Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
According to an international study involving the LSCE, a reversal in the trend of terrestrial wind potential was observed in 2010. Its correlation with well-identified climatic mechanisms suggests the potential to optimize wind generation throughout the lifetime of facilities.
A NeuroSpin team, in collaboration with researchers from SHFJ and MIRCen (CEA-Jacob), is identifying a predictive indicator of the potentially deleterious effect of devices using ultrasound to deliver drugs to the brain.
A team from CEA-Joliot in Marcoule detected by mass spectrometry, in 3 minutes and without specific reagents, signature peptides of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in clinical samples (nasopharyngeal swabs). It thus provides a proof of concept of the use of this method as a possible alternative to PCR, currently the reference method.
The Captot heavy metal sensor, developed by the Iramis-LSI over the last ten years, could be used to detect traces of uranium in water. This would be a simple, rapid field solution to monitor the environment, for example during the cleanup and dismantling of nuclear facilities.
Researchers at CEA-IRIG have used NMR to reveal the molecular mechanisms that support the adaptation of avian influenza virus from birds to humans. By uncovering the secrets of the interactions between the mutated viral polymerase and a key transcription factor in host cells, this new insight will make it possible to study the mechanism of cross-species contagion of these viruses and thus open up potential new therapeutic avenues.
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PHARMACOLOGY | INFECTIOUS DISEASES
A study on the effects of hydroxychloroquine in macaques infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, used alone or in combination with azithromycin, have been published on Nature; the 22th oh july. Scientists from the CEA, CNRS, Inserm, Institut Pasteur, Université de Paris-Saclay, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and Aix-Marseille Université have been involved in the study, which has been carried out under the aegis of the multidisciplinary consortium, REACTing.
INSTITUTIONAL | NEW TECHNOLOGIES | TOOLS ＆ RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS | HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING | SUPERCOMPUTERS
ENVIRONMENT | CLIMATE | RECOVERY OF CO2 | CARBON CYCLE | GREENHOUSE EFFECT | IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE | SCIENCE ＆ SOCIETY | TOOLS ＆ RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS
The European project VERIFY, coordinated by the CEA, aims to provide the European Commission with a system to monitor greenhouse gas emissions declarations submitted by each country under the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change.
ENERGIES | ENERGY EFFICIENCY | ENERGY STORAGE | BATTERIES | LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
Scientists have performed a thorough analysis of promising silicon-based electrode technology with regard to Li-ion battery decay in the course of charge/discharge cycles. Oversaw by the CEA, this project was carried out through a balanced partnership between three academic and as many industry partners.
CROSS-FUNCTIONAL DISCIPLINES | COMPUTING | ELECTRONICS | SPINTRONICS | MICRO-NANOTECHNOLOGIES
Using optical rather than electrical technology to write to MRAM magnetic storage media would unlock a thousandfold speed increase and slash power consumption by a factor of 100. Spice aims to tackle this challenge and promote the use of non-volatile memory near processor cores. A computing revolution in perspective...
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.