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Did 1918 flu pandemic discriminate by social class?

Did 1918 flu pandemic discriminate by social class? | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
Evidence for socioeconomic risk factors has been elusive.
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L’affaire Maillé, ou l’avenir de la confidentialité dans la recherche scientifique

L’affaire Maillé, ou l’avenir de la confidentialité dans la recherche scientifique | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
Dans le cadre d'une action collective l'opposant à un groupe citoyen des MRC de l'Érabl
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Major Alzheimer’s drug fails in final clinical trials

Major Alzheimer’s drug fails in final clinical trials | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
A widely watched Alzheimer’s antibody drug failed to deliver in its final rounds of clinical trials, The Guardian reports. Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly announced today that the drug, solanezumab, showed no significant improvements to memory compared with a placebo. The drug, administered through injections, was meant to target plaque buildup around neurons, a heavily studied sign of the disease, though not necessarily a main cause.
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L’origine du syndrome des cheveux incoiffables identifiée

L’origine du syndrome des cheveux incoiffables identifiée | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
En 1973, le syndrome rare des cheveux incoiffables ou « pili trianguli et canaliculi », a été décrit par un dermatologue toulousain. Plus de 40 ans plus tard, Michel Simon, directeur de recherche Inserm et ses collaborateurs de l'Unité différenciation épidermique et autoimmunité rhumatoïde (Inserm/CNRS/Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier) en ont identifié la cause génétique. Ces résultats sont publiés dans la revue The American Journal of Human Genetics.
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Médecine et préjugés… - A la une - Destination Santé

Médecine et préjugés… - A la une - Destination Santé | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
Refuser des soins dentaires à des patients séropositifs ? C’est le cas d’un dentiste sur trois. Des préjugés, nous en avons tous. Mais sont-ils compatibles
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Studies Show Little Benefit in Supplements

Studies Show Little Benefit in Supplements | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
Americans continue to buy vitamins, herbs and other dietary supplements that are often of questionable value.
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Trying to Bring Home Hope From Cuba in the Form of a Cancer Vaccine

Trying to Bring Home Hope From Cuba in the Form of a Cancer Vaccine | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
An immunotherapy drug called Cimavax, made in Cuba, is making its way to this country, and a cancer center in Buffalo has been authorized to conduct a clinical trial.
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Why painkillers sometimes make the pain worse

Why painkillers sometimes make the pain worse | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
Do opioids make chronic users more sensitive to pain?
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Whales Can Really Rock With Their Mellow Songs

Whales Can Really Rock With Their Mellow Songs | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that the vibrations from humpback whales have been overlooked and misunderstood. Underwater, they travel a long way.
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Kaakutja, Perhaps the First Known Boomerang Victim

Kaakutja, Perhaps the First Known Boomerang Victim | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
A skeleton found in an Australia national park was of a man who lived between 1260 and 1280 and is thought to have been killed by a wooden weapon.
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Frans de Waal : « Il est temps d’arrêter de courir après le propre de l’homme »

Frans de Waal : « Il est temps d’arrêter de courir après le propre de l’homme » | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
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Drug use shot up after Greece’s economic collapse

Drug use shot up after Greece’s economic collapse | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
After the Greek economic crisis struck in 2010, public sector funding was aggressively slashed and unemployment reached 30%. A new study suggests that—to cope with the stress—Greeks may have been turning to both legal and illegal drugs, Chemical and Engineering News reports. Researchers analyzed wastewater in Athens between 2010 and 2014 and found alarming jumps in levels of ulcer and hypertension medications, along with antipsychotics, antidepressants, and other psychoactive drugs.
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Are caesareans really making us evolve to have bigger babies?

Are caesareans really making us evolve to have bigger babies? | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
C-sections mean that babies whose heads are too big or whose mothers’ pelvises are too narrow, are able to survive – a fact that might be changing our species
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La biologie moléculaire secondée par... la synthèse musicale

La biologie moléculaire secondée par... la synthèse musicale | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
Avez-vous déjà entendu le chant des protéines ? Ces chercheurs en biologie ont entrepris de représenter les protéines sous forme musicale, une approche qui serait tout aussi efficace que la modélisation visuelle traditionnelle.
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Climbing the social ladder can strengthen your immune system, monkey study suggests

Climbing the social ladder can strengthen your immune system, monkey study suggests | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
Macaques at the bottom of the totem pole appear to have weaker immune systems than those at the top
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In Canada, a Direct Link Between Fracking and Earthquakes

In Canada, a Direct Link Between Fracking and Earthquakes | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
Most fracking-induced quakes in the United States are related to wastewater disposal from oil and gas wells. Scientists see a different culprit in Alberta.
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Les agriculteurs américains reviennent du « tout-OGM »

Les agriculteurs américains reviennent du « tout-OGM » | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
Le rendement des cultures américaines ne serait pas meilleur qu'en Europe.La chute des prix des céréales ren
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Dreams of Science and Progress Haunt Shuttered Lab

Dreams of Science and Progress Haunt Shuttered Lab | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
In a postcolonial research station in Tanzania, a photographer sees the promise of the past—and hopes that never quite came true.
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European diseases left a genetic mark on Native Americans

European diseases left a genetic mark on Native Americans | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
Genes that sculpt the immune system were transformed by exposure in many First Peoples
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‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found

‘We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have found more than 40 vessels in the Black Sea, some more than a millennium old, shedding light on early empires and trade routes.
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Meet Luca, the Ancestor of All Living Things

Meet Luca, the Ancestor of All Living Things | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
A single-cell, bacterium-like organism clinging to volcanic sea vents may have been the forebear of every animal, plant and microbe on earth.
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Colombia Is Hit Hard by Zika, but Not by Microcephaly

Colombia Is Hit Hard by Zika, but Not by Microcephaly | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
Colombia has had the second-biggest outbreak, behind Brazil. So why have relatively few babies been born with brain damage? Women’s decisions may be the key.
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Learning From Dogs as They Sniff Out Their World

Learning From Dogs as They Sniff Out Their World | Sciences & Santé | Scoop.it
A walk in the park with an author and her pet also gives insight as to why canines avidly sniff things like toes, rears and corpses.
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