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Archaea: why science is so interested in this ancient life form

Roxane Lestini, Professor of Biology at École Polytechnique (IP Paris), Béatrice Clouet-d'Orval, Research Director at Centre de Biologie intégrative de l'Université de Toulouse

On December 6th, 2022
4 min reading time
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Why the medical AI revolution could never happen

Joël Perez Torrents, PhD student at I³-CRG* at École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On November 16th, 2022
5 min reading time

Whilst there may be a disruptive application for AI that could “revolutionise” medical care, developments in healthcare will more likely happen over decades.

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Ageing as a disease: a new paradigm in medicine?

Jean-Marc Lemaître, INSERM Research Director at Institut de Médecine régénératrice et Biothérapie de Montpellier (IRMB)

On November 9th, 2022
4 min reading time
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Scientists have identified neurones that transform touch into social bonds

Amaury François, Research Fellow at Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Montpellier

On October 11th, 2022
5 min reading time

A network of neurons in humans is thought to be responsible for the sensation of pleasant touch that strengthens social ties.

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New algorithms predict eyesight loss caused by ageing 

Maëlle Vilbert, PhD student in physics at LOB* (IP Paris) and Centre Hospitalier National d'Opthalmologie des Quinze-Vingts

On October 11th, 2022
4 min reading time

Around 10 million people worldwide suffer from eye clouding. AI could help doctors spot these problems earlier.

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Science says we could “cure” ageing. But should we?

Andrew Steele, PhD in physics from the University of Oxford, Science Writer and Columnist at Polytechnique Insights

On September 20th, 2022
5 min reading time

Scientists who study the biology of the ageing process have been able to show that it is perhaps not so inevitable after all.