Category Archives: Medicine

The number of people who speak one language (monolinguals) is rather small today , with many of us growing up with more than one language or learning another one during our lifetime. Language experts argue that what counts as speaking […]

Today February 29th is celebrated worldwide the Rare Disease Day. This year’ slogan is “Join us in making the voice of rare diseases heard”. So this is my small contribution to such campaign, essential nowadays to increase support to all […]

A review of the book: The brain electric: The dramatic high-tech rage to merge minds and machines by Malcolm Gay

Flying cars, self-tying shoes or a fully functional hoverboard are only a few examples of the inventions which, according to […]

More than a hundred years have passed since the German physicist Alois Alzheimer associated the traits of dementia of one of her patients with morphological changes in her brain after her death. While we know a great deal about what […]

Author:
Dany Continho-Nogueira is manager of the PACEA-Transfert Unit of the University of Bordeaux
Methodological developments in medical imaging, computer sciences and rapid prototyping technologies offer new possibilities for research and formation in anthropology, archaeology and curation procedures but […]

It all began in 1891, when Dr. William B. Coley, a bone sarcoma surgeon at the Memorial Hospital in New York, injected streptococcal organisms into a patient with inoperable cancer. He thought that the infection he induced would have the […]

 

The scientific community, in their different fields and specialties, has made tremendous progress regarding human health and how we deal with all the maladies affecting mankind. Particularly in cancer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning book entitled “The Emperor of All […]

Increasing numbers of people are developing diabetes in our society and current predictions estimate that nowadays this disease affects about 9% of the whole population. As a consequence, health care systems in industrialized countries have developed many types of clinical […]

Enantiomers are any two molecules that are mirror images of each other, in the same way that, within a same person, left and right hands are: both hands look exactly the same but indeed they are not, as they cannot […]

Blindness is a world wide problem. As of 2012 there were 285 million visually impaired people in the world, of which 246 million had low vision and 39 million were blind. Most people with poor vision are in the developing […]