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Tuberculosis

Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Undetected by Standard Tests

Amid a plan announced by the United Nations to eradicate tuberculosis by 2030, a new study has revealed the emergence of multidrug-resistant strains of...
Cellular dust

“Cellular Dust” Provides New Hope for Regenerative Medicine

Extracellular vesicles are matter that is released by cells. Seen for many years as not having any value, this 'cellular dust' has been studied...
Skin Allergies

Deciphering the Link Between Skin Allergies and the Gut Microbiota

The number of microorganisms hosted in our digestive tracts is 10 to 100 times greater than that of all the cells that make up...
heatwave

2018-2022 Expected to Be Abnormally Hot Years

This summer's world-wide heatwave makes 2018 a particularly hot year. As will be the next few years, according to a study led by Florian...
Chemotherapy

A Molecule That Can Improve the Efficiency of Chemotherapy

Cancerous tumors are also capable of “detoxing,” subsequently limiting the efficiency of chemotherapy. To better understand this phenomenon, a team from Institut de pharmacologie...
Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s Disease : How Amyloid Aggregates Alter Neuronal Function

Alzheimer's disease, which affects nearly a million French people, is characterized by a premature alteration of the patient's cognitive faculties, followed by neuronal degeneration...
Pandoravirus

Pandoravirus : Giant Viruses Invent Their Own Genes

Three new members have been isolated and added to the Pandoravirus family by researchers at the Structural and Genomic Information Laboratory (CNRS/Aix‐Marseille Université), working...
Aerial Robot

An Aerial Robot Capable of Changing Its Shape in Full Flight

This is a world first: researchers from the Institute of Movement Sciences - Étienne Jules Marey (CNRS / Aix-Marseille University) have been inspired by...
ticks

In Ticks, Live with Blood Thanks to Bacteria

How do ticks survive on a diet composed solely of blood? A study published in Current Biology on May 31, 2018 has just highlighted the decisive role...
Hydrogen Production

Cheaper, Less Toxic and Recyclable Light Absorbers for Hydrogen Production

In artificial photosynthesis systems chromophores, or “photosensitizers”, absorb light energy and transfer electrons to the catalyst, which activates the chemical reaction. Although much progress...
BIABooster device

BIABooster : A More Sensitive Device for Characterizing DNA in Blood...

In the human body, occasional cell death translates into degradation and release of their DNA, which then circulates in the blood, before being eliminated....
medulloblastoma

In the Eye of the Medulloblastoma

Medulloblastoma is treated with a combination of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, which results in a survival rate of 80 %, albeit with significant side...
chronic pain

A New Solution for Chronic Pain

Neuropathic pain is a chronic illness affecting 7-10% the population in France and for which there is no effective treatment. Researchers at the Institute...
batteries

A Start-Up for Much Faster Batteries

In November 2015, researchers who were part of RS2E, mainly from CNRS, CEA and several French universities3, designed the first sodium-ion battery prototype in...
ocean

The Oceans Were Colder than We Thought

According to the methodology widely used by the scientific community, the temperature of the ocean depths 100 million years ago was around 15 degrees...
video

Augmented Tongue Ultrasound for Speech Therapy

For a person with an articulation disorder, speech therapy partly uses repetition exercises: the practitioner qualitatively analyzes the patient's pronunciations and orally explains, using...
speech therapy, brain tumors, DNA repair, fuel cells

Electricity Production : When Enzymes Rival Platinum

A fuel cell converts chemical energy into electrical energy via hydrogen combustion. Though it is considered to be a clean technology – because it...
macrophages

Testicular Macrophages Are Guardians of Fertility

From the start of life, an individual's immune system learns to distinguish self—that is, native cells—from other, potentially pathogenic cells. But in males, as...
pollination

A New Threat to Pollination : The Dark Side of Artificial...

Most plant species are dependent on the animal world – especially insects – for their reproduction. The decline of pollinating insects all over the...
quantum computers

Classical Mechanics Helps Control Quantum Computers

Quantum technology is seen as an important future-oriented technology: smaller, faster and with higher performance than conventional electronics. However, exploiting quantum effects is difficult...