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The Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research - "Stem cell research is the key to developing cures for degenerative conditions like Parkinson's and motor neuron disease from which I and many others suffer." -- Stephen Hawking As college students, it is important that we know and care about the issue of stem cell research. Stem cell research is currently legal in most countries. The United States, normally a leader in new frontiers, is one of the last to explore this territory. As it is slowly being pushed forward, we are going to have to know about it....   [tags: stem cell argumentative persuasive argument]
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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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Different Sides of Embryonic Stem Cell Research - The field of stem cell research remains highly controversial because of its ethical and moral values. “Despite the news in 2006 that researchers had found a way to harvest human embryonic stem cells without having to destroy embryos, controversy still surrounds potentially life-saving stem cell research.” (Gruen, 2007). Due to the strong emotional responses to some of the subject matter by the pro-lifers and certain religions and politics in general, I will attempt to explain different sides of embryonic stem cell research (ESC)....   [tags: Stem Cell Biology] 1641 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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stem cell - Stem Cell Research One of the most popular clinical studies being researched these days is stem cell transplantation. Until recently, moral issues of states and countries haven't allowed research to expound deeply into the unknowns. Within the last ten years though, scientists have made leaps and bounds in finding out concrete facts that this stem cell research has supplied. Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary of Health Services states, "I believe it will open up a world of opportunity for scientists, not only at the NIH, but elsewhere, because it demonstrates a cooperative atmosphere among academia, the private sector, and government that will allow us to move ahead" ("sign stem...   [tags: essays research papers] 1154 words
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Embryo and Stem Cell Research - Thesis: While embryo and stem cell research may one day provide treatments for many diseases; including Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, diabetes, paralysis and cancer, ethical consideration must be addressed in order for scientist to utilize human embryos for medical research. I. Introduction Stem cell research has shown a great promise and advance in its technique since 1998 when human pluripotent stem cells were isolated for the first time. Since then research on stem cells has received much public attention both because of their extraordinary potential in curing devastating diseases and because of relevant legal and ethical issues....   [tags: Diseases Science Papers]
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Stem Cell Therapy Project - ... 3. Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Special regenerative cells are used to repopulate areas of damage with the hope of improving the ability to feel and move beyond the site of the injury. 4. Heart  Growth of new blood vessels to repopulate damaged heart tissue  Growth factor secretions  Assistance via some other mechanism Ethics and Legislation Regarding Stem Cell Research South Africa has a ban on reproductive cloning, but not for therapeutic cloning. There are stem cell banks in South Africa that store stem cells of clients for future use....   [tags: biotechnology, neurodegenerative diseases] 667 words
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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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Stem Cell Use and Research - ... The type of cells adult stem cells can differentiate into, might be limited based on their original tissue but there is evidence stating otherwise. As opposed to, embryonic stem cells that are found in four or five day old human embryos. Lacking the stimulation to differentiate they can just grow and divide rapidly into more stem cells that are able to become any type of cell in the body. Eventually you can stimulate them to become a specialized cell type. b. Notably, embryonic stem cells are harvested in a strange way....   [tags: Body, Organisms] 594 words
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Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Americans are asked by the media to support embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) that uses human embryos. Many Americans favor ESCR because of the potential for benefiting people in need, people racked by disease. This essay goes beyond the emotional issues surrounding ESCR and informs the reader of the scientific background so that he is capable of making a well-informed decision about ESCR.   In August of last year, President Bush approved the use of federal funds to support research on a limited number of existing human embryonic stem cell lines (Bush)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Stem Cell Research - Stem cells are cells that can form into any type of cell, they are found in bone marrow, embryos, fetuses, and blood from the umbilical cord. Early in development, a human embryo is made up of a hollow ball of cells called a “blastocyst”. Blastocyst cells divide and eventually develop into all of the tissues and organs of a human being, a process called “differentiation”. Embryonic stem cells can be grown in the laboratory from blastocysts and made to differentiate into nerve, liver, muscle, blood, and other cells....   [tags: Controversy, Debate, Politics]
