when to do a Covid test?

A work colleague has just tested positive for the coronavirus and it is all his office neighbors who are watching the film of the last few days spent in his presence. To break the chain of virus transmission, it is necessary very quickly to isolate, for 14 days, “contact cases”, in other words all those […]

Malaria parasite begins to resist major drug in Africa

First cases of resistance to the main antimalarial in Africa For the first time in Africa, a Franco-Rwandan team of scientists, led by Didier Ménard from the Institut Pasteur in Paris and Aline Uwimana from the Rwanda Biomedical Center in Kigali, highlighted what field doctors and the WHO feared for a long time: the appearance […]

Good kisses from Guyana (with a mask)

At the age of 27, in order to get a change of scenery and to leave the hospitals of the metropolis for a while, Arthur (1) had chosen a medical internship in Guyana for the summer of 2020. It was just before the pandemic: “I chose my period well, you will tell me: after the […]

Bioethics, the adoption of the bill compromised before the summer

Transmitted by the Senate to the National Assembly on February 5, the bioethics bill is still pending in Parliament. The second reading of the text by the deputies even seems compromised before the summer, according to statements by the Minister of Health Olivier Véran and the patron of deputies La République en Marche, Gilles Le […]

Freshfields creates ethics council headed by Udo Di Fabio

Dusseldorf “We woke up a little late.” And: “We underestimated the allegations.” These or similar sentences can be heard today when you look at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Germany’s largest law firm, for one of the most inglorious episodes in its consulting history and its internal Processing overhears. We’re talking about Cum-Ex. These are the stock […]

communication race alert

Will it be possible one day to find an effective drug against Covid-19? This question, which is arousing legitimate interest worldwide, has been causing a somewhat disturbing communication race for the past few weeks. And in which certain scientists or health institutions visibly eager to put themselves forward take part, announcing very preliminary and not […]

Institute for cognitive systems wants to combine AI and security

Munich When it comes to artificial intelligence (Mario), Mario Trapp has a principle: “The machines have to adapt, not the people.” Otherwise, the robot would become a risk to people.The computer science professor is working on a low-risk digital infrastructure in a special Munich institute of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft – staged by the Free State of […]

Richard Mervyn Hare, ethics at heart

Said law or guillotine de Hume does not cut heads: only undue conclusions or inferences. Those who move from “what is” to “what must be”, from what describes a fact (Paul is a doctor) in what is an imperative or a prescription (Anna must close the window). This “cut” is not so simple. May Paul […]

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 […]