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Go to UPMC Signs an Agreement with the University of Pittsburgh 21.07.2017

UPMC Signs an Agreement with the University of Pittsburgh

On July 12, 2017, Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC), Inserm and the CNRS signed a major agreement with the University of Pittsburgh (U.S.A.) to advance collaborative research and education in the fields of clinical medicine and biomedical sciences.

This agreement will enable researchers from these four prestigious institutions to cooperate on fundamental research, ...

Go to Paris-Sorbonne and Pierre-and-Marie Curie (UPMC) Universities Have Decided to Merge 20.01.2017

Paris-Sorbonne and Pierre-and-Marie Curie (UPMC) Universities Have Decided to Merge

The Board of Directors of Pierre-and-Marie-Curie (UPMC) and Paris-Sorbonne universities each met on Friday 20 January, 2017 and voted by qualified majority to become the new Sorbonne University on 1 January 2018. The results of the vote are as follows: Paris-Sorbonne: 19 votes in favor, 17 against, no abstentions; ...

07.03.2016 - 07.03.2016

Jean Chambaz Re-elected President of Pierre and Marie Curie University

Jean Chambaz has been re-elected president of Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) by the University's Administrative Board on March 7th, 2016.

As part of the "Reunis" (United) group, he received 21 votes out of 28, and therefore starts his second term with a strongl mandate. Hélène Pelczar, from ...

Go to "Passport to a Master's" Scholarships Awarded 18.01.2016

"Passport to a Master's" Scholarships Awarded

The UPMC Foundation has once again awarded “Passport for a Master’s” scholarships at Pierre and Marie Curie University. These UPMC scholarships are funded by Safran, the French aerospace, defense and security group.

 

For the second consecutive year, Jean Chambaz, president of UPMC, Nicolas Crespelle, ...

Go to MSDAVENIR and the UPMC Foundation have signed a sponsorship agreement to support the overall development of a “Patient University.” 16.12.2015

MSDAVENIR and the UPMC Foundation have signed a sponsorship agreement to support the overall development of a “Patient University.”

MSDAVENIR funding to support research and the Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) Foundation today signed a sponsorship agreement to support the overall development of a Patient University. Under this agreement, MSDAVENIR supports a project led by Professor Catherine Tourette-Turgis with one million ...

Go to The LightOn Project Goes into Incubation 12.11.2015

The LightOn Project Goes into Incubation

The LightOn project was developed by six inventors, including two professors from UPMC, in the Kastler-Brossel Laboratory (UPMC/CNRS/ENS/Collège de France) and the Statistical Physics Laboratory (ENS/CNRS/UPMC), as well as a professor from University Paris-Diderot, member of the Langevin Institute (ESPCI/U. ...

Go to Scientists Uncover the Secrets of Microalgaes Called Diatoms 16.07.2015

Scientists Uncover the Secrets of Microalgaes Called Diatoms

As part of an international collaboration, a team of French researchers has revealed new aspects of the cellular mechanisms underlying the amazing photosynthesizing capabilities of the tiny single-cell marine organisms known as diatoms. In seeking to find the reasons why these organisms dominate the ...

Go to Unesco and UPMC Are Hosting an International Conference on Climate Change 30.06.2015

Unesco and UPMC Are Hosting an International Conference on Climate Change

From July 7 to 10, 2015, Unesco and UPMC will host the international scientific conference "Our Common Future under Climate Change" dedicated to the great challenges of climate change. Organized in preparation of the COP21, this is the major scientific event on climate change in 2015 and presented under ...

Go to Sorbonne University is mobilizing its researchers on climate and the environment and has launched the site www.demainleclimat.fr 02.04.2015

Sorbonne University is mobilizing its researchers on climate and the environment and has launched the site www.demainleclimat.fr

The UPMC Jussieu Campus is sporting a new banner on climate change, illustrated by the artist Yak and his famous Elyx character. Sorbonne University’s main focus for the year is to provide the keys to understanding climate change in all its dimensions. The website www.demainleclimat.frNouvelle fenêtre (in French) launched today by Sorbonne University, ...

