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Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 18.11.2016
Chicxulub: a unique crater to elucidate planetary surfaces
Chicxulub: a unique crater to elucidate planetary surfaces
The fall of an asteroid in the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico) 66 million years ago is believed to have caused the extinction of dinosaurs. It also created the Chicxulub impact crater, the only such crater on Earth that still has a peak ring – a type of structure commonly found, in contrast, on the surface of several objects in the Solar System.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.11.2016
Nutritional prevention a possible method to limit risk of cancers linked to iron in meat products
Nutritional prevention a possible method to limit risk of cancers linked to iron in meat products
Recent data suggests that the consumption of nutritional iron could be linked to a high risk of breast cancer, and a diet rich in antioxidants appears to be effective at limiting this risk. Such are the findings of a study led by INRA and INSERM 1 researchers, published in the journal Oncotarget . These new results confirm those found in animals AND findings on colon cancer.

History / Archeology - Physics - 15.11.2016
Novel imaging approach reveals how ancient amulet was made
Novel imaging approach reveals how ancient amulet was made
At 6000 years old, this copper amulet is the earliest lost-wax cast object known. Now, researchers have finally discovered how it was made, using a novel UV-visible photoluminescence spectral imaging approach. All the parameters of elaboration process, such as the purity of the copper, and melting and solidification temperatures, are now accurately known.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 14.11.2016
Searching for the world's oldest ice
Searching for the world’s oldest ice
Why did the rhythm of glaciations suddenly slow down about a million years ago? To answer this question and to better forecast future climate change, a consortium of researchers from 14 institutions

Physics - Health - 03.11.2016
France doubles its experimental capability in nuclear physics
France doubles its experimental capability in nuclear physics
The new SPIRAL2 particle accelerator at the French large heavy-ion accelerator GANIL (CNRS/CEA), inaugurated on November 3 in the presence of the French President François Hollande, will be able to p

Health - 25.10.2016
The French are overweight - confirmed by the Constances cohort
Nearly one in two French people over 30 years of age are overweight. This is what the first results from the Constances cohort has revealed. Now supported by Inserm and the French national social security organisation for salaries workers (Cnamts), Constances collates health data on more than 110,000 French people.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 24.10.2016
Cutting down on salt, fat and sugar in diets
Cutting down on salt, fat and sugar in diets
Cheese, chorizo, dry sausages, muffins, madeleines, custards and pizza sauce: for four years, these foods have been getting a makeover with the INRA-coordinated European project TeRiFiQ.

Astronomy / Space Science - Life Sciences - 20.10.2016
Remaining vertical: a feat of perception for plants
Remaining vertical: a feat of perception for plants
Contrary to what happens in humans, plants use gravitational perception to distinguish their angle of inclination while not being destabilised by weight and acceleration forces.

Life Sciences - 19.10.2016
Hepatitis C virus observed under a microscope for the first time
Scientists have finally observed the hepatitis C virus (or HCV) using an electron microscope. This is the first time since the virus became known in 1990. Inserm researchers at Tours (Inserm unit 966, ‘HIV and Hepatitis Viruses: Morphogenesis and Antigenicity') have taken other scientists by surprise, including an American team believed to have accomplished this feat in 2013.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 19.10.2016
Cheese: a matter of love or hate
Cheese: a matter of love or hate
Until now, the reason why some people hate cheese has been a mystery. Researchers at the Centre de Recherche en Neuroscience de Lyon (CNRS/INSERM/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1/Université Jean Monnet) and the Laboratoire Neuroscience Paris Seine (CNRS/INSERM/UPMC) have just elucidated it. Their results are published online on the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience website.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 18.10.2016
19 October 2016: Europe has a rendez-vous with Mars
19 October 2016: Europe has a rendez-vous with Mars
Released by the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) of the ESA ExoMars mission, the Schiaparelli module is about to land on the red planet this Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 4:48 p.m. (Paris time).

Life Sciences - 18.10.2016
Scar-free wound healing
Scar-free wound healing
Dorsal view of a Drosophila mutant embryo defective for the Zasp52 gene and marked for the adhesion molecule E-Cadherin (green) and the tubulin (red).

Law - 17.10.2016
INRA commits further to open science
INRA commits further to open science
INRA has just published its official policy guidelines regarding open access to its publications and data.

Chemistry - Physics - 11.10.2016
New 3D design for mobile microbatteries
New 3D design for mobile microbatteries
In the race towards miniaturization, a French-US team—mostly involving researchers from the CNRS, Université de Lille, Université de Nantes and Argonne National Laboratory (US) as part of the Research Network on Electrochemical Energy Storage (RS2E) 1 —has succeeded in improving the energy density of a rechargeable battery without increasing its size (limited to a few square millimeters in mobile sensors).

Chemistry - Physics - 07.10.2016
Lifting the veil on Queen of Sheba's perfume
Lifting the veil on Queen of Sheba’s perfume
It is one of the oldest fragrances in the world. Nicolas Baldovini's team at the Institut de chimie de Nice (CNRS/UNS) has just discovered the components that give frankincense its distinctive odor: two molecules found for the first time in nature, named “olibanic acids” by the scientists. Their research results have just been published online, on the website of the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition .

Health - 07.10.2016
Rituximab effective in the treatment of membranous glomerulonephritis
A national trial on membranous glomerulonephritis in 80 patients was coordinated by Prof. Pierre Ronco, of the Department of Nephrology and Dialysis at Tenon Hospital AP-HP, of the Inserm Unit ‘Rare and common kidney diseases, matrix remodelling and tissue repair' [1] and Pierre and Marie Curie University, and by Dr Karine Dahan, of the Nephrology Day Hospital at Tenon Hospital AP-HP.

Health - 06.10.2016
New immunotherapy-based approach for post-transplant leukaemia relapse
An Inserm team from the Mondor Institute for Biomedical Research (IMRB) has just identified a key switch in the immune response, and proposes a new immunotherapy-based approach for combating leukaemia. And maybe other cancers in time. This work is published in the journal Blood . Towards a new immunotherapy for cancer?

Life Sciences - Health - 05.10.2016
Eating well to grow well: discovery of a missing link
Rénald Delanoue, Inserm Researcher, and his colleagues at the Institute of Biology Valrose in Nice (Inserm-CNRS-Université Côte d'Azur) have identified the missing links in the process that regulates the size of an organism based on the richness of its diet. Their research was conducted on Drosophila , an insect that seems very distant from humans, but the study of which has nonetheless enabled many advances in biomedical research.

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