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Embryonic Stem Cell Research - For many people embryonic stem cell research is immoral and should be done away with since it disrespects the purity of life, it has seen ample disapproval by traditionalists to not be freely backed, and feel it is pointless due to other options being available. However there are many that believe embryonic stem cell research can end the suffering of young child, parents and people alike. People alike feel as stem cell research are immorally slaughtering potential human beings, while other people backed through science and research feel as though these are not active life-forms until they reach a certain stage....   [tags: genetic medicine and engineering] 1614 words
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Stem Cell Research Paper - Stem Cell Research Paper Over the past years, stem cell research has been very famous through the scientific community and the media. Stem cells are pluripotent cells that are present in every single organism on Earth. The power of stem cells are beyond imagination. Stem cells have the power to turn into any type of cells. Some examples are, blood cells, nerves, cardiac muscles, and the list goes on and on. The scientific community has recently taken a large interest in stem cells. They have used stem cells to treat horrible misfortunes that people have been diagnosed with....   [tags: genetic engineering and medicine] 793 words
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Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Imagine standing on a desolate Island, reclusive and isolated from all of mankind. The only creatures that stand in your way towards liberation to the shores of humanity are innocent little () . In order to reach the shores of freedom, you must kill these poor critters. Would you do it. Suggestive of this metaphor (commences) a very similar issue: Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Like the scenario of the island stampeded by the liitle critters, Stem Cell Research involves an extremely controversial awareness to the eyes of the public: the killing of the embryo....   [tags: controversial, procedure, unethically, immorality] 751 words
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Embryonic Stem Cell Research - The use of embryonic stem cells in regard to research involving the creation, usage, and destruction of human embryos has been the center of ethical debate. Embryonic stem cell research offers a remarkable way to treat various diseases where therapeutic interventions have failed to treat effectively. These cells have the ability to self-renew, and are also pluripotent, which means they have potential to differentiate into a more specialized, mature cell type able to perform distinct functions....   [tags: destruction, ethical issues] 833 words
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Supporting Stem Cell Research - ... So instead of wasting the unused embryos, we are putting them to good use and carrying out vital research. In addition, this is not done as often as people would like to think. According to Kristina Hugh, a professor at Lund University in Sweden, most embryonic stem cells being grown today are derived from “cell lines” that already exist. This means that a majority of stem cells being made today are from other stem cells and that embryos are not actually being “exploited” to benefit the research (Hug)....   [tags: regenerative medicine]
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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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Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Embryonic stem cells carry definitive traits that can treat diseases, and furthermore potentially carry the capacity to save lives. They provide an array of medical benefits, and consequently are moral to use for treatment and research. They can be used to cure diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, traumatic spinal cord injury, Duchene’s muscular dystrophy, heart disease, and even vision and hearing loss (Bethesda). Also, embryonic stem cells can be used in diverse ways to inform our understanding of human development and disease, formulate new therapies, and screen for new therapeutic compounds (Shevde)....   [tags: Medical Ethics]
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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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The Stem Cell Dilemma - The Stem Cell Dilemma Every day, nearly 3,000 people die while waiting for an organ transplant (D’Agnese). Moreover, 66,000 people are still on an organ donor list in the United States, few of which will ever see their name come up on that list (“Improving”). Many people believe nothing can be done about this sad fact. However, this is not the case. Studies on stem-cell research point toward a solution to this deadly problem. With efficient use of stem cells, many diseases and medical problems could be solved....   [tags: Stem Cells Medical Health Science Genetics 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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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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Stem Cell Research - I.     Introduction The desecration of life by use of embryonic stem cells is not necessary with alternatives such as adult, placenta, and umbilical stem cells available which hold promising results. Stem cell research definitely has shown its ability to benefit humanity, but at what lengths. At what cost. America along with the world continues to battle against embryonic stem cell research as it results in termination of a human life form. With a clear understanding of what stem cells are and how they are used the evidence clearly shows that alternative forms of stems cells can lead to the same promising results without arising any ethical concerns....   [tags: embryonic stem cells]
