- PublicationCheese : a matter of love or hateRead more
Until now, the reason why some people hate cheese has been a mystery. Researchers at the Centre de Recherche en Neuroscience de Lyon (CNRS/INSERM/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1/Université Jean Monnet) and the Laboratoire Neuroscience Paris Seine (CNRS/INSERM/UPMC) have just elucidated it.
- Awards and honors...Lyon 1 in the Top 100 ranking of the most innovative universitiesRead more
Lyon 1 jumps from #90 last year to #77 in 2016 in the second annual Reuters Top 100 ranking of the most innovative universities.
- Awards and honorsThomas Bodin receives ERC Starting GrantRead more
Thomas Bodin, from the Laboratory of geology of Lyon : Earth, Planets and Environments (LGLTPE) has been awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant (ERC StG 2016) by the European Research Council for his the project Transcale.
- PublicationThe birth of politics in children : the case of dominanceRead more
As they grow up, do children become young Robin Hoods? Depending on their age, they do not allocate resources in the same way between dominant and subordinate individuals. Thus a tendency towards egalitarianism develops and becomes even stronger between the ages of 5 and 8 years. These findings by a team of scientists from the CNRS and the Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lausanne and Neuchâtel (Switzerland) universities provide a clearer understanding of how the notion of equality develops in human beings, and of their sense of justice.
- Awards and honorsJulien Courchet receives ERC Starting GrantRead more
Julien Courchet from the Institut NeuroMyoGène (INMG) has been awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant (ERC StG 2015) by the European Research Council.
- PublicationThe intestinal microbiota: a new ally for optimum growthRead more
The intestinal microbiota is necessary to ensure optimum postnatal growth and contributes to determining the size of adult individuals, notably in the event of undernutrition. The key element in this relationship is Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1), whose production and activity are in part controlled by the microbiota.
- PublicationExtinct crustacean Dollocaris was all eyesRead more
A team of researchers, among them Jean Vannier from the Laboratory of geology of Lyon, has succeeded in reconstructing a 160 million year old compound eye of a fossil crustacean found in southeastern France visible.
- Press realeaseKick Off Of Spectral Photon Counting CT European Project: SPCCTRead more
Photon counting Spectral CT is a new and promising imaging modality based on conventional CT concept with energy resolving detector technology. A 4 year collaborative European Project led by the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, was selected and granted (6.4m€) under the “Horizon 2020” European Research and Innovation program. The Spectral Photon counting CT (SPCCT) project involves 11 European partners and will last 48 months from January 16 till December 2019.
- InternationalA winter school in the field of mathematicsRead more
The Excellence Laboratory Milyon and the Camille Jordan Institute organize, from December 14th to December 18th 2015, the winter school Nonlinear Function Spaces in Mathematics and Physical Sciences. The school will take place in the Braconnier building, on the La Doua campus, at Villeurbanne.
- ProjectOxia Planum has been recommended for the landing site of the ExoMars 2018 missionRead more
The European Mars mission in 2018 will land on the site identified by Prof. Cathy Quantin-Nataf and her team. Their choice of Martian landing site, named Oxia Planum, was confirmed by the European Space Agency (ESA) on 21 October.
- InternationalThe International Open-Day in IUT Lyon 1 is going aheadRead more
The second year students from IUT Lyon 1 were given the opportunity to attend this event . They could find any kind of information to help them build up their international mobility project.The 4th annual International Open Day took place in IUT Lyon 1 on Tuesday 13 October on the Gratte-Ciel campus. As usual, this event was organised in partnership with the neighbouring IUTs in the Rhône-Alpes region.
- PublicationDesigning better catalysts more rapidlyRead more
The rapid design of catalysts is a key step towards widely accessible electric vehicles more efficient depollution catalysts, cleaner factories... Researchers have developed a simple and faster method to improve the efficiency of a family of catalysts. These compounds indispensable to the industry, facilitate chemical reactions.
- InternationalA strategic academic and scientific partnership between Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University and Institut Paul BocuseRead more
Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University, represented by François-Noël Gilly (President), and Institut Paul Bocuse, represented by Hervé Fleury (Executive Vice President), signed an agreement on September 28, 2015 that brings the two institutions together in terms of the fields of health and education.
- PublicationMedical diagnosis: will brain palpation soon be possible?Read more
If there is one technique used by the physician to explore the human body during every medical examination in order to make a diagnosis or prescribe further tests, it is palpation. By its nature, however, the brain cannot be palpated without using a highly invasive procedure (craniotomy, or opening the skull), which is limited to rare cases.
- InternationalWelcome reception for new international studentsRead more
The Department of International Relations organized a reception to welcome new international students on Friday 17th September.
- Event...First-ever in vitro human spermatogenesisRead more
The French startup Kallistem (which stems from research carried out at the Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle in Lyon) has achieved a world first by obtaining complete human spermatozoa in vitro, using tissue specimens collected from infertile men.
