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Could patent waivers be the solution to quickly achieving global immunization?

International debate has been raging on whether or not to advocate waivers on patents for vaccine production, with views in favor of and against. In view of the challenges of COVID-19 vaccination for all those worldwide who need and want the vaccine, one solution that

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Demographic long-lasting winter. The latest CDC provisional report of births data has been published

Demographic long-lasting winter continues... The latest CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) provisional report (read HERE) of births data published this month shows that the plummet has continued in 2020. In this respect, last September we published in News and Views (read HERE) the

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BRIEF NEWS

Banning abortion critics say that the new law would ban before the mother realises that is pregnant. But the nascitutrus has inprescriptibles rights
Texas lawmakers approve ban on abortion as early as 6 weeks allowing anyone the right to sue a provider
18 May 2021

The legislation banning abortion, so-called heartbeat laws, is a distinctive feature of the American states. New initiatives to prohibit abortion and penalize those who participate

generational replacement Fertility rate dramatic drops
Demographic long-lasting winter. The latest CDC provisional report of births data has been published
17 May 2021

Demographic long-lasting winter continues... The latest CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) provisional report (read HERE) of births data published this month shows that

Spinal cord injury treatments
Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are the leading cause of disability. A finding facilitates and avoids treatment risks
13 May 2021

Spinal cord injury treatments improved Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are the leading cause of disability in the developed world. Trying to find therapeutic solutions is

Cerebral organoids. Three-dimensional "mini-brains" have been produced lfrom human embryonic stem cells, later comparing their functionality
Brain organoids has been produced. A a new step to study this complex organ
10 May 2021

A group of researchers in La Jolla, California, have produced three-dimensional cerebral organoids ("mini-brains") from human embryonic stem cells, later comparing the functionality of the

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The Catholic University of Valencia was founded on 8th of December 2003, the “youngest” of the Spanish Catholic universities. On 20th September 2006, the Institute of Life Sciences was constituted within the University itself, and within it, the Bioethics Observatory.

The Observatory has a website in Spanish that was created on Decembre 2007 (see HERE), and we are now starting a new chapter with our website in English, given the importance of this language in the field of bioethical research.

Our website includes “Special reports”, based on the latest biomedical and biotechnological research findings from the world’s top medical and scientific journals, such as the biological and anthropological status of the human embryo, matters regarding the end of life, especially euthanasia, assisted suicide and palliative care, and also some of the issues that are currently giving rise to major debates, including: assisted reproduction, surrogacy, use of contraceptives and the morning-after pill, transsexuality, genome editing, synthetic biology, production of human-animal chimeras for medical purposes and transhumanism.

Special Reports includes extensive reference material on these topics, which is constantly updated as new information becomes available. It is also a dynamic means of communication with our readers to reflect on these issues.