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Terminología relacionada con la teoría de la evolución

  Terminología relacionada con la teoría de la evolución

Darwinismo: término que designa la teoría de la selección de Darwin, según la cual las especies evolucionan por acumulación de

Valoración clínica de cinco años de trasplante de tráquea bioartificial

  Valoración clínica de cinco años de trasplante de tráquea bioartificial

“Nos parece que, desde un punto de vista ético, el uso de prótesis bioartificiales traqueales es cuestionable, dado que no

Prevenir la transmisión del virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH)

  Prevenir la transmisión del virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH)

 La mejor medida preventiva es una buena educación sexual, especialmente orientada a mantener relaciones sexuales con una persona sana siguiendo

Declaración del Colegio Americano de Pediatras sobre la eutanasia infantil

  Declaración del Colegio Americano de Pediatras sobre la eutanasia infantil

JUICIOS ÉTICOS DE ASOCIACIONES CIENTÍFICAS  Eutanasia neonatal: El protocolo de Groningen  “La privación de la vida inocente nunca es un

Trasplante de útero. Ventajas y riesgos

  Trasplante de útero. Ventajas y riesgos

Arriesgada intervención, no vital, cuya finalidad es poder tener descendencia, mientras en el quirófano de al lado quizá se esté

Se intentan resolver las alteraciones psicológicas secundarias al transexualismo

  Se intentan resolver las alteraciones psicológicas secundarias al transexualismo

Diversas asociaciones científicas  norteamericanas tratan de dar carta de normalidad a las alteraciones psiquiátricas  que pueden acompañar al transexualismo, según

Relationship between induced abortion and breast cancer confirmed

  Relationship between induced abortion and breast cancer confirmed

Significant relationship between induced abortions and the risk of breast cancer. A recent meta-analysis (Cancer Causes and Control, DOI.10.1007/sl0552-013.0325-7), has

Number of abortions in Spain since legalization (1985-2014) up to two million

  Number of abortions in Spain since legalization (1985-2014) up to two million

Devastating social and demographic effects on the Spain population “2014 will be a bad year for life. We began 2014

Decrease in use of condoms in India

The use of condoms in India has fallen by almost 50% in six years. Between 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 alone, condom

The genomes of 100,000 people in the United Kingdom to be sequenced

An ambitious genome project was announced in the United Kingdom involving the sequencing the genomes of 100,000 people; the results

Ethical debate, economic compensation for physicians by pharmaceutical companies

Economic rewards given to physicians on the part of the pharmaceutical industry have long been a source of ethical debate.

The European Commission will not finance research projects that involve destruction of human embryos

  The European Commission will not finance research projects that involve destruction of human embryos

This sentence bars the registration of any patent in Europe that is the result of research involving the manipulation and

Scientists create skin using umbilical cord blood stem cells

A group of researchers from Granada have managed to create artificial skin using umbilical cord blood stem cells, an achievement

Structural differences between male and female brains

A recent study reveals structural differences between the brains of men and women. Men’s brains seemed to be wired to

After three months in a coma, Ryan Smith opens his eyes and greets his parents

  After three months in a coma, Ryan Smith opens his eyes and greets his parents

See video Cyclist Ryan Smith, who was left in a coma after being seriously injured in a car crash on

Study reveals Google’s lack of rigour measuring the impact of scientific publications

  Study reveals Google’s lack of rigour measuring the impact of scientific publications

“Google search engines specializing in searching for and measuring the impact of scientific researchers and journals are the leading impact

Can a healthcare worker infected with HIV continue to treat patients?

  Can a healthcare worker infected with HIV continue to treat patients?

An important and much-debated ethical issue is whether a healthcare worker who has contracted the HIV virus should be allowed

Human beings are designed to be faithful

  Human beings are designed to be faithful

“Their partner was the most attractive” Research conducted in the field of neurology in recent decades has seen many developments.

Failure of China’s one-child policy

  Failure of China’s one-child policy

The largest social-engineering experiment in human history According to TIME magazine (China, the World´s Most Populated Nation Needs More Children,

Ethical Considerations in Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis by Doctor Carlo Bellieni*

  Ethical Considerations in Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis by Doctor Carlo Bellieni*

1. Danger of widespread and selective use of prenatal diagnosis “It’s as though, with the screening for trisomies 18 and 21