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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 - Should Stem Cell Research be prohibited. The ongoing bioethical controversy of stem cells research has been debated in political arenas across the world. As with any debate there are two sides to the issue. Scientific researchers want to expand their research into emerging fields like stem cell research in hopes of bettering medicine for the future. Human right activists and some religious groups are against this type of research because the harvesting of stem cells from embryos is seen as the destruction of human life....   [tags: bioethical controversy] 840 words
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Stem Cell Research - Fifty-seven to sixty-seven percent of American’s are supporters of stem cell research (Langwith 79). Stem cell research is the replacing of dysfunctional or old cells with new cell (Langwith 23). One way stem cell research is used by replacing old cells with healthy new ones to help old organ (Langwith 24). Another way it is being used is through stem cell therapy and this could help repair spinal injuries (Langwith 28). An example is twelve out of twenty-two people who received cell injection for type 1 diabetes worked and more people continue to use it today (Stem cell therapy treats diabetes 1 of 2)....   [tags: replacement, old cells, new cells]
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Stem Cell Research - Stem Cell Research When you see stem cell research scroll across your TV on the news, do you actually understand what it is talking about. Imagine the possibilities for the future if a cure for diseases is found. That is what stem cell research is all about, but it also comes with many controversial views. Stem cell research is the field of science that examines specific cells that have the ability to divide indefinitely in culture and that give rise to specialized cells in order to provide therapy for diseases....   [tags: embryos, fetuses, cure]
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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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Stem Cell Research - Stem cell research on embryos is a major moral dilemma. This research is called embryonic stem cell research. In embryonic stem cell research, a scientist takes an aborted fetus or embryo and takes its stem cell, which then destroys the fetus. When the embryonic stem cells are taken from the embryo they can multiply rapidly, making many more stem cells. The embryonic stem cells are very useful because they are undifferentiated. This means they can still take on any form or role of any type of cell the body needs....   [tags: embryos, moral dilemma, health]
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Stem Cell Research - The existence of stem cells first entered the public domain in 1963 when University of Toronto biophysicists Ernest McCulloch and James Till published their theory and experiment resulting in “Nature” (McCulloch, Till 1963). In the decades after, global initiatives into stem cell research have produced large strides in scientific understanding and use in medical treatments of disease and injuries. However, while many medical researchers believe that stem cell treatments have the potential to change how the human race cares for diseases, there is a loud voice that cries out against a particular practice in stem cell research and treatment....   [tags: Ernest McCulloch, James Till, embryonic, somatic]
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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 - 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 In light of the continued advancement of technology and research in the medical field, there have been some groundbreaking developments that have been heralded as indications that scientific research can produce remarkable results when it is integrated with technology. Since the turn of the 20th century, major breakthroughs like the discovery of DNA and the development of anti-retroviral drugs for HIV/AIDS have been cited as the reason why scientific research especially in the medical field must be supported....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Stem Cell Research - Stem cell research has caused a big ethical debate across the nation. The stem cell lines developed for stem cell research are established from embryos after fertilization. An embryo is then divided into individual cells to create a stem cell line. From the embryo, one cell is placed in a dish and nourished with substances that stimulate the cell to divide, then the resulting line will then continue to divide in a managed environment and if taken care of properly (Creating Stem Cells For Research)....   [tags: Medical Ethics]
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Stem Cell Research - ... In March 2009, President Barrack Obama signed an order to repeat the rules against stem-cell research. Research on stem cells is still in progress, but it “holds great promise and potential in the field of medicine” (History of Stem Cell Research 5). Some people however, argue that stem-cell research is unethical. The debate on stem cell research being ethical is still ongoing. Arguments are made supporting both sides of the debate, and many claim that embryos have a moral status. The embryos are a potential human life and they should be treated with as much respect as anyone....   [tags: unethical procedures, embryos, moral status]
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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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Stem Cell Aging - Stem cell aging is still a controversial topic among scientists. One of the most popular explanations of stem cell aging is defined by the decrease in ability to proliferate or self-renew. Cell regulation mechanisms that have been related to aging are senescence and apoptosis. Leading evidence has identified the relationship between p16INK4a, a tumor suppressor protein, and aging in neural stem cells. Neural stem cells regenerate neurons and glial cells as required by the organisms, but an increase in p16INK4a declines the ability of the stem cells to function as they were able to do initially....   [tags: controversial topics among scientists] 1907 words
