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Ethics of Stem Cell Research - Ethics of Stem Cell Research Stem cell research has quickly become a hot new topic these days to debate over. One side says it’s unethical, the other side says it’s critical to the advancement of medical science. It’s hard to make up your mind before you have the facts, so here they are. Stem cells are cells that have the ability to transform into any type of tissue cell in the human body. After a sperm fertilizes an egg, the cell they form is known as a zygote or a totipotent cell. This cell goes through numerous mitotic divisions and after about four days forms a blastocyst....   [tags: Papers] 438 words
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Lab Creates Human Embryos for Stem Cell Research - Lab Creates Human Embryos for Stem Cell Research NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Scientists at Eastern Virginia Medical School have created human embryos from donated eggs and sperm for the sole purpose of harvesting embryonic stem cells for research, according to a study published Wednesday. Until now, researchers had derived embryonic stem cells from embryos left over from infertility treatments. Other researchers have derived adult stem cells from sources such as fat cells and bone marrow, although scientists say these types of stem cells are not as useful as embryonic stem cells....   [tags: Papers] 455 words
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Stem Cell Research is Murder - The stem cell research controversy is one of the major headlines in bioscience and has been discussed and debated numerous times throughout the last decade or so. It became a major issue in 1997/1998 and continued to the 2000’s where George W. Bush joined to the problem by vetoing the first bid that was brought forward by Congress to lift funding restrictions on human embryonic stem cell research. Bush stated after the veto that, “would support the taking of innocent human life in the hope of finding medical benefits for others” and also he stated “It crosses a moral boundary that our decent society needs to respect”....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Argument] 458 words
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stem cell research - Stem cell research is one of the greatest debate topics of the 21st century. Stem cells are a powerful tool in the fight to save lives. But with so many ethical issues surrounding stem cell research I am in fear that we may loose a powerful asset. In the debate you are about to see myself and a few of my fellow group members are debating on the Con side of stem cell research. But this not a true depiction of our thoughts on Stem cell research. The debate would be lopsided with 9 people on the pro side and zero on the con side....   [tags: essays research papers] 558 words
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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research - Stem Cell Research Using stem cells in their research, scientists are able to discover new information that leads to advancements in the scientific society. However, what many people do not understand is that stem cells are unlike other types of cells, and this is because of two significant characteristics. These differences lead to a lot of controversy, as you'll soon see. First, stem cells are able to renew themselves for long periods of time through the process of cell division, thus making them specialized cells....   [tags: Science Chemistry Biology Stem Cells Essays]
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A Scientific Explanation of Stem Cells and Stem Cell Research - In general, a cell can be defined as a stem cell if two basic criteria are met. First, stem cell is capable of self renewal for indefinite period throughout life while maintaining undifferentiated state, i.e., the cell can divide and produce two identical daughter cells and thereby maintains the stem cell pool. Second, stem cell possesses capacity for differentiate into specialised and functional progeny under the right conditions, or given the right signals. It may divide asymmetrically to yield an identical cell and a daughter cell that acquires a particular cell type’s properties, such as morphology, phenotype and functional physiology that classified it belongs to a particular tissue (Bu...   [tags: Science, Stem Cells, Stem Cell Research, ] 610 words
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The Controversy Surrounding Stem-cell Research - Stem-cell research is a complex subject. First of all you need to know there are three main categories of stem cells. Embryonic, Fetal and Adult; not everyone is for or against all of these types. There are different sets on pros and cons to each of these types and I will address a few for each type. I believe the pros outweigh the cons in each of these and stem cell research is very beneficial for medical purposes. The term ‘stem cell research was first used by gist Alexander Maksimov, a Russian histologist in 1908....   [tags: Stem-cell research, medical, ] 625 words
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The Many Benefits of Stem Cell Research - Have we really found a way to cure and help rehabilitate people from disease. What if the answer lies at the tip of what others consider life and other consider a cluster of cells. The thought is drilled deep into the study of stem cell research. The embryo as religions and pro-life organization considerate to be a human begin, is destroyed in the process of extracting stem cells. Although, Stem cell research destroys the embryos, it has allowed us to advance in ways medicine has failed us and opens new possibilities to apply stem cells with robotics....   [tags: embryo, disease, rehabilitation]
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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research - Inside an embryo there are dozens of stem cells. They are basically empty shells, but the special thing about them is that they are pluripotent, meaning that they can develop in to any cell or organ in human body. That makes stem cell research a gigantic part of today’s medical research. With enough research, stem cells can be a big help to the human kind. Their extraordinary abilities could help scientists return memory to Alzheimer’s patients, or grow a man’s limb that had to be amputated due to some tragedy....   [tags: Stem Cell Research]
