Artemisia miracle plant, really? | Press room

Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz / CC BY-SA Native to Asia, the Artemisia plant has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Nearly 400 species of the plant now grow around the world, includingArtemisia annua (annual sagebrush). It is from this species that artemisinin is extracted, the active ingredient contained in the main antimalarial treatments used […]

Two Sars-Cov-2 strains may be in circulation, study finds

This is a sharp, very technical article, pre-published (and therefore not yet proofread and validated by peers) on April 30 on the platform. BioRxyv. It reveals that there are two strains of Sars-Cov-2 (the virus responsible for Covid-19) circulating since the start of the pandemic. “This mutation is not new, but what is it is […]

Covid-Organics, a controversial treatment widely distributed in Madagascar

In Madagascar, the fight against coronavirus has taken the form of a caramel brown liquid. Distributed in plastic bottles, five-liter cans or in the form of tea bags for infusion, the product, called Covid-Organics (CVO), would be effective in “seven days” according to Andry Rajoelina. The Madagascan president no longer appears in public without his […]

Tocilizumab: the clinical trial of redacted, broken, but released AP-HP

A big slap. This is what has just received the researchers from the AP-HP in charge of conducting a clinical trial on Tocilizumab, a monoclonal antibody commonly used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. On April 27, in a press release, the AP-HP welcomed the fact that in view of the first conclusions of the […]

Chloroquine: “In this case, the state did not play its role”

Professor Bernard Begaud, pharmacologist, former president of the University of Bordeaux, chaired the monitoring committee for clinical trials within the French Medicines Agency (ANSM) for more than fifteen years. He returns for Release on chloroquine, and points to the inconsistency and lack of coordination of the trials in progress. After three months of waiting, do […]

Covid-19: a promising treatment for serious patients

First glimmer of hope on the Cov2 treatment front. While 2,000 patients infected with Cov2 are in France engaged in clinical trials to test the possible benefit of existing drugs or molecules, the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) has just made public, for “ethical reasons “, the preliminary but promising results of a study on […]

Is it true that nicotine users contract Covid-19 less?

Hello, Many case studies demonstrate this unequivocally: smokers who contract Covid-19 have a greatly increased risk of developing severe forms of the disease. In this work, we find that the proportion of smokers is two to four times higher in severely ill patients than in those with a moderate form of the disease. On the […]

Chloroquine, the presumption of antidote – Release

We only talk about her, we believe strongly. And in this second week of general confinement, while France now has 860 dead (186 more in twenty-four hours) and more than 2,000 patients in intensive care, chloroquine is on the verge of being presented as the miracle cure against the coronavirus, and the grumpy would delay […]

Coronavirus is not a flu

Coronavirus, a “flu”? the doctors who claimed it two months ago have changed their tone. “When the first Chinese patient was diagnosed with coronavirus, a colleague told me” don’t forget to tell the nurses that this is a flu! “ Today he’s one of the most worried, “ says Professor Gilles Pialoux, head of department […]

Coronavirus from A to Z – Release

like animal The World Health Organization (WHO) reminded him as early as January 12: “The data seem to clearly indicate that the outbreak is associated with exposures at a fish market in Wuhan” (see: Hubei). The hypothesis of a zoonosis, a disease transmitted by animals, is therefore preferred. February 7, the scientific journal Nature asks: […]