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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 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 - 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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Stem Cell Research - Stem cell research and their potential use in medicine sparks probably th most controversial ethical debate in modern times. Amongst issues considering the effectiveness and risks of potential stem cell therapies there are others such as social worry about the availability and cost of stem cell treatments as well as issues with donors and consents. As stem cell therapies are relatively new areas in research and medicine these doubts and concerns are understandable. What creates the bigger problem is the source of embryonic stem cells, which raises ethically-related arguments against usage of these cells....   [tags: human embryo, medicine, risk] 785 words
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Stem Cell Research - There are many questions regarding stem cell research. What are they. Why are they important. Where do you get them. How can they be used. What ethical issues have they brought up among us. Stem cell research is a very controversial, yet promising study. “Stem cells are like little kids who, when they grow up, can enter a variety of professions. A child might become a fireman, a doctor, or a plumber, depending on the influences in their life- or environment. In the same way, these stem cells can become many tissues by making certain changes in their environment” (Parks 8)....   [tags: genetic engineering, embryonic cells]
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The Ethics and Potential of Stem Cell Research - In England, during the late 1790s, physician Edward Jenner discovered how to vaccinate people against smallpox. Approximately 190 years later, in 1980, smallpox was declared eradicated (Edward Jenner). Today, humanity continues to follow in Jenner’s footsteps through working to cure and eradicate diseases that threaten people across the globe. Unfortunately, however, vaccines and antibiotics do not always work, and scientists need to find new ways in which to cure the diseases that have yet to be cured, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and diabetes....   [tags: vaccines, curing diseases, physician]
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Embryonic Stem Cell Research is NOT Ethical - Embryonic stem cell research occurs when stem cells from fertilized embryos are used as research for treating abnormalities and diseases among humans, by dissecting them and therefore killing the human soul in the embryo. It permanently destroys a living human embryo, sacrificing that precious life worth so much more than people realize. Nobody should be a human sacrifice. Every human life is precious, and from the second of conception, that embryo is a living human being. What is even more heartbreaking is that embryonic stem cell research isn’t necessary, yet it is still conducted....   [tags: medical and scientific fields] 755 words
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Stem Cell Research - ... This generated the idea in the public’s imagination that 16-celled pre-people were heartlessly destroyed for the amusement of researchers, or for specious therapies. While it is true that all people began as blastocysts and embryos, and that we agree a formed person has moral standing, this led to a gray area in ethical reasoning. At what point do we consider a person to be a person. Did the parents of the embryos knowingly contribute their potential offspring for research. If a blastocyst is merely undifferentiated tissue, this is no problem....   [tags: organs, human embryos]
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Embryonic Stem Cell - Imagine going into the deep midst of a forest to experience the serenity and tranquility of nature. Now imagine standing next to what you believe is the world’s most perfect tree, serenely flourishing from the fertile land you are standing on. However, next to that tree you witness similar trees that are just as marvelous. Alongside of those trees, you notice a path of trees that are limited in number, but also look desecrated and not as potent. Subsequently, however, you see a group of men head towards that very first tree you came across....   [tags: life versus death] 1551 words
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Stem Cell Treatment - Crash. The screech of metal on metal. And then solid blackness envelops you. You wake up five days later in hospital to be told by the doctor that you can never walk again. Why. In the crash, your spinal cord was injured. With neurons unable to regenerate, you are paralyzed until you dying day. The discovery of stem cells approximately one decade ago has proven to be one of the most important breakthroughs of the 21st century. A stem cell is a somatic cell that has not been differentiated into a cell with a specific function....   [tags: Medical Ethics]
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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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Advantages of Adult Stem Cell Therapy - The advancement of biomedical research has improved stem cell therapies immensely. There is a lot of unnecessary debate about the advantages and disadvantages of adult stem cell therapy versus embryonic stem cell therapy, which could be avoided if people were more knowledgeable of both therapies. Adult stem cell therapy is far superior to embryonic stem cell therapy because it avoids ethical concerns, the patients can use their own cells, and adult stem cells can be transformed into a pluripotent stage....   [tags: Medical Research]
