health

Single shot protection against Lassa virus in animals

Researchers in Paris, Lyon and Strasbourg have created a vaccine for Lassa fever that completely shields macaques from infection with only a single dose – an important advantage when designing vaccines intended for vaccination campaigns in the field. Their findings –…
biology

Researchers track the HI virus

To treat diseases better, we must understand how they arise. Researchers in Germany, France and the UK have now succeeded in using high-resolution imaging to show how the HI virus spreads between living cells and which molecules it requires for…
biology

An Antiviral PACT

Researchers at the Institut Pasteur in Paris led by Frédéric Tangy and Anastassia Komarova have identified a molecular mechanism that coordinates the activity of the cellular RNA-silencing machinery with antiviral responses. Cells sense infection by RNA viruses through the RIG-I–like receptors (RLRs)…
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materials
New STM technique studies topological electronic properties
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biology
DNA tweezers study the interaction between a drug and its target at the molecular scale
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energy
Bacteria produce volatile hydrocarbons
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biology
New vaccine technology shows promise against Chikungunya
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biology
Researchers identify a protein essential for Chikungunya virus replication
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environment
Climate cooling and competition with their cousins likely led to the decline of Lamniformes sharks
earth

Human-induced air pollution is higher than expected in West Africa

Emissions of volatile organic pollutants in West Africa are 100 to 150 times higher than current estimates for the region, according to a study by researchers from the CNRS and Université Clermont-Auvergne, in collaboration with the Institut Mines Télécom Lille-Douai…
medicine

Ultrasound images brain activity in 4D

Researchers at the Laboratory Physics for Medicine Paris (Inserm U1273/ESPCI Paris/PSL University/CNRS) have developed a new ultrasound imaging technique to record the vascular activity of the brain throughout its entire volume. The approach, which took nearly seven years to develop, could…
chemistry

Uncorked champagne ejects CO2 like jetfighter exhausts

During the millisecond after a cork is popped, the gases ejected supersonically from champagne bottles display striking similarities with patterns previously described in jetfighter and rocket plume exhausts. This new result from researchers at the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne led by Gérard…
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climate
Extreme flooding from storm surge and heavy precipitation projected to increase in Europe
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health
Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease more effectively
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environment
ALGIMEL: a “marine” polystyrene could be an ecological alternative to petroleum products
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climate
The Andean glaciers are losing mass at all latitudes
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research news
Cosmic Snake reveals huge molecular clouds
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chemistry
Visible light activates carbon-hydrogen bonds
materials
2D gases electron gases could make spin-based information readout in new memory and transistors
biology
Surface tension determines tissue shape and growth
archaeology
Modern humans’ ancestor could have looked like this