In evolution, the role of chance reassessed thanks to a “weed”

What is evolution? It is often described as a process combining variation and selection, whereby random mutations occurring in an individual’s genome influence its ability to ensure offspring in a given environment. Living beings would be the fruit of a genetic lottery passed through the ruthless filter of the selection of the most fit – … Read more

Epstein-Barr virus, probable trigger of multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis lifts part of its mystery. According to a study published in the journal Science on January 13, the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the trigger for this neurodegenerative disease, in people at risk of developing this condition. But that’s only one piece of the puzzle. EBV virus infection has long been suspected of contributing … Read more

Hospital, justice, police, education: “Everyone has an interest in getting things moving, but no one offers a convincing method to achieve it”

MIn any case, the not yet candidate Emmanuel Macron has already said a lot about the reforms he intends to undertake during the next five-year term if, next April, the French choose to renew their confidence in him. Spanning the presidential deadline as if it were in his eyes only a formality, the outgoing president … Read more

Million fish nests in Antarctica

Nids of «Neopagetopsis ionah». PS118 / AWI OFOBS TEAM Zoology. so far, Neopagetopsis ionah lived away from the public square. Even the Anglo-Saxons, with their consummate art of finding an appealing name for every species, had not made “Jonah’s icefish” a star of zoology. Offense of dirty mouth, will say some. Blame the depths of … Read more

“The digitization of medicine: progress but also a screen between caregivers and users”

Tribune. Screens came to intervene massively between patients and carers, between doctors, nurses, carers, physiotherapists, stretcher-bearers, dieticians, social workers, health executives and secretaries, between non-medical administrative staff and nursing staff. On the other hand, the time spent with patients is gradually diminishing: less listening, a reduced clinical examination, less attention to their questions and their … Read more

“By saying that Neanderthal was like us, we limited it to us”

Ludovic Slimak, in January 2022. DOCTOR LAURE METZ/UMR CNRS 7269 CNRS researcher Ludovic Slimak has been tracking Neanderthals in the field for thirty years. Three decades in the caves examining the productions of these creatures and trying to understand who they were before their disappearance forty millennia ago. The result of these observations and reflections … Read more

By representing a black fetus, a student reveals the invisibilization of diversity in medicine

An anatomical cut of a pregnant woman. This image, often represented in medical textbooks, presents an immutable constant: it is always represented in the body of a white woman. In December 2021, when he created the image of a fetus in the body of a black woman, Chidiebere Ibe, a Nigerian medical student, enabled a … Read more

PIP breast prostheses: the TÜV Rheinland certifier must compensate 1,600 new complainants

Defective PIP breast prosthesis, in Marseille, June 10, 2010. GERARD JULIEN / AFP Already ordered to compensate thousands of victims, TÜV Rheinland, the German certifier of defective PIP breast prostheses, was sentenced, Thursday, January 13, in France to compensate 1,600 new plaintiffs of twenty-three nationalities, for a total of at least 8 million euros, announced … Read more

Cancer, dialysis, medical deserts: “Cash Investigation” investigates health inequalities

The “Freedom, Health, Inequalities” survey reveals that few establishments follow the recommendations of scientists to carry out more than 150 operations per year, which has the effect of increasing the risk of excess mortality due to lack of practice. PLTV / FTV FRANCE 2 – THURSDAY JANUARY 13 AT 9.10 P.M. – DOCUMENTARY Inequalities in … Read more

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