Go to UNAM and Sorbonne University Sign a Deeper Partnership 31.03.2015

UNAM and Sorbonne University Sign a Deeper Partnership

Sorbonne University and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) signed a university cooperation agreement on Monday, March 30, 2015.

UNAM, the largest university in Mexico and Latin America, has chosen to establish its European office in Paris, on the historic site of the Cordeliers, in partnership ...

Go to Combining magnetism and light to fight cancer 26.03.2015

Combining magnetism and light to fight cancer

Researchers at the Laboratoire Physicochimie des Electrolytes et Nanosystèmes Interfaciaux (CNRS/UPMC) and the Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes (CNRS/Université Paris Diderot) achieved complete tumor regression in mice. Their method: combining magnetic nanoparticles and photosensitizers in a particularly innovative liposom ...

10.03.2015

Obesity and T2 Diabetes:are there cells at the junction of the microbiota and inflammation?

Scientists at Institut Cochin (CNRS/Inserm/Université Paris Descartes) and ICAN – Institute of Cardiometabolism And Nutrition (Inserm/UPMC/AP-HP) have discovered that a class of inflammatory cells, MAIT lymphocytes, is deregulated in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes and obesity. In these patients, ...

Go to How Are Vertebrates Formed? 16.02.2015

How Are Vertebrates Formed?

A simple physical mechanism, similar to oragami folding, enables the change of an unformed mass of cells to an embryo organized according to the overall plan of vertebrates. This is the main conclusion from a research, which included physicists from the Complex Systems and Matter Laboratory (CNRS/Paris ...

23.01.2015

Brain and Spatial Attention: Can the left hemisphere compensate for lesions on the right hemisphere?

Dr. Paolo Bartolomeo, Inserm Research Director and Head of the PICNIC LAB team at the Brain and Spinal Cord Institute – the ICM (a joint Inserm-CNRS-UPMC institute), and his collaborators published the results of their research on "unilateral spatial neglect" also known by the term "spatial neglect” ...

Go to Rosetta: The first results of the ROSINA instrument 11.12.2014

Rosetta: The first results of the ROSINA instrument

First measurements by the Rosetta mission's ROSINA instrument show that the deuterium-to-hydrogen (D/H) ratio of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is highly enriched in deuterium. These results contradict the theory that the water present in the Earth's atmosphere and oceans has a cometary origin. ...

Go to Healthy Living and Active Aging: the KIC EIT Health (Innolife) has won the EIT Tender 11.12.2014

Healthy Living and Active Aging: the KIC EIT Health (Innolife) has won the EIT Tender

The Innolife consortium of 144 European companies, research institutes and universities has won EU backing to promote healthy living and active aging.

The group has been selected as a new Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), an independent ...

Go to Essilor and the Vision Institute Join Forces to Study Aging of Vision 12.02.2014

Essilor and the Vision Institute Join Forces to Study Aging of Vision

Essilor and the Vision Institute (UPMC, Inserm and the CNRS) announce the creation of a joint research laboratory on the theme of “Visual Aging, Action and Autonomy”.

Its aim is to evaluate and to gain a better understanding of the degeneration mechanisms involved in perceptive and cognitive functions ...

Go to Researchers Develop First Single-Molecule LED 31.01.2014

Researchers Develop First Single-Molecule LED

The ultimate challenge in the race to miniaturize light emitting diodes (LED) has now been met: a team led by the Institut de Physique et de Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (IPCMS, CNRS/Université de Strasbourg), in collaboration with UPMC and CEA, has developed the first ever single-molecule LED. ...

29.01.2014

Sorbonne University and Its Partners Launch the Quadrivium 1 Seed Fund

At the initiative of the UPMC Foundation, Sorbonne University members are endowed with the Quadrivium 1 seed funds in the amount of €60 million, of which they announced the first closing at €35.5 million managed by SEVENTURE Partners.

This fund is dedicated to seed innovative companies coming out of ...

Go to Storing a Twisted Photon in a Quantum Memory 29.01.2014

Storing a Twisted Photon in a Quantum Memory

Physicists at the Kastler Brossel Laboratory (LKB, CNRS/UPMC/ENS/CdF) have stored in an ensemble of cold atoms and retrieved on demand quantum bits carried by light pulses at the single-photon level. For the first time, the information was encoded in the orbital angular momentum of light. This demonstration, ...

