March 21 is the day when we celebrate the World Down Syndrome Day, date marked by the United Nations, to increase social awareness and to exclude prejudice towards persons afflicted with this disability. A total of twelve countries -Portugal, Croatia, UK, Italy, Germany, Poland, Latvia, France, Russia, the U.S., New Zealand and Spain, have launched a campaign to say together: “I’ve Got Down Syndrome. So What?”. Read the rest of this entry »
The researchs carried out by the british Sir John B. Gurdon and the japanese Shinya Yamanaka, both awarded with the Nobel Prize in Medicine 2012, gave birth to cellular reprogramming. The conquest achieved, revealed that the efforts put in the investigations with embryonic cells for clinic purposes are useless and completely sterile. But until the nascent induced pluripotent stemm cells (iPS) have clinical use, significant obstacles arises in the use of retroviruses to introduce genetic reprogramming. Currently, according Nature, a way has been found to make the same, without virus. Read the rest of this entry »
We started this series of bilingual articles in our previous issue, to provide communities, Hispanic and non-Hispanic, the best way to understand and to be part of the solution, as presented by Massachusetts Public Health Association with offices in the Merrimack Valley area, of this epidemic known as The Obesity in America. Read the rest of this entry »
The exercise of authority has always been an unfinished debate both in the sphere of society and those of family and school contexts.
We can differentiate a number of successive phases in exercising authority: thinking, informing, deciding, communicating clearly the norms of behavior and enforcing them. When parents order something must think why they do it: because of sobriety or in order not to complicate their life? to create peace or for convenience? Parents have to make good decisions by means of punishment and reward. Read the rest of this entry »
Policies in abstinence and fidelity defense have been proposed by those present at the “International AIDS Conference” which closed in the City of Mexico with more than 20,000 doctors, scholars, leaders, journalists and AIDS patients. It has been examined the current state of this deadly disease and have been exhibited new investigations and treatments that challenge the death virus. The pandemic causes more than 7,500 new transmissions per day. This is evidenced by the data that 147 States of the United Nations sent to the United Nation plan each year. According to estimates, the infected by this social scourge will increase to approximately 3.5 million in 2015. Last year there were approximately 33 million people with aids, of which 15.5 million were women. Infections continue to rise in other places, such as Eastern Europe where there were 1.5 million new HIV infections. Among the countries with the highest rate of infections are Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Vietnam, Australia, Papua Guinea, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Guatemala. The principal mode of transmission is homosexuality, says the study. According to the World Summit of Ministers of Health, the processes for the prevention of AIDS must respect “human and spiritual values” and protect “human rights and dignity.” Read the rest of this entry »
Does human life make sense? What is it? We appear in the world but no one has asked us permission or any opinion. Anyway, we could not respond it due to our deep and extreme weakness and indigence which we born. Read the rest of this entry »
2009 was declared as the International Year of Astronomy. At least in Spain, it went almost unnoticed and it would have been a great opportunity to learn about how to observe the universe and what instruments are used to do it. Read the rest of this entry »
The headline might be: “now the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine wants to give priority to adult stem cell research.” However, this news has not been published. In 2004 another headline like the following was published: “Known Hollywood stars, including Christopher Reeves, support the adoption by referendum to spend 3,000 million dollars of public funds for embryonic stem cell research in order to cure diseases.” Responsible people of the Institute have not wanted to publicize the shift given in the research policy. What happened? It happened what critics of the research with human embryos said: through this medium will not get any kind of therapy. Read the rest of this entry »
The research studies carried out by John B. Gurdon (Anglo-Saxon) and Shinya Yamanaka (Japanese) were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine. These two scientists are considered of being the fathers of cellular reprogramming. They have achieved to create cells that behave identically to embryonic cells, however, without having to destroy human embryos. The Swiss Academy declared that both Gurdon and Yamanaka have revolutionized the current knowledge of how cells and organisms are developed, which has led to the perfection of the absurd methods of diagnosis and therapy. Read the rest of this entry »
The multinational Wyeth was acquired by Pfizer Laboratories. This merger increases the market for the business of death. They manufacture and sell condoms and abortion pills. Users react acquiring alternative drugs with the same active ingredient . Pfizer hides the truth about the drug under the title of “emergency contraception”.
Throughout the history of philosophy, there has been lapidary phrases that have been made famous by the degree of acceptance they have obtained, especially by many highly educated and intelligent people who we call intellectual because they have developed to the maximum level their intelectual capacity. Read the rest of this entry »
What has been called “property bubble”, that is the disproportionate and continued increase in the prices of houses and all buildings that were built until the year 2008. It was not an exclusively Spanish problem but the western world, including the USA and Europe. Read the rest of this entry »
The headline might be: “now the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine wants to give priority to adult stem cell research.” However, this news has not been published. In 2004 another headline like the following was published: “Known Hollywood stars, including Christopher Reeves, support the adoption by referendum to spend 3,000 million dollars of public funds for embryonic stem cell research in order to cure diseases.” Responsible people of the Institute have not wanted to publicize the shift given in the research policy. What happened? It happened what critics of the research with human embryos said: through this medium will not get any kind of therapy. Indeed, there has been neither treatment nor cure by using stem cells from embryos. So they have decided to change and focus more on adult stem cells that give reasons of medium or long term cure. The financial magazine Investor’s Business Daily complains about double standards of the Institute since when they needed funding they talked about embryonic cells but when they referred to the results they did not mention the word embryonic. Read the rest of this entry »
Campaigns that support the use of condoms for adolescents are being launched. It has tried to show that these actions are unavoidable to prevent unwanted pregnancies and spread of AIDS. The theory lacks basis since “the risk of contracting AIDS, despite the condom, is situated at 15 percent,” said Elio Sgreccia Director of Bioethics Center of University A. Gemelli. Read the rest of this entry »
56,300 people annually contract the AIDS virus in the United States. Read the rest of this entry »
Edward Green, one of the scientists dedicated to the analysis of AIDS and head of prevention of this disease at Harvard University, said that condoms would “aggravate the problem” in Africa. He evoked that when Aids pandemic pounced on the African continent, the “condom industry” began to use the contagion to make a maneuver of marketing and get more subsidies for the production and elivery of condoms. Read the rest of this entry »
A scientists team from Harvard Medical School (USA) have explained, in the journal Science, an unprecedented procedure that allow, from adult cells, to produce stem cells with the same regenerative features that embryonic stem cells. This solves one of the largest obstacles to use stem cells with curative intent. Analysts believe that with this technique they can create tissues to reconstruct damaged organs. New stem cells could become a source of pancreatic cells for diabetics or hearth cells for people with heart failure.
The research has been collected by the Ministry of Science and Innovation. We must remember that Government has not protected stem cell research but quite the contrary.
It is clear that the systematic disaster of research with embryos, which means its killing, and the progress made with the research with adult stem cells, extracted from the own affected, has made that successes achieved with adult stem cells are recognize in the scientific world.
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