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...

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...

Controversy on transsexuals’ medical treatment. “I believe I’m proof no man can truly become a woman” warns Leanne.

Leanne is a transsexual who, at 34, had sex reassignment surgery — as it was then called — on the NHS at a clinic in Hove, East Sussex, after...

Transsexuals suffer “chronic stress associated with higher prevalence of HIV infection, substance use disorders and suicidal tendencies”

Transsexual people assume a gender identity that differs from the biological sex. Which medical problems have these people? Are they informed...

Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Gene therapy achieves restoring the production of dystrophin in affected mouse

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)  is a hereditary potentially fatal disease as it severely affects the muscles. It occurs in 1 in every 5000...

Will be anonymous’ sperm donation a thing of the past? IVF people claims for their right to know

Thanks to DNA tests and the internet but mainly to the mobilization of IVF people to defend their right to know the identity of their biological...

CRISPR-mediated therapeutic editing corrects a genetic disease in mice’s fetuses. May it pave way in humans?

Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Institute (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania have published the first...

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...

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...

Lejeune Foundation and pro-life institutions react in defence of Down Syndrome right to live

As the Supreme Court is being asked to consider a law that would ban abortions based solely on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, one mother of a...

Suicide rates dramatically increased in almost every U.S. states. A new paradigm shift is needed

Suicide is not always a symptom of mental illness. “A new paradigm shift is needed”.  According to the United States Centers for...

AIDS pandemic. Adolescents deaths continues to rise

A recent report presented at the International Conference on AIDS held last September in Amsterdam revealed that, in the year alone, 130,000...

Sperm from a cadaver was used to conceive a child by gestational surrogacy. Bioethical approach

The parents of a British man who died in an accident five years ago extracted his sperm after he suffered massive brain damage. The aim was to...

The German Ministry of Health called to stop euthanasia drugs free acquisition

The request to the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) goes against a landmark judgment in 2017 that ruled seriously ill...

“Gene-edited babies” in China. What has said the coinventor of CRISPR technique, Jennifer Doudna?

Jennifer Doudna said, “It is a matter of when and where the gene editing technology will be used in human embryos”. As we commented...

Cocaine effects and overdose successfully treated with CRISPR gene editing in mice

Researchers at the University of Chicago have used the CRISPR gene editing tool to treat cocaine addiction in mice, and suggest that it will be...

Current knowledge does not justify universal genetic tests for newborns, scientists and ethicists affirms

As discussed in an article in The Lancet, Francis Collins, director of the United States National Institutes of Health – NIH, said in 2014...

DNA methylation is a sophisticated biological mechanism with objective implications in biology and medicine

An article in Lancet approaches the DNA  methylation (the incorporation of molecular “marks” on the DNA) who constitutes a marking system that...

Fathered 200 children hoping that they would one day track one of them. Now he met a daughter

Worried he’d never have a family, Louis became a prolific sperm donor, hoping that his children would one day track him down.                    ...

The biological sexual identity is once again adopted by the American Administration

Is US Government official definition of sexual identity determined “on a biological basis grounded in science” a violation of transgender...