Facial herpes, a virus possibly 5000 years old

The modern strain of the facial herpes virus, which causes cold sores, dates back around 5,000 years, according to the authors of a recent study. “We were able to determine that the variations of the modern strains all date back to some time in the late Neolithic, early Bronze Age“, explained Christiana Scheib, co-lead author … Read more

a draft profile of patients, according to the WHO

A first portrait of patients affected by the current outbreak of monkeypox cases is emerging, according to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO). The most common profile is that of a man under 40, living in Europe, having sex with men, with rashes all over his body and fever. This is only a crude … Read more

Tesla stumbles on Wall Street after reports of possible workforce cut

Saying to have “a super bad feeling about the economy”his boss Elon Musk would have mentioned in an e-mail the need to cut 10,000 jobs. Shares of electric car maker Tesla fell on Wall Street on Friday (June 3) after news reports of an email from Elon Musk mentioning the need to cut the company’s … Read more

Alopecia drug approved in the United States

The American Medicines Agency (FDA) authorized on Monday June 13 a drug against a severe form of alopecia, a disease causing hair loss or body hair and affecting more than 300,000 people each year in the United States. Read alsoAlopecia: hair loss affects many women Baricitinib is the first oral tablet to fight this condition, … Read more

A surgeon grafted an ear implant printed from human cells

An American medical team announced on Thursday June 2 that it had for the first time grafted a human ear implant created from the cells of the treated patient and using a 3D printer, a procedure which should be able to help people suffering a rare birth defect. Read alsoHow virtual reality is transforming medical … Read more

Ardian takes a stake in insurance broker Odealim

The management company Ardian joins the American fund TA Associates in the capital of the French insurance broker Odealim, specializing in the real estate market, she announced on Wednesday. Read alsoThe investment fund Ardian acquires the Italian Biofarma Group This investment in equal shares between the two main shareholders “will enable the company to move … Read more

Zurich Insurance withdraws from Russia by reselling its activities to its local team

The Swiss insurer Zurich Insurance will sell its activities in Russia to its local team in order to withdraw from the market, it announced on Friday without revealing the financial details of the transaction. The group has signed an agreement with eleven members of its team in Russia to resell its activities in the country … Read more

CNP Assurances posts net profit up 2.7% to 316 million euros

CNP Assurances announced Thursday a net profit in the first quarter up 2.7% year on year, to 316 million euros, however reduced by provisions. The group has in fact endowed theprovision for surplus participation“of 172 million euros, “out of caution” and “given the uncertainties that may arise between now and the end of the year“Commented … Read more

Wall Street unscrews again, technology and energy in mind

The New York Stock Exchange fell again on Monday May 9, weighed down by technology and energy stocks, reflecting concerns about inflation, the response of the American central bank (Fed) and a possible recession. According to final results, the Dow Jones index dropped 1.99% to 32,245.70 points. Read alsoAccording to INSEE, inflation will soar to … Read more

The ACPR lectures life insurance distributors after failing controls

The Prudential Control and Resolution Authority (ACPR) called to order life insurance professionals on Tuesday who did not respect their duties of advice to fragile public, after a series of failing controls. “Following several on-site inspections, the ACPR noted shortcomings in the marketing of life insurance contracts to financially fragile customers or customers in difficulty“says … Read more