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Sneezing away the light
Published the 17/11/2021
Sneezing away the light

Everyone sneezes, for a variety of reasons. But some people do it as soon as they are exposed to the sun or bright light. Here are the reasons!It has [...]

Combating obesity with science
Published the 10/11/2021
Combating obesity with science

Obesity is the fifth leading cause of death worldwide, and fourth leading cause of death in Europe. To lower our body mass index and t [...]

Obesity: a giant problem
Published the 03/11/2021
Obesity: a giant problem

Obesity is the fifth leading cause of death worldwide, and fourth leading cause of death in Europe. Every year, more people die from o [...]

Light pollution, we are all disturbed
Published the 06/10/2021
Light pollution, we are all disturbed

In towns and the countryside alike, it’s not really dark anymore at night. Blame it on street lighting, of course, but also on the advertising panels, [...]

Herbicides: wolves among plants
Published the 29/09/2021
Herbicides: wolves among plants

Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the world today. Its properties were discovered by Monsento in 1970, which marketed it [...]

Medusavirus, a key to a better understanding the evolution of life?
Published the 29/09/2021
Medusavirus, a key to a better understanding the evolution of life?

The international health crisis that we are experiencing has turned the lives of all communities upside down. Today, more than ever, viruses are at th [...]

Beating HIV may soon be a reality with a vaccine
Published the 17/09/2021
Beating HIV may soon be a reality with a vaccine

The first published report on AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was published in 1981 and concerned the case of five men treat [...]

Towards a better understanding of dyslexia
Published the 15/09/2021
Towards a better understanding of dyslexia

Dyslexia affects between 5% and 7% of the population. It is a disorder that is often underestimated and misunderstood by the general p [...]

Early brain development
Published the 25/08/2021
Early brain development

Every parent worthy of the title wishes for their child to do better, to be better, and achieve the things they themselves couldn't. T [...]

At the origin of drugs
Published the 25/08/2021
At the origin of drugs

Whether it is occasional or more regular, medications are part of our lives. Capsules, tablets, syrups, gels, creams, the list goes on [...]

Secret of tattoos’ longevity
Published the 04/08/2021
Secret of tattoos’ longevity

According to a 2018 study, 18%, or about one in five of the French population is tattooed. The popularity of tattoos continues to grow year after year [...]

Don’t stop the music
Published the 21/07/2021
Don’t stop the music

Music has made rhythm in our lives for thousands of years. Creating emotions, stimulating memory, but also being a therapeutic tool in [...]

Thought after birth
Published the 16/06/2021
Thought after birth

The formation of the brain and the development of thought has always fascinated scientists. A better understanding of this "block of jelly" opens the [...]

The birth of a thought
Published the 09/06/2021
The birth of a thought

The brain is a truly fascinating organ. It operates at lightning speed, controlling every aspect of our lives, keeping all activities under a [...]

Health that goes up in smoke
Published the 02/06/2021
Health that goes up in smoke

As the leading cause of death worldwide, tobacco has a really harmful effect on our bodies and our brains. To ease the process of with [...]

Disgusted by food? What if it’s the Sensory Processing Disorder
Published the 26/05/2021
Disgusted by food? What if it’s the Sensory Processing Disorder

Imagine you had to remove the lettuce, tomatoes and onions from your burger, leaving only the meat, sauce and cheese. The rest of the ingredients just [...]

Sexual development is never straight: biological and psychological approach
Published the 19/05/2021
Sexual development is never straight: biological and psychological approach

Sexual orientation has been under a glaring spotlight during recent years, with every right so, due to being neglected and mislabelled [...]

When our DNA draws us a portrait
Published the 10/05/2021
When our DNA draws us a portrait

In the last few years, major advances in genetics, and particularly in sequencing, have allowed experts to develop protocols to create [...]

Policing the neural night club: microglia
Published the 14/04/2021
Policing the neural night club: microglia

With astrocytes buzzing around the brain, oligodendrocytes hugging every stranger they meet, and everybody dancing to the beat of neurons, somebody ne [...]