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Stem Cell Research - Embryonic Stem Cells are Human - Embryonic Stem Cells are Human       Some parties in the human-embryo stem-cell research (ESCR) debate are oblivious to one basic fact: Embryonic Stem Cells Are Human - which is the focus of this essay. ESCR involves post-conception research, regardless of how well the proponents try to disguise the fact.   It's either a life or it's not a life, and it's not much of an argument to say the embryo is going to die anyway. What kind of principle is that. Prisoners on death row are going to die anyway, the homeless are going to die anyway, prisoners in Nazi death camps were going to die anyway....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research - Stem Cell Research CHRISOPHER REEVE-'don't let his death be in vain' The actor Christopher Reeve has died of heart failure in hospital in New York on Sunday, at the age of 52. Reeve was one of the most famous supporters of stem cell research. Most of will not have even heard of stem cell research until Reeve began to champion its cause. Not only did Reeves battle paralysis but also the Bush administration which, he believed, had "dropped the ball" on stem-cell research - a form of technology, which could one day provide a cure for people with spinal injuries, like Reeve's What is a stem cell....   [tags: Papers] 651 words
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Stem Cell Research - Cells are the basic function of life. Cells are the fundamental unit of all living things, this include animals. Cell is the smallest structure in the human body and has all the properties of being alive. Cells can vary in different shape and sizes. The shape or the size cells are related directly to the function of the cells. (Fremgen & Frucht, 2009, p. 22) The human body has several different types of cells like cell membrane, cytoplasm, and nucleus. Each cell has their job to do in the human body....   [tags: Stem Cells]
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Ethics on Stem Cell Research - “Bush and his allies say that frozen embryos are tantamount to humans, and therefore are no more appropriate for medical research than are death row inmates.”If this bill were to become law," Bush said yesterday, "American taxpayers would for the first time in our history be compelled to fund the deliberate destruction of human embryos."”(Babington A04) A newly born baby girl has a spinal cord issue, making for many years of rehabilitation ahead her. A mother has developed Alzheimer’s, preventing her from having a normal relationship with her family....   [tags: Research, Medical World]
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Stem Cell Research Controversy - The controversy over stem cell research’s use in the medical field is almost two decades old. So why the sudden intense return of fierce political debates over an old issue. It’s because President Obama recently revoked the ban on stem cell research, as he believes it holds the potential to revolutionize the medical industry in the years to come. As USA Today quoted him saying in March, after he stopped restricting federal funding for stem cell research, "At this moment, the full promise of stem cell research remains unknown and should not be overstated....   [tags: Medical Field, Stem Cell Research]
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Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Research on stem embryonic stem cells We live in a world where genetic sciences have gone beyond laws, and past the imagination. We have come to a point where we don’t know anymore what is right, and what is wrong. We have to decide. In fact, studies are made on embryonic stem cells that for now have the purpose to better our overall health. These stem cells are extracted from extra IVF embryos; they are used and destroyed. While it’s true that this research could cure serious illnesses as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and orphan diseases for example; however, it’s also true that ending a potential life is immoral and illegal....   [tags: Ethics ] 709 words
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Stem Cell Research: For Better or for Worse? - For as long as humans exist, optimal health continues to remain vital for a productive life. As new medical discoveries increase through generations, humans become healthier, therefore, their life expectancy rises. Stem cell research, a relatively new field, investigates to improve and lengthen human life. The possibility of stem cells to develop prospering health makes them beneficial to the human race. Why do stem cell debates create such a large uproar. Stem cells posses the potential to arise into hundreds of different cells in the body- for this reason stem cells are also referred to as undifferentiated cells....   [tags: Biology, Stem Cell Debates] 744 words
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The Ethics of Stem Cell Research - Embryonic stem cell research can be easily defined. A stem is defined as something that is developed from. A cell is defined as a microscopic living organism. According to Dennis Hollinger, "Embryonic stem cell research uses from the embryo's inner cell mass that give rise to each of the human body's many different tissue types"(1). In our modern day society, stem cell research has become a controversial topic. Several people strongly oppose the idea of the research, but many are struggling for the continuance of the program....   [tags: Current Events] 745 words
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stem cell research - Stem cells are primitive cells found in embryos, fetuses, and recently adults that can grow into 210 types of cells in the body. James A. Thomson, an embryologist at the University of Wisconsin, and John D. Gearhart of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announced on Thursday, November 8 1998 that they and their colleagues had isolated the cell. Scientists have tried for years to find stem cells because of their great medical value. Diseases such as Diabetes, Bone Marrow Cancer, Chronic Heart disease, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's disease are just a few that could all be cured with the use of stem cells....   [tags: essays research papers] 764 words
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Government Funding of Stem Cell Research - In the 2004 presidential election, one of the most controversial issues facing voters was the battle over embryonic stem cell research. In the weeks leading up to the election, polls were indicating that 47 percent of Bush supporters agreed that the destruction of embryo cells is unethical; however, 53 percent of Bush voters supported stem cell research. The overwhelming majority of Kerry backers also supported stem cell research, indicating that the majority of American voters support stem cell research....   [tags: Ethics] 769 words
