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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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Freezing: a phenomenon that 'jumps'

(PhysOrg.com) -- The freezing of suspensions of particles is not always a uniform phenomenon; in certain conditions it leads to a modification of the redistribution of particles and the growth of crystals.

Nov 16, 2009
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DNA 'barcode' for tropical trees

In foods, soil samples or customs checks, plant fragments sometimes need to be quickly identified. The use of DNA “barcodes” to itemize plant biodiversity was proposed during the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Summit. ...

Nov 04, 2009
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Social memory in Drosophila

Positive social interactions exist within Drosophila: when in a group, Drosophila flies have better memory than when they are isolated. Thomas Preat's team at the Laboratoire de Neurobiologie (CNRS, France) ...

Oct 20, 2009
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