INSTITUTE OF LIFE SCIENCES

nº 82

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SPECIAL REPORTS

Opiod treatment. Controversy surrounding its abuse in the U.S.

Opiod treatment. Controversy surrounding its abuse in the U.S.

A recent article published in The Washington Post discusses the conflict that has emerged in the US with the advertising and prescription of opioid analgesics…

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death by donation

"Death by donation". Harvesting organs from still-living persons

"Undergo surgery in an operating theatre to remove their organs while still alive" An interesting and at the same time highly disturbing article published in  Intensive Care Medicine…

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NEWS

Mind and machine. The ethics of brain-computer technologies

Mind and machine. The ethics of brain-computer technologies

Last September, the Royal Society launched a report entitled iHuman: Blurring lines between mind and machine addressing neural interface technologies, the life-changing opportunities, and challenges, of brain-computer devices… Read more.

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Pluripotent stem cells risks Either embryonic and iPS cells can develop mutations in a gene that could favor the production of cancer cells

Biggest one-year drop-in from all cancers in the U.S.

The American Cancer Society reported that for the 28th consecutive year the number of deaths due to cancer has decreased, but the really exciting news is the number of deaths, year to year, decreased by record levels… Read more.

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Gene editing new tool is a great development more safe

Development of gene-editing tool better than CRISPR-CAS9

Scientists from Harvard University have published a paper in the journal Nature, in which they present a new gene-editing method, which they have called “prime editing”, describing it as “a versatile and precise genome editing method that directly writes… Read more.

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STD epidemic out of control. Considerable increase after decades of worldwide prevention programs. Why?

STD epidemic out of control. Considerable increase after decades of worldwide prevention programs. Why?

Our Observatory has published a report on the devastating effects of the dramatic rise of syphilis infection and STD (read HERE) based in an official European study published last October. Now U.S. report has shown the same alarming trend among Americans, confirming the World Health Organization's previous warning about one million people worldwide get a sexually transmitted infection every day. …

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IN BRIEF

Suicides rates in Spain shows the highest figure recorded since 1980, when the Spanish National Institute of Statistics (INE) began this information

Risks of suicide are higher in medical students

Suicide is the most common, but avoidable, cause of death among young people. Rates are higher in medical students than in the general population, there are data confirming…

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The study showed that life expectancy in the mice with Gaucher’s disease was significantly prolonged after gene therapy before birth

Regenerative medicine. Rats' heart muscle regenerated

Heart failure is caused by injury to the myocardium (the heart muscle), resulting in irreversible loss because this tissue cannot regenerate itself. Now, Bargehr and collaborators…

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Free contraceptives for French children at age 12

Free contraceptives for French children at age 12

Access to free birth control pills from age 12 is becoming ever closer in France. Emmanuel Macron’s government wants to extend the free provision of contraceptive methods to children…

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cell therapy advances

Cell therapy advances. Significant improvements in infarcted mouse hearts

If mouse placental cells are administered to mice with myocardial infarction, they can act on the damaged area of the heart …

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