In vitro fertilization evaluation – who lies?

In vitro fertilization evaluation – A new system for stimulating ovulation in women undergoing in vitro fertilization has been evaluated. Experts say that the results are promising, since 12 children were born after 53 women were given a single injection of a natural...

Organ trafficking is continuing to rise

Organ trafficking is a problem that is continuing to rise. More than 114,000 organs are transplanted annually worldwide. However, not all are altruistic. Thus, it is estimated that 5% to 10% of kidney transplants are the result of commercial transactions. To that end, a...

A call to action. Women sexual violence a review in 56 countries

Women sexual violence – 7.2% had suffered it! Women sexual violence is a serious problem that does not seem to be lessening. A systematic review (The Lancet 383; 1648-1654, 2014) evaluated the problem and provided extensive data on it. The review included 7231 studies, from...

Stem cell research – a tragedy!

Tragedy in stem cell research. Two studies (Nature 505; 641-647, 2014; Nature 505, 676-680, 2014) caused a great stir in the scientific world when it was reported that adult cells could be reprogrammed by simply incubating them in an acid medium. However, it was later shown that...