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KrioRus, founded in 2003, has today 21 human bodies, 20 brains and 10 pets cryopreserved in liquid nitrogen filled his silos. © Vlada Krassilnikova

07 - 04 - 2016

Welcome to the icy world of KrioRus…

How to care for sick dogs, cats and humans if the treatment still doesn’t exist? This is the question the...

Unlike the Mexican tetra, the blind tetra lives in hostile waters devoid of predators. It moves around alone and not in shoals for protection. © H. Zell / Wikimedia Commons

07 - 04 - 2016

Tetra: a model for psychiatric studies ?

According to Masato Yoshizama, a biologist from the university of Hawaii, the blind tetra, an insomniac, anxious, hyperactive and...

Pneumonia can be caused by a virus, a bacterium or a fungus. It is the cause of 15% of deaths of children under 5 (WHO). © Bykst / pixabay

06 - 29 - 2016

A new treatment against severe pneumonia?

According to the company SetLance that specializes in biotechnologies, MP33 antimicrobial...

The lionfish, also known as Pterois miles, has already invaded the eastern coast of the United States and the Caribbean. It is considered "very greedy" because of its frequent position at the top of the food chain, which promotes the disappearance of vegetarian fish and algae growth. © HNBS / pixabay

06 - 29 - 2016

News on the lionfish

The lionfish, an aggressive invasive species, was spotted...

According to the WHO, cardiovascular diseases, such as seizures or heart defects are the leading cause worldwide of death among women aged 55 onwards. © Succo / pixabay

06 - 27 - 2016

Finally a study on women’s heart !

 

Scientific research takes little or no account of the female to understand cardiovascular diseases and develop treatments. Yet, these...

France has produced around 25 million pigs every year for the last 10 years (source: www.la-viande.fr). © Marie-Anaïs Link / AF News Agency / pixabay

06 - 24 - 2016

A new project supports animal health

Faced with the growing demand for animal protein, the European Union funded...

According to the Inserm, Wilson's disease is a rare genetic disease that affects 1 in 7000 to about 30,000, depending on the country. © Jamain / Wikimedia Commons

06 - 22 - 2016

Wilson’s disease: an easier diagnostic

Wilson’s disease comes from a copper overload in the liver. It causes very different symptoms and there are no rapid and specific detection...

Map of France, covered by the EU logo

06 - 22 - 2016

Where do research animals come from ?

According to...

According to Suzana Herculano-Houzel, lead author of the study, singing birds and parrots pack more neurons than other birds or primates, in their pallium, brain part linked to higher cognitive functions such as memory, the deduction and planning. © Kaz / pixabay

06 - 21 - 2016

Birds with more neurons than primates

Macaws, Zebra Finches, Emus… These birds all have something in common: they have twice the amount of neurons than primates have,...

About 120 000 new cases of myocardial infarction occur each year in France (INSERM). © Public Domain Pictures

06 - 20 - 2016

Over time, cardiac regeneration disappears

 

Why do hearts loose their ability to regenerate over time ? Explanations below.