Biovision, public health and episode #5 of KKD

[April 1-5, 2013] The editors’ note about your science week.

Check out this week’s MyScienceWork news and our feedback about the Biovision conference

Check out this week’s MyScienceWork news and our feedback about the Biovision conference


Last week, we had the opportunity to participate to Biovision.

This forum gathers, for a few days, the major actors in the fields of life sciences, including the pharmaceutical industry. The topic of lifestyle diseases caught our interest. Some of this century’s greatest ills, like diabetes, obesity, or certain cancers, are caused by our diets, physical activity, and habits like smoking. How can we stop the onset of these diseases?




Our two articles of the week on this topic will provide you with a few answers. They notably point out two complementary plans of action to implement.


First is a program under UN supervision to coordinate different actions and accentuate the crucial importance of prevention.

Can the UN change your life? Efforts to prevent lifestyle diseases need guidance from the top


Second is a more horizontal action based on individuals themselves, who are, more than we actually think, able to be responsible for and take care of their own health.

Preventing lifestyle diseases from every angle: Averting a health crisis, across disciplines


To conclude, check out episode 5 of Knock Knock Doc with English subtitles. Here, Arthur invites you to meet tomorrow’s researchers in life sciences. The interview of Karen Uriot, a PhD candidate in biotechnology under a CIFRE agreement, perfectly illustrates the success of good coordination between research and the industrial sector.


We wish you a thrilling weekend!


MyScienceWork team


Source photo : Biovision 2013


Thanks to Timothée Froelich for the translation.