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Legalize Stem Cell Research - Stem cell research should be legal and funded by the government in all 50 states. There are several types of stem cells that we have available to use for research. The controversy comes from the use of Embryonic Stem Cells (ESC) and how they are obtained. The funding is very unstable for stem cell research due to the use of ESC, combined with the message they send. There have been several arguments in regards to the right to life. In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) clinics have never been funded by the government and that is not the plan for this research either....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Human Stem Cell Cloning - The argument on whether human cloning/ stem cell research should be deemed acceptable still exists. Those who are in favor of artificial reproduction claim that the benefits of human cloning far outweigh the negatives. Those opposed of accepting stem cell research lift up the argument that it is unnatural and cruel. Scientists say that cloning will benefit humans for many reasons; however they propose two different mindsets on human cloning. One is that they are no different from humans and that they are the same....   [tags: artificial reproduction, mutation, technology]
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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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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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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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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 - ... 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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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 - ... Embryonic stem cells come from fertilized eggs grown in laboratories which are used for stem cell research or from invitro-fertilization clinics from eggs that were never implanted in a woman. Scientists have been so eager to continue to develop stem cell research for many years because stem cells research has the potential to find cures for diseases it also has the potential for research and development of spinal cord injuries. They can also give scientists a better understanding of how diseases occur....   [tags: controversial topic] 595 words
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Stem Cell Research - ... Since the authorization in 2001 by President Bush to grant federal funding for research of stem cell lines, there has been a medical breakthrough in the use of human stem cells. Stem cells are now being examined in how they can help prevent and cure diseases and injuries such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Duchene muscular dystrophy, diabetes, arthritis, burns, and vision and hearing loss, as well as numerous other conditions. Experiments are also being conducted on how stem cells can be used to treat, repair, or replace damaged tissue from disease of injury as stem cells have the potential to differentiate....   [tags: genetic engineering, embryonic cells] 865 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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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 Research - ... Another option for cloning, therapeutic cloning, can be used to generate embryonic stem cells, which hopefully someday be used to repair or replace defective tissues or organs. The aim with stem cells is to create a stem cell line that is identical to the normal host target cell, allowing the stem cells to replace cells that are defective in a manner that would not generate any immune reaction against the transplanted cells by the host. Two stem-cell mediated strategies of regenerative medicine are available....   [tags: genetic engineering] 1160 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 - 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 - ... 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 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 - ... 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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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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The Expanding Field of Stem Cell Research - ... This type of stem cell are known as adult stem cells and are found in the brain, blood, muscles, skin, bone marrow and other fully developed parts of the body. On the other hand, pluripotent stem cells can differentiate and specialise into any cell of the body. These are embryonic stem cells which are found in embryo’s that are five to seven days old, and umbilical cords. In 2006, Shinya Yamanaka, a scientist in Japan discovered that stem cells could also be generated from mature, fully specialised cells....   [tags: pluripotent, embryonic, ethics] 751 words
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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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Federal Funding With Stem Cell Research - ... According to the US Congressional amendment, the Dickey-Wicker states that the use of federal funds for creating, destroying, or knowingly injuring human embryos goes against the amendment, so therefore the US government will not fund embryonic stem cell research. The future of stem cells, and its possibilities are infinite. From past research, and research in other countries stem cells have the ability to replace damaged cells and treat disease. The supply for organs in the world is quite low....   [tags: today's society, controversial, prevalent]
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Stem Cell Analysis - ... Since they have the ability to engender illimitable numbers of them and might be characterized to become any of the 220 cell types, they can be utilized in drugs for regenerative medical aid and medical analysis. Therefore if major disabilities just like the ones listed can be partly or totally treated, why don't we have a tendency to utilize them. What’s the ethical issue concerning the harvest and use of those stem cells. Regenerative therapy betokens exactly what it implicatively insinuates....   [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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No More Disease with Stem Cell Research - ... Embryotic stem cells are undifferentiated cells that show promise in the treatment of heart disease, cancer, spinal cord injuries, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease. Undifferentiated cells are cells that have the potential to become any type of cell they want, but once grown with a certain type of cell they will differentiate, or mature into that specific type of cell (Farrell and Carson-Dewitt). Embryotic stem cells can be used to replace different tissues in the body after a serious accident....   [tags: embryotic , tissue repair, healing] 583 words
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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? - ... 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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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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Stem Cell Regulation - ... Differentiating melanocytes transfer pigment to terminally differentiated hair follicles (Nishimura et al., 2002; Tanimura et al., 2011; Rabbani et al., 2011).Hair follicle undergoes cyclical bouts of 3 phases-anagen (phase of active growth), catagen (destruction phase) and telogen (rest phase) (Hardy, 1992). HFSCs give rise to daughter stem cells which are retained in the bulge area and others form, either epidermal progenitors which migrate upwards during tissue repair or it forms hair-matrix progenitors which migrate below to form hair shaft (Niemann & Watt 2002; Oshima et al., 2001; Taylor et al....   [tags: genetic engineering and research] 626 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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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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Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research - ... It wasn’t until March 9th, 2009 that President Barack Obama signed an executive order removing barriers to responsible scientific research involving human stem cells (Whitehouse.gov) At this point stem cell research should have been able to continue legitimately but Roy Walters explains The Dickey-Wicker amendment was pretty much revived in 2009 and could be considered one of Maldonado 3 the biggest things standing in the way of legitimate stem cell research. So, the question is, should federal funding, aka taxpayer money, be used for stem cell research or not....   [tags: genetic research and engineering] 2046 words
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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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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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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 - ... 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: 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 - ... Although scientists have made the announcement/proclamation of their success on cloning a sheep named dolly without any mutations of any sort; they are excluding the history of their research of how it took them nearly 300 attempts to not mutate the Sheep through the stem cell and to ultimately “Get it right”. Imagine if they were to do the same thing on a human. Select individuals deceivingly claim that the “clones” will be the exact same as the human beings in the world; if they tried to clone humans they would end up creating hundreds of mutated “Human beings” for every attempt to make once single person....   [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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