Olivier Thibault

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Sci-fi scenarios now a reality in medical world

| Jul 18, 2014

Sci-fi scenarios now a reality in medical world

Exoskeletons helping the paralyzed to walk, tiny maggot-inspired devices gnawing at brain tumors, machines working tirelessly as hospital helpers: In many respects, the future of medicine is already here. Experts say that at the experimental level, human skills are already being enhanced or replaced ...

Experts cast worried eye on Ebola spread

Apr 12, 2014

Experts cast worried eye on Ebola spread

Virologists say they are deeply worried by the unprecedented Ebola epidemic in West Africa, which has claimed more than 90 lives and may now also have struck north into the Sahel. A rare but extremely dangerous virus, Ebola is historically rooted in Central Africa, ...