Instagram Fights against Fake News about Vaccines

Instagram has been quite under pressure when it comes to handling misinformation about vaccines. But starting this week, the company will start blocking hashtags that lead to fake information about vaccines. The global head of public policy at Instagram, Karina Newton stated in a press…

Recent Genetic Findings Could Help Treat Osteoporosis Patients

With recent genetic work on osteoporosis, Montreal researchers believe they can pave the way for better drugs and treatments for this very common disease: about one third of women in Canada will experience a fracture during this lifetime due to this pathological rarefaction. bone tissue….

Would you accept $1000 to leave Facebook?

One Thousand dollars. This is the minimum amount that should be given to an average Facebook user to convince him to leave the social network for a year. This is at least the conclusion of a study published Wednesday in the scientific journal PLOS One,…

study shows how ants combat disease in a colony

During their evolution, ants adapted their social organization and developed defense mechanisms to counter disease, according to research from Swiss biologists. All the factors that favor the spread of diseases are gathered in the anthill: a dense population and frequent contacts between individuals. Biologist Nathalie…

Breakthrough towards the creation of an HIV/AIDS vaccine

A vaccine against HIV/AIDS has been successfully tested on rodents, succeeding, where other attempts have failed, to generate a powerful immune system response. This new vaccine strategy was developed by American scientists from the Scripps Institute of Research in San Diego, California. If these results…

“Facebook has a problem with blacks,” says former employee

A former Facebook employee on Tuesday lamented the under-representation of black people in the social network teams, saying they were subject to remarks and derogatory behavior by other employees. Mark Luckie, himself a black man, posted a message on his Facebook page that he sent…