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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 Cells, Umbilical Cord Blood Banking and Transplantation - Nowadays, there are many alternatives or any other methods to improve the healthcare especially in a transplantation world. There are few choices available for the people today such as the embryonic stem cells, bone marrow stem cells, peripheral blood cell and the most new is the umbilical cord blood. The umbilical cord blood (UCB) defined by Chima and Mamdoo (2011, p. 79) as the blood which taken from the cut umbilical cord attached to the placenta of a newborn baby after a delivery. It been stated (Chima and Mamdoo 2011, p....   [tags: Stem Cell Research paper]
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Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research - ... Another misguided judgment is that this type of research is immortal. However, as Robert Menendez explains ‘stem cell research has vast potential for curing diseases, alleviating suffering and saving lives’ (Skancke). Stem cell research has the ability to cure many diseases including Alzheimer’s, liver and kidney diseases, diabetes, and maybe even cancer. Also, the eliminating of these illnesses could save numerous families from heartache and suffering. In the Constitution it is stated that its people have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and by denying them the chance to seek this treatment you are denying them happiness....   [tags: genetic medicine]
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Deception in the Stem-cell Research Debate - Deception in the Stem-cell Research Debate   The Nobel laureates' inaccurate letter to President Bush urging him to feed federal funds to human-embryo stem-cell research has had PR value in the media. It perpetuates a number of misconceptions and misleading statements regarding stem-cell research, particularly embryonic as opposed to adult stem-cell research, and will serve to continue to cloud the issue. Some of these deceptive statements are the subject of this essay. I believe President Bush and his staff are well aware of the truth about embryonic versus adult stem-cell research....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Stem Cell Research - Stem cell research. Simple words that to some mean a lot more than a new potential scientific field. It is simply the creation or repair of another life form from an earlier form. Stem cells have the chance to change all that we know in the medical field as well as the potential to heal old wounds and heal damaged organs. This point causes much debate and anger of those opposed to stem cell research but they ultimately look at the process and not the form or result of it. Stem cell research has incredible potential....   [tags: Stem Cell Biology, argument]
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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 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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Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Embryonic stem cell research is a highly controversial topic in today's society, this kind of stem cell commits to regenerate any type of tissue. Unfortunately, Embryonic Stem Cell Research has a dark side. To obtain these cells will kill the embryo automatically. In other words, the acquirement of the Human Embryonic Stem Cell includes performing an abortion. To obtain these cells, it would kill the embryo. This has created controversy since abortion is such a divisive topic....   [tags: Biotechnology] 1348 words
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Stem Cell Research - The society has evolved over the decades. Medical advances, greater technologies, better understanding of the world around us, the sky is the limit. The progression of a society is astounding from where it was just twenty years ago. One is able to do things that the forefathers would have never dreamed. Science has discovered ways to travel to the moon and back, reach some of the deepest depths of the oceans and discover new species, and drive hybrid cars. The achievements of today’s society have reached a new high; however, with great achievement comes great questions of ethics....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Benefits of Stem Cell Research - Take a minute to imagine a world where some of the diseases once thought to be life threatening or altering could be cured. Diseases including lupus, Lou Gehrig’s disease, arthritis and countless others could very well be treatable. Many would consider a treatment like this to be considered a miracle, but miracle treatment is this, which can help numerous people with their pain and help alter the dismal quality of life that countless others are facing but, yet is denounced as an act against God....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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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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Adult and Embryonic Stem Cells - We must start at the basic, what are cells. Cells are the basic unit of living things. We all have trillions upon trillions of cells that make up our body. Our body has three main cell types which are: Ectoderm, Mesoderm, and Endoderm. Ectoderm cells are in the skin, hair, eyelids and nerves cells for bones, Mesoderm cells are in muscles, tendons blood vessels and kidney construct the linings of two tubes within the body and Endoderm cells are in digestive tubes and respiratory tube. There are also stem cells.” Stem cells are unspecialized cells that have two defining properties: the ability to differentiate into other cells and the ability to self-regenerate.” (Kochar)There are different ty...   [tags: cells, stem cell, adult, embryo]
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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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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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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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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 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 Ethical Concerns of Stem Cell Research - ... There is also the issue of tailoring stem cells to the many individuals in genetic compatibility, and potential rejection from the patients that would be using this. A solution was produced by cloning or therapeutic techniques. It was at one point thought that cells could be cloned from individuals from a study in South Korea with Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SNCT), which takes a cell from a patient and inserts into a donated egg, however it proved to be a fraudulent study. Due to this research seem to have been tainted, but is still going....   [tags: transplanting, research, disease, stem cell] 920 words