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Support of Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Embryonic stem cell is one of the most controversial, widely discussed medical issues in the United States today. The medical use of stem cell raises difficult moral and political questions. To understand about embryonic stem cell. I thought we should discuss what embryonic stem cells are. According to Scientific American; June 2004, embryonic stem are derived from the portion of a very early stage embryo that would eventually give rise to an entire body. Because embryonic stem cells originate in this primordial stage, or having existed from the beginning....   [tags: Stem Cell Research] 779 words
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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research - The Controversy Over Stem Cell Research In a lab at the University of California, a scientist carefully isolates several cells and locates them to a petry dish. A few days later, he returns to find the cells pulsating like a human heart (Gorman 58). This account has actually been occurring at several scientific labs across the nation. These cells, known as stem cells, produce nearly all the other cells and tissues found in the human body (Sobel Sep 4, 22). Intensive research has found that when these stem cells are grafted with human tissue, new tissue is formed and the diseases found in that tissue are cured....   [tags: stem cell argumentative persuasive argument] 783 words
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Stem Cell Research - Stem Cell Research Research on stem cells is advancing knowledge about how an organism develops from a single cell and how healthy cells replace damaged cells in adult organisms. This promising area of science is also leading scientists to investigate the possibility of cell-based therapies to treat disease, which is often referred to as regenerative or reparative medicine. Research on the topic of stem cells is advancing the scientific knowledge about how cells develop. Stem cell research is applied to two main characteristics that allow stem cells to be distinguished among most other types of cells....   [tags: Science Biology Stem Cells Essays Papers] 803 words
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Stem Cell Research - Stem Cell Research Works Cited Not Included Stem cell research is an ongoing controversial issue. What exactly is stem cell research. How would this type of research affect people's lives. What are stem cells. Where do they come from and what are their uses in the human body. What diseases and medical conditions could be helped if not eventually cured completely. Scientists are very optimistic regarding stem cell research. Whether or not that research will be allowed to continue, in an unobstructed, way is still to be decided....   [tags: Papers Science Biology Essays] 804 words
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W Need Embryonic Stem Cell Research - “I am in favor of stem cell research. In fact, I don’t know anyone who is opposed,” says Dr. David A. Prentice in the opening paragraph of his article, “The Real Promise of Stem Cell Research.” “Embryonic stem cells are cells obtained from an embryo in the blastula phase, when they are still only a few days old. Because they have only begun to differentiate, these cells have the capability of developing into any cell in the human body. This fact makes them potentially important in medicine,” (Embryonic par....   [tags: SCNT, therapeutic cloning, David A Prentice]
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The Benefits of Stem Cell Research - The Benefits of Stem Cell Research Stem cells are considered “master cells” with the ability to divide for indefinite periods in cultures and can be manipulated and transformed into any type of cell in the body. The most common use would be the generation of cells and tissues that could be used to either create organs or tissues to be used in transplantation and to treat many diseases and disabilities. There is a great difference of opinion surrounding stem cell research; conservatives and pro-choice activists are highly against further research, but the tremendous advances in health care and President Bush’s recent decision to fund more research, have made the future of stem cells seem m...   [tags: Papers Science Biology Essays Papers] 826 words
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The Embryonic Stem Cell Research Controversy - When James Thomson at the University of Wisconsin and John Gearhardt at John Hopkins University were able to culture human embryonic stem cells in a lab in 1998, they opened up an entire world of controversy now known as the stem cell debate. The importance of embryonic stem cells to modern science and medicine rests largely on the fact that they are pluripotent. This means that they have the ability to form into any cell necessary within the body; they can be encouraged to become skin cells, brain cells, etc....   [tags: Morality, Advantages, Government, ] 840 words
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Politics and Stem Cell Research - Politics and Stem Cell Research The President’s Council on Bioethics published “Monitoring Stem Cell Research” in 2004. This report was written in response to President Bush’s comments regarding research of human stem cells on August 9, 2001. President Bush announced that he was going to make federal funding available for research that involved existing lines of stem cells that came from embryos. He is the first president to provide any type of financial support for the research of human stem cells....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Stem Cell Therapies - The world is experiencing change while the medical field is advancing day by day. Not only scientists, but also physicians are discovering treatments to diseases and shortcuts that are leaving the world in complete and utter shock. One rising topic is stem cell research and it’s therapies. Stem cells are an incredible discovery to the medical field because of their inexplicable capabilities. For all we know, in about ten years these microscopic “life savers” could be the cure for the world’s most fatal diseases....   [tags: medical field, bone marrow]
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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research - Stem Cell Research      The topic of stem cell research does not affect me so much at the moment. It might in the future, but for now it does not. I do believe that stem cell research should be used for cloning organs that will be used for organ transplants. I do not however think that parents should place the doctors on pedestals just because these “mad scientists” supposedly have the power of God.      The topic of heated debate does intrigue me, but not to the point as to where I would make a career of it....   [tags: essays research papers]
