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Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 16.10.2017
Gravitational waves shed first light on mergers of neutron stars
This is a major breakthrough in more than one respect. The scientists of the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration (which includes the CNRS) have for the first time observed the gravitational waves emitted by the merger of two neutron stars, rather than of two black holes as in previous cases. In another first, the light emitted from the source of gravitational waves was observed in the following hours, days and weeks, by 70 other groundand space-based observatories.

Life Sciences - Environment - 13.10.2017
Gutters teem with inconspicuous life
Gutters teem with inconspicuous life
Scientists from the BOREA Biology of Aquatic Organisms and Ecosystems research unit (CNRS / MNHN / IRD / UPMC / University of Caen / Université des Antilles)—together with a colleague from the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany—have shown that Parisian street gutters are oases of microscopic life, home to microalgae, fungi, sponges, and mollusks.

Astronomy / Space Science - 13.10.2017
New developments in gravitational astronomy
Press conference (French only) Monday 16 October 2017 at 4 p.m. At the CNRS headquarters - 3 rue Michel-Ange – Paris 16e Researchers representing the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration, of which

Health - Computer Science - 13.10.2017
Augmented tongue ultrasound for speech therapy
Augmented tongue ultrasound for speech therapy
A team of researchers in the GIPSA-Lab (CNRS/Université Grenoble Alpes/Grenoble INP) and at INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes has developed a system that can display the movements of our own tongues in real time.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.10.2017
BioPrint: Inserm Launches its Second Accelerator of Technological Research
The creation of accelerators of technological research (ART) is a priority of Inserm's strategic plan.

Life Sciences - Health - 11.10.2017
Identification of a molecular mechanism associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
A research team in psychiatry at CEA-Neurospin, together with the Mondor Institute of Biomedical Research (INSERM) and the Henri-Mondor (AP-HP) university hospitals, has shown that a genetic variant associated with several psychiatric conditions alters a prefrontal-limbic network, which may increase the risk of developing schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

Health - Environment - 10.10.2017
When anemones bleach, clownfish suffer
When anemones bleach, clownfish suffer
The bleaching of corals is a well-known consequence of climate change.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.10.2017
Type 1 diabetes and the microbiota : MAIT cells as biomarkers and new therapeutic targets
Together with colleagues from AP-HP Necker–Enfants Malades Hospital in Paris, scientists from the Cochin Institute (CNRS / INSERM / Paris Descartes University) have discovered that the onset of type 1 diabetes is preceded by modification of MAIT lymphocytes. These cells—associated with mucosae and able to recognize elements of the microbiota—could therefore serve as new biomarkers for early detection and prevention of the illness.

Chemistry - Physics - 09.10.2017
When a porous solid retains its properties in liquid form
When a porous solid retains its properties in liquid form
Known for their exceptional porosity that enables the trapping or transport of molecules, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) take the form of a powder, which makes them difficult to format.

Health - Life Sciences - 06.10.2017
Colon cancer: APC protein affects immunity by preventing pre-cancerous inflammation
Adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) is a gene whose mutations are associated with a rare, hereditary form of colorectal cancer known as familial adenomatous polyposis.

Earth Sciences - Event - 05.10.2017

Life Sciences - Health - 04.10.2017
Cell death by necrosis is not an accidental process
Cell death by necrosis is not an accidental process
Drosophila testes visualized by confocal microscopy. Necrotic germ cells are visualized in red (white arrowheads), cell nuclei in blue. © Victor Girard Cell death allows elimination of supernumerary cells during development or of abnormal cells throughout life. Physiological cell death is tightly regulated to prevent pathologies such as degenerative diseases or cancers, which often occur due to excessive or absent cell death, respectively.

Mechanical Engineering - Life Sciences - 04.10.2017

Health - Psychology - 02.10.2017
Prenatal exposure to endocrine disruptors and behavioral problems in children
An epidemiological study carried out by Inserm on families from the EDEN cohort (500 boys born between 2003 and 2006 and their mothers) shows that exposure during pregnancy to certain phenols and phthalates is associated with behavioral problems in boys between 3 and 5 years of age. The most worrying compounds in this respect are bisphenol A, triclosan and dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

Computer Science - Mathematics - 29.09.2017
There are only 15 possible pentagonal tiles
There are only 15 possible pentagonal tiles
Tiling the plane with a single pattern is a mathematical problem that has interested humans since Antiquity, notably for the aesthetic quality of tiles in mosaics or tiling. One of the unresolved problems in this field that has been puzzling the scientific community since 1918 has now been definitively resolved thanks to Michaël Rao of the Laboratoire d'informatique du parallélisme (CNRS/Inria/ENS de Lyon/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1).

Health - Life Sciences - 28.09.2017
How do arteries protect themselves from atherosclerosis?
Associated with an aging population and the development of metabolic syndrome, atherosclerosis is a leading cause of death worldwide. Researchers from Inserm Unit 970, the "Paris Cardiovascular Research Center" (Inserm/Université Paris Descartes), have succeeded in revealing the mechanisms underlying the formation of atherosclerotic plaques.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 27.09.2017
Gravitational waves : first joint LIGO-Virgo detection
Gravitational waves : first joint LIGO-Virgo detection
Scientists in the LIGO and Virgo collaborations have achieved the first ever three-detector observation of the gravitational waves emitted by the merger of two black holes.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.09.2017
Research and agricultural higher education publications : 1st Rank worldwide in citations for animal and plant science
Research and agricultural higher education publications : 1st Rank worldwide in citations for animal and plant science
An exploratory study carried out by Inra inside Agreenium's network enabled to identify French research and agricultural higher education outlines worldwide.

Astronomy / Space Science - 25.09.2017
MATISSE to shed light on the formation of Earth and planets
The MATISSE instrument is ready to be sent to Chile, where in the next few weeks it will be installed on the Very Large Telescope (VLT), the world's most powerful astronomical observatory.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 22.09.2017
Highest-energy cosmic rays have extragalactic origin
Highest-energy cosmic rays have extragalactic origin
A 50-year-old debate has at last been settled: the highest-energy cosmic rays do not originate in our own Galaxy but in galaxies located tens or even hundreds of millions of light years away.