Go to First Infrared Satellite Monitoring of Peak Pollution 17.01.2014

First Infrared Satellite Monitoring of Peak Pollution

Plumes of several anthropogenic pollutants (especially particulate matter and carbon monoxide) located near ground level over China have for the first time been detected from space. The work was carried out by a team at the Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales (CNRS/UPMC/UVSQ)1 in ...

Go to Identification of a "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" mutation in the brown alga Ectocarpus 21.07.2011

Identification of a "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" mutation in the brown alga Ectocarpus

The life cycles of many brown algae involve an alternation between two generations, called the sporophyte and the gametophyte. Each of these generations represents a complete and separate multicellular organism.

Genetic analysis of the model brown alga Ectocarpus has recently identified a mutation that ...

Go to Neutrino oscillations caught in the act 16.06.2011

Neutrino oscillations caught in the act

Physicists at the T2K experiment in Japan, including scientists from CNRS and CEA/IRFU*, have announced that, for the first time, they have most likely detected the transformation of muon neutrinos into electron neutrinos.With a probability of over 99%, the observation of this phenomenon will, if confirmed, ...

Go to Bovine albumin involved in a kidney disease 02.06.2011

Bovine albumin involved in a kidney disease

A research team led by Hanna Debiec (Inserm) and Pierre Ronco (Inserm/UPMC and Tenon Hospital) has identified the bovine albumin, an alimentary antigen in cow milk, as the cause of a rare kidney disease among children under five. This disease is hard to treat and can lead to kidney insufficiency requiring ...

Go to IPAL UMI CNRS - International joint research unit renewal 14.03.2011

IPAL UMI CNRS - International joint research unit renewal

The French National Center for Scientific research ties up with Singapore's and French research agencies and universities to develop innovative healthcare tools in Singapore.

The IPAL international joint lab - Image, Pervasive Access Lab, CNRS international joint research unit (UMI CNRS) entered in its next development phase marked by the addition of Université Pierre et Marie Curie ( ...

Go to Arctic ocean under close surveillance at UPMC 10.03.2011

Arctic ocean under close surveillance at UPMC

The ACCESS (Arctic Climate Change, Economy and Society) kick-off meeting is being held at UPMC. This European project is financed in response to the first call “Ocean for Tomorrow” of the 7th Framework Programme Research and Development. It started on March 1st, 2011 and will end on March 1st, 2015. ...

Go to Climat change and biodiveristy of marine plankton 02.06.2010

Climat change and biodiveristy of marine plankton

Could climate change and biodiversity of marine plankton in the North Atlantic affect the carbon cycle ?

Over the last decades, global warming has been accompanied by an increase in the taxonomic biodiversity of phytoplankton and zooplankton in the North Atlantic Ocean and a reduction in the average size of these organisms. ...

20.05.2010

A giant elliptical galaxy detected in the early Universe

An international team of astronomers led by researchers at the CEANouvelle fenêtre, with teams from the CNRS Nouvelle fenêtreand universities (UPMC, Paris Diderot UniversityNouvelle fenêtre, University of ProvenceNouvelle fenêtre), detected for the first time in the early Universe a giant elliptical galaxy, very similar to its cousins in our local Universe. This ...

06.05.2010

New therapies for degenerative diseases

Several research groups have allied with industry partners to launch EndoStem, a large European collaborative project to advance the treatment of muscle diseases that affect a large number of patients. The project will promote the development of strategies involving skeletal muscle, blood vessels, immune ...

12.04.2010

The oldest treatment for hypertension

Massively used to treat hypertension, thiazides follow a simple mode of action: they promote the urinary excretion of body water, which reduces blood pressure and, consequently, reduces hypertension. Until now, a single target was known for this class of drugs. A team of researchers led by Dominique ...

Go to Why can the Japanese easily digest sushi? 08.04.2010

Why can the Japanese easily digest sushi?

The porphyran, a polymer made up of sugars present in the cell walls of a red alga that is used notably in the preparation of sushi, is broken down specifically by an enzyme called porphyranase. This new enzymatic activity has been identified in marine bacteria and, surprisingly, in the bacteria that ...