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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 Analysis - Embryo Analysis Embryonic stem cell analysis is a terribly sensitive topic and it's highly debated. Much medical advancement can come from stem cells. I’ll justify what embryonic stem cells do and what they are. The Cumulated States can before long fall behind different countries who are utilizing this advancement if we cannot come to a logical conclusion on this very important issue. Embryonic stem cells are the building blocks of life because they cure diseases, recreate damaged cells, and reverse birth defects....   [tags: genetic medicine and research] 1055 words
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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: The Way of the Future - ... This quick process of collecting stem cells in the bone marrow seems relatively quick, simple, and harmless to the dornor and the patient receiving the stem cells. One catch of the PBSC process is that a donor of the allogeneic transplant has to be 12 years of age or older. (Names and Types of Transplants). This drawback will not affect many people that are donors but, there may be some special cases in which they only have a relative of someone younger than 12 that can do the transplantation but this case will be very rare....   [tags: genetic engineering]
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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 Stem Cell: The Source For All of Them - lMy Favorite Cell: The Stem Cell Stem cells are amazing cells that all humans possess throughout their bodies. In today’s world of science, stem cells have become important factors in scientific research. Research with stem cells has been increasing exponentially over the last decade. Around the world, stem cells have been studied to help treat various health problems. The extent to what stem cell research can do is very wide reaching. The existence of stem cells was theorized by Alexander Maximow in the late 1800s....   [tags: medical research implications]
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Stem Cell Research: Murder or Miracle - Stem cell research is one of the most controversial topics of debate that has caught the attention of both politicians and scientists. Pro-life supporters feel the moral cost of continuing experimentation outweighs any possible benefits, however researchers think the potential of stem cells is both awe-inspiring and mystifying. To fully understand this debate a person must be informed on the stem cell research’s history and scientific details. Stem cell research has recently become a big topic, however stem cells were first found in the early 80’s with the discovery that stem cells are essential for developing organisms....   [tags: experimentation, dna, ethical issues]
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Is Embryonic Stem Cell Research Ethical or Not? - Although some find embryonic stem cells unethical, supporting embryonic stem cell research will benefit humankind in many aspects. While many support embryonic stem cell research, some people oppose it say that it is an unethical practice. According to these people, embryonic stem cells require murdering a baby, human life is defined by rational beings, those capable of rational thought or a consciousness. In order to be rational one must have a consciousness, the ability to have thoughts and feel pain, to begin with....   [tags: defects, birth, disease] 766 words
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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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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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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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Embryonic and Adult Stem Cell Research - Stem cell research is one of the most widely expanding areas of scientific research being conducted all over the world today. In basic terms, stem cell research is the research of stem cells; however in actuality is much more complicated. A stem cell is a cell with the ability to develop into any of the cell types that make up the tissues and organs of the body. This makes these cells highly useful and provides endless opportunities in the field of regenerative medicine. There are two expansive lines of stem cell research, which involve multipotent stem cells and pluripotent stem cells....   [tags: genetic sciences]
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Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research Stem cells are an undifferentiated cell that is capable of giving rise to indefinitely more cells of the same type, and from which certain other kinds of cell arise by differentiation. These unique cells are found in tissues, organs, and bone marrow. In 1978, scientists discovered that human umbilical cord blood contain blood stem cells and immediately began experiments to tests their uses. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin isolated grew the first stem cells from human embryos using in vitro fertilization in 1998 and by the following year understood that stem cells could differentiate....   [tags: genetic medicine]
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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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Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Failure - ... In April 2013, a report published in Express states that researchers from Mayo Clinic treat heart failure patients with a special stem cells harvested from the top of the patient’s hip. Proteins are used to instruct the stem cells to works as heart cells and these are then injected into the patient’s heart. The results show that patients have greater improvement in their health but this technique still requires further investigation to determine why the hip’s stem cells are able to cause such effects....   [tags: adequate circulation, heart attack ]
