I'm the author of Airpocalypse, a medical thriller


Welcome to the digital era of biology (and to this modest blog I started in early 2005).

To cure many diseases, like cancer or cystic fibrosis, we will need to target genes (mutations, for ex.), not organs! I am convinced that the future of replacement medicine (organ transplant) is genomics (the science of the human genome). In 10 years we will be replacing (modifying) genes; not organs!


Anticipating the $100 genome era and the P4™ medicine revolution. P4 Medicine (Predictive, Personalized, Preventive, & Participatory): Catalyzing a Revolution from Reactive to Proactive Medicine.


I am an early adopter of scientific MOOCs. I've earned myself four MIT digital diplomas: 7.00x, 7.28x1, 7.28.x2 and 7QBWx. Instructor of 7.00x: Eric Lander PhD.

Upcoming books: Airpocalypse, a medical thriller (action taking place in Beijing) 2017; Jesus CRISPR Superstar, a sci-fi -- French title: La Passion du CRISPR (2018).

I love Genomics. Would you rather donate your data, or... your vital organs? Imagine all the people sharing their data...

Audio files on this blog are Windows files ; if you have a Mac, you might want to use VLC (http://www.videolan.org) to read them.

Concernant les fichiers son ou audio (audio files) sur ce blog : ce sont des fichiers Windows ; pour les lire sur Mac, il faut les ouvrir avec VLC (http://www.videolan.org).


Cardiac Surgery: A Safer and Expedited Anastomosis Procedure - Chirurgie cardiaque: une technique israélienne d’avenir

"SeamVad is developing a blood vessels connector. Three main circumstances require creation of an artificial connection or reconnection of blood vessels: 1.The Tear or transection of major artery. 2.Obstruction of a major artery usually due to Arteriosclerosis, a disease where deposits of fats and calcium at the vessel's wall gradually obstruct it. 3.Creation of direct connection between an artery and a vein for Hemodialysis patients. SeamVad's Automated Vascular Device includes two elements - introducer plus connector. The connector is based on bio-compatible materials with state-of the-art specific design technique. This solution can achieved remarkable clinical benefits such as: symmetrical attach of both vessel ends preventing any blood leaking, leaving optimal vessel diameter at the anastomosis site while not interfering with the blood flow. Thedevice is transparent to all known diagnosis technologies (such as X- Ray, M.R.I, Duplex – US and Doppler) which enable convenient imaging of blood flow through the anastomosis and enables intraluminal balloon dilatation and stenting procedures as well, due to its increasable diameter. Once increased (under the balloon pressure), the device keeps its new diameter firmly preventing any collapse at the conclusion of balloon dilation procedure. Installing SeamVad's device is easily achieved with its designated introducer SeamVad’s device automates and considerably improves this blood vessels connection procedure usually named "Anastomosis". Hence, SeamVad offers a safer and expedited anastomosis procedure." (Source).

French version here (version française).

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