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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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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 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 - ... At the operating the room, doctors will require the patient to undergo a process before harvesting. First and foremost the consent of the patient is required so that the doctor can go ahead with the exercise of harvesting stem cells. Without the consent of the patient, the doctor can be prosecuted. Once the doctor has the consent of the patient, the patient is then transferred to the operating room, where the entire process will take place (Keith 1). The patient is given anesthesia or an epidural....   [tags: Medical Discoveries, Stem Cells, Techniques]
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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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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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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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Human Embryonic Stem Cells - ... Those that share this ideal, argue that, “An early embryo that has not yet implanted into the uterus does not have the psychological, emotional or physical properties that we associate with being a person. It therefore does not have any interests to be protected and we can use it for the benefit of patients. On the other hand, advocates for this research type argue, “Fertilized human eggs are just parts of other people’s bodies until they have developed enough to survive independently. The only respect due to blastocysts is the respect that should be shown to other people’s property....   [tags: stem cell research, government] 2149 words
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Stem Cell Research - Stem cell research has provided scientists with insight into new possibilities for effective therapies against difficult health conditions, but it has also created several ethical debates on an international level. From a scientific viewpoint, stem cell research has the potential to cure chronic conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, diabetes, chronic hearth conditions, spinal cord disabilities, and other conditions that require complete tissue regeneration for successful treatment. In other words, the cause for researching stem cells and their therapeutic properties could be justified despite the moral complaints against it....   [tags: Biology, Embryo] 1454 words
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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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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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Stem Cell Research - ... However, those that are collected in the inner mass of the embryo seem to hold more potential for producing newer treatments for diseases because unlike adult cells these embryonic cells are pluripotent. Embryonic stem cells are the fundamental building blocks for most specialized cells in the body (author). Stem cells are pluripotent, they can grow to become many cell types and can be used as a way to replace damaged or diseases cells. For example, a patient with nerve damage as a result of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) can have some of their inactive nerve cells replaced with stem cells....   [tags: bioethical controversy] 840 words
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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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Embryonic Stem Cell Research - ... Embryonic stem cell research requires the destruction of a human embryo. This act is considered to be murder by a great piece of the United States population, which has caused a crippling blow to stem cell research (as far as money and factual knowledge goes). In 2007, a different type of stem cell was discovered through the use of adult stem cells: iPS cells (adult stem cells are stem cells derived from adult humans; they are not as effective as embryonic stem cells in their natural state)....   [tags: implies abortion, iPS] 780 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 and Treatment - ... They are cells that have already been specialized that are regenerated to become stem cells once more. During the process the cell(s) are put in an ‘acid bath’. Through that process, scientists induce the cells’ nucleus with a new strand of DNA, reprogramming the cell making it forget the task it was mapped out to do. Once this happens the cell goes back to the state of a stem cell. It’s kind of like when a person suffers a type of head injury or trauma and are left in an amnesic state. Scientist would argue that with iPSC cells there is no longer a need for embryonic stem cells....   [tags: medicine technology, genetic engineering]
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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 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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Importance of Stem Cell Research - ... Also when accepting a transplant from a donor, patients are exposed to immune-suppressing drugs which can have toxic effects (Espejo). Stem cell development eliminates these concern and possible complications completely. It is the safer, more effective way to preform transplants. Many diseases and disorders are caused by disruption and destruction in cellular functions (Espejo). By replenishing what has been damaged, scientists can treat an incalculable number of conditions and diseases such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes, severe burns, even blindness....   [tags: Scientific Benefits, Advances]
