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Necker Hospital in Paris, site of the operation.
19/11/2014 - France

Success in France's first 'spina bifida' fetal operation

French surgeons announced on Wednesday that a mother gave birth to a healthy baby following the first in utero intervention to repair the potentially dangerous congenital disorder.

Philae lands safely on the comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko, 12 November 2014.
13/11/2014 - France - Outer Space

French space agency 'live with Philae' on Comet Chury

France's national space agency is now monitoring the robot Philae, which has made the first-ever landing on a comet after a 10-year journey and communicating with Earth from 510 million kilometres ...

French press review 30 October 2014

There are different takes on the controversial dam that is the object of protests in south-west France. Bosses are accused of pocketing money from tax breaks supposed to create jobs.

French press review 29 October 2014

Financial trickery and violence are the unhappy options offered by this morning's French front pages.There are reports on the uproar in France caused by the death of an ecology protester at the ...
24/10/2014 - FRANCE - US

French Academy of Science award winner on need to protect scientists

The French Academy of Science has awarded its top prize to Joel Lebowitz, a professor of physics and mathematics at Rutgers University

Neanderthal DNA extraction
23/10/2014 - FRANCE

Scientists discover oldest human DNA, linking us to Neanderthals

Scientists say they have unravelled the oldest DNA ever retrieved from a Homo sapiens bone, shedding light on human colonisation of the planet.

Pioneering Parkinson's disease neurosurgeon professor Alim-Louis Benabid, Grenoble, France. Files 2013.
09/09/2014 - France - United States

French scientist wins 'American Nobel'

A French scientist was awarded a top science prize, for his work on brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease.

The 900-gramme artifical heart is highly technological
05/09/2014 - FRANCE

Second Carmat artificial heart implanted in France

For the second time a high-tech bioprosthetic heart has been implanted in a French patient.
France's Minister of Higher Education and Research Geneviève Fioraso
16/08/2014 - France

French universities hold their place in global Shanghai rankings

The annual prestigious Shanghai university rankings have placed 21 of the world's top 500 universities in France, an uptick of one institution from last year.

14/08/2014 - France

Mathematics fields medal prize winner makes France proud

Artur Avila, a research director at France's Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) is one of four people to win the most prestigious prize in the world of mathematics for ...