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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research - Stem Cell Research This research paper will focus on stem cell research and the ethical issues that are attributed to this subject. This topic will be narrowed down to Embryonic Stem Cell research in that there is a great debate going on how to conduct this research ethically. The importance of embryo stem cell research is that the research could help save lives and also the debate is that it is morally wrong to kill an embryo due to the fact it still a living organism. The issue with embryo stem cell research is that an embryo is a living being and should not be used for research, because then the embryo would not be allowed to develop into the living form it is meant to be....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Stem Cell Research - Stem Cell Research Imagine a world where every day scientists create human beings, cultivate them for a week, and then destroy them. This scenario sounds vaguely familiar to the creation of Frankenstein in Mary Shelley’s book Frankenstein. The difference between the creation of Frankenstein and the creation of human beings is that the latter has already become true as scientist are creating and destroying embryos. Scientist today even in the United States are creating human embryos and then destroying them when performing stem cell research, but the government does not fund these scientists....   [tags: Argumentative Science Scientific Essays]
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Stem Cell Research: Should it be Permitted? - Stem cell related diseases affect over 100 million americans (White). Right now, there are plenty of government funds for stem cell research, and if we continue on the same path as we are now, stem cell research should be successful; however, the ethics used for embryonic stem cell research are incomprehensibly horrific (Stem cell policy). If this continues to be funded, it could have answers to numerous major diseases, including why they are caused, prevention, and cures for the diseases. More scientific research, however, needs to go into more possible solutions, to find a more humane method of treating these diseases that pleases both sides of the stem cell research debate, for the soluti...   [tags: embryonic cells, hematopoietic, bone marrow]
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Stem Cell Research - There has been much controversy regarding stem cell research and its uses in health care. The controversy has spanned since the early 1940’s when stem cell research was just a theory and carries on now in 2012 as it has become a reality. Stem cells are cells which are usually in the earliest stages of life which allows them to be able to have the potential for development into many different types of specialized cells. They also are self-renewing and therefore can produce even more stem cells that can continue to develop in to the specialized or unspecialized cells that are needed throughout the body....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Stem Cell Media Cultures - All cell culture procedures were performed under sterile conditions in laminar class II biohazard safety cabinet (ESCO). The cell cultures were incubated at 37oC in 5% CO2 humidified incubators (RSBiotech). MSC were cultured in MSC complete medium made up of Dulbecco’s Modified Eagle’s medium with nutrient mixture F-12 (HAM)[1:1] (DMEM/F12) with GLUTAMAX -I (Gibco, Invitrogen, USA), supplemented with 10% pre-selected foetal bovine serum (Stem Cell Technology Inc.), 1% of Penicillin /Streptomycin (Gibco, Invitrogen), 0.5% Fungizone (Gibco, Invitrogen), 0.1% Gentamicin (Gibco, Invitrogen), with or without 40ng/ml basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) (Peprotech, USA) ....   [tags: Stem Cells Media, science, cultures,] 886 words
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The Government should NOT Fund Stem Cell Research - The Government should NOT Fund Stem Cell Research Stem cells look to be nothing more than a hollow sphere composed of a clump of tiny, roundish balls. In reality, they are much more than that. Those 40 cells contain all the potential to become a living, breathing human being. Many scientists believe that these cells also have the potential to cure a myriad of diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and many others. The cells of the four day old human embryo can be programmed to become virtually any cell in the body making them a very valuable commodity....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument]
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Both Sides of Stem Cell Research - Stem Cell Research Paper Stem cell research has been quite a controversial topic since its origin in the 1960s by Gopal Das and Joseph Altman. Of course, anything that uses a human embryo would be. Stem cell research could open a vast number of new doors for modern science, it could let us test new drugs, one of which could be the unfound cure for AIDS or Alzheimer’s disease. However, this branch of science comes at a high price, the price of a human life that is only five to six days old (NIH)....   [tags: essays research papers] 903 words
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Stem Cell Research: The Debate Over Federal Funding - Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Pro-Federal Funding The Alliance for Aging Research is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. As an agency geared toward improving the health of human beings as they age, some of their responsibilities include lobbying for federal legislation, conducting studies and surveys, and creating and distributing educational materials to health care professionals and the public. With Baby Boomers closely reaching the later stages of life, this group has found themselves focused primarily on research programs for the geriatric....   [tags: Current Events] 915 words
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Glycation and Mesenchymal Stem Cell Function - New cells are often produced in the body during growth and development. In addition, new cells also develop as the body repairs and remodels its tissues after an injury. These new cells come from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which are considered as multipotent cells. MSCs are found in various parts of the body during growth and development, but in adults, they are present in the bone marrow, where they later differentiate, mature and migrate to become more specialized cells with unique functions....   [tags: msc, stem cells, advanced glycation]
