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Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS

3, rue Michel-Ange
75794 Paris

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The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) is a government-funded research organization, under the administrative authority of France's Ministry of Research. Founded in 1939 by governmental decree, CNRS has the following missions: * To evaluate and carry out all research capable of advancing knowledge and bringing social, cultural, and economic benefits for society * To contribute to the application and promotion of research results * To develop scientific information * To support research training * To participate in the analysis of the national and international scientific climate and its potential for evolution in order to develop a national policy CNRS research units are located throughout France, and employ a large body of tenured researchers, engineers, and support staff. Laboratories are all on renewable four-year contracts, with bi-annual evaluation. There are two types of labs: * CNRS intramural labs: fully funded and managed by CNRS (called UPR, or unités propres de recherche, in French) * Joint labs: partnered with universities, other research organizations, or industry (called UMR, or unités mixtes de recherche, in French)

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    Useful “Fake” Peptides

    Some useful drugs consist of peptides acting on their protein targets. To make them more efficient and stable, scientists have found a way to replace crucial segments of the peptides with ureido units. These oligoureas, which are composed of urea-based units, fold into a structure similar t ... more

    A protein that makes you do the twist

    Asymmetry plays a major role in biology at every scale: think of DNA spirals, the fact that the human heart is positioned on the left, our preference to use our left or right hand ... A team from the Institute of biology Valrose (CNRS/Inserm/Université Côte d'Azur), in collaboration with co ... more

    For a Better Contrast

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has emerged as one of the most powerful clinical imaging tools because of its superb spatial resolution and soft tissue contrast, especially when using contrast agents. In the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, scientists have presented a new kind of n ... more

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