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Stem Cell Research: The Political Front - Stem cells have the capability of forming any body tissue or even an entire organism, they are “master cells that can grow into virtually any sort of cell in the human body” (Edwards, Wattenberg & Lineberry, 2009, p. 605). Stem cells are also repair cells, they work to maintain and regenerate cells in organs and tissues that are lost through damage, disease or normal wear and tear. Stem cell research began in the 1950s when researchers “discovered that the bone marrow contains at least two kinds of stem cells” (The National Institutes of Health [NIH], 2010)....   [tags: Ethics ]
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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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Stem Cell Research: The Final Cure - ... . Due to the many different kinds of stem cells, there are various places they can be found at. Adult stem cells are taken from an adult, child, or umbilical cord and are considered pluripotent, because they are more than 4-5 days old(Lindsey 26). Adult stem cells are being used more in studies, since they avoid the “ethical controversy.” These cells can be found in: the brain, bone marrow, digestive system, blood vessels, liver, muscle and skin cells. So what’s the problem. Well the problem starts with the embryonic stem cells....   [tags: genetic engineering on human disease] 2036 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 - One of the morality issues of today is stem cell research and cloning. Mankind has found a way to manipulate human cells into something that could save lives. This is a moral issue because even though it can be used to help people, the process of obtaining these cells could be harmful to others. A lot of times innocent embryos are hurt purely for tests and because people are focused on the embryo stem cells, they have little idea that similar results can be obtained from the stem cells of adult donors....   [tags: morality and ethical issues] 1113 words
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Stem Cell Research: A Christian Perspective - Stem Cells Research The body is composed of cells, which form the basic unit of life. Unique cells found in the body are the stem cells. These cells are biological cells that are not specialized for particular functioning in organisms. They can be distinguished since they have the ability to differentiate or divide into multiple body cells, and their ability to replicate self. They are unique in the way they can renew themselves by undergoing cell division when inactive for a long period....   [tags: bioengineering, genetics, religious perspective]
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Parkinson's Disease: The Stem Cell Approach - Michael J. Fox has been recognized for many great accomplishments having to do with his career as an actor. Throughout his career he played numerous roles in many films and television shows. His success has been recognized through his portrayal of characters such as Marty McFly from the Back to the Future trilogy and Alex P. Keaton from the once popular television show, “Family Ties.” However, at barely thirty years old, Fox was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease (Michael’s Story). Such a young man contracting a restrictive disease so early on in his life is nothing short of life changing....   [tags: Michael J. Fox, actor, Parkinson's]
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Legalities Regarding Stem Cell Research - “…Stem cells are unique because they are undifferentiated, meaning that given the right conditions they are capable of developing into any type of cell” (Lee, 2011, Stem cell basics, para. 2). Because stem cells are not initially indicated to be any specific cell, one can see stem cells as the foundation of each tissue within the human body. Stem cells exhibit numerous potential benefits for a variety of complications due to the cell’s diverse range of possible transformations. Stem cells derived from human embryos are known as embryonic stem cells....   [tags: Medical Ethics]
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Finding a Cure: Stem Cell Research - “Cancer is a disease that will come after you, your family, your work, and every facet of your life.” It is the second leading cause of deaths in the United States, and is directly associated to obesity. In fact, one out of every three woman, and half of men, will develop cancer in their lifetimes. Cancer attacks health, attitude, and confidence with array of chemicals, tests, treatments, and paperwork. In many cases it will come back, even stronger and terrifying. Since cancer is such an immense deal, and a lot of people are dying from it, then let’s find a cure for it (Dennis)....   [tags: Disease]
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Reproductive Human Stem Cell Cloning - The argument on whether human cloning/stem cell research should be deemed acceptable still exists. Those that 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. This particular procedure is a technological process that involves “copying” a human’s nuclear DNA, this type of cloning is known as reproductive cloning. This type of cloning uses a process called somatic cell transfer....   [tags: genetic engineering] 1101 words
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Support Embryonic Stem Cell Research - President Obama acted appropriately when he signed legislation to reverse the ban restricting use of use of embryonic stem cells for research. The benefits of embryonic stem cell research for the advance of medicine are far greater than moral and ethical concerns raised by many. Using unwanted embryos in the blastocyst stage for research enables scientists to perform valuable studies that could ultimately result in the development of a cure for many ailments that plaque us or our loved ones. Embryonic stem cell research has shown to offer monumental therapeutic potential for repairing damaged organs....   [tags: Medical Research]
