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Life Sciences - Dec 6
Life Sciences
Paris, 6 December 2018 Researchers from the CNRS, the University of Orléans, and the company Artimmune, in collaboration with Turkish clinicians from Atatürk University, have identified a key mechanism of lung inflammation induced by silica exposure, which leads to silicosis, an incurable disease. Their study in mice and patients, published (December 6th, 2018), shows that this inflammation can be prevented by extracellular DNA degradation, suggesting a new therapeutic target.
Astronomy - Dec 5
Astronomy

Paris, December 5, 2018 Researchers from the CNRS 1 and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) have prepared the first global map of the distribution of atmospheric ammonia (NH3) by analyzing measurements taken by satellites between 2008 and 2016.

Astronomy - Nov 29
Astronomy

Paris, 29 November 2018 Scientists have revealed, for the first time outside our Galaxy, the properties of rapidly moving gas clouds in the immediate vicinity of a super-massive black hole, enabling the mass of the black hole to be measured with unprecedented accuracy.

Life Sciences - Nov 29
Life Sciences

Paris, 29 November 2018 About 75% of amputees exhibit mobility of their phantom limb. Using this information, in collaboration with physicians 1 , researchers from CNRS and Aix-Marseille University have developed a prototype capable of detecting these movements and activating a prosthetic arm.

Life Sciences - Nov 29
Life Sciences

Paris, November 29, 2018 Researchers from the CNRS and université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier (UT3) show that fruit flies possess all of the cognitive capacities needed to culturally transmit their sexual preferences across generations.


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Physics - Innovation / Technology - 29.10.2018
First projects selected for the European initiative on quantum technologies
First projects selected for the European initiative on quantum technologies
On October 29, 2018 the European Union announced the projects selected for the FET Flagship on Quantum Technologies , a European research program of unprecedented scope, with funding of one billion euros over ten years.

- 04.10.2018
Scientific misconduct : the CNRS announces penalties against two senior researchers
In recent months the CNRS has conducted two new disciplinary procedures for scientific misconduct involving two CNRS senior researchers.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 06.08.2018
The bark side of the force
The bark side of the force
As the vertical position is unstable—for both trees and humans—mechanisms are needed to offset the effect of gravity.

Mathematics - Event - 01.08.2018
CNRS congratulates Alessio Figalli, winner of the 2018 Fields Medal
CNRS congratulates Alessio Figalli, winner of the 2018 Fields Medal
Held every four years, the International Congress of Mathematicians is the most important scientific event in the discipline.

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 13.07.2018
CNRS' first overseas subsidiary : CNRS@CREATE, Singapore
CNRS’ first overseas subsidiary : CNRS@CREATE, Singapore
The CNRS will be setting up CNRS@CREATE, its first overseas subsidiary, in Singapore. Its objective will be to manage Franco-Singaporean research activities as part of the Singaporean ecosystem.

Innovation / Technology - Event - 05.07.2018

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 26.06.2018
Towards an authentically human intelligent habitat
Towards an authentically human intelligent habitat
How can technology improve our housing conditions' How will we interact with “intelligent” housing? What information is it possible and desirable to share? What future legislative framework for these