Male versus female brains controversy. New evidence of their differences

Brains functioning differences define whether an individual is male or female  Introduction Analyses of the behavioural differences between men and women have led many researchers to try to establish similarities in the brain structure that might explain this variability in...

Blade Runner movie. Are the replicants human beings?

Inability of the humans to control their “bio creations” Thirty-five years have passed since the first part of the Blade Runner sequel premiered in 1982. Since then, a multitude of questions has been asked based on this story that still troubles the mind. Because,...

Oral contraceptives thromboembolic side effects new findings

The fact that oral contraceptives have negative medical effects is widely documented, especially as regards the production of thrombi (or blood clots), in both the venous and arterial systems (see HERE ). Nevertheless, not all contraceptives have a similar effect, so it is...

The slow advance of gene therapy now face a more promising chapter

Gene therapies are surely the most complex drugs in history. After a traditional trial-and-error phase, they now face a more promising chapter that is not without risks. Forty-five years ago in Science, Theodore Friedmann of the University of California, San Diego prophetically...

Human oocytes produced for the first time from donors’ ovarian tissue. A positive step to preserve women’s fertility with cancer

An article has just been published in Molecular Human Reproduction (see HERE) describing the production of human oocytes from ovarian biopsies from ten healthy women. In the study, the authors were able to grow ovarian follicles from the biopsy tissue until their final phase of...

Death of a person based on neurological criteria. Brain death controversy

Authors object the conventional criteria of ‘brain death’ for establishing the death of the human being In the September issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics (see HERE), an article was published in which its authors, Michael Nair-Collins* and Franklin G Miller**, addressed the...

Frozen embryos donation figures. Human embryos transferred increased over the years

It is difficult to find objective data on the practice of embryo donation. Now, a study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology has provided data on this topic for the period 2000 to 2013 in the United States. As we know, with the use of in vitro...

Why is not palliative care included in WHO Universal Health Coverage (UHC) goals?

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a priority of the “Sustainable Development” objectives programmed until 2030 by WHO (see HERE). Aspects to cover include vaccinations, pre- and neonatal care, antiretroviral treatments and treatments for some serious diseases. They do not,...

Can HIV-discordant couples have healthy children?

Possibility of avoiding transmission and having a healthy child As stated in an article published in Human Reproduction , a fundamental aspect to take into account in the reproductive counseling that may be given to a HIV-discordant couple (a couple in which one of the members is...

Planned Parenthood special report. It performed more than one million abortions worldwide in 2016

One of the most active organizations in promoting abortion has crossed the line of respect for life. In 2016, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF),  for the first time in its history, aborted more than one million boys and girls in a single year — specifically...