The deaf pain of women
Published the 11/03/2021
The deaf pain of women

On the occasion of Women's Rights Day, together with the Cortex team, we deliver this article on endometriosis, accompanied by written and oral testim [...]

Stars of the brain: astrocytes
Published the 24/02/2021
Stars of the brain: astrocytes

Amidst billions of connections with their neighbors, neurons fire electrical and chemical information at each other at enormous speed, akin to a game [...]

Clones at all levels
Published the 17/02/2021
Clones at all levels

Who has never dreamed or dreamed of having their perfect double, similar in every way (for those who do not have a "real" twin)? In sc [...]

Protectors of the neural system as complex as their names: Oligodendrocytes
Published the 10/02/2021
Protectors of the neural system as complex as their names: Oligodendrocytes

What we envision when somebody mentions the brain is a tangle of neurons exchanging information at tremendous speed, sparks of electricity racing thro [...]

Neurons at the center of our thoughts
Published the 22/01/2021
Neurons at the center of our thoughts

Brain is our most complex organ. Not only do its various inhabitants play such an intricate dance, the tempo of which hasn't been decoded yet, but it [...]

These scars that we wear for life
Published the 10/01/2021
These scars that we wear for life

The skin is an organ that protects us from the outside world. On 1 cm3, there are 3 blood vessels, 12 nerves, 100 glands that allow us [...]

A slightly selfish “parasitic” DNA
Published the 24/12/2020
A slightly selfish “parasitic” DNA

We are in 1950, in the United States, in a cornfield with biologist Barbara McClintock. This immense pioneer discovers DNA that leaps from gene to gen [...]

Messenger RNA, this new hero
Published the 03/12/2020
Messenger RNA, this new hero

A cell is like a big factory that is always in turmoil. When we zoom in on the part of a cell called the nucleus, we find our genetic makeup in the fo [...]

The power of olfactory memory
Published the 11/11/2020
The power of olfactory memory

Odors attract us or on the contrary repel us. It is a meaning fundamental to our survival that causes a real handicap for indi [...]

The tardigrades and their adventures in space
Published the 11/11/2020
The tardigrades and their adventures in space

Tardigrades lie between arthropods (articulated legs) and nematodes (also called roundworms) in phylogeny (study of links between rela [...]

Our micro-roommates
Published the 09/11/2020
Our micro-roommates

Some of you may have heard of the gut microbiome, which refers to the bacteria and other microorganisms that inhabit our intestines an [...]

Our 2nd brain
Published the 09/11/2020
Our 2nd brain

The intestinal microbiota, which weighs between 1 and 2 kg, represents all the microorganisms present in our intestines. It has two ma [...]

The DNA scissors revolution
Published the 08/11/2020
The DNA scissors revolution

The history of CRISPR begins in Japan in the late 1980s. A research team will discover it in the DNA of a bacterium:Escherichia coli.Microscopy photog [...]

When stress takes over
Published the 24/10/2020
When stress takes over

Everyone experiences moments of stress in their life. It is an important element for the survival of man and animals. However, in our modern society, [...]

Tree social networks
Published the 24/10/2020
Tree social networks

For a long time, we have imagined talking with trees and plants. We find examples in the most famous cartoons like Pocahontas exchanging with grandm [...]

Brain: myths and false beliefs
Published the 24/10/2020
Brain: myths and false beliefs

I have heard many times, whether around me or on students lips : «We only use 10% of our brain capacity. » Well, no! To understand better why one of t [...]

This beautiful heritage of our mothers
Published the 23/10/2020
This beautiful heritage of our mothers

Life on Earth has existed for about 4 billion years now, and 2 billion that single cells without nuclei have appeared. There were arch [...]

Protein, this unknown star
Published the 19/10/2020
Protein, this unknown star

We often hear about it, whether in terms of health or diet, but few people know what it is all about. Where do our proteins come from, how are they ma [...]

Our impact on our genes
Published the 19/10/2020
Our impact on our genes

We saw in the article on proteins (Protein, that unknown star) that our genes are transcribed to produce proteins and enzymes. This coding DNA represe [...]

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