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Embryonic Stem Cell Research - ... If the insemination is success, the women has a choice to freeze or donate the spare eggs. This is where the controversy is stewing from, activist and libertarians poses the question, “At what stage does life began for an embryo?” Some people argue that life begin at the point of conception and some argue that life begin 15 days after conception. From a moral standpoint, a person can see how this can become an issue of ethics but it can be no more unethical then how fetal stem cells are gathered....   [tags: genetic medicine and engineering] 1614 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 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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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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Stem Cell Research Paper - ... However, if you do not use it, it just goes to waste. Why not let the fetus help save someone’s life. The second method to extract stem cells are through umbilical cords. The umbilical cord is rich with stem cells. Blood cells from the newborn baby can be used the moment it is cut off. It can also be frozen in order to preserve it for later use. These stem cells can be used on relatives or on an unrelated person in need with the same blood type. This method is very easy considering that the umbilical cord is going to be discarded of anyways....   [tags: genetic engineering and medicine] 793 words
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Embryonic Stem Cell Research - ... A stem cell is unique cell found that can conform into any nucleus and serves multipurpose. It can help create transplant tissues to modify the structure of a malignant human body. According to a source, Stem Cell Research is the Future. The future of revolutionizing medical treatment and it’s potentials are vast espially in finding ways to genetically modify people that may (deem) impossible, while possibly treating diseases such as Alzymers, Perkysings, heart and lung diseases, and the list expands....   [tags: controversial, procedure, unethically, immorality] 751 words
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Applications for Stem Cell Research - ... These osteoblasts will be used to start constructing bones. It takes two to three generations of stem cells in order for the skeletal system to be strong enough to withstand the force of gravity, which can take as long as a few years. Afterwards, stem cells will evolve into various kinds of cells, mostly white blood cells. These cells will be used to construct veins, arteries, red blood cells, and most importantly, white blood cells. Once that is finished, myoblasts and fibroblasts are created to make organs, muscle, tendons, and other tissues to make the body function (Caplan 1)....   [tags: embryotic, differentiation, cancer] 1334 words
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Stem Cell Research - Stem cells are biological cells found in all multi cellular organisms. They have a unique feature of a remarkable potential to self renew and form other specialized types of cells in addition, they are able to produce more stem cells found in the human body. Scientists confirmed the existence of three different types of stem cell, the embryonic stem cell, adult stem cell and the induced stem cell. Among these three stem cells, the embryonic stem cells are regarded as the cells with the highest potential because they can cell divide themselves to form over the 220 different types of cells found in the human body....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Embryonic Stem Cell Research - ... Using stem cells for research shows a lack of consensus regarding the meaning, bonds, and sense of life. Knowing we can does not mean we should. There are limits and using embryonic stem cells for research purposes requires the destruction of the human embryo, and putting an end to potential human life crosses the line. Life starts at conception, and all life started with these living cells. Another reason relevant to the lack of consensus is the fact that these cells function the same way as typical embryonic cells that give rise to the human fetus....   [tags: destruction, ethical issues] 833 words
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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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Stem Cell Research - ... Bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells are multipotent and capable of differentiating into multiple cell types including adipocytes, chondrocytes, osteocytes, and cardiomyocytes. They are recentlu used in regenerative therapies for patients suffering from various ischemic diseases and bone and cartilage repair. However, the most potent type of stem cells are embryonic stem cells isolated from the inner cell mass (ICM) of human embryos cultured to blastocyte stage [12]. They are immortal, which means they have the ability to proliferate continuously, but what differs them from other stem cell types is the fact that they can differentiate into derivatives of all three embryonic germ la...   [tags: human embryo, medicine, risk] 785 words
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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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The Stem Cell Life Safers - Envision a euphoric world where a couple insignificant little cells had the possibility to cure horrible chronic diseases like cancer. Picture how incredible that would be. Now imagine this, the only sacrifice you would have to make to save millions of people, would be killing a few babies here and there. Now how does that sound to you. Sounds like a rapidly developing dilemma. If that was your initial thought, you were correct. This dilemma is called embryonic stem cell research, and it has caused conflicts with peoples’ opinions, morals, and religion for years....   [tags: Biology, Cells] 1639 words
