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Life Sciences - 06.07.2020

Life Sciences - 10.06.2020
Discovery of the oldest Chinese work of art
Discovery of the oldest Chinese work of art
Carved from burnt bone, this miniature bird statuette is the oldest known Chinese work of art, according to an international team involving the CNRS, the universities of Bordeaux (France), Shandong (China), Bergen (Norway), and the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel).

Life Sciences - 10.06.2020
A Robot to Track and Film Flying Insects
A Robot to Track and Film Flying Insects
Flying insects have developed effective strategies for navigating in natural environments.

Environment - Life Sciences - 25.05.2020
Marine species are outpacing terrestrial species in the race against global warming
Marine species are outpacing terrestrial species in the race against global warming
Global warming is causing species to search for more temperate environments in which to migrate to, but it is marine species - according to the latest results of a Franco-American study mainly involv

Life Sciences - 14.05.2020
Neonatal sepsis: antibiotic resistance causing worldwide spread
Publication by CIRI in the journal Nature microbiology on April 27, 2020. A pathogen belonging to the species Staphylococcus capitis has recently been identified as being responsible for nosocomial diseases in premature babies.

Life Sciences - 12.05.2020
Cuticular reticulation replicates the pattern of epidermal cells in lowermost Cambrian scalidophoran worms
Publication by LGL-TPE in Proceedings of the Royal Society B on May 6, 2020. The cuticle of ecdysozoans (Panarthropoda, Scalidophora, Nematoida) is secreted by underlying epidermal cells and renewed via ecdysis.

Life Sciences - 24.04.2020

Environment - Life Sciences - 20.04.2020
Ants restore Mediterranean dry grasslands
Ants restore Mediterranean dry grasslands
In nature, certain species are able to regulate the cycling of soil nutrients and vegetation diversity and dynamics.

Life Sciences - 26.03.2020
Neanderthals: Pioneers in the use of marine resources
Neanderthals: Pioneers in the use of marine resources
Neanderthals slurping seashells by the seashore? This scene may startle those accustomed to imagining Homo neanderthalensis as a people of cold climes who hunted large herbivores.

Life Sciences - 26.03.2020
Drosophila-associated bacteria differentially shape the nutritional requirements of their host during juvenile growth
Publication by IGFL in PLoS Biology on March 20, 2020. The interplay between nutrition and the microbial communities colonizing the gastrointestinal tract (i.e., gut microbiota) determines juvenile growth trajectory.

Life Sciences - 23.03.2020
Among wild mammals too, females live longer
Among wild mammals too, females live longer
In all human populations, average lifespans are longer for women than for men. Moreover, nine out of ten supercentenarians-that is, people 110 years old and up-are women.

Life Sciences - 12.03.2020
At 8 months, babies already know their grammar
At 8 months, babies already know their grammar
Even before uttering their first words, babies master the grammar basics of their mother tongue. Thus eight-month-old French infants can distinguish function words, or functors -e.g.

Life Sciences - 03.03.2020
The origin of satiety: brain cells that change shape after a meal
The origin of satiety: brain cells that change shape after a meal
You just finished a good meal and are feeling full? Researchers from the CNRS, Inrae, University of Burgundy, Université de Paris, Inserm, and University of Luxembourg 1 have just revealed the mechanisms in our brains that lead to this state.

Life Sciences - Physics - 17.02.2020
’80 Prime’ 2020 Call for projects: 3 winning projects
For the second edition, the CNRS call for projects '80 Prime' has once again given special emphasis to interdisciplinarity and risk-taking.

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 17.12.2019
Collective Memory Shapes the Construction of Personal
Collective Memory Shapes the Construction of Personal
For sociologists, our individual memories are shaped by the collective memory of our community. Until now, this phenomenon had never been studied at the neurobiological level.

Life Sciences - 10.12.2019
CEA-Leti Builds Fully Integrated Bio-Inspired Neural Network with RRAM-Based Synapses & Analogue Spiking Neurons
'Functionality of Circuit Presented at IEDM 2019 Was Demonstrated With Handwritten Digits Classification on a Tablet Screen 'SAN FRANCISCO ' Dec.

Life Sciences - 27.11.2019
Compliance with Paris Agreement would limit loss of productivity for fishing and agriculture
Compliance with Paris Agreement would limit loss of productivity for fishing and agriculture
What is the global impact of climate change on fishing and agriculture? An international team of scientists 1 led by the CNRS, involving the University of Montpellier 2 in France, has studied this question by applying climate models to worldwide data on employment, the economy, and food security.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.09.2019
Highly complex genome of the devastating soybean disease Phakopsora pachyrhizi unraveled by a unique consortium of private and public partners
Highly complex genome of the devastating soybean disease Phakopsora pachyrhizi unraveled by a unique consortium of private and public partners
Asian soybean rust caused by the obligate biotrophic fungus Phakopsora pachyrhizi is a critical challenge for soybean growers, especially in Latin America where 192 million metric tons are produced (

Life Sciences - 18.12.2018
Brain nutrition front and center at the Food4BrainHealth international scientific network
Brain nutrition front and center at the Food4BrainHealth international scientific network
After several years of close collaboration between Canadian and French research teams, thirteen institutional partners from Canada and France, including Université Laval and France's National Institu