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Stem Cell Doping - The term “doping” is often used to describe an athlete that is using performance enhancing drugs to have an edge over the competition. Primarily banned due to the countless side-effects that outweigh their purpose, performance enhancing drugs are foreign chemicals that change the way the body operates naturally. Stem Cell medicine however, has become a controversial topic in the world of sports medicine because it is the first method that does not introduce foreign material to the body, and it also does not change the way the body functions naturally....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Embryonic Stem Cell Research: An Ethics Debate - The past two decades have seen enormous scientific development that has grown exponentially and continues to evolve daily. More advances have been discovered within the past twenty years than at any other time in human history. This advancement has been increasingly prevalent in human genetics and the study of embryonic stem cells. One can hardly watch television or read a newspaper without seeing or reading something about the discovery of an innovative medical procedure or new treatment for an incurable disease....   [tags: Medical Ethics]
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The Pros and Cons of Stem Cell Research - 1.0 Introduction This report aims to investigate the different views held on the pros and cons of development in stem cell research. This report will provide background to the debate, its social significance, parties that are involved and analysis of the arguments related to the topic researched. 2.0 The Issue and background to the debate Those who favour stem cell research are optimistic about the continued developments in stem cell research will open doors to many breakthrough discoveries in biomedical science....   [tags: Embryo, ethics, medicine ]
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Stephen Napier on Stem Cell Research - The dispute which is being analyzed in this paper is one of mass debate today. The argument is on whether or not embryonic stem cells should be used to come up with forms of treatment for degenerative diseases such as: Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Diabetes. The author of this paper is Stephen Napier he is in association with the Bioethics center in Philadelphia, PA. The article was published in the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy in 2009. In this article Mr. Napier reviews past arguments on the current debate and provides the reader with his stance against the use of Stem cells as a form of research and furthermore he argues the stance on vulnerability of a fetus and if it has moral value...   [tags: Medical Ethics]
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Stem Cell Research a Modern Day Miracle - Stem cell research has astonishing promise for curing disease. I also believe, however, that stem cells can be acquired from sources that do not cause harm to others. Women have babies every day - those cells could be gathered for examination. Legal abortions are executed in the US daily. Those cells could be used for research, instead of being thrown away. This can be a sore subject for most people, but I think that a life should not be wasted, and at least using the cells would make use of that loss. Stem cells are a form of human life: they are alive and contain human DNA....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Stem Cell Research - ... In 1902, Gottlieb Haberlandt suggests the idea of totipotency for plant cells (every cell in a mature plant has the ability to change back to embryonic form that can grow and differentiate into every cell the plant is made of). In 1909, Alexander A. Maximow predicts the existence of immature cells within bone marrow, calling them common stem cells. His hypothesis is principally rejected and disregarded for approximately 50 years. In 1928, Hans Spemann executes the first somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) experiment, relocating the nucleus of one salamander to the egg cell of another salamander without a nucleus....   [tags: genetic engineering, embryonic cells]
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Stem Cell Research - Stem Cell Research Within the past few years, scientist have made several breakthroughs with human stem cells. These breakthroughs have catapulted the issue of stem cell research into the middle of a national debate. Most people have no problem with the research itself, however the source of the stem cells (adult or human embryos) used in research is the primary cause of the debate. Some people feel that destroying an embryo is comparable to murder, even if the research it promotes may help people with serious illnesses....   [tags: Papers Medical Medicine Cells] 973 words
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Stem Cell Research - Stem Cell Research Stem cells are a large focus of study in today's biomedical world. Stem cell research offers the hope of transplants being done without the sacrifice of another person losing an organ. There are many different pros and cons when it comes to discussing the use of stem cells. In order to develop an opinion of whether or not stem cells should be used, one must first understand what they are and how they are used. ?Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cells types in the body....   [tags: Stem Cell Research Biomedical Science Essays]
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Stem Cell Research - Stem cells are cells that go through mitosis and separate into special cell types. Stem cells have the capacity to renew by their selves, resulting in more stem cells. Stem cells are capable of performing a specific task, such as regeneration and replacement of a damaged or a diseased tissue. There are billions of cells, all with their own music. As the brain develops, it turns out they're pretty harmonious—an orchestra of keyboards (Zerhouni, 2).The two broad types of cells are embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Legalize Stem Cell Research - Imagine waking up from a tragic accident that left you paralyzed from the neck down, would you have hope that you could ever recover. What if there was research that the use of stem cells could lead to potential treatments and cures. According to the National Institute of Health, stem cells in certain organs, have the ability to divide into other cells that are used to “repair and replace worn out or damaged tissues” (NIH). Although stem cell research raises ethical concerns, it should be legalized due to the possibility of medical advancements and cures of numerous diseases....   [tags: Stem Cell Research ]
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Myths About Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Myths About Embryonic Stem Cell Research Myth: "Human life begins in the womb, not the Petri dish" Reality: Actually, it usually begins in the fallopian tube, but it can also begin in a Petri dish. The testimony of modern science is clear on this point: "At the moment the sperm cell of the human male meets the ovum of the female and the union results in a fertilized ovum (zygote), a new life has begun." Considine, Douglas (ed.). Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia. 5th edition....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 987 words