- EventA humanoid robot to liaise between space station crewsRead more
A team of French researchers from the Institut cellule souche et cerveau (Inserm/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1), led by CNRS senior researcher Peter Ford Dominey, has developed “an autobiographical memory” for the robot Nao, which enables it to pass on knowledge learnt from humans to other, less knowledgable humans.
- PublicationAquatic flowering plant from ancient timesRead more
By analyzing more than 1,000 fossil remains, scientists have discovered that an unassuming, 130-million-year-old water-dwelling plant could be one of Earth’s first flowering plants.
- EventLooking Deeply into the Universe in 3D, MUSE goes beyond HubbleRead more
The MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope has given astronomers the best ever three-dimensional view of the deep Universe. After staring at the Hubble Deep Field South region for only 27 hours, the new observations reveal the distances, motions and other properties of far more galaxies than ever before in this tiny piece of the sky. They also go beyond Hubble and reveal previously invisible objects.
- ProjectMICROMEGAS – Nanofluidics inside a single carbon nanotubeRead more
Nanofluidics is an emerging field aiming at the exploration of fluid transport at the smallest scales.
- PublicationWhole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birdsRead more
An international team of scientists has completed the largest whole genome study of a single class of animals to date. To map the tree of life for birds, the team sequenced, assembled and compared full genomes of 48 bird species representing all major branches of modern birds.
- PublicationAn Ebola virus protein can cause massive inflammation and leaky blood vesselsRead more
Ebola GP protein covers the virus’ surface and is shed from infected cells during infection. A study published on November 20th in PLOS Pathogens reports that shed GP can trigger massive dysregulation of the immune response and affect the permeability of blood vessels.
- International...Master EACH – Excellence in Analytical CHemistryRead more
This international two-year joint master degree programme, EACH – Excellence in Analytical CHemistry, educates specialists in analytical chemistry well qualified to work in industry (food, pharmaceutical, materials, energy, etc) and chemical analysis laboratories (environment, food, health, etc) worldwide. EACH provides knowledge and skills in both fundamental and applied aspects of modern analytical chemistry.
- EducationThe IDEAL MOOC : Implementation of DEvelopmentAl LearningRead more
The IDEAL MOOC will teach you the cognitive science background and the programming bases to design robots and virtual agents capable of autonomous cognitive development driven by their intrinsic motivation. More than that, it will offer a place to discuss research in Developmental AI.
- PublicationSpreading continents kick-started plate tectonicsRead more
A new computer model suggests that plate tectonics was kick-started by gravity and the spreading of continents during the early days of Earth. The work was published in Nature this week.
- PublicationThe Laniakea supercluster of galaxiesRead more
Astronomers have mapped the cosmic watershed in which our Milky Way Galaxy is a droplet. The massive structure, which the research team dubs the Laniakea Supercluster, extends more than 500 million light-years and contains 100,000 large galaxies.
- ProjectThe Dependence Receptors notion: from a cell biology paradigm to anti-cancer targeted therapyRead more
While it is assumed that transmembrane receptors are active only in the presence of ligand, we have proposed that some receptors may also be active in the absence of ligand stimulation.
- Press realeaseHow fiber prevents diabetes and obesityRead more
Scientists have known for the past twenty years that a fiber-rich diet protects the organism against obesity and diabetes but the mechanisms involved have so far eluded them. A French-Swedish team including researchers from CNRS, Inserm and the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (Unité Inserm 855 “Nutrition et Cerveau”) has succeeded in elucidating this mechanism, which involves the intestinal flora and the ability of the intestine to produce glucose between meals.
- Press realeaseSupervolcano triggers recreated in X-ray laboratoryRead more
Scientists have reproduced the conditions inside the magma chamber of a supervolcano to understand what it takes to trigger its explosion. These rare events represent the biggest natural catastrophes on Earth except for the impact of giant meteorites. Using synchrotron X-rays, the scientists established that supervolcano eruptions may occur spontaneously, driven only by magma pressure without the need for an external trigger. The results are published in Nature Geosciences.
- Awards and honorsCédric Villani, member of the French Academy of SciencesRead more
Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré (CNRS/UPMC) and professor of mathematics at the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Cédric Villani was elected member of the French Academy of Sciences on December 10, 2013.
- ProjectKELEGANS – Genetics and cell biology of K2P channelsRead more
The goal of KELEGANS project is to use comprehensive genetic and genomic screening strategies in the model nematode C. elegans to identify conserved factors and cellular processes that control the biology of two-pore domain potassium channels.
- ProjectCALENDS - Clusters And LENsing of Distant SourcesRead more
Some of the primary questions in extragalactic astronomy concern the formation and evolution of galaxies in the distant Universe. In particular, little is known about the less luminous (and therefore less massive) galaxy populations, which are currently missed from large observing surveys and could contribute significantly to the overall star formation happening at early times.
- Press realeaseRenewable energy : Nanotubes to channel osmotic powerRead more
The salinity difference between fresh water and salt water could be a source of renewable energy. However, power yields from existing techniques are not high enough to make them viable. A solution to this problem may now have been found.