Cells from human umbilical cord blood revitalized part of aged rats’ brain

Cord blood stem cells revitalized part of the brain in aged rats. Umbilical cord blood is known to contain stem cells that can be used for different clinical objectives  (see HERE), especially in the promotion of cell banks. Now, a new possibility for the use of umbilical cord...

Umbilical cord blood stem cell transplant successfully applied in a child with cerebral palsy

The boy had developed cerebral palsy following a cardiac arrest. When he was a normally developed two-and-a-half-year-old, he suffered global cerebral anoxia that led to a vegetative state. Nine weeks later, he received a transfusion of stem cells from his own umbilical cord...

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...

Cord blood use in regenerative medicine

Everyone is aware of the importance of umbilical cord blood cells  , and especially the importance that they could have in the future in regenerative and reparatory medicine. Cells from cord blood use in regenerative medicine is very useful but, one problem at present it that...

Umbilical cord blood units stored in Spain

The key factors encouraging expectant parents to preserve cord blood include the vast rise in the rate of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, the vast advancements in cord blood processing and storage technologies, increased awareness about stem cell therapy, and increase in...
Posted On 07 Mar 2014
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What is the current clinical usefulness of stem cell treatments, embryonic and iPS cells?

Human adult stem cells (iPS) have been found to be the most clinically useful human cells for therapeutic purposes Pluripotent cells (iPS) are defined as those from which cells of different tissue types can be obtained. These can be obtained either from preimplantation human...

“Medicine babies” or saviour siblings ethical debate

“Saviour sibling”  will always be considered as a therapeutic remedy for his older brother or sister  Saviour siblings new term. Just when the controversy over the production of “medicine babies” seems to have almost passed — since the establishment of umbilical cord blood banks...

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Articles of the Bioethics Observatory – Institute of Life Sciences published in scientific journals 2016 Peck R., Rella W.,Tudela J., Aznar J., Mozzanega B. Does levonorgestrel emergency contraceptive have a post fertilization effect. A review of its mechanism of action The...
Posted On 09 Jun 2013

Is egg donation an exploitation of women? Three comments on business egg donation

Egg Donation Often Involves Coercion Egg donors are recruited through ads in online classifieds, social media, and college newspapers, offering anywhere from $5,000 to $100,000. These ads rarely if ever make any mention of the potential health risks involved, nor do they reveal...

Charlie Gard, the sick baby hospital doctors want to disconnect. Medical and ethical assessement

He and his parents await the Judge’s decision regarding the possibility of withdrawing the life support who keep him alive and the possibility of receiving an experimental treatment in the United States. Dr. Hirano, the Rome doctor and Miss Yates were all hoping to convince...
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