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  • 27 April 2016
    A single-celled organism capable of learning
    For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that an organism devoid of a nervous system is capable of learning. A team from the Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale (...)
  • 21 April 2016
    Binding to produce flowers
    The LEAFY protein, a transcription factor responsible 1 for flower development, is able to assemble itself in small chains made up of several proteins. This mechanism allows it to bind to (...)
  • 21 April 2016
    Giant plankton gains long-due attention
    A team of marine biologists and oceanographers from CNRS, UPMC1 and the German organization GEOMAR have revealed the importance in all the world's oceans of a group of large planktonic (...)
  • 20 April 2016
    Recycling an anti-hypertensive agent to fight brain tumors
    Treatments available for glioblastoma—malignant brain tumors—have little effect. An international collaboration1 led by the Laboratoire Neurosciences Paris-Seine (CNRS/ (...)
  • 14 April 2016
    Tara PACIFIC 2016-2018
    Coral reefs biodiversity facing climate change

    The research schooner Tara will leave her home port of Lorient on May 28th 2016 for a new expedition in the Asian Pacific. The (...)


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