“A year ago I was swimming two kilometers a day, today I go out in an electric wheelchair”

ALS causes progressive weakness and then muscle wasting associated with muscle twitches. Adobe Stock TESTIMONY – On the occasion of the world day of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – or “Charcot’s disease” -, Le Figaro collected the testimony of Katherine, 67, recently affected by this destructive and incurable pathology. It is one of those rare diseases … Read more

how nature inspires technology

INFOGRAPHICS – The wings of birds, the legs of the gecko, the fruits of the burdock… when the inventions of nature impose themselves in new technologies. What is richer than the experience of life, the fruit of 3.8 billion years of evolution? To observe life is to understand how to adapt to an environment in … Read more

A successful liver makeover could revolutionize transplants

STORY – A graft was kept for three days, and treated, before being reimplanted in a patient. “A race against time”is how all professionals describe organ transplantation. Twelve hours for the liver, four for the heart: the maximum time between removal and reimplantation depends on the organ but never exceeds a few hours. Beyond that, … Read more

stings in the eye to slow the progression of the disease

REPORTAGE – This disease, which leads to loss of vision, affects a quarter of people over 75 years old. Every day at the Quinze-Vingts hospital in Paris, 80 patients receive treatment directly injected into the eye to slow down its development. A spring morning at the Quinze-Vingts National Hospital in Paris. The man who has … Read more

Treating cancers according to their genetic abnormalities and no longer according to the organ

DECRYPTION – An innovative therapy has been tested on tumors of the breast, pancreas, and nearly twenty other locations. Have a tumor of the salivary glands or pancreas and be offered licensed therapy for bladder cancers. If the approach may surprise at first glance, it is increasingly widespread for the management of certain oncological patients. … Read more