Biomedical Engineering: Stem Cells

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Biomedical engineering has become a growing field over the past couple years. The new advances and research that stem from biomedical engineers can solve problems that would have never have been able to be solved before. Engineers have been working on new technology that will utilize stem cells in order to save lives and treat diseases. The stem cells that are used for treatment are called embryonic stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are formed from five-day old human embryos that the embryos are essentially human beings ("In Stem-cell Research” Para. 3). The usage of such stem cells has caused controversy because pro-life advocates believe lives are being taken away which embryonic stem cell usage. Despite the viewpoints of pro-life advocates who consider embryos to be a life form, the usage of stem cells for medical and scientific reasons is absolutely ethical. The advantages of stem cell usage such as their ability to save a human life, outweighs the opposing viewpoints of partisans against embryo usage. The field Biomedical engineering is an innovative field that has become widespread over the past few years. Biomedical engineers can have many different jobs; they can design, do research or even supervise. The project side designs products such as devices that can replace nonfunctioning body parts. The new technology being manufactured by Biomedical engineers will change the wav people live. Being a Biomedical engineer involves having a background in both medicine and engineering. According to The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics “[Biomedical Engineers] create products for which an in-depth understanding of living systems and technology is essential ("Biomedical Engineers" Para. 3). The schooling for a Biomedical engineers co... ... middle of paper ... ...d Organs May Mean End To Waiting Lists, Deadly Shortages." The Huffington Post. 25 Sept. 2013. Web. 17 May 2014. "In Stem-cell Research, Health Benefits Outweigh the Risks of Copying Humans." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2014. Web. 20 Apr. 2014. Murnaghan, Ian. "Adult vs. Embryonic Stem Cells." Adult vs. Embryonic Stem Cells. 4 May 2014. Web. 18 May 2014. O'Neill, Terry. Biomedical Ethics: Opposing Viewpoints. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven, 1994. Print. "Pro-life Groups Laud Decision to Block Embryonic Stem Cell Research." :: Catholic News Agency (CNA). 23 Aug. 2010. Web. 18 May 2014. Rowley, Janet. "Embryonic Stem Cell Research Does Too Much Good to Be Evil." US News. U.S.News & World Report, 23 Mar. 2009. Web. 17 May 2014. Watson, Stephanie, and Craig Freudenrich. "How Stem Cells Work." HowStuffWorks. HowStuffWorks.com, 11 Nov. 2004. Web. 14 May 2014.
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