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    Intense atmospheric rivers shown to weaken ice shelf instability at the Antarctic Peninsula
    April 15, 2022
    Atmospheric rivers landfalls shown to induce extreme conditions that destabilize Antarctic Peninsula ice shelves according to a new study from researchers1 from the Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Sorbonne Université and Aix Marseille Université, and from Portugal, Belgium, Germany, and Norway. Their study will be published in the journal of Communications Earth & Environment on April 14, 2022.
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    UGA hosts international conference on policies, research and action against social isolation
    March 11, 2022
    Université Grenoble Alpes is holding the first national meeting on policies, research and action against social isolation on Friday, 18 March 2022 from 9:00 am on the Saint-Martin-d'Hères campus, Grenoble.
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    Climate and floods: an international study conducted in the European Alps sheds light on the links between warmer periods and floods
    January 28, 2022
    An international team has studied lake sediments and reconstructed flood records during the cold and warm periods of the Industrial Era, the last millennium and the Holocene. The results of this paleohydrological study, which will be published in Nature Geosciences on 27 January 2022, show that regionally the flood hazard could globally decrease with climate warming, except for some small mountain catchments where extreme floods could be more frequent. An important study to better understand the phenomenon of extreme floods in the Alps.
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    SARS-CoV-2: a new mode of transmission of the virus involves immune cells
    May 12, 2021
    Scientists from CNRS, CEA and Université Grenoble Alpes have confirmed in PLOS Pathogens, in an article to be published on May 20, 2021, that the Covid virus can use immune cells to increase its transmission to other cells. They also showed that it is possible to inhibit this new mode of virus transmission by using glycomimetics, previously developed at IBS. This work is the result of an international collaboration with Spanish (Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid) and Italian (Universita degli Studi di Milano) groups.
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    Discovery of the first animal fossil in a gem opal
    July 1, 2020
    An international team led by a scientist from the ISTerre laboratory (UGA-CNRS-USMB-IRD-Université Gustave Eiffel) studied the first animal fossil contained in a gem opal from Indonesia. Published in Scientific Reports on June 29, 2020, this publication reveals that these opals may contain very well preserved fossils, a larva of the cicada family in this first case. This discovery provides a new avenue to explore the evolution of life on Earth or the possible emergence of life on Mars, and proves that the song of the cicadas was already resonating in Indonesia several million years ago.
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Published on  February 12, 2020
Updated onApril 5, 2022