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Researchers at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) have developed a method to accurately measure the concentrations of plastic nanoparticles in human blood. Despite the small sample size, this work published in the journal Environment International suggests that this type of waste is likely ru
There are 118 elements in the periodic table. We might think that we are made up of many of them. In reality, the complex systems that support the human body have a surprisingly simple elemental composition. What is the periodic table of elements? The Periodic Table of Elements is an organized arra
According to a Danish study, heartbreak and years of celibacy have a greater impact on the health of men than that of women. This conclusion therefore overturns certain received ideas from a medical and more specifically an inflammatory point of view. Men more affected Affecting many people, loneli
Specialized in the development of brain chips, the company Neuralink is preparing to launch clinical trials in humans. First devices could be implanted in patients with spinal cord injuries. What is Neuralink technology? Co-founded almost five years ago by Elon Musk, Neuralink is a company aiming t
In one study, cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive chemical in cannabis commonly known as CBD, was reported to have stopped the replication of SARS-CoV-2 in mouse and human lung cells. However, caution should be exercised. Indeed, this is only preliminary work for the time being. SARS-CoV-2, which cause
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, not all countries have necessarily had the same way of thinking about health restrictions. Two years after the arrival of the coronavirus, some countries have decided to lighten them, or even abandon them. Monitoring Covid-19 For several months now, the Omi
Several UK vets have spoken out against breeders who produced the first known litter of Hairless French Bulldogs. Doctors say this is yet another example of how extreme breeding is harming the long-term health of these short-nosed dogs. French bulldogs are increasingly popular across the Channel. I
According to a recent British study, smoking a man who started at a prepubescent age could influence his great-granddaughters. Nevertheless, the authors of the study themselves recognize some shortcomings of their work. Multi-generational effects Smoking very early in life could impact your offspri
Chinese researchers say they have developed artificial intelligence (AI) that can monitor the development of mouse embryos as they grow in an artificial womb in real time. The system measures key indicators such as carbon dioxide or nutrient levels and adjusts them accordingly for optimized growth.
According to French researchers, music with compressed sound can be harmful to our ears and our health. This leads in particular to a weakening of this organ and causes long fatigue. However, although it is synonymous with loss of quality, compressed audio is ubiquitous these days, and has been for
Researchers are developing a breakthrough test that can predict a womans risk of developing four types of cancer. For diagnosis, a simple sample taken during cervical screening would be needed. Ovarian cancer is responsible for the largest proportion of deaths associated with gynecological cancers.
A recent study conducted in nearly a dozen countries reported the appearance of a new variant of HIV in more than a hundred patients. However, this variant is more virulent and more transmissible than the others, also allowing the disease to declare itself much earlier. A more contagious and severe
Without prompt treatment, a heart attack can be fatal. According to a recent study, it will nevertheless soon be possible to analyze scans of a retina in order to prevent risks to the heart. This banal examination is already widely used by ophthalmologists to diagnose and monitor eye diseases. A su
In Russia, scientists have implanted a neural chip in the brain of a baboon. This research is part of the ELVIS program, the ultimate goal of which is to restore sight to blind people. A very promising program Currently, brain implants are shaking up the scientific world. In December 2021, Elon Mus
Dogs turn out to be much better models for the study of prostate cancer than mice, the animal typically used in the laboratory for this type of research. In one study, researchers were able to explore the pathways used by cancer to evade the immune system and identify an antibody that dramatically i
Few fields have achieved gender parity and medicine is one of them. A recent study also shows that as patients, women can be victims of implicit sexual prejudices that can potentially lead to a fatal outcome. How is this possible? An analysis of over a million medical records Gender parity is progr
A recent American study suggests that extending your sleep time by one hour per night would help you stay in shape. This research further confirms the link between sleep and weight. Sleep more for reduced caloric intake Do you have to sleep well to hope to keep a correct weight? According to some s
Some plants and other natural substances have antibacterial properties, according to some scientific works. Several substances would therefore make it possible to overcome certain infectious diseases. Nevertheless, there are precautions for use that must be observed. A varied choice of plants and n
Even today, part of the population is struggling to get vaccinated. However, a new vaccine could change that. A Quebec company manufactures a vaccine whose production is done using plants. A weed growing in Australia Whether in France, Germany or Canada, many people still hesitate to get vaccinated
In a proof-of-concept experiment, researchers successfully converted a pair of lungs into universal organs. In other words, in theory, these lungs could be transplanted into any recipient, regardless of blood type, as long as the organ size is appropriate. Blood groups and antigens The different ty