Toute l'actu du CNRS Toute l'actus du CNRS fr-fr CNRS/DIRCOM Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:12:06 +0200 <![CDATA[Scythian horses shed light on animal domestication]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:00:00 +0200 Science on April 28, 2017, this research was led by Ludovic Orlando, CNRS senior researcher at the Laboratory of Molecular Anthropology and Image Synthesis (CNRS/Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier/Université Paris Descartes) and professor at the Natural History Museum of Denmark. 1]]> <![CDATA[We are more than our DNA: Discovering a new mechanism of epigenetic inheritance]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:00:00 +0200 1 has demonstrated the existence of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance2 (TEI) among Drosophila fruit flies. By temporarily modifying the function of Polycomb Group (PcG) proteins—which play an essential role in development—the researchers obtained fruit fly lines having the same DNA sequence but different eye colors. An example of epigenetic inheritance, this color diversity reflects varying degrees of heritable, but reversible, gene repression by PcG proteins. It is observed in both transgenic and wild-type lines and can be modified by environmental conditions such as ambient temperature. The scientists' work is published in Nature Genetics (Monday, April 24, 2017).]]> <![CDATA[When artificial intelligence evaluates chess champions]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Smell helps primates flee parasites]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 01:00:00 +0200 Science Advances on 7 april 2017, shows that parasites shape the social behavior of these primates, leading them to develop a strategy of parasite avoidance through smell.]]> <![CDATA[Electronic synapses that can learn: towards an artificial brain?]]> Mon, 03 Apr 2017 01:00:00 +0200 Nature Communications on 3 April 2017.]]> <![CDATA[Mini X-ray sensor for high-precision medical applications]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 01:00:00 +0200 Optics Letters on March 28, 2017.]]> <![CDATA[CNRS and the Louvre-Lens museum study perception of art with Ikonikat]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[Gender discrimination: science is no exception]]> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 eLife on March 21, 2017.]]> <![CDATA[Light-controlled gearbox for nanomachines]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nature Nanotechnology on March 20, 2017.]]> <![CDATA[Discovery of an HIV reservoir marker: A new avenue toward eliminating the virus]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:00:00 +0100 Nature on March 15, 2017. A patent owned by the CNRS has been filed for the diagnostic and therapeutic use of the identified marker.]]> <![CDATA[The world's first international race for molecule-cars, the Nanocar Race is on]]> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[The CNRS celebrates the tenth anniversary of the ERC]]> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[Where do flowers come from? Shedding light on Darwin's “abominable mystery”]]> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 New Phytologist on February 24, 2017, sheds light on a question that much intrigued Darwin: the appearance of a structure as complex as the flower over the course of evolution.]]> <![CDATA[Surprising dunes on comet Chury]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 PNAS.]]> <![CDATA[An exceptional system of exoplanets]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nature on 23 February 2017.]]> <![CDATA[French institutions back the March for Science]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[Risk of rapid North Atlantic cooling in 21st century greater than previously estimated]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 The Day After Tomorrow. To evaluate the risk of such climate change, researchers from the Environnements et Paléoenvironnements Océaniques et Continentaux laboratory (CNRS/University of Bordeaux) and the University of Southampton developed a new algorithm to analyze the 40 climate models considered by the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).1 Their findings raise the probability of rapid North Atlantic cooling during this century to nearly 50%. Nature Communications publishes their work on February 15, 2017.]]> <![CDATA[How ants navigate homeward - forward, backward, or sideward]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Current Biology on January 19, 2017.]]> <![CDATA[Crystallography: Electron diffraction locates hydrogen atoms]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 1, and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic have nevertheless been successful in using electron diffraction to reveal the structure of nanocrystals2. Their method is so sensitive that it has even located the position of hydrogen atoms for the first time, which is crucial in accessing the morphology of the molecules or the size of cavities in porous materials. This research, published on January 13, 2017, has made the front page of the journal Science.]]> <![CDATA[Baboons produce vocalizations comparable to vowels]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 PLOS ONE on January 11, 2017, the data confirm that baboons are capable of producing at least five vocalizations with the properties of vowels, in spite of their high larynx, and that they are capable of combining them when they communicate with their partners. The vocalizations of baboons thus point to a system of speech among non-human primates.]]> <![CDATA[Fast fine art : 19th century painting tricks revealed]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 1 researchers have finally learned the chemical secrets behind these mixtures. Lead—in its acetate form—is essential for the formation of the gels. The team's findings are published in the 9 January 2017 issue of Angewandte Chemie International Edition.]]> <![CDATA[Nanohyperthermia softens tumors to improve treatment]]> Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 nanohyperthermia, makes the tumors more vulnerable to therapeutic agents. First, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are directly injected into the tumors. Then, laser irradiation activates the nanotubes, while the surrounding healthy tissue remains intact. The team's work was published on January 1 in Theranostics.]]> <![CDATA[The October issue of CNRS International Magazine is now available]]> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 08:10:00 +0100 <![CDATA[2014 A year at the CNRS]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[The CNRS, a key player in the COP 21 From climate to global change: the CNRS at the forefront]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 09:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Film: A Nero's folly]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[The April issue of CNRS International Magazine is now available]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:45:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Close-up: A Good Pitch]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:44:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Film: Gérard Berry, A Programming Pioneer]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:55:00 +0100 <![CDATA[The January issue of CNRS International Magazine is now available]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:35:00 +0100 <![CDATA[Snapshot: Scanning a Temple]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:34:00 +0100