Umbilical cord blood banks in Spain. Units stored are 10% of the total number worldwide

Increase in applications of cord blood cells in treatment of various diseases (see HERE) encourage parents 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...
Posted On 25 Sep 2017
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Universal priciple, that all lifes are equal, should be apllied in all medical situations?

When it comes to saving lives, for instance when allocating organs for transplants, age plays an important role, in part because help is often a limited resource In 1956, economists Christopher Cundell and Carlos McCartney developed the QALY standard, which stands for...
Posted On 17 Sep 2017
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Being raised by father and mother does matter. Well-being of children with same sex “parents”

“Emotional problems were over twice as prevalent for children with same-sex parents than for children with opposite-sex parents”. It is not a politic but an human right issue. The public debate on same-sex marriage does not focus on eventually adopted children, and if...
Posted On 12 Sep 2017
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Current state of genetic test in in the United States. 69,104 Genetic Testing Units available

Now are 69,104 Genetic Testing Units available in United States market Of these, 59,531 assays a single analyte. 8,535 are panels that assay multiple genes or analytes for a common indication, and each panel is sold as a single orderable unit with its own test code in a...
Posted On 04 Sep 2017
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Review of countries where Euthanasia has been legalised. Increasing involuntary euthanasia, without consent by patients

Euthanasia a slippery slope that ends in involuntary euthanasia Euthanasia was legalised in Belgium in 2002, where is defined as “the intentional termination of a patient’s life by a physician at the patient’s request”, so that only voluntary euthanasia...

The Charlie Gard case. An ultimate dispassionate ethical reflexion

It is dangerous to exclude ethical judgment from medical decisions in which death is knocking at the door of life In medical cases in which death comes knocking at the door of life, circumstances arise that are not easy to judge and even less easy to resolve. Such cases can be...

UK government has appointed ‘guardian’, to represent Charlie Gard in Court, an euthanasia activist

Charlie Gard’s parents angry that baby’s lawyer is head of charity that backs assisted dying  Charlie Gard’s parents have privately expressed their concern after discovering that the lawyer appointed to represent their 11-month-old son in court heads a charity...

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...

Legal status of human-animal chimeras – hybrid embryos

In addition to the biomedical and bioethical problems raised by human-animal hybridization, there are also objective legal problems. A recent article in the Journal of Medical Ethics (2014; 40, 284-285) reviewed this topic following a debate in the United Kingdom (UK) House of...

The amazing finding of senescent cells in embryos. Until now, these cells had been found only in aging tissue

The discovery raises the possibility that the start and end of life are intimately connected The process by which cells cease multiplying is known as senescence. In 1961, biologists Hayflick and Moorehead cryoconserved human fetal cells and found that these divide around 50 times...