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Embryonic stem cells to treat severe eye diseases a misiformation
"El Mundo" article, wich we consider ethically questionable beacause the results of uncompleted clinical trials are assumed to be reliable, The facts …Leer más.
Worrying fraudulent cell therapy
Fraudulent cell therapy an objective ethics problem in biomedicine One major ethical problem in the field of cell therapy is the fraud that is committed …Leer más.
Stem cell therapy by cardiomyocytes derivied from embryonic cells
Objectives ethical difficulties therapy solved by iPS cells? There are numerous experiments in this field. These cells have been specially derived from human embryos (embryonic stem cells) or from reprogrammed adult cells (iPS cells). …
Gene therapy is revived!
There is no doubt that gene therapy has been a major medical breakthrough, but various medical and ethical problems have meant that its use has stalled for some years now. This treatment was first used in 1990, when a four-year-old girl with a genetic disease, …
New technique would improve iPS cells production
With the development by Takahaski and Yamanaka of a method for producing embryonic-like stem cells from adult somatic cells, so called iPS cells (Cell 131; 861-872, 2007), a wide and promising avenue was opened, but … Leer más.
Sperm and egg donation anonymity does not appear to be justified
Sperm and egg donation - the donors and their children will require re-evaluation of eachother relationships throughout the lifetime of the parties involved. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has stated that those conceived using these methods have a right to … Leer más.
Delaying motherhood new problems
Delaying motherhood is known to cause problems for both mothers and their children. Now, we have further details on this topic… Leer más.
iPS cells an ethical end effective technique for medical purposes
Now, for the first time, skeletal muscle cells have been derived from iPS successfully. iPS cells could advantageously replace embryonic stem cells for experimental and clinical purposes, without the ethical difficulty inherent to … Leer más.
iPS cells derived from HIV-resistant people
New technique: It involves iPS cells from hiv resistant people for the treatment of people infected with this virus. A step has now been taken that could be useful for the treatment of HIV-positive individuals. It involves … Leer más.
iPS cells support their use in the regeneration of human tissues
The increasing importance of iPS cells as regards their potential usefulness within regenerative medicine is widely known. It has now been shown that if iPS cells obtained from the skin or bone marrow of a person are injected back into the same person, they can generate tumours and trigger inflammation. However, if these cells are derived into precursor cells of …
Lung cells produced from iPS cells
In the last 3 years, several protocols have been developed to derive various types of lung cells from iPS and embryonic cells. Leer más.
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