Colombia allows assisted suicide for the sick

The Constitutional Court of Colombia has authorized drug-assisted suicide for patients, under the supervision of a doctor, a first in Latin America, according to a judgment transmitted Thursday, May 13. “The doctor who helps a person in the throes of intense suffering or serious illness and who freely decides to dispose of his own life […]

They create a chip to improve assisted reproduction

A team from Florida Atlantic University has developed a microfluidic chip that makes it possible to easily, quickly and cheaply select healthy sperm from a semen sample. Assisted reproductive technologies require healthy sperm for a successful outcome. The invention takes advantage of rheotaxis, as the natural countercurrent movement of sperm through the female genital tract […]