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Men and bees: a necessary and demanding cohabitation

::: 19/03 - As part of the Science and Innovation Breakfast, the Société d'encouragement pour l'industrie nationale is organising a conference on Thursday 19 March 2020, from 9.00 to 10.30 a.m., on the theme "Men and bees: a necessary and demanding cohabitation". Guest: André

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What if the living were anarchic

Et si le vivant était anarchique - La génétique est-elle une gigantesque arnaque ? by Jean-Jacques Kupiec - Edition Les Liens qui libèrent (LLL), October 2019 - 256 pages Would the gene determine the essential physical and psychic characteristics of the individual? In any case, this is what genetics proclaims.

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neurosciences

Will our brains remain human?

In the 19th century, skulls and brains were measured to justify the hierarchy between sexes, races and social classes. In the 20th century, cognitive tests, brain imaging and genes were discovered and accepted as modern criteria. What will the 21st century be like, since the discovery of plasticity?

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health

Epidemiology would be out of breath...

Professor Arnaud Fontanet, a renowned epidemiologist (1), declared: "After a period of splendour that could be called the 'glorious thirty years', from 1960 to 1990, epidemiology is beginning to run out of steam". Epidemiology provides methods for measuring the health status of a population and for identifying the causes of disease. It is

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mosquito gene drive

CRISPR genetically modified organisms would cross the species barrier. And that's very bad news.

Malaria, Zika, chikungunya... are terrible scourges. Caused by mosquitoes that all the affected countries intend to eradicate. Researchers have long been examining chemical (insecticides), physical (radiation), transgenic solutions... Nothing seems to be effective enough next to a bludgeoning weapon: genetic forcing. It is a

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gold nanoparticles

Gold nanoparticles to make medicines smarter

Scientists at the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom have developed a new technique to coat gold nanoparticles with a specific protein so that they can be used to address a drug that will target a specific area of the body, such as a cancerous tumour, very precisely. Gold nanoparticles are

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neurojustice

When neuroscience comes to the rescue of justice...

In the 19th century, Cesare Lombroso founded scientific criminology. He claimed to identify criminals by the anatomical features of the face and skull. Science came to the rescue of justice... Where are we in the 21st century? The same quest still drives some biologists, particularly in the United States...

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bioethics

Bioethics: has opinion changed?

As the "Etats Généraux de la Bioéthique", organized by the French National Consultative Committee on Ethics (CCNE), opens on January 18, preceding the revision of the law, Ifop and the European Forum on Bioethics, in partnership with the newspaper La Croix, have asked the French people how they view the new law.

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scientific knowledge

How do the French view scientific research?

Proud of the French scientific community, the French have an unshakeable faith in research, a vector of progress and competitiveness for the country, according to the exclusive Quattrocento - Opinionway study: "French views and expectations on scientific research". Innovation, financing, business creation: is French research still in the race?

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Louis Pasteur

Pastor, the experimenter

The exhibition "Pasteur, the experimenter", presented from 12 December 2017 to 19 August 2018 at the Palais de la découverte, looks back at man and the work of the scientist; it seeks to explain the context of his work, his discoveries and their applications, beyond the legend. An exhibition that finds

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