Understanding the biological mechanisms of aging. Aging retardation is achieved in mice

A biological topic of great interest is to understand the mechanisms of aging. The nervous system is known to clearly affect aging, especially the hypothalamus, but the mechanism by which it occurs is presently unknown. Cells that had been genetically engineered to survive in the...

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...

Spain is aging and headed towards demographic collapse. With on of the lowest birth rates in the European Union

The number of children under the age of three has fallen by 84,229  whilst the segment of the population over the age of 65 has increased by 111,084 individual Spain is headed towards demographic collapse. The first time since 1998, when official records began to be published by...
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Spiritual support may positively affect the quality of life for terminally-ill patients

Spiritual support may represent a crucial element in the medical care received by terminally-ill patients. An interesting article published in JAMA Intern Med (see HERE) describes a study wherein the authors evaluate the spiritual support for terminally-ill patients provided by...

Two sexes, two minds based on scientific evidence

Sex-associated neuroanatomical and behavioral differences based on scientific evidence. Why were these differences shelved? In its leveling and egalitarian zeal, the fastidious social and political correctness gradually being instated in recent years threatens not only freedom of...

Gestational surrogacy, who benefits?

The debate over the issue of gestational surrogacy  (an euphemistic term that attempts to disguise the reality of a woman who offers to carry a pregnancy in exchange for money) is on in the political and social arena (see HERE). The strongest supporters of the legalisation of...

Concept of liquid modernity and transhumanism according to Nick Bostrom

The concept of Liquid Modernity, by Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman, constitutes an excellent conceptual tool box with which to address the changes considered with regard to man and human nature based on the most recent advances in biotechnology and the challenge posed by...

Contraception in mentally disabled people. Moral assessment

What applies to healthy people is also true for the disabled. Both are equally persons and possess the same dignity When we refer to serious mentally disabled persons, we are not referring to any other situation or condition of disability. In our opinion, the first thing that...

Transsexuallity current treatment questioned.

Are medical solutions affected more for ideological reasons than for medical evidences? In these case who would be the victim? In March this year, professor of psychiatry, Stephen B. Levine, published an article in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (see HERE), in which he...