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  • Turning the tables on parasites
    Avian flu, whooping cough, malaria... these diseases all have something in common: they are caused by pathogens that attack people's organisms. Researchers at Gémi in Montpellier study the (...)
  • Innate math skills ?
  • Napoleon's plagued retreat
  • New galactic discoveries
    An international team of astronomers(1) has discovered a new type of galaxy in the early universe. This galaxy represents a long sought-after “missing link” between two other types of galaxies (...)
  • Genetic assets to resist tuberculosis
    There are still eight million new cases worldwide of tuberculosis infection recorded every year. But of those infected, only 10% end up developing the disease. Scientists have now identified (...)
  • Photochemistry Unearthed
  • Nanoscale vision
  • The sky is no limit
  • Bloom or Bust ? Diatoms Decide
  • Towards compact proton therapy ?
    Scientists at CNRS and CEA have defined the characteristics of future lasers that could be applied for cancer treatment by proton therapy. The first prototype is under construction and should be (...)
  • A cosmic accelerator in the Milky Way
    An international team of scientists, including researchers from CNRS and CEA,1 have discovered a new source of very high-energy cosmic rays at the center of our galaxy.(2) These results were obtained (...)
  • Old desert, new knowledge
    Until now, it was thought that the oldest sand dunes in the Sahara were only 86,000 years old. A team of Franco-Chadian scientists recently uncovered formations of fossil dunes proving the Sahara to (...)
  • Unraveling coral's secrets
    What will happen if the climate continues to get warmer, glaciers melt and there is a sudden rise in sea level? The best way to find out is by taking a look at the past. With the help of core samples (...)
  • Catherine Jeandel : Aquatic journey
    Marine geochemist Catherine Jeandel has been following chemical 'tracers' found in our oceans to better understand continental land-water exchanges and monitor the possible consequences of global (...)
  • In brief


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