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Latest update : 2017-06-05

French neurobiologist Brigitte Kieffer, unlocking the secrets of the brain

Based in Montreal, this French neurobiologist is a leading specialist of the human brain. Her challenge is to unlock the secrets of our most complex organ with a view to one day treating such terrible illnesses as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease and drug addiction. FRANCE 24 takes you to meet Brigitte Kieffer.

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1970-01-01 WOMEN IN SCIENCE

Brazilian geneticist Mayana Zatz, tracking rare diseases

For 50 years this Brazilian geneticist, founder of the Human Genome Center in Sao Paulo, has been tracking rare genetic disorders that destroy muscles. She and her team have...

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1970-01-01 WOMEN IN SCIENCE

Quarraisha Abdool Karim, helping South African women fight AIDS

In South Africa, a country ravaged by AIDS, this epidemiologist of Indian origin has made HIV prevention her daily struggle - in particular on behalf of those women who are most...

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1970-01-01 WOMEN IN SCIENCE

Lebanese prodigy Niveen Khabshab revolutionises cancer treatment

This young Lebanese researcher, who works at the KAUST scientific centre in Saudi Arabia, is busy revolutionising cancer treatment with nanoparticles capable of destroying only...

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British physicist Michelle Simmons, the 'quantum queen'

As the era of big data demands ever more powerful computers, this British researcher living in Australia intends to make the first commercially available quantum computer,...

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