Doctors and scientists have been successful at cloning artificial organs for transplant patients. They have also helped parents artificially conceive (Controversial). As technology advances and more experiments are done more illness will be cured and we will one day have a cure for
They can also form new stem cells, a process called self-renewal (Staff). Although the fear of unethical human cloning is present, the study of stem cells is necessary because it can improve society by testing new medications for safety and effectiveness, and by finding the cure of potentially fatal diseases, such as cancer. Stem cells can only be acquired from a few places. Embryonic stem cells are formed in the embryo just a few days after fertilization. By this point, there are about one hundred cells; this is called a blastocyst.
This approach seems more reasonable than using this technology to choose one’s eye color or keep someone on life support just because it is something that can be done, whether or not that is acceptable or not. To start with, scientific breakthroughs are necessary to improve human health and longevity. With the advancements in biotechnology there comes the opportunity to cure diseases that once devastated the population which allows for a healthier generation of people. For example, many vaccinations for diseases such as H1N1 have been popular in order to avoid being caught with the virus. Vaccinations have been used for years because of their ability to prevent diseases from spreading where they normally would have infected hundreds to thousands of people otherwise.
Angiogenesis works with cloned cells injections that cause cancers to shrink without harming the patient. Tumours need blood to grow, the treatment interdicts the blood vessels from developing therefore the tumour would disintegrate. There are other ways to treat cancer such as leukaemia’s, myelomas and lymphomas using stem cell transplants. Getting a donor to transplant the stem cells could be risky, however cloning a person’s own stem cells is always effective.
Stem cells can replace damaged cells and this helps with the healing process and in some cases the patient has even been cured of the disease, which is why the research with stem cells is so aggressive. Researchers have found that adult stem cells can be taken from many parts of the human body. Also with adult cells they are an exact match to the patient’s DNA, therefore the body’s immune syste... ... middle of paper ... ...ming to fruition, less people would have to be on dialysis, or on life saving machines. Also this technique would take out the question of who qualifies for an organ transplant, young or old. Since age has a big impact on who receives an organ transplant.
Using stem cells or stem cell research is a way to develop therapies to regenerate damaged organs and heal people who are suffering from terrible diseases. While some believe that human embryo is not to be destroyed, they don’t have to be. In most cases and if regulated by the government all cases; If there is no potential for the eggs to become human beings, then why not use them for the greater good? Stem cell research in my opinion is something that can change the lives of many people, and give them an opportunity to live a better and healthier life.
Organ damage is usually permanent and people have to live with it for the rest of their lives. Now there is a treatment using stem cells. The reason why scientists need to use stem cells is because these cells are the only kind that has the ability to ... ... middle of paper ... ...ells offer the possibility of a new treatment There have been studies done to see how stem cells would actually work in this kind of situation “recent studies suggest these cells may hold the secret to treatment – even cures – for some of our most baffling diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s” (Time Magazine). This is amazing that these cells can potentially provide a better method of treatment for diseases that usually can’t be treated. And if there is even more research done there can be even more uses and treatments for other puzzling diseases like cancer using stem cells.
Now think of a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or paralysis. Would you deny them a life without suffering if the cure for the disease could be obtained by performing research on an aborted fetus already destined for destruction? It is my belief that scientists should be able to do stem cell research within carefully defined moral parameters because this research is so promising to cure so many diseases and teach us so much about how our bodies work. However, embryos destined for destruction should be used for stem cell research rather than created embryos because there are several thousands of embryos that will be destroyed so it is not necessary to create more embryos and destroy them. Stem cell research remains highly promising in that “Animal research suggests stem cells may some day provide a way to repair or replace diseased tissues and organs” and it holds immense possibilities for cures of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, paralysis, Parkinson’s disease, and diabetes (The Lancet par.
Stem cell research has the potential to save many lives. The future can be a disease-ridden place through the research in stem cell research. Stem cell research can provide with many alternatives to hard-core treatment methods. Stem cell research can potentially produce any kind of cell that can be used to repair or regrow parts in our bodies despite all the losses that accrue in the process. Many American lives can be saved through this procedure.
Eli Broad once said, “Without a doubt, stem cell research will lead to the dramatic improvement in the human condition and will benefit millions of people.” Stem cells are defined as undifferentiated cells of a multicellular organism that is capable of becoming different kinds of cells (merriam-webster.com). Stem cell research is a very controversial topic involving the debate of science vs. religion. The religious community has the biggest issues with this research because stem cells can be obtained from aborted fetuses. This raises questions of when life begins, and if embryos have rights, but there are other ways of obtaining these cells from adults. Regardless, scientists research stem cells and how they could benefit us in medicine.