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Near death experiences after clincal death review by a human brain researcher

By |2020-12-03T10:06:28+01:00December 2nd, 2020|Bioethics, BIOETHICS NEWS, biomedical research, Coma Patients, Medical Deontology, Palliative Care, Science and Religion|

Near-death experiences are triggered during singular life-threatening episodes when the body is injured by a heart attack, shock, or blunt trauma such as an explosion or a fall. These events share broad commonalities: becoming pain-free, seeing a bright light at the end of a tunnel, or detaching from one's body and floating above it and even flying off into space. Why the mind should experience the struggle to sustain its operations in the face of a loss of blood flow and oxygen as positive and blissful rather than as panic-inducing remains a mystery.

Mind and machine. The ethics of brain-computer technologies

By |2020-11-12T12:32:08+01:00October 20th, 2020|Bioethics, BIOETHICS NEWS, Human Disability, Human Rights, Neuroscience, NEWS and VIEWS|

Last September, the Royal Society launched a report entitled iHuman: [...]

Diagnostic tests for brain death: this is the time for universal uniformity

By |2020-09-17T13:37:51+02:00September 17th, 2020|Bioethics, BIOETHICS NEWS, Coma Patients, Informed consent, Organ donation, Organ Transplant, SPECIAL REPORTS|

A controversial critical issue for the organ transplantation system: the [...]

More about difference in brain development of adolescent girls and boys

By |2020-07-22T14:02:08+02:00July 21st, 2020|Bioethics, BIOETHICS NEWS, Genetics and Genomics, Neuroscience, NEWS and VIEWS|

We published in our Observatory a huge review of these [...]

Male versus female brains controversy. Scientific evidence of their differences

By |2020-11-12T11:49:52+01:00July 21st, 2020|BIOETHICS NEWS, Gender Ideology, Genetics and Genomics, SPECIAL REPORTS|

Brains functioning differences define whether an individual is male or [...]

Animal testing. Alcohol early gestation drinking affects areas of the fetal brain in monkeys

By |2020-07-10T10:27:04+02:00July 1st, 2020|Animal Testing, Bioethics, BIOETHICS NEWS, biomedical research, BRIEF NEWS, Ethics of Scientific Research, Human embryos|

A debated topic with broad bioethical repercussions is whether alcohol [...]

“In vivo” brain tissue donation. Medical and bioethical approach

By |2020-05-14T09:43:16+02:00May 13th, 2020|Bioethics, BIOETHICS NEWS, Ethics of Scientific Research, Informed consent, Neuroscience, NEWS and VIEWS, Organ donation|

Until now, brain tissue donation for scientific studies was done [...]

New finding – Mini-brains spontaneously produce electrical activity similar to the premature babies

By |2019-11-20T12:51:04+01:00November 20th, 2019|Bioethics, Ethics of Scientific Research, Neuroscience, NEWS and VIEWS|

"At what point can a mini-brain with brain activity be [...]

Human–animal hybrid advisability. Human brain gene introduced into monkeys that seems to increase their intelligence

By |2019-11-20T11:26:17+01:00September 18th, 2019|BIOETHICS NEWS, Ethics of Scientific Research, Genetics and Genomics, Human-animal hybrid, NEWS and VIEWS|

"Genetic changes should not be introduced in higher animals, as [...]