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  • 27 March 2014
    Saliva : a new trail in obesity genetics
    Salivary amylase is a gene present in humans. Yet its number of copies can vary from one to 20, depending on the individual. Having a low copy number of the gene, which digests complex sugars (...)
  • 23 March 2014
    Mother-of-pearl inspires super-strong material
    Whether traditional or derived from high technology, ceramics all have the same flaw: they are fragile. Yet this characteristic may soon be a thing of the past: a team of researchers led by the (...)
  • 17 March 2014
    New French-Chilean UMI to study marine algae
    To strengthen their collaboration in the fields of ecology and marine evolutionary biology, the CNRS, UPMC and two Chilean universities signed an agreement on 17 March 2014 for the creation of an (...)
  • 11 March 2014
    Africa's pollution in the spotlight
    Human activity in Africa significantly contributes to air pollution. However, no detailed data regarding country-by-country pollutant emissions in the continent was available until now. To remedy (...)
  • 5 MARCH 2014
    VLT : MUSE takes a look at the Universe
    A unique new instrument dubbed MUSE (Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer) has been successfully installed on the European Southern Observatory (ESO)'s Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Paranal, in the (...)


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