For decades cancer research had focused exclusively on the tumor. Later the vision was broadend to the tumor microenvironment (TME). Today five researchers – both philosophers and scientists – call for a look beyond the tumor microenvironment. In the minireview they show the crucial importance of the tumor organismal environment (TOE). Find the full article… Read more »
What do philosophers say about immunology, and to what extent can this be useful to immunologists? Find the answer here.
Find in PNAS the answer by Pradeu and colleagues.
The journal Biology & Philosophy has published a special issue on the philosophy of CRISPR-Cas. Thomas Pradeu has written the introduction and together with Jean-François Moreau he presents a commentary to Eugene Koonin’s target paper. In the commentary Pradeu and Moreau defend an extended view of CRISPR-Cas immunity by arguing that CRISPR-Cas includes, but cannot… Read more »
New review in Seminars in Immunology. A growing amount of evidences indicates that inflammaging – the chronic, low grade inflammation state characteristic of the elderly – is the result of genetic as well as environmental or stochastic factors. In their latest review Christine Nadini, Jean-François Moreau, Noémie Gensous, Francesco Ravaioli, Paolo Garagnani and Maria Giulia… Read more »
On Monday January 28th Maël Lemoine will speak at the Rencontres du Collège des Sciences et de la Santé on “Alternative Medicine: symptom of a disease of the health system.” The talk will be followed by a debate, hosted by Stéphane Vacchiani, journalist at the Sud-Ouest. When: Monday January 28th, 18h30Where: UFR des sciences odontologiques… Read more »
If and how a tumor develops, depends in large part on its surroundings. While scientists agree on the importance of the tumor environment (TE), there is no consensus on how to define and spatially delineate it. A new paper by Lucie Laplane, Dorothée Duluc, Nicolas Larmonier, Thomas Pradeu and Andreas Bikfalvi lays out six clearly… Read more »
Who am I ? I am a University Lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining Cambridge I taught in the United States and Canada. From October 2018 to March 2019 I will be an IDEX visiting scholar in the group of Thomas Pradeu. My… Read more »
Pr Paul Griffiths will spend 1 month in ImmunoConcEpT A philosopher of science with a focus on biology and psychology, Paul Griffiths (University of Sydney, Australia) was educated at Cambridge and the Australian National University, receiving his PhD in 1989. He heads the Theory and Method in Bioscience project node of the Charles Perkins Centre,… Read more »
New Postdoctoral position in Philosophy of Biology and/or Philosophy of Medicine and/or Conceptual/Theoretical Biology Thomas Pradeu’s ERC Starting Grant Project “Immunity, Development, and the Microbiota: Understanding the Continuous Construction of Biological Identity” The University of Bordeaux and the CNRS seek candidates for a two-year postdoctoral position in Philosophy of Biology and/or Philosophy of… Read more »