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How does the naked mole rat escape pain ?

10 - 13 - 2016

How does the naked mole rat escape pain ?

Inflammation occurs when we get hurt, the skin becomes hypersensitive and locally hyperalgic. The naked mole rat that lives in underground...

The physics of vertebrate embryos development

10 - 11 - 2016

The physics of vertebrate embryos development

Embryos of all vertebrate tetrapods (reptiles, birds and mammals) develop in the same way. The individuals resemble at first a sphere then...

 Canine and human hyperactivity

10 - 07 - 2016

Canine and human hyperactivity

The University of Helsinki runs a research program on the behaviour of dogs, its hereditary and environmental factors, the metabolic-related...

The genome of a small monkey

10 - 06 - 2016

The genome of a small monkey

The tarsiers are small carnivorous (insects, lizards, rodents) primates whose eyes are twice as big as their brain and their head can rotate 180...

The secret of the fish’s retina

10 - 04 - 2016

The secret of the fish’s retina

Muller glial cells are the structure and support cells of the retina. In fish, these cells have the ability to recreate nerve cells, which is not...

A six-minute film on animal research

09 - 27 - 2016

A six-minute film on animal research

In collaboration with the CNRS and the INSERM, GIRCOR has produced a six-minute film in which researchers explain how and why animal...

Video – Animal models of Alzheimer’s disease at the CNRS

09 - 19 - 2016

Video – Animal models of Alzheimer’s disease at the CNRS

Luc Buée, head of research at the CNRS, Morvane Colin, lecturer, and Sabiha Eddarkoui, design engineer,...

Danger of the Zika virus for foetuses reassessed
Humans and dogs share genetic diseases

09 - 01 - 2016

Humans and dogs share genetic diseases

Researchers from Pennsylvania, USA, have...

Saliva : when genetic repetitions confer an evolutionary advantage 

08 - 30 - 2016

Saliva : when genetic repetitions confer an evolutionary advantage 

All primates are not equal when it comes to saliva. ...