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Sensorimotor wandering: leading spontaneously early human development

The human body consists of numerous bones, joints, and muscles, making it difficult to control their movements in a coordinated manner. Nevertheless, we can effortlessly perform various actions and behaviors. Accumulated evidence from both human and animal studies suggests that these complex and coordinated motor... click to read more

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Reading time 3 min
published on Jun 2, 2023
Cellular tornadoes and how they shape our organs

Illustration realized in the framework of a collaboration between the Image/Recit option of the HEAD (Haute École d'Art et de Design) - Genève and the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva. During growth and development, cells are known to self-organize to give rise... click to read more

  • Yamini Ravichandran | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of science, University of Geneva, Geneva Switzerland
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Reading time 3 min
published on Mar 25, 2022
Organizing DNA sets the tempo of gene activation

A full copy of our DNA is very long – about two meters. Yet, it fits inside the nucleus of our cells; a space of around 6 micrometers – less than the width of a human hair. The DNA fits in this tiny space because... click to read more

  • Eddie Rodriguez-Carballo | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Depaertment of Molecular Biology, Faculty of science, University of Geneva, Geneva Switzerland
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Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 21, 2022
Are you going places? Mapping unequal access to services and opportunities worldwide

City dwellers often dream of living in a pastoral rural area to get away from it all. However, once there, they realize rurality requires travel time to access even basic services they previously took for granted. The challenge of accessing services, such as healthcare and... click to read more

  • Andrea Cattaneo | Senior Economist at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Apr 8, 2021
What’s the point?

Something that humans in every culture produce and understand is the pointing gesture. We begin to point in our first year of life, and we can all easily use pointing gestures to direct the attention of others no matter where in the world we are.... click to read more

  • Cathal O'Madagain | Assistant Professor at School of Collective Intelligence, Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique, Ben Guérir, Morocco
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Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 8, 2021