Kidney tissue created for the first time

According to an article in Nature Cell Biology (15; 1507-1515, 2013), Izpizua’s team has, for the first time, created pieces of functioning renal tissue (primordial cells). This finding represents a new opportunity to build upon our knowledge of the human embryo, determine the...
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Legalization of euthanasia is not up for consideration in India

Indian Minister of Health Ghulam Nabi Azad has recently stated that the Indian parliament has no plans to legalize any form of euthanasia or assisted suicide, including bringing about the death of a patient by withdrawing life-support treatments. According to the minister, Indian...
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A HIV carrier cured using adult stem cells

The news that a patient carrying the HIV virus was cured by way of a transplant using hematopoietic stem cell (blood cells) has given rise to a renewed hope in the treatment of HIV patients. Stem cells coming from the patient can be used (autotransplantation) or from another...
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Canada votes on euthanasia

In 2010, Canada voted against decriminalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide; the Canadian ministry of health has confirmed that it has no intention of changing this law for the time being (British Medical Journal, doi:10.1136/bmj.f5280. Published 27-8-2013).
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The use of oral contraceptives increases the risk of venous thrombosis

3,110 publications on the subject, selecting 25 of these which published 26 studies Each day more data emerges which shows that oral contraception increases the risk of venous thrombosis in women who use these drugs. Now a systematic review provides a comprehensive examination of...
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Those on death row left without drug used in lethal injections

In the United States, the death penalty is applied using lethal injection, the electric chair, firing squad, hanging, and gas chamber, but in the 32 states in which the death penalty is legal, the most common method is lethal injection: of all the executions conducted since 1976,...
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