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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Masked euthanasia in children. Are Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard cases the tip of the iceberg of NHS healthcare policy?

Isaiah had defied medical expectations by managing to breathe unaided for eight hours, and had vindicated his parents’ legal battle to keep him alive, he said. (The Guardian, 31 May 2018).   Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard are not specific and special cases in the United Kingdom....

Neuroscience. New experiments with brain rekindle the bioethical debate

Neuroscience research, with the ultimate goal of deepening our knowledge of the human brain, about which we still know so little, is advancing rapidly (see HERE). Thus, major projects such as the “BRAIN Initiative” in the United States and the Human Brain Project (HBP) in Europe...

Gene therapy recent clinical applications

As we said in a previous article gene therapy is facing a new promising stage (see WHY). On 9 January this year, a review was published in JAMA on the latest advances in gene therapy, making reference to specific advances in humans. The first refers to gene therapy treatment of a...

Human embryos research and the Politics of Bioethics

Ethical objective questions posed by human embryo experimentation are exacerbated by the deregulate gene editing techniques research including biohackers A book has been published by Columbia University, entitled “Experiments in Democracy. Human Embryo Research and the Politics...

Ovarian tissue preservation to delay childbearing in increasing – Video

Childbearing delay new trend – Freeze your fertility The cryopreservation of ovarian tissue obtained from young women in order to delay childbearing join to embryos cryopreserved (social freezing) is rising markedly. There are two kinds: for medical reasons, when a...

Does lower maternal contact affect the epigenetics of the child? The findings could help the most underprivileged children to receive better care.

Children who received little care showed slower epigenetic aging that could cause delays in their development.  As happens in other mammals, such as rats or macaques, the proper social and cognitive development of human babies depends on physical contact with their mothers or...

Social Freezing. Has it medical and ethical difficulties?

“To freeze the eggs of their female employees, “in order to attract and promote female talent”. Occasionally, and for various reasons, some women wish to postpone motherhood. The most common procedure used to achieve this is to freeze their eggs while young, generally...