Research | 21/11/2019
French researchers from the Brain Plasticity Unit (ESPCI Paris, PSL University, CNRS) have just found that mating strongly enhance memory ability of Drosophila females. Surprisingly, a peptide in the male sperm can reach the females’ brain and specifically activate the neural circuit  Read more

Life at ESPCI Paris | 20/11/2019
The 150th anniversary in 2019 of the periodic table of elements proposed by Dmitri Mendeleev is the perfect opportunity to look back on the history of four specific elements. What do radium, polonium, actinium, and lutetium all have in common? They were all discovered by ESPCI scientists or  Read more

Research | 08/11/2019
Since their discovery in the 1970s, scientists have developed a strong interested for magnetotactic bacteria, an intriguing microorganism that moves along the magnetic field lines due the magnetite particles they grow in their body. How this property can be used to induce collective behavior  Read more

Research | 30/09/2019
How to apply a coating to an object? The immersion method is often used in the industry with a central question: how to predict the thickness of the layer that will cover the object? Far from being insignificant, this question raises important financial issues for manufacturers. A team from the  Read more

Research | 31/07/2019
It is well known that bacteria can swim against the current - and this often causes serious problems, for example when they spread in water pipes or in medical catheters. To prevent or at least slow down the spread of bacteria contaminating biological or medical ducts one needs to precisely  Read more

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