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...

Child vaccination skepticism . Should vaccination be imposed by law or rebuilding trust between doctors-patients and healthcare institutions?

The debate surrounding the ethical obligation of universal child vaccination is sustained. Recently, an Italian child was banned from entering an...

Vicent Lambert case. His parents denounce the removal of basic nourishment is ‘murder’ but they had lost the battle

A new ruling of the French Court of cassation ruled that the hospital in Reims, northeastern France, could, now, stop feeding and hydration that...

Baby born to mother brain dead for three months reignited the brain death criteria debate

Talented canoeist Catarina Sequeira, 26, had been declared brain dead (read our reports of brain death controversy) after she suffered an acute...

Could CRISPR gene editing tool eradicate entire species? Spanish Institute releases a campaign to eradicate cockroache

Could cockroaches enter in the category of endangered species? Researchers at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Barcelona want to use the...

New large study confirms the adverse side effects in children born after assisted reproduction

There is ample evidence that children born through assisted reproduction experience more medical problems than children conceived naturally (see...

Ethical dilemmas that “intelligent machine” could present. Self-driving cars coming to the market

A serious ethical dilemma is how to regulate the actions of the new “intelligent machines”. A specific case of this is “driverless” ...

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...

Bioethics of artificial genomes. New method to produce minimal genomes is discovered. Does it really create life?

On 1 April this year, the journal PNAS published an interesting article in which Swiss researchers described how they obtained a minimal...

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...

American Governement protects conscientious objection in the field of abortion, sterilization and assisted suicide

Don’t miss below video “1,300 complaints alleging discrimination in a health care setting on account of religious beliefs or...

Assisted suicide last figures. 13,000 patients died in 2017

Several countries and some North American states have recently legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide, including Canada and the State of...

More problems associated with current gender transition therapy -hormone therapy

A recent study published in the American Heart Association’s Journal Circulation provides new evidence of the risks posed by hormone therapies...

Transgender thoughtpolice banned scientific research about people whith detransitioning. Why?

We posted 0n 28 Sep 2017 an article titled Bath Spa University – UK banned medical research to help people who decided to reverse their gender...

Existential suffering and assisted suicide. Increasing individuals with worthy lives opt to end their lives. Why?

“Health care professionals and volunteers from a “right-to-die organization” can be the cause of the increasing the assisted suicide...

Chemical castration for some sex offenders is in the agenda of several American states. It opens a new bioethical debate

A new issue of bioethical debate raised about how to prescribe extreme sex offenders to avoid new crimes when they are released. At least eight...

Burnout among physicians. A bioethical approach

In a systematic review (based on studies of 45 countries) entitled “Prevalence of Burnout Among Physicians“, published in JAMA Network, 18...

World’s first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV

See Video below Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what’s thought to be the world’s first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a...

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...

Euthanasia debate. Absence of shared basic positions respect to the concept of the dignity of human life

Ignacio Sánchez Cámara, Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University Rey Juan Carlos, discussed “the value and dignity of the end-stage of...