A rich 125,000-year-old coastal ecosystem discovered under Ariane 6 in French Guiana

Environment - Apr 10
Environment

An international consortium of paleontologists, geologists and biologists describes the discovery of fossil assemblages spanning the last 130,000 years beneath the Ariane 6 rocket launch site in Kourou, French Guiana. The consortium, coordinated by scientists from the Montpellier Institute of Evolutionary Sciences (Université de Montpellier/CNRS/IRD) and the Université de Guyane/Géosciences Montpellier, includes Frédéric Quillévéré from the Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon : Terre, Planètrs, Environnement (LGL-TPE, CNRS/Université Lyon 1/ENS de Lyon/Université Jean Monnet).

Life Sciences - Apr 10

Under the watchful eye of scientists, viruses become the muses of therapeutic innovation.

Life Sciences

Work by a consortium of scientists, including a team from the Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie (CIRI, CNRS/Inserm/ENS de Lyon/Univer

Surprising role of female sex pheromone in crop pest: new biocontrol possibilities?

Life Sciences

INRAE researchers have discovered that female pheromones play a remarkable role in the African cotton moth.

Health - Apr 10

Respiratory allergies: newly discovered molecule plays a major role in triggering inflammation

Health

Inflammation plays a major role in allergic diseases, affecting at least 17 million people in France, including 4 million asthmatics.

A protohistoric burial site at Marliens (Côte-d’Or)

History & Archeology

Inrap archaeologists conducted an excavation at Marliens, some twenty kilometers east of Dijon, prior to the extension of a gravel pit (Eqiom) in the Ouche valley, a tributary of the Saône.

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Environment - Earth Sciences - 10.04.2024
A rich 125,000-year-old coastal ecosystem discovered under Ariane 6 in French Guiana
A rich 125,000-year-old coastal ecosystem discovered under Ariane 6 in French Guiana
An international consortium of paleontologists, geologists and biologists describes the discovery of fossil assemblages spanning the last 130,000 years beneath the Ariane 6 rocket launch site in Kourou, French Guiana. The consortium, coordinated by scientists from the Montpellier Institute of Evolutionary Sciences (Université de Montpellier/CNRS/IRD) and the Université de Guyane/Géosciences Montpellier, includes Frédéric Quillévéré from the Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon : Terre, Planètrs, Environnement (LGL-TPE, CNRS/Université Lyon 1/ENS de Lyon/Université Jean Monnet).

Life Sciences - 10.04.2024
Under the watchful eye of scientists, viruses become the muses of therapeutic innovation.
Under the watchful eye of scientists, viruses become the muses of therapeutic innovation.
Work by a consortium of scientists, including a team from the Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie (CIRI, CNRS/Inserm/ENS de Lyon/Université Lyon 1), describes viruses as modulators of human cell functions. The interaction interfaces of viral proteins with human proteins are used as matrices to design original chemical molecules, offering new perspectives in multiple therapeutic areas.

Health - Pharmacology - 10.04.2024
Respiratory allergies: newly discovered molecule plays a major role in triggering inflammation
Respiratory allergies: newly discovered molecule plays a major role in triggering inflammation
Inflammation plays a major role in allergic diseases, affecting at least 17 million people in France, including 4 million asthmatics. One of the molecules that initiates this process in the respiratory tract has just been identified. This molecule, a member of the alarmin family, is a major therapeutic target for the development of new treatments for respiratory allergies.

Life Sciences - 09.04.2024
Surprising role of female sex pheromone in crop pest: new biocontrol possibilities?
INRAE researchers have discovered that female pheromones play a remarkable role in the African cotton moth. In general, these pheromones trigger mate attraction, promoting encounters between males and females during reproductive periods. Astonishingly, the African cotton moth possesses a pheromonal compound whose modulatory effects exceed those of light itself, a discovery that can inform future biocontrol strategies.

History / Archeology - 05.04.2024
A protohistoric burial site at Marliens (Côte-d'Or)
A protohistoric burial site at Marliens (Côte-d’Or)
Inrap archaeologists conducted an excavation at Marliens, some twenty kilometers east of Dijon, prior to the extension of a gravel pit (Eqiom) in the Ouche valley, a tributary of the Saône. The three excavated areas, representing a total surface area of 60,000 m², yielded a series of occupations ranging from the Neolithic to the Early Iron Age.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.03.2024
A global map of how climate change is changing winegrowing regions
INRAE, Bordeaux Sciences Agro, CNRS, Université de Bordeaux and Université de Bourgogne have analysed trends to come in current and developing winegrowing regions around the world to adapt wine production to climate change. The results of the study, published in Nature Reviews Earth and Environment, show that some 90% of coastal and low-altitude regions in southern Europe and California may no longer be able produce good wine in economically sustainable conditions by the end of the century if global warming exceeds +2°C.

Chemistry - Health - 21.03.2024
First Complete Vascularization of Organoids on Microfluidic Chip
First Complete Vascularization of Organoids on Microfluidic Chip
In Vitro System Bypasses -Complex Technical Setups- of Alternative Approaches And Supports Production Scaling e Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Grenoble (IRIG) , CEA-Leti and fellow European and Canadian institutes and researchers have demonstrated the complete vascularization of organoids on a microfluidic chip at speeds and flow rates similar to blood's, improving functional maturation and enabling their long-term survival.

