Umbilical cord blood banks. What is the ideal type?

Since umbilical cord blood banks were first used for stem cell transplants, their number has been increasing permanently worldwide. There are currently three types of umbilical cord blood banks: public, private and mixed. In the public banks, samples are at the disposal of any...

Ageing and disability – XX General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life

This text is a comment on the book “Ageing and disability” corresponding to the XX General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life, celebrated in Rome from 26th February to 1st March, 2014.  Introduction The increased life expectancy of the world population, due...