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  • 9 October 2014
    Physics determined ammonite shell shape
    Ammonites are a group of extinct cephalopod mollusks with ribbed spiral shells. They are exceptionally diverse and well known to fossil lovers. Régis Chirat, researcher at the Laboratoire de Géologie (...)
  • 24 September 2014
    Computer scientist Gérard Berry is awarded the 2014 CNRS Gold Medal
    This year's CNRS Gold Medal, France's most prestigious scientific distinction, has been awarded to Gérard Berry, holder of the first chair in computer science at the Collège de France since 2012. (...)
  • 18 September 2014
    The origin of Uranus and Neptune elucidated ?
    A team of French-American researchers led by the UTINAM Institute (CNRS/Université de Franche-Comté)1 has just proposed a solution to the problematic chemical composition of Uranus and (...)
  • 11 September 2014
    Steroid hormone to fight age-related diseases
    Through the study of the roundworm, Caenorhabditis elegans, the team led by Hugo Aguilaniu has discovered a hormone that enhances longevity and reduces fertility, thus reproducing the (...)
  • 10 September 2014
    "Immortal" flatworms : a weapon against bacteria
    A novel mode of defense against bacteria such as the causal agent of tuberculosis or Staphylococcus aureus has been identified in humans by studying a small, aquatic flatworm, the planarian. This (...)

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