one millimeter, over a length of one thousand kilometers. Researchers at the (...)
- 22 April 2015
Detailed structure of human ribosome revealed
A team at the Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IGBMC - CNRS/Université de Strasbourg/Inserm) has evidenced, at the atomic scale, the three-dimensional structure of the (...)