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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 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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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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Cancer Stem-Cell Theory - ... Clonogenic assays have shown that, though most cells in a tumor have a limited ability to proliferate, a subset of cancer cells exist in these tumors that continuously proliferate and give rise to new tumors on transplantation. Strategy to target cancer stem cells: The identification of CSC is essential for development of better and effective therapeutic strategies. The drugs used in the current therapies and treatments target not only the tumor cells, but also, the normal healthy cells of the body....   [tags: mutation, tumor, genetic] 740 words
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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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Stem Cell Research: An Ethical Interpretation - A disturbing number of human lives are cut short by terminal illnesses and injuries out of doctors’ control. Imagine if the world did not have to fear these dreadful curses. Imagine if the solution to these sicknesses was inside the very people they torment. Stem cell research is undeniably a heated topic in today’s world. Supporters claim it is saving lives, however, from the opposition, it is viewed as murderous. Both sides present a strong argument and have respectable pros and cons. Despite the opposing side’s argument, it is in the United States’ best interest to invest tax money into stem cell research because it has already proved successful in advancing out nation scientifically, sav...   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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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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Embryonic Stem Cell Research is NOT Ethical - ... Also, scientists have found that another way to conduct stem cell research without killing embryonic infants; which is by using immobilized cord stem cells. Doctors take the immobilized cord stem cells from the umbilical cord after the baby is born, and those stem cells can be used in the same way embryonic stem cells are used. Except when immobilized cord stem cells or adult stem cells are taken, no human life is killed in the process. And whenever there is the option to choose between sacrificing innocent human life and trying to preserve it, we must always go with the option of refraining from killing....   [tags: medical and scientific fields] 755 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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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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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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Addressing Stem Cell Research and Cloning - ... There are multiple ways to have stem cell research without hurting any living human organism. To clone a human being, the genetic material is ejected from an egg cell and replaces with that of another human being. Then the egg is stimulated to begin development and later form life. This would create an almost identical twin to the person supplying the cell. This however could be bad because the clones are usually created in order to be harvested for the stem cells that are genetically compatible with the patient....   [tags: morality and ethical issues] 1113 words
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Stem Cell Research is a Good Thing - ... Adult stem cells have been found in many organs and tissues of the body, including bone marrow, peripheral blood and blood vessels, skin, teeth, heart, gut, liver, ovary, testis, and even the brain.” Embryonic Stem cell in basic is early stage of a developing embryo. According to Cabot, Tyler: “ Embryonic stem cells that are capable of becoming any cell in the human body. Heart cells and nerve cells and kidney cells and insulin-making pancreatic cells. The greatest strength of embryonic stem cells, their ability to become any tissue in the human body, is also their greatest liability.” Stem cell research is one of the most promising scientific researches to generate medical therapy that...   [tags: curing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, learning defects] 607 words
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Is Embryonic Stem Cell Research Ethical or Not? - ... Embryonic stem cells are not only efficient but also renewable. They can be grown in a culture where as adult stem cells are extremely rare, if there are any. They can only be found in mature tissue. Isolating these extremely rare cells is challenging and has a high failure rate if not harvested correctly. “One major difference between adult and embryonic stem cells is their different abilities in the number and type of differentiated cell types they can become” (Stem). Using adult stem cells we might never understand our development from conception in the uterus....   [tags: defects, birth, disease] 766 words
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An Argument in Favor of Stem Cell Research - Abortion, gay marriage, and illegal immigration are all hot button topics currently being faced by Americans. As ardently as each side defends their stance on a controversial issue, an opposing side fights with equal diligence for the beliefs they feel should be valued by our nation. Perhaps nowhere is this battle more heated than in the fight over stem cell research. While supporters of this new field of science tout it’s potential to cure everything from blindness to paralysis, those against stem cell science liken the procedures used by scientists to murder....   [tags: argumentative, medicine, abortion, embryo] 1497 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 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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