nº 81

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Our Observatory makes a short review of the experimental penis transplant surgeries, performed until now, to evaluate penis transplant feasibility

Review of medical and ethical aspects of penis transplantation

A bioethical dilemma is penis transplant feasibility, balance risk-benefice and the need to maintain the patient on lifelong immunosuppressive therapy, the organ donor shortage and the high economic cost of the long process… Read more.

Whether or not these embryoids may be considered as human. Embryoids anthropological status and animal quimera status are the centre of bioethical concerns

Concerns about latest researches by Juan Carlos Izpisua's group

There is no doubting the importance of biomedical research carried out by Juan Carlos Izpisúa and his team . Now, however, …

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Latest suicide figures in the United Kingdom shows that it the incidence continues to be high so new funds are allocated to continue suicide prevention

WHO: one person dies every 40 seconds from suicide. Leading age group of 15 to 29 years!

"Suicide has become the second leading cause of death in the age group of 15 to 29 years" (WHO report) Rate suicide in many Western countries is in the increasing. It is one of the most important global public health problems… Read more.

Dissemination of the message HIV transmission eliminated in the context of suppressive ART (Antiretroviral therapy) It is urgent to HIV early treatment

Review of sexual transmission of HIV in pacients treated with antretroviral drugs

HIV transmission in serodiscordant couples can be virtually eliminated, this means that having a healthy child is now a reality. We have treated this issue before …

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Simplified version of the human cortex involved in cognition and interpretation of sensory information rises new bioetical concerns in mini brain findings

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

"At what point can a mini-brain with brain activity be considered conscious?" Alysson Muotri, a neuroscientist at the University of California obtained brain organoids and has discovered that, after a period of development, the organoids… Read more.

The patient medical record privacy is a basic right which violation rise a new factor to the discredit of medicine despite the rapid Federal Inquiry

Violation of privacy of personal medical data of millions of American patients 

"No warning has been given to patients or doctors." A recent article in the Wall Street Journal entitled Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Triggers Federal Inquiry, tackles the massive violation… Read more.


Assisted reproduction side effects does not show negative side effects in adulthood

Assisted reproduction does not show negative side effects in adulthood

Assessing whether people conceived by assisted reproduction show more negative side effects than those conceived naturally has been extensively studied (see HERE and HERE ), but knowing whether these effects exist in the long term is not well determined… Read more.

Medical advances and new technologies give means for help human vulnerability in many parts of the planet. Could Unesco translated it into facts?

UNESCO advocates respect for human vulnerability and personal integrity

The text of this Article is as follows: "In applying and advancing scientific knowledge, medical practice and associated technologies, …

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These incidents cause thousands of people harm, ranging from moderate to serious harm to death. Medication errors serious health issue unresolved

200 million medication errors occur in NHS. Medical and bioethical approach

Medication errors are a serious health issue. It is "greater than ever before" Medical errors have been addressed by our Observatory many times. It is a problem that fully affects biomedical ethics which can even lead to the death of the patient involved…

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Alzheimer new drug was approved by China. It must be supported by larger, broader and peer-reviewed scientific studies is the interantional experts' opinion

China approves the first Alzheimer’s drug, giving rise to a debate among experts

According to a news article published by Reuters – Medicine, “China is fast-tracking approval for innovative drugs at home to patients, as many in the rapidly aging country struggle to find alternatives to costly treatments sold by multinational pharmaceutical firms… Read more.


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