Category Archives: In the media

IgNobels 2013 awards

Cette nuit a eu lieu la 23ème cérémonie de remise des Prix #Ignobel qui récompensent les découvertes et les projets de recherche les plus improbables.

10 September: World Suicide Prevention Day

The International Association for the Prevention of Suicide is working with WHO to hold this World Prevention Day to raise awareness about the number of lives lost due to suicide.

Man & robot : The Interspeech 2013 – August,28th – Lyon

M. Dominey et ses collaborateurs interviendront au sujet de l’interaction homme-robot lors d’une présentation dans le cadre de l’Interspeech conference à Lyon, le mercredi 28 août prochain (special session « Show and Tell », Wednesday 28 August, 14-16 h).

Cardiac tissue from stem cells

Reprogrammed stem cells have made it possible to grow functional heart tissue in the laboratory, according to a study published on Tuesday in the magazine Nature Communications.

August, 13th : World Left-handers Day

A left-hander has sensory and motor organs that are more developed on the left side, yet it is the right hemisphere of his/her brain that is dominant, the reverse of right-handed people. Physiological, hereditary and environmental factors explain the predominance of the left side in individuals.

Return of the hot weather in France

For the last few days France has been experiencing high temperature peaks, reaching 40 degrees in certain regions.

Sport and disability: a training plan for paraplegics

One year after the success of the Paralympic Games in London, France will be hosting the World Handisport Athletics Championships this Friday 19 July in Lyon (lasting until 28 July, the World Handisport Athletics Championships.

Bill about embryonic stem cells

embryon humain deux jours après fécondation

The bill to end the ban on research into embryos and embryonic stem cells that was hotly disputed last March is being debated again today in the National Assembly. The status of the embryo is discussed.

A “Functional” Human Liver created from iPS cells

Japanese researchers have succeeded in creating a “functional” human liver from induced pluripotent stem cells. These adult iPS cells can be reprogrammed to rejuvenate the cell and rediscover the properties of embryonic stem cells (thus enabling them to return to a renewed immaturity and the ability to differentiate themselves into any cell type).

The infection affecting Nelson Mandela

L’infection pulmonaire dont souffre Nelson Mandela, depuis plusieurs années, se loge dans l’une des parties essentielles de notre organisme : les poumons et les bronches. La pneumonie, la pneumopathie et l’abcès du poumon sont les principales maladies infectieuses pulmonaires connues à ce jour.

Dans la grande majorité des cas, ces infections sont dues à des virus, des microbes ou des bactéries qui s’infiltrent dans les poumons et provoquent, selon leur résistance, des troubles de l’appareil respiratoire.

C’est la partie du poumon touchée par l’infection qui déterminera la pathologie dont souffre le patient. Les symptômes quotidiens de cette maladie sont la toux, des essoufflements, une insuffisance respiratoire …

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