Tuesday, October 12, 2010

FDA says OK! to the use of stem cells like treatment for people whit spinal injured.

Finally the controversial stem cells were approved by the Food and Drugs Administration to be used to treat people whit spinal injuries, so this is how US doctors have begun the first official trial of using human embryonic stem cells, that have the potential to become in many of the different cell types found in the human body.

Geron, a biotech company located in the famous "Sillicon Valley" near San Francisco, is the company that get green light for these trials, they have spend $170m dollars on developing a stem cells (SC) treatment for spinal cord injuries. They start working whit human SC in 1999, when many predicted that some decades would be, before cell therapy would be approved for human clinical trials. Now that's a reality, but it will take some time to evaluate results, and more time and research to know if the therapy is safe and effective.

Every year 12,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries just in US, here in Mexico, through the TELETON, we know that a lot of people suffer this kind of injuries by causes like car accidents or falls.

It is very important to remember the bioethical implications in this kind of trials in human, remembering the unfortunate event were US doctors made human trials on Guatemalan population which included the infection of people whit sexually transmitted diseases.

Do you have any opinion???

Monday, October 11, 2010

And the winner is... the mankind !!!

Nobel prizes represent the top of the best in sciences, literature and for the peace "makers", since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been awarded for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine or physiology, literature and for peace, and since 1969 in economic sciences. This international award is administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden.

Last week the Nobel prizes 5 nobel prizes were announced, and yesterday the economic scinces was the last in be laureated...

The father of the test tube babies, Robert G. Edwards was laureated whit the Nobel Prize in MEDICINE for the development of the in vitro fertilization procedures.

Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov won the Nobel Prize in PHYSICS for the isolation of Graphene a super-strong and highly conductive material abel to reveal new secrets of fundamental physics.

Richard F. Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki share the Nobel Prize in CHEMISTRY for developing new, more efficient ways of linking carbon atoms together to build the complex molecules that are improving our everyday lives.

Peruvian by birth, but citizen of the world by conviction, Mario Vargas Llosa, the Nobel Prize Laureated in LITERATURE embraces multiple genres (novel, plays, essays), and politics too, in his commitment to social change.

Among the many people campaigning for the human rights in China, Liu Xiaobo, the 2010 Nobel PEACE Prize Laureated has become the most visible symbol of the struggle for the freedom in that comunist country, in fact, breaking news inform about the detention of Xiaobo's wife after her visit to the Nobel Prize Laureated in jail, he is currently serving a 11-years prison term.

As a reflection exercise we must remember that the legacy of all the Laureated is a gift to the mandkind, that must be used for the common well of all ths citizens of the World.

If you were able to choice one Nobel Prize award for someone in any area, Who will be your Laureated and why? I think that I know just the Alejandra's answer: Craig Venter for Human Genetic Code or Synthetic Cell, am I right Ale???

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bio-Sciences está aquí!!

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He aquí los últimos números de la revista... no estaban perdidos... andaban... mmmm... bueno, andaban por ahí.

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