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Lending Late Neurons a Helping Hand

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University of Geneva researchers have discovered that delayed neuronal migration in the foetus causes behavioural disorders comparable to autism.
7-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Modelling Human Psychology

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A human being’s psychological make-up depends on an array of emotional and motivational parameters, such as desire, suffering or the need for security. In addition, it includes spatial and temporal dimensions that also play a key role in...
24-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Random Numbers: Hard Times Ahead for Hackers

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Whenever we need to communicate in secret, a cryptographic key is needed. For this key to work, it must consist of numbers chosen at random without any structure – just the opposite of using the birthdate of our favourite pet. But, for a human, it...
6-Jun-2017 9:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mineral Resources: Exhaustion Is Just a Myth

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Recent articles have declared that deposits of mineral raw materials (copper, zinc, etc.) will be exhausted within a few decades. An international team, including the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, has shown that this is incorrect and...
2-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The "Geneva Signature" Measures the Safety and Efficiency of a Vaccine Against Ebola Virus Disease

The 2014–2015 Ebola epidemic affected several countries in West Africa, leading to the death of more than 11'000 people. Although this epidemic of Ebolavirus disease is over, there is no knowing if, when or where another may strike. It is...
18-Apr-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Track Down Water Pollution Through DNA of Algae

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The degree of pollution of rivers resulting from human activities is assessed using different biotic indices. The latter reflect the ecological status of a river based on the quantity and diversity of organisms selected as bioindicators, due to...
18-Apr-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How to Color a Lizard: From Biology to Mathematics

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A multidisciplinary team of biologists, physicists and computer scientists lead by Michel Milinkovitch, professor at the Department of Genetics and Evolution of the UNIGE Faculty of Science, Switzerland and Group Leader at the SIB Swiss Institute of...
18-Apr-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cellular Jetlag Seems to Favor the Development of Diabetes

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Like almost all light-sensitive living beings, human beings follow biological rhythms set on a period of about 24 hours. The circadian clock (from Latin “circa” and “dies”, which means “about a day”) therefore describes the internal...
3-Apr-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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