Category: Medicine

Viruses: better understanding for better protection

Knowledge is necessary to understand the world especially when it comes to medical issues. Knowing what we are up against helps us to react in a proper way and not to fear the threat. This is as important for researchers as it is for the public. One category of those threats are viruses. What is…
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Collective memory: “The North remembers”

What is behind this quote from the TV serie Game of Thrones? In this fiction, when a wrong is made to a part of the North’s population, the whole region remembers the event and held a grudge on the persons responsible. I have noticed similar situations happen for us. When a traumatic event occurs (for…
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Science Fun Facts #1

Mathematics There are as many positive even numbers as there are positive numbers (even or odd). It is because the two sets are in bijection. N. Bourbaki, Éléments de mathématique : Théorie des ensembles, ISBN 978-3-540-34035-5 Computer science The first ever computer bug occurred in September 1947. Indeed, Admiral Grace Hopper used that word when she found…
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PET imaging: radioactivity to see inside the body

Medical imaging is a fantastic tool available for doctors to help find a diagnosis or to help treat patients. Almost everyone knows about X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). However there is another technique, widely used but yet less famous, Positron Emission Tomography (PET). That’s a shame because PET imaging is an…
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