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CO2 exacerbates oxygen toxicity

French research team at the Laboratoire de Chimie Bacterienne has demonstrated that carbon dioxide (CO2) plays a role in the formation of oxidative damage in vivo. Under conditions of oxidative stress, certain types of damage ( ...

Mar 02, 2011
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Internet: are European children at risk?

The risks encountered by young people on the Internet are less significant than is often believed. This has been demonstrated by the EU Kids Online survey, conducted in 25 European countries by a research network led by the ...

Jan 20, 2011
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Arctic sea-ice controls the release of mercury

A French-American team, including researchers from CNRS, IRD, the Universite Paul Sabatier and the Université de Pau, has recently highlighted a new role that sea-ice plays in the mercury cycle in the Arctic. By blocking ...

Jan 19, 2011
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Light-controlled neo-neurons in the brain

French researchers at the Institut Pasteur in association with the CNRS have just shown, in an experimental model, that newly formed neurons in the adult brain can be stimulated by light. A novel technique ...

Dec 15, 2010
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Syntax in our primate cousins

(PhysOrg.com) -- A study carried out in Ivory Coast has shown that monkeys of a certain forest-dwelling species called Campbell's monkeys emit six types of alert calls. The primates combine these calls into ...

Dec 11, 2009
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