Premature vascular aging and high blood pressure in children born by IVF

IVF children risks in the rise The possible negative effects of assisted reproduction techniques (see HERE), for mother and child, must be informed by Clinics to their eventual clients. According to an article, supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Placide Nicod...

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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The discovery of the restoration of brain circulation hours post-mortem could change current paradigms of death criteria

A recent article published in Nature (volume 568, pages336–343 (2019) appears to have a great impact on the current criteria of death that could even affect protocols of organ donation (read our article Organ donation for transplantation in children with cardiac arrest). To test...

Once again scientific evidence proves significant differences between the brains of men and women

 A recent article published in PNAS confirms that there are differences between the cells of men and women. In this particular case, it shows that the brains of women are around four years younger than the brains of men. These finding suggest that, since the brain uses energy...

US doctors confirm and clarify their opposition to assisted suicide. ‘A prescription for death’

With a large majority (392-162), the most important medical institution in the United States reiterates that assisted suicide is not a medical act. It is “fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer” AMA says. AMA’s Council on Ethical...

FDA wins major victory in campaign against stem cell clinics that marketing bogus and potentially hazardous products

One bioethical issue our Observatory is following is the proliferation of clinics offering stem cell treatments, many of which do not meet the necessary quality requirements. We published our first article on this problem in 2017 (see HERE and also North America’s two cell...

Another molecular revolution. The atlas of human embryonic development

We publish the full text of the article published in the Civica magazine last January (Spanish version HERE) that we consider of great bioethical interest. By now, at this advanced stage of biology in which we find ourselves, no one should doubt that each human individual, each...

Current treatment of transgender youth includes the suppression of puberty that has direct consequences on the development of the minor.

A relevant ethical, moral and legal medical unresolved issue is the current treatment suppressing puberty of diagnosticated transgender children. Has it direct consequences on the development of the minor? We extracted a topic from a peer-reviewed large Spanish study which make a...