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Le poumon sur puce peut imiter les capacités physiques et mécaniques d'un poumon humain. Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University/Flickr

Reconstituer des « organes sur puce », une voie vers de nouveaux médicaments ?

Les succès pharmaceutiques obtenus en laboratoire ne se traduisent pas forcément chez l'humain. Des modèles de recherche qui imitent mieux le corps humain pourraient combler cette lacune.
The lung-on-a-chip can mimic both the physical and mechanical qualities of a human lung. Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University/Flickr

Organ-on-a-chip models allow researchers to conduct studies closer to real-life conditions – and possibly grease the drug development pipeline

Successes in the lab mostly don’t translate to people. Research models that better mimic the human body could close the gap.
Sam Bankman-Fried, once considered a star in the freewheeling world of cryptocurrency, has been charged with conspiracy, fraud and money laundering. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

FTX’s collapse mirrors an infamous 18th century British financial scandal

In the Charitable Corporation Scandal, a group of politically connected directors leveraged the company’s altruistic image to attract investors – before raiding the funds to prop up other ventures.
People volunteer at a Native Alaskan voting station on Nov. 2, 2022 in Anchorage. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

What’s at stake this Election Day – 7 essential reads

Voter demographics and policy priorities are two recurrent, big issues on Election Day – but shifts in election administration and voting laws are new challenges influencing the midterms.
Peiter “Mudge” Zatko was Twitter’s security chief. What he claims he found there is a security nightmare. Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Did Twitter ignore basic security measures? A cybersecurity expert explains a whistleblower’s claims

Former Twitter security chief alleges in a whistleblower complaint gross security malpractice, with many employees having access to the social media platform’s code as well as user data.
Will she visit Taiwan or not? Either way, China has made its views known. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Why the big fuss over Nancy Pelosi’s possible visit to Taiwan?

The White House has distanced itself from the US House speaker’s potential visit to Taiwan. But does it still signal a shift in policy over diplomatic ties with the island?
Crowdfunding can be a great way to raise money for political candidates and causes, but it can also have unintended consequences. Joos Mind/The Image Bank via Getty Images

Political crowdfunding does more than raise money – it can also rile up opponents

Crowdfunding has become a go-to means of raising money for political causes, but the monetary show of support can cause opponents to double down on their opposition.
Research shows women who study engineering do better when mentored by other women. Nitat Termmee/Moment via Getty Images

Only about 1 in 5 engineering degrees go to women

A negative environment dissuades many women engineering students from staying in the field. Can colleges and universities do anything to reverse the trend?
Pedestrians pass the aftermath of a crash in Gaza City in the Gaza Strip on Oct. 11, 2021. Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Deaths and injuries in road crashes are a ‘silent epidemic on wheels’

Traffic crashes kill and injure millions worldwide every year and are a major drain on economic development. Improving road safety would produce huge payoffs, especially in lower-income countries.

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