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The Controversy Of Stem Cell Research - The topic of stem cell research is highly controversial. Although most people who consider themselves "pro life" are the main opposition for this potentially beneficial research, most people do not fully comprehend what stem cells are, much less the implications of them. In a highly generalized statement, stem cells are cells with no specialization. This allows them to form into the majority of cells in the body, depending on where they were from. In this essay I’m going to not only offer a plethora of information regarding stem cells, but make an in depth analysis of the question that everyone wants the answer to, should stem cells be used....   [tags: orthodox christianity, pro life]
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Stem Cell Research - “If mending a broken heart is said to be a particularly difficult mission, then why don’t we just grow a new one instead.” Scientists in the United States have recently successfully formed a fully functioning heart with the help of a couple of miracle cells known as stem cells, an act which has been thought of as imaginary, turned out to be within our reach. Mankind now possesses the cure to approximately 58 million people with various cardiovascular diseases, and that’s only one of the numerous astonishing gifts that stem cells have yet to offer....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Stem Cell Research - Stem cell research is a growing field and it has brought major changes to the medical field, and could bring many more. There is no way to say at this point what all could be done with stem cells. The more research and the more technology just gives stem cell research an opening with no end. What is a stem cell. A stem cell is a cell that is undifferentiated, which means it can develop into any type of cell. There are three places stem cells can be obtained. They can be obtained from adult cells, bone marrow cells, and embryonic cells....   [tags: Medical Research]
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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research - Stem cells show potential for many different areas of health and medical research, and studying them can help us understand how they transform into the dazzling array of specialized cells that make us what we are. Some of the most serious medical conditions, such as cancer and birth defects, are caused by problems that occur somewhere in this process. A better understanding of normal cell development will allow us to understand and perhaps correct the errors that cause these medical conditions....   [tags: essays research papers] 1010 words
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Stem Cell Research Can Help the Sick - Stem cell research is a very complex argument. There are people that feel that stem cell research should not have even been introduced into our society. However, there are others that feel that stem cell research could change many lives. Those who feel it could change many lives are right in many people’s eyes. With the advancement of stem cell research, we would be able to help many people with such diseases as heart disease and Alzheimer’s. Stem cells could also help others with dibilating diseases and those who have suffered some very unfortunate accident....   [tags: Stem Cell Research] 1012 words
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Characteristics, Sources and Function of the Mesenchymal Stem Cell - 2.2 Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) MSC are initially recognized in the late 1960s by Friendenstein and colleagues, as an adherent, non-phagocytic, fibroblast-like population that could regenerate rudiments of normal bone in vitro and in vivo (Friedenstein et al. 1970; Friedenstein et al. 1974a; Friedenstein et al. 1974b). The group identified a homogenous spindle-shaped adherent cell population when they cultured whole bone marrow (BM) in vitro. Then, this assay was developed into colony forming unit-fibroblast (CFU-F) assay which is the standard method to identify MSC....   [tags: medicine, stem cell] 1012 words
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The Ethics of Stem Cell Research - While some people might say that stem cell research is immoral and unethical, others believe that it is a magical solution for almost any problem, thus leading to a very controversial issue. Scientists have been searching for years for ways to eradicate incurable diseases and perform other medical procedures that yesterday's technology would not fix. With the rapidly arising, positive research on stem cell technology, the potential that exists to restore any deficiency is in the same way, likely to destroy humanity....   [tags: Ethics]
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Stem Cell Therapy - In order to discover the ways for the remedy of diseases, studies in therapeutic approaches have been doing widely and kept increasing at accelerated pace. A lot of research areas had emerged for that purpose including one of the most fascinating and highly active areas at present, stem cells therapies. Due to self-renewal property and differentiation capability of stem cell, it becomes a new hope in modern treatment. The first successful case of stem cell therapy in human was reported in 1959. Bone marrow restorations were observed in leukemia patients who received total body irradiation subsequent by intravenous injection of their twins’ bone marrow (Thomas et al, 1957)....   [tags: Stem Cell Research, Argumentative, Scientific] 1020 words
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Stem Cell Research - Stem cells have incredible potential in the advancement of medical treatments for progressive conditions such as degenerative disk disease. Though the science is plagued by public misunderstanding regarding the use and collection of stem cells, it should be noted that only a small percentage of stem cells being researched at this time are embryonic stem cells. The most common types of stem cells used in medicine today are mesenchymal stem cells which are harvested from bone marrow, adult stem cells from healthy intervertebral disks, and those from human umbilical tissue....   [tags: Embryo, Treatment, Medicine]
