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Why Can't We Develop Vaccines Against All the Germs that Make us Sick
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Why Can’t We Develop Vaccines Against All the Germs that Make us Sick?

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that vaccination alone prevents about 3 million deaths worldwide each year. Along with access to drinking water, this is the public health measure that has the most significant impact in reducing mortality. To face the Covid-19 pandemic caused by the emerging coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, two main avenues have […]

Where Does Cancer Come from, and Why has It not Been Eliminated by Evolution
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Where Does Cancer Come from, and Why has It not Been Eliminated by Evolution?

Cancer raises a myriad of fascinating questions for biologists, most of them not yet fully answered. How to explain the origins of this disease? Why is she so difficult to treat? Why do vulnerabilities to cancer persist in most multicellular organisms? Faced with these questions, approaches based on elucidating this disease’s mechanisms and […]

Are Connected Objects Changing Our Relationship with Health
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Are Connected Objects Changing Our Relationship with Health?

Anthropology has long studied the constitutive role of objects in the making of our social worlds and our material cultures. Invested in meaning, they take part in developing our knowledge about the world as about ourselves. However, for several decades, our environments have been organized in a meaningful way, with objects that […]

Incurable bacterial infections: a new hope from trees
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Incurable bacterial infections: a new hope from trees?

In a particular and worrying health context, viruses are not the only microorganisms representing a serious threat. Bacteria (and fungi to a lesser extent) are responsible for many infections, particularly in healthcare establishments where one in twenty patients contracts a nosocomial infection. Although most of these infections can be treated […]

Tobacco protects from Covid-19 , really?
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Tobacco Protects from Covid-19, Really?

The USA researchers, in a preliminary study published before validation and presented in NYtimes, demonstrated that the proportion of smokers among patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus responsible for the Covid-19 disease) was low, lower than that of smokers in the general population. Other observational studies point in the same direction. As Makoto Miraya indicates, caution […]