Our Observatory gives a transhumanism lecture in the Week for Life of the European Parliament - Brussels
The Catholic University of Valencia’s Bioethics Observatory has given a lecture at the European Parliament in Brussels as part of the annual Week for Life which One of Us participates. The lecture was given by Dr Enrique Burguete,anthropologist .“
Minimal ethics. And its tool the consensus decision-making
It assumes that universally valid ethical principles do not exist. Minimal ethics is based on approval or disapproval of society - and, therefore, its presupposition: compels medical comitees and political communities to “take refuge”…
Male versus female brains controversy. New evidence of their differences
Brains functioning differences define whether an individual is male or female. Differences in anatomical and physiological structures are compounded by new discoveries on sex-linked genetic variations which, far …
Social Freezing. Has it medical and ethical difficulties?
"To freeze the eggs of their female employees, “in order to attract and promote female talent” is being proposed by companies all over de world. The most common procedure used to achieve this is to freeze their eggs while young, generally before age 30.… Read more.
Are there advantages of using frozen enbryos in IVF?
Since the advent of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in 1978, fresh embryos have generally been used But in the last decade, the use of frozen human embryos has been implemented. In view of this, the question that arises is whether the pregnancy and live …
Lower maternal contact affects the epigenetics of the child?
Children who received little care showed slower epigenetic aging that could cause delays in their development. Children raised in orphanages, where they are used to receiving little attention, show delayed growth, high-stress …
Shades and lights of HIV/AIDS epidemy
WHO Congresss almost no talk of a disease that affects 36.7 million people, spreads to 1.8 million every year and kills one million people annually around the world. Better awareness and longer survival of those affected, nevertheless…
Why is organ retrieval from brain-dead donors made frequently with anaesthesia?
An article published in The Journal of the Association of Anaesthetists , titled Anaesthesia for organ donation in the brainstem dead — why bother? defends the necessity to use anaesthesia for harvesting organs in this kind of donors… Read more.
After heart stops, the cellular activity and brain waves may continue
Lead author Jens Dreier said , “the brain’s fuel reserves have become depleted.” When that happens, it starts to fail creating what is called a “brain tsunami,” … Read more.
Around 30% of births after ovarian stimulation occur after a single cycle
One important thing to consider is to be able to determine the likelihood of having IVF child after several stimulation cycles. A recent article evaluated this …
Ectopic pregnancy. Ethical dilemma
What is an ectopic pregnancy? On very rare occasions, the embryo that begins its life after the fertilisation of an egg by a sperm does not reach the uterus and implants in the Fallopian … Read more.
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