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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: Beneficial or Dangerous? - Over the past decade scientist and the U.S government have been debating about funds for stem cell research (SCR), the amount spent depends on who is in office. The Democratic Party fully supports SCR, but the Republican Party somewhat opposes the concept of SCR, arfuing it violates the Christian principle of life. As a result, this topic is considered controversial, but also beneficial if allowed. Despite the controversy, SCR should be well funded for medicinal use, because blank stem cells (SC) can be used to regenerate bones and muscle tissue, they can be used to control or even reverse neurodegenerative disease, and because they can be used for therapeutic cloning....   [tags: controversy, regenerative, ethics]
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Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research - When does life begin. This four-word sentence has vexed scientists and ethicists for years. Does life begin the moment the egg is formed or the moment that egg is fertilized and becomes an embryo. Does it begin days later when the cells within that embryo begin communicating with each other and deciding which will be the hair, the heart, the brain, the eyes, and so forth. Does life begin 40 days after conception, as some religions believe this is the moment a soul is breathed into the embryo (Peters, Lebacqz and Bennett, 2008)....   [tags: Biology, Scientific Research] 2095 words
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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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Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Stem Cells are the centre point for all growth and development. The centre point of life. Without them, there would not be humans, animals or even germs. Thanks to them, we can modify and enhance the human body when in its foetal form. The fear that a child will be born with hereditary disease, mutations and disabilities haunts the dreams of people today more than ever. But what if we could guarantee our children could be born disease free and disability free. What if we could remove the gene that would give our children haemophilia....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Stem Cell Research: The Benefits of Stem Cells - ... They are less mature than adult stem cells but more mature than embryonic stem cells (Freedman 10). There is a lot of research being done about stem cells today. Scientists try to figure out what tissues can be made from stem cells and how to reproduce the cells best. A lot of this research is done in vitro (out of the body) in labs. Learning how stem cells change into different cells can give us the ability to stimulate stem cells in labs to form tissue. It could lead us to being able to change stem cells in the body to specific cells (Freedman 12)....   [tags: disorder, cells, change, osteoblast]
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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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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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Stem Cells: To Live Another Tomorrow - Dr. Dan Kaufman, Ph. D. an associate professor University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute, has said that, “human embryonic stem-cell research is not only ethical, it is an essential field to pursue to make key advances in biomedical research to treat diseases effectively where there are currently no cures… (thesurvivaldoctor.com).” I believe that stem cell research needs to receive government funding and research should expand in order to completely understand what diseases can be cured through stem cells, and if the benefits outweigh the risks involved....   [tags: Embryonic Stem-Cell Research, Human Cells]
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Stem Cells Offer Great Promise - Stem cells offer great promise for success in future medical treatments. However, there still remains to be biased opinions on whether or not the use of stem cell for research is the most appropriate and effective tool for medical research. This topic is especially important for people who are suffering from disease that is capable of being treated through stem cell use. For these people, the treatment has the potential to change their outlook on life to a positive one. The advancements are diverse and have the potential to help cure numerous diseases and illnesses....   [tags: stem cell research, AMA, cloning, USPTO]
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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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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 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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The Ethics of Stem Cell Research - According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), stem cells are 1 "Cells with the ability to divide for indefinite periods in culture and to give rise to specialized cells." Stem cells are basically unspecialized cells that can, with proper physiologic or experimental conditions, become specialized cells. Specialized cells are usually called differentiated cells. These differentiated cells can then be used to repair damaged cells and eventually cure many diseases and disorders in humans. This could revolutionize the way society treats health issues....   [tags: Genetic Engineering]
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