However, smallpox’s ugly face reared itself just recently with the new threat of bioterrorism. Yet this will most likely not affect our society due to the huge amount of preparatory work that would need to be placed into a new smallpox outbreak. For the past twelve thousand years, Smallpox has obliterated societies with ease. Many civilizations found ways to inoculate their citizens with the least amount of symptoms through processes known as variolation and vaccination. Development of the treatment for smallpox mostly began in the end of the eighteenth century and continued through 1970s, until smallpox was eradicated in 1980.
Even though the critics do not think that genetic medicine is safe, Americans should all support genetic testing because the testing is revolutionary, more effective, and can cause major diseases to fade away. This is why and why genetic testing should be used to enhance regular medicine. If society supports genetic experimentation, the United States of America can lead countries into a modern day medical renaissance in a new and exciting part of science and technology which can revolutionize the world. Scientists are currently working to develop a new branch of medical help. This new study is challenging the way people think about DNA.
Cloning can be helpful to those who. “The hope is that cells can be generated to cure these types of diseases where one cell has gone wrong. The growth and transplant of new nerve cells would help with Parkinson’s, the growth cells to produce more insulin for diabetics, and new heart muscle for those suffering from heart disease.” –MCB181 Honors Biology Group 1. Taking the risk of this cloning procedure cannot only extend a person’s lifetime but can also save their life from having to worry about reoccurring organ problems. The medical application of this achievement, benefiting an immense amount of people, is the therapeutic use of cloning.
"This procedure will be both a contribution to science and a betterment of the human race." Human cloning will provide unlimited benefits to our species and should be legal. This paper is intended to educate you to the many benefits of human cloning before it is banned due to ignorance. Now before you read any further I would like to ask you to forget any myth, legend or science fiction that you might have heard about cloning. The cloning of humans could be the greatest achievement of medical science, it could lead the way to the solution to some of humanity's greatest problems.
The Vaccination and Eradication of Smallpox Smallpox, a disease caused by the variola virus, has devastated humanity for many centuries. Because of its high mortality rate, civilizations around the world sought to protect themselves from this disease. Throughout the 1700's, these protective methods became more sophisticated, and led up to Edward Jenner’s vaccination method in 1796. Indeed, the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control and the Agency for International Development began a joint program to eradicate smallpox in 1967. It utilized methods of mass vaccination, surveillance, and containment.
Going by this logic, acquiring stem cells from a human embryo is not an act of murder any more than you are preventing a cancer cell from developing. As a final point, with the advances of using biomedical technology, scientists have the ability to cure cancer and prolong human life where they would’ve died if such advancements have not been made. The use of such technology should be used when the benefit outweighs the cost such as using it to benefit humanity and not just to choose if one’s child has blue eyes or brown eyes. I personally support the scientific breakthroughs that have been made over the recent years, yet, these advancements should only be used to cure/prevent diseases rather than to decide on one’s genes or to keep an elderly person on life support simply because it’s possible.
Despite the heated controversy that surrounds this research, the results of countless experiments have had proven success. Therefore, it seems unreasonable that stem cell research would not be the most viable option when considering the treatment of diseases and injuries. A pressing need for treatments to previously incurable illnesses can be addressed through ardent research of embryonic stem cells. The continuation and support of embryonic stem cell research is crucial in the field of regenerative medicine, and in the effort to save human lives.
This could extend our lives greatly, but could it also change our society? The growing debate over the ethical aspects of stem cell research has overshadowed all the progress that has been achieved throughout the years. Stem Cell research is vital to our medical world because of all the possibilities it offers, and to waste that would be unfortunate. Controversies surrounding this topic fall under the categories of religious belief, moral and ethical concerns, and politics. Although there may be a great deal of apprehension when it comes to this topic of discussion, the overall outcome of this research is crucial to our advancement in the medical world.
Today we are on the fast track of a breakthrough that could redefine typical cancer treatments, one that could and will save thousands who are at risk. There is a therapy that instead of involving chemicals, radiation or surgery, one that in essence trains your immune system to recognize cancerous cells and work to attack them. This is known as immunotherapy, while it is still in its infancy, it has been making some great breakthroughs in clinical trials all across the world. Using the immune system to treat and prevent diseases is not a new concept, before the immune system was fully understood one doctor made some startling observations in the late 1800. William ... ... middle of paper ... ...atments by using immunotherapy as a treatment.
History of Cancer Treatment ... ... middle of paper ... ... me to understand the problems, the practice and the future the field of being an oncologist entails. Although there is still no cure for this dreaded disease, the technological and scientific advancements are slowly approaching a breakthrough that can possibly rid the world of this complicated disease. Sure there are problems that must be considered and understood once entering this field but my drive to find a cure for these patients and help them is my undying will to pursue this field. Entering this field also would challenge me in undermining possible new strains and even come up with my own discovery for a cure for incurable strains of cancer. The challenge is always there but it is very important to help those in need and with cancer slowly eating away even the future generation, this dream of mine would at least alleviate this problem in its own small way.