Selection InVivo
Text: In Vivo
Photo: David Mayenfisch

In Vivo Best Picks

Le cœur éternel: Promesse ou utopie?

Featuring a preface by Professor Alain Carpentier, the creator of the Carmat artificial heart, this book retraces the incredible history of research and development of artificial pumps. The authors, heart surgeons in Paris and in Monaco, also look into the economic and ethical consequences if the use of these implants eventually becomes widespread.

Alain Deloche and Gilles Dreyfus, Michel Lafon, 2015

La vérité sur vos médicaments

In this book, professors and doctors have come together to assess the efficacy of drugs. Medication plays an essential role in healthcare; it is used to fight contagious diseases, and even cancer, more effectively. Progress made in cardiology and rheumatology would not have been possible without drugs. These experts also reveal the dark side of the industry: counterfeiting, misuse and scandals.

Jean-François Bergmann, François Chast, André Grimaldi, Claire Le Jeunne, Odile Jacob, 2015

As We Age, Keys to Remembering Where the Keys Are

The New York Times health and science columnist tackles the issue of “retrieval disorder”, or memory loss, experienced by older people. Her article, which draws on recent research, underscores that these problems are often related more to the brain’s natural ageing than to a disorder. To slow the wear and tear on our grey matter, Jane Brody recommends getting regular exercise, drinking alcohol in moderation and pursuing intellectually stimulating activities.

New York Times, Jane E. Brody

Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain–for Life

Take care of your stomach to keep your head. That’s what Dr David Perlmutter suggests in his latest book. This renowned author, specialised in the relation between nutrition and neurological disorders, examines the latest research on how the microbiome is related to the health of your brain. Dr. Perlmutter also offers a dietary programme to better care for your microbiome and at the same time prevent neurodegeneration.

David Perlmutter, Kristin Loberg Little, brown and company, 2015