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  • 3 February 2015
    Osteoporosis : balancing bone formation and degradation
    Most existing treatments for pathological bone loss inhibit osteoclasts (bone-destroying cells) to limit bone degradation. However, by doing this, they also prevent bone formation since it is (...)
  • 2 February 2015
    Towards a new weapon against muscular dystrophy
    Research efforts associating scientists from the CNRS, UVSQ and INSERM within the Laboratoire END-ICAP1, working in collaboration with a team from the University of Bern, has demonstrated (...)
  • 23 January
    Rosetta reveals Churi's secrets
    With its surprising two-lobed shape and high porosity, the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (nicknamed Churi) has a wide range of features, revealed by the MIRO, VIRTIS and OSIRIS (...)
  • 20 January 2015
    Seeing inside Herculaneum's charred scrolls
    An international team1 comprising researchers from the CNRS (Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes), CNR (Italy) and ESRF (Grenoble synchrotron) has made a major breakthrough in (...)
  • 19 January 2015
    A contractile gel that stores light energy
    Living systems have the ability to produce collective molecular motions that have an effect at the macroscale, such as a muscle that contracts via the concerted action of protein motors. In order to (...)


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