Phenomenon of shrinkage and swelling of clayey soils (RGA): definitions, impacts on structures and people and solutions for adaptation to climate change
Under the effects of climate change, weather events are becoming more frequent and intense in terms of loss experience and damage costs. Lightweight structures such as houses and houses and roads, built on very plastic clay soils and sensitive to the shrinkage and swelling phenomena, suffer more degradations due to drought.
The Cerema, Institut Carnot Institute Clim'adapt, works and mobilizes those concerned to develop new remedial solutions to reduce the vulnerability of buildings exposed to the RGA and its resilience to climate change.
Today, medical students can practice surgical procedures on "digital doubles" of patients in a safe, controlled virtual reality environment. When combined with haptic interfaces (from the Greek word haptomai, meaning "touch"), these tools can rapidly bring interns up to speed for clinical examinations on real patients.
COVID-19: Institut Imagine and Cerba HealthCare are partnering to test for patients likely to develop severe symptoms
In 2020, researchers at Inserm, Université de Paris, and Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), in collaboration with the university hospital organisation Institut Imagine (Hôpital Necker-Enfants malades AP-HP), which has been granted “Institut Carnot” certification through The Rockefeller University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in New York, identified the leading genetic and immunological causes responsible for at least 15% of serious forms of Covid-19. Today, this same French and American team, jointly lead by Jean-Laurent Casanova and Laurent Abel* at the Institut Imagine and The Rockefeller University, is joining forces with Cerba HealthCare, a leading stakeholder in medical diagnostics, to transform these discoveries into clinical applications and screen individuals who are more likely to develop a severe form of the disease and tailor their treatment accordingly.
Wednesday 7 November 2018 officially launches the European Plate Observing System (EPOS) for the pooling of data and services for the study of our planet. BRGM Carnot Institute is part of this initiative.