North America’s two cell therapy companies fined for medical fraud. Is it the tip of an iceberg?

The Federal Trade Commission in the United States, has filed its first punitive action against two cell therapy companies. The Regenerative Medical Group and the Telehealth Medical Group offer therapy with stem cells derived from amniotic fluid for autism, cerebral palsy, various...

Scientific institutions are trying to devise global safeguards to stop rogue gene-editing of human embryos

Some U.S. researchers knew of a Chinese scientist’s intentions to implant edited embryos but were unable to stop him. A recent article makes an update of the measures that the scientific community is implementing to avoid implantation of edited embryos. It says  Now, nearly two...

Paris March for Life take to the streets in Paris – Video

Thousands of protesters – 50.000 people from all France – walked through upscale neighborhoods of the country’s capital, ending the March at the Trocadero, which overlooks the Seine opposite the Eiffel Tower. Macron revision of French’s bioethics laws makes that 2019 will...

Digital chemotherapy pills are launched in U.S. It open an avenue to digital medicines

A Silicon Valley company on Thursday announced a new category of pharmaceuticals described as the first “digital pill” program of its kind, one in which the chemotherapy pills taken by cancer patients are packaged with a sensor that can alert a physician, pharmacist, or caregiver...

Light and shadows of the irruption of AI in the medical care of patients

At the moment, most health-related applications of AI are at the research or early trial stage and it is not yet clear how successful they will be in wider healthcare systems. Several areas of clinical care where AI is thought to have strong potentials, such as the analysis of...

Parents advised to be attentive to children’s relationships to prevent rapid-onset gender dysphoria

“The influence of transgender friends or adults, directly or through social networks, could be an important factor for the onset of gender dysphoria in these young people” In a recent study published in PLOSONE , Dr. Lisa Littman of Brown University School of Public...

The status of person of the human embryo

The ultimate postmodern injustice is the refusal to recognise certain human individuals as persons * Introduction The continuing advances of science in the area of embryology leave little doubt about the human nature of the embryo of our species. Biologically, there is no other...

CRISPR-Cas9 causes more damage in the genome than thought

At present CRISPR-Cas9  produces off-target effects See video below The CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system causes more damage in the cellular DNA than previously believed, and this is not detected by standard tests, according to a study published in Nature Biotechnology. While it...

Guidelines published to prevent STD (sexually transmitted diseases) in prisions. Is this collective receiving these basic needs?

In the last week of May this year, 2018, the “European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control” and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction published guidelines for the prevention and monitoring of contagious diseases in prisons including std...

Savulescu and Schuklenk propose to restrict the conscientious objection of healthcare practitioners

Professionals must always perform any treatment that a patient may request? – See video below about the role of  conscience in medicine Savulescu and Schuklenk have proposed the concept “incompatibility thesis” (see HERE), which defines that the professional duties of...