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Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research - One of the most controversial topics in the media today is the question of the morality of research on human embryonic stem cells. According to a Gallup poll taken in May of 2010, 59% of Americans believed medical research using stem cells obtained from humans was morally acceptable, where 32% believed it was morally wrong. (Saad) This will always be a difficult issue for me to take sides on. There are so many arguments for and against and so many ethical theories that support and oppose it. I am going to try to touch on a few of these theories and how they apply to the research done on human embryonic stem cells....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research - Stem Cell Research Should stem cell research be allowed. Stem cell research has been a major biological breakthrough in recent years. It has great potential to help people and ease suffering. But there is also a moral question raised about stem cell research, and that comes from the source of stem cells. Ever since Stem Cell research started, there has been much debate over whether or not it should be allowed. Some people are completely against stem cell research because the stem cells are often taken from aborted pregnancies, they consider it murder....   [tags: Papers Essays Science] 1034 words
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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research - In present days of life in The United States, research has become a viable tool for sustaining and prolonging human life. As research evolves, it brings along with it much controversy, especially where stem cell research is involved. Stem cell research can bring new insight to today’s medical field. This may be the way of finding solutions concerning many health injuries and diseases which would diversely be thought of as implausible. Thoughts can be influenced by Deborah White, in Pros & Cons of Embryonic Stem Cell Research, “Embryonic stem cells are thought by most scientists and researchers to hold potential cures for spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, Parkinson's disea...   [tags: Medical Research]
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Human Stem Cell Cloning - The argument on whether human cloning/ stem cell research should be deemed acceptable still exists. Those who are in favor of artificial reproduction claim that the benefits of human cloning far outweigh the negatives. Those opposed of accepting stem cell research lift up the argument that it is unnatural and cruel. Scientists say that cloning will benefit humans for many reasons; however they propose two different mindsets on human cloning. One is that they are no different from humans and that they are the same....   [tags: artificial reproduction, mutation, technology]
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Stem Cell Research:The Cure of Tomorrow - When one thinks of fatal diseases, what comes to mind. Cancer. Organ failure. Brain damage. All of those things and more could be a thing of the past with the incredible potential of stem cell research. Stem cells are like blank cells that can take the form of other kinds of cells. This gives them the ability to heal damaged areas, or grow replacement tissue for tissue that has been diseased. Stem cells can come from several different places, some of which cause lots of controversy and ethical debate....   [tags: health development, stem cells, cell line]
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The Facts About Stem Cell Research - There has been a debate about stem cell research since 1998 when the research teams of James A. Thomson of the University of Wisconsin and John D. Gearhart of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announced the isolation of human stem cells (Farrell). But before anyone should take a side, one must know what a stem cell is. A stem cell is an unspecialized cell characterized by the ability to self-renew by mitosis while in undifferentiated state, and the capacity to give rise to various differentiated cell types by cell differentiation (Stem Cell)....   [tags: biology, embryonic cells ]
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The Importance of Stem Cell Research - Imagine a world where the diseases we know today are virtually eradicated, and where incurable injuries are a thing of the past. Even though this sounds like a science fiction movie, advances in modern science are making this statement more of a reality than a dream. This can be accomplished through stem cell therapy and cell differentiation. Stem cell therapy is like an intervention, in which new cells are introduced into the body or tissue in order to treat a disease or injury (Haldeman-Englet, Chad)....   [tags: Medical Research]
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The Importance of Stem Cell Research - By lifting the funding and ethical ban on stem cell research scientists will have a better understanding the complexity and disarray of the cellular structure of humans with a lifted ban on federal funding to front the research of stem cell and stem cell development. Two types of stem cells are key to unlocking the complex coding of cellular make-up and those are embryonic and adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cell research has created supposed ethical issues because those specific cells are taken from embryos that are not yet developed and those cells have no exact duty as opposed to adult stem cells which have particular duties throughout the body....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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The Positive Potential of Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Imagine a world in which suffering and pain are no more. A paralytic accident is no longer a lifelong sentence to a wheelchair, a birth defect is no longer a worry on an expectant mothers mind, and a cancer diagnosis becomes worriless and easily fixed. Such a carefree and safe existence is in close proximity with advancements from embryonic stem cell research. Since the first culturing of embryonic stem cells in 1998 (Robertson 191) the question has arisen if it is ethical to destroy life at its rudimentary stages for the sake of research....   [tags: Regenerative Process, Organ Donation]
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The Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research - Stem cell research is one of the most fascinating discoveries of today’s science. Stem cells are cells that are found in all multi-cellular organisms. There are two types of stem cells: the embryonic stem cell, which is found in an embryo, and the adult stem cell, which is found in adult tissues. They have the ability to divide themselves into other specialized cell types which will grow to become the human body parts such as the circulatory system, the nervous system and the immune system. While legal, “several lawsuits have been filed relating to stem cell research issues....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive 2014]