Chemistry - Health - 21.03.2024
International Research Team Achieves First-Reported, Complete Vascularization of Organoids on Microfluidic Chip
In Vitro System Bypasses -Complex Technical Setups- of Alternative Approaches And Supports Production Scaling e Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Grenoble (IRIG) , CEA-Leti and fellow European and Canadian institutes and researchers have demonstrated the complete vascularization of organoids on a microfluidic chip at speeds and flow rates similar to blood's, improving functional maturation and enabling their long-term survival.

Health - 20.03.2024
A study on the pre-COVID-19 health of French citizens to help decision-makers reduce the disease burden
A study on the pre-COVID-19 health of French citizens to help decision-makers reduce the disease burden
In order to implement suitable public health policies, it is crucial to know the health status of the population and its evolution over time. This knowledge is all the more important given the severe disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to healthcare systems worldwide.

Life Sciences - Health - 14.03.2024
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a new avenue for improving patient diagnosis and follow-up
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a new avenue for improving patient diagnosis and follow-up
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Charcot's disease is a neurodegenerative disease that results in progressive paralysis and subsequent death. Diagnosing it is difficult and no curative treatment exists to date, making these challenges for research. In a new study, Inserm researcher Caroline Rouaux and her team at the Strasbourg Biomedical Research Centre (Inserm-Université de Strasbourg), in collaboration with researchers from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, CNRS and Sorbonne Université, show that electroencephalography could become a diagnostic and prognostic tool for the disease.

Health - Pharmacology - 11.03.2024
A promising vaccine against Nipah virus infection
A promising vaccine against Nipah virus infection
The WHO recently classified the Nipah virus (NiV) as one of the eight main emerging pathogens likely to cause major epidemics in the future. In a context where no treatment or vaccine is yet available, a team comprising researchers from Inserm (Unit 955-VRI) and from the Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC) is presenting the preclinical results of an innovative vaccine against this virus.

Life Sciences - Music - 06.03.2024
The brain mechanisms behind our desire to dance
Why does some music make us want to dance more than others? This is the question that a research team from Inserm and Aix-Marseille Université tried to answer by studying the desire to dance (also called the 'groove') and the brain activity of 30 participants who were asked to listen to music. Their findings show that the groove sensation is highest for a moderately complex rhythm and that the desire to move is reflected in the brain by an anticipation of the music's rhythm.

Life Sciences - Environment - 29.02.2024
Unveiling rare diversity: the origin of heritable mutations in trees
What is the origin of genetic diversity in plants? Can new mutations acquired during growth be passed on to seeds? INRAE scientists, in collaboration with CIRAD and the CNRS, have used the French Guiana forest as the setting for their research, leading to a series of discoveries on this fundamental question in biology.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.02.2024
COVID-19: A potential treatment for loss of smell
One of the most persistent and debilitating symptoms of COVID19 is anosmia or loss of smell. Researchers at INRAE and ENVA have discovered that a corticoid treatment could help restore the olfactory capacities affected by the viral infection. These results, published on XX February in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, are a major step forward in understanding and treating this symptom.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 28.02.2024
Birds, collateral victims of agricultural intensification in Europe
Birds, collateral victims of agricultural intensification in Europe
The scientific community has been sounding the alarm over the effects of pesticide use on human health and the disappearance of numerous species in agricultural environments for half a century. As early as 1962, Rachel Carson's pioneering work predicted "silent springs" caused by the decline of birds, the collateral victims of pesticides via the poisoning of environments and the disappearance of insects.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.02.2024
New discovery on iron metabolism improves anemia treatment
Anemia is a major public health problem worldwide, affecting around a third of the population. There are many causes of anemia, but the most common are a defect in the production of red blood cells, a lack of iron in the blood or genetic diseases such as thalassemia. A better understanding of iron metabolism is essential to improve management of the many patients affected.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.02.2024
Improving the treatment of anaemia thanks to a new discovery in iron metabolism
An essential component of the haemoglobin in red blood cells, iron is crucial to many biological processes - including the transport and storage of oxygen in the body. © Inserm/Claude Féo Anaemia is a major public health problem worldwide, affecting around one third of the population. Its causes are multiple, but the most common are a lack of red blood cell production, a lack of iron in the blood, and genetic diseases such as thalassaemia.

Life Sciences - 21.02.2024
Food additive E551 could promote coeliac disease
A recent study has found that food additive E551, also known as silicon dioxide, can reduce oral tolerance to dietary proteins and could foster the development of coeliac disease. Born of a collaboration among researchers at INRAE and McMaster University in Canada, this pioneering work is the first to highlight the potential toxicity of E551, a nanometric ingredient that is added to a wide range of consumer food products.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.02.2024
Obesity: opt for omega 3 fatty acids to prevent the associated risks
In yellow, microglia (immune cells of the brain) activated by the pro-inflammatory nature of a sunflower oil-enriched diet (fluorescence microscopy). Clara Sanchez/Inserm Obesity is a major public health problem, affecting around 650 million adults worldwide , and is often associated with systemic and cerebral inflammation as well as anxiety and cognitive disorders, such as memory deficits.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.02.2024
Impacts of the European Green Deal on the agrifood sector
Researchers at INRAE analysed the market and non-market impacts of the European Green Deal on the European agrifood system. Substantial positive impacts on the climate, the environment and public health require simultaneous action on agricultural production, food losses and waste, and eating patterns.
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