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4 December 2015

Short-lived fish may hold clues to human ageing [Nature]

For the turquoise killifish, ‘live fast, die young’ is no cliché. The little African freshwater fish reach sexual maturity 3 weeks after hatching and die of old age a few months later. A pair of studies now hints at the genetic basis for this abbreviated existence, providing precious information for a small but growing cadre of labs that hope the species will help to unlock the secrets of human ageing.

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4 December 2015

Le parasite d’une seule fourmi influence toute la colonie [Sciences et Avenir - Animaux]

Une récente étude révèle que les parasites des insectes sociaux, la fourmi notamment, n’auraient pas seulement une influence sur les insectes infectés.

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4 December 2015

First discovery of a hibernating primate outside Madagascar [Phys]

Up to now, three species of lemurs on Madagascar were the only primates known to hibernate. Researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna in Austria, now show for the first time that another primate species that lives in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and China, the pygmy slow loris, also uses hibernation to save energy. The results were published in Scientific Reports this week.

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3 December 2015

L’étrange prédisposition des étourneaux à la noyade [Sciences et Avenir - Animaux]

Des chercheurs ont tenté d’expliquer pourquoi les étourneaux meurent par noyade bien plus souvent que les autres espèces d’oiseaux.

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3 December 2015

Et si les champignons sauvaient le monde? [Slate]

Les biotechonologies utilisant les champignons inspirent des chercheurs et entrepreneurs désireux de rendre notre quotidien durable et écolo.

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