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Alternatives to Human-embryo Stem-cell Research - Alternatives to Human-embryo Stem-cell Research      This essay counters the media and many scientists' claims that there are no viable alternatives to human-embryo stem-cell research (ESCR).   The media restate the claim (made repeatedly in NIH documents) that adult stem cells do not have the same potential as embryonic stem cells, which in theory can form any tissue. But studies done with adult stem cells (studies which mirror the ones done with embryonic stem cells) show that adult stem cells do have the capacity to form essentially any tissue....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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What's the Big Deal About Stem Cell Research? - What's the Big Deal About Stem Cell Research. I believe that one day stem cell research will be more accepted than it is now and will make a positive impact on the way health care treats it patients. Stem cell research has the possibility of one day curing a variety of diseases and illness that are incurable at this point. Currently stem cell research is used in a variety of therapeutic cloning and other treatment methods. Therapeutic cloning is a method to produce stem cell lines that are genetic matches for adults and children....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes - Diabetes, or fully named Diabetes Mellitus is when a person has high blood sugar and that is cause by the lack of insulin produced by the pancreas or it is when the cells do not respond to the insulin produced, it is also according to the type of diabetes that the cause may be different from others. There are two types of diabetes, type 1 and 2. Type 2 diabetes is mostly common found in adults, to reduce the glucose level, the subject can change diet or have a lot of exercise or if that doesn’t work they will usually take a liquid medicine or pill that helps.Type 1 diabetes is mostly found in children and is mostly rare, and diet alone cannot fix this so sometimes the subject has to take dos...   [tags: Stem Cell Essays]
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Miracles and Tragedies with Stem Cell Treatment - Miracles and Tragedies with Stem Cell Treatment Abstract: This research paper will discuss about some life impacting cases from various sicknesses using stem cell treatments. It will cover a case in which have given people another chance to live a normal life. In one of the cases, the stem cell treatment has been able to cure a fatal genetic disease called RDEB for two young brothers. The second will show that after autologous stem cell transplantation a woman had died two days after. A stem cell is a cell that can go on to become, basically, a different cell....   [tags: Medicine Stem Cells]
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The Complex Moral Issue of Stem Cell Research - The Complex Moral Issue of Stem Cell Research Works Cited Missing For Sale: One small miracle in a bassinet. Will cure AIDS, cancer, acne, possibly bad breath and athletes foot. Limited supply only, so call and reserve your miracle cure now, a.k.a. Human Fetus. Only a couple of years ago the ad above would have seemed like something from a science fiction novel. However, now the pages of that novel are coming to life. In 1998, James Thompson, a biology student from the University of Wisconsin, isolated the first embryonic stem cell....   [tags: Biology Biological Essays] 1159 words
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A Conservative Argument against Stem Cell Research - A Conservative Argument against Stem Cell Research For the past few years stem cell research has been a widely debated topic; however, former President Clinton?s stance?allowing federal money to be spent on tightly controlled stem cell research?lead to intense debates over federal funding for stem cell research. There are four ways of obtaining stem cells, which are taken from embryos that are approximately one week old. They are using unwanted embryos from fertility clinics, embryos from aborted fetuses, cloned embryos, and embryos created for research purposes....   [tags: Stem Cell Research Essays Papers]
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Leukemia And Stem Cells - Today, the topic of stem cells is a highly discussed, controversial one. It seems as though there is always something being said about new findings in stem cell research and what will be done with the newly-found information. One of the most conversed aspects of stem cell research is how stem cells can be used to treat potentially life-threatening conditions. Leukemia is one of the conditions being researched along with how stem cell therapy could help benefit the patients with it. In order to fully understand what is going on in the world of stem cell and leukemia research, one must first know what stem cells are and what leukemia is....   [tags: medicine, stem cell]
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Genetic Technology: Stem Cell Research - As we developed in genetic technology in the recent decades, we have opened the opportunities to do what was practically impossible in the past. The development of genetic engineering and stem cell research were a pivotal point in medicine history as they revolutionized & changed the techniques we use to handle various diseases. Genetic engineering and stem cell research both opened the possibilities for treatments & aid from what ranged from feasible daily-life aspects, like food and crops, to more serious diseases & injuries, like diabetes and spinal cord injury....   [tags: Medical Research]
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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Stem Cell Research - For the past few years, there has been a continuous controversy regarding the bioethical issues of stem cells and the pros/cons of its research. In order to understand the clash of opposing opinions on stem cells, it is important to know the root of stem cells, as well as their functions and scientific findings. “Stem Cells are very essential to develop organisms. They are non-specialized cells which have the potential to create other types of specific cells, such as blood, brain, tissue or muscle cells” (Experiment Resources, 2008)....   [tags: Medical Ethics]
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The Importance of Stem Cell Research - Stem cell research is a topic almost everybody in the world has a viewpoint on. Many view the issue of stem cell research and stem cell therapy as morally wrong and a crime against humanity, others view the study of stem cells as the next step in modern science. What are stem cells. Stem cells are non-specialized cells that have the capability to mature into more specified cells to help with certain functions or diseases. Cells are the basic building blocks of the human body and these tiny structures compose the skin, muscles, bones, and all of our internal organs....   [tags: stem cell]
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