Life Sciences - Innovation - 24.05.2018
Systems biology, synthetic biology and bioeconomy: INRA, CNRS and INSA Toulouse join forces in Southeast Asia
Systems biology, synthetic biology and bioeconomy: INRA, CNRS and INSA Toulouse join forces in Southeast Asia
On 23 May 2018, Philippe Mauguin, President of INRA; Alain Schuhl, Deputy Director General in Charge of Scientific Affairs at CNRS; Pascal Loubière, Deputy Director of the Joint Research Unit for the

Environment - Life Sciences - 17.05.2018
Climate change, forests and fruit production: INRA strengthens ties with Brazil and Argentina
Climate change, forests and fruit production: INRA strengthens ties with Brazil and Argentina
In early May 2018, Philippe Mauguin, President of INRA, visited South America to strengthen the Institute's long-standing scientific commitments and develop new opportunities.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 15.05.2018
A new gelling molecule for growing neurons in 3D
A new gelling molecule for growing neurons in 3D
A multidisciplinary team of researchers from CNRS, INSERM and Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier has developed a hydrogel that can grow, develop and differentiate neural stem cells.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 02.04.2018
Artificial molecules that mimic DNA
Artificial molecules that mimic DNA
Not only can synthetic molecules imitate the structures of their biological counterparts, they can also assume their functions and even outcompete them.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.03.2018
Genomic selection, microbiota, development of methanisation, nutrition... INRA and India strengthen ties
Genomic selection, microbiota, development of methanisation, nutrition... INRA and India strengthen ties
From 9-15 March 2018, on the occasion of the French President's visit to India, accompanied by the Minister of Research and Philippe Mauguin, President of INRA, several draft agreements were signed with a view to strengthening cooperation with France's Indian partners.

Economics / Business - Life Sciences - 01.03.2018
Crowdlending : anatomy of a successful strategy
Risk taking, cooperation and competition are the ingredients for entrepreneurial success, which CNRS and ESCP Europe ( View web site ) researchers 1 have been looking into.

Life Sciences - Administration - 24.10.2017

Health - Life Sciences - 20.10.2017

Health - Life Sciences - 20.10.2017

Life Sciences - Media - 25.09.2017
Scientists decode the genome of Fall Armyworm: a moth pest that is invading Africa
Scientists decode the genome of Fall Armyworm: a moth pest that is invading Africa
As part of an international consortium, INRA researchers, in partnership with the CEA and INRIA 1 , have sequenced one of the first genomes of a moth from the superfamily Noctuoidea: Spodoptera frugiperda , or armyworm.

Life Sciences - Media - 18.09.2017
Cattle are the next top (animal) model
Cattle are the next top (animal) model
The study of mutations underlying sporadic syndromes in cattle, which also occur in humans, offers an interesting alternative to laboratory animals for confirming the genetic aetiology of isolated clinical case reports and gaining insight into the molecular mechanisms involved.

Life Sciences - Environment - 20.07.2017
Our ancestors were already warm-blooded just before the Permian-Triassic extinction event
Our ancestors were already warm-blooded just before the Permian-Triassic extinction event
For how long have warm-blooded animals existed? The time at which this character first appeared in the ancestors of mammals has long been debated.

Life Sciences - Environment - 20.07.2017
Our ancestors were already warm-blooded just before the Permian-Triassic extinction event
Our ancestors were already warm-blooded just before the Permian-Triassic extinction event
For how long have warm-blooded animals existed? The time at which this character first appeared in the ancestors of mammals has long been debated.

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 28.06.2017
δ18O-derived incubation temperatures of oviraptorosaur eggs
δ18O-derived incubation temperatures of oviraptorosaur eggs
Abstract In order to determine the incubation temperature of eggs laid by non-avian dinosaurs, we analysed the oxygen isotope compositions of both eggshell carbonate (‘18Oc) and embryo bone phosphate ('18Op) from seven oviraptorosaur eggs with preserved in ovo embryo bones.

Life Sciences - Media - 23.06.2017
Omega-3 essential for the brain from adolescence into adulthood
Omega-3 essential for the brain from adolescence into adulthood
Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial for the brain. Deficiency in these acids can lead to depressive mood.

Media - Life Sciences - 30.05.2017
Symbioses between plants, fungi and bacteria: a new look at these ancestral alliances
Symbioses between plants, fungi and bacteria: a new look at these ancestral alliances
A review appearing in the online edition of Science (26th May 2017), authored by three INRA researchers (associated with the Universities of Lorraine and Toulouse and the CNRS), starts with an overvi

Chemistry - Life Sciences - 25.04.2017
European cooperation on organic farming research
European cooperation on organic farming research
INRA and the Swiss Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) signed a partnership agreement on organic farming research on Tuesday 25 April 2017 at INRA's Laqueuille centre in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Media - Life Sciences - 12.01.2017
When Listeria monocytogenes goes to sleep
When Listeria monocytogenes goes to sleep
A serious infection of dietary origin that is caused by the Listeria monocytogenes bacterium, listeriosis is associated with severe clinical symptoms and a high mortality rate in individuals whose immune system is weakened.

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