These cells developed, though the furthest development was from the one cell to eight cells, which is not enough to provide stem-cells (Lauritzen). This may not seem like much, but it is seen as a small step on the path to greater and more efficient use of these cells. So, one factor in the question of why do we not use stem-cells is that certain people do not approve of the use of embryonic tissue in research. There are many reasons, however, in which it could be seen as feasible to use embryonic stem-cells in the sake of medicine. For example people with heart disease or kidney failure could be cured with a relatively cheap operation.
(Velazquez, n.d.). Embryonic stem cell research has been known to put a big dent in government funding. However, with the use of embryonic stem cell research we would be able to find cures too many different types of diseases. Some feel that it is very important that this research should be funded so that we will have the chance to change the lives of many people and benefit everyone in the long run. (Mangus, 2004).
When people begin discussing cloning and stem cell research heads turn because it is such a controversial issue. Is it morally right to destroy a life so that maybe someday others could live? According to an article in People Weekly the theory is that embryonic stem cells could replace any damaged or diseased tissue, curing diseases like Alzheimer?s, Parkinson?s, and diabetes. Sounds like a winning plan to the uneducated hear. The problem that arises with this theory is that scientists must destroy human embryos to make the cells.
This point causes much debate and anger of those opposed to stem cell research but they ultimately look at the process and not the form or result of it. Stem cell research has incredible potential. It is more important in healthcare than one may realize. "Stem cells have the ability to develop into bone, muscle, cartilage, or other types of cells. The ability of these cells to develop into almost any cell type could allow for the repair of any damaged or deteriorating tissue, thus they could be used in regenerative medicine."
The reason stem cell research is so controversial is because it is said that research plays with human life which many consider unethical. It is an idea that must be considered in order for stem cell research to continue, but just because it has been said to be unethically playing with human life, doesn't mean that it is. Stem cell research is ethical because it can help replace bad tissue, cure diseases, and help scientists understand how the human body works. Stem cell research is a breakthrough discovery that has only been around for a short time. Stem cells are derived from human embryos, and studies of these give scientists information about the development of humans.
In an age of stunning advancements in the fields of science and medicine, perhaps one of the most promising breakthroughs is the discovery and use of stem cells. While the two types of stem cells; adult and embryonic, each hold enormous potential for the advancement of medicine, their origins are frequently surrounded by controversy. Specifically, embryonic stem cells have become the center of a worldwide debate in recent years because the creation and research of these cells causes dissension when not in accordance with certain religious and moral convictions. Funding for research involving stem cells is limited, so it has become increasingly difficult to achieve success with these cells. Embryonic stem cell research, a scientific innovation that has the potential to save lives, should be continued and supported by the public.
Embryonic Stem Cells “Embryonic stem cells...are in effect, a human self-repair kit,” (Christopher Reeve, activist – Larry King show). For the advancement of science, stem cells are infinitely valuable, especially when considering all the potential applications in the field of medicine. Stem cell usage is a very controversial topic, because most people think of abortions, cloning, and other negative topics when they hear the term stem cell. However I think those thoughts are because they don’t understand what a stem cell is, where it comes from, or its monumental possibilities that could greatly benefit the medical field. There are already demonstrations of Stem cells possibilities, because treatment with stem cells has already begun.
Stem cell research is an ever-evolving area of modern policy. Many bills have been proposed and some have been passed in this area. Stem cells are pluripotent, meaning they can be converted into other. These cells have the potential to treat and cure many illnesses for which this is not yet an option. Most of the controversy over stem cell research involves moral opposition.
Stem cell may be used in research by offering information regarding the complexity of cells and their development in relations to human development. Certain serious medical conditions that plague society today, such as congenital birth defects and cancer, may be attributed to abnormal cell division and differentiation that are noted. Through stem cell research we can have more information about how the disease process is triggered and offer new information in regards to the appropriate therapy, as human stem cells are often used to test new medicines. As noted... ... middle of paper ... ...treatment and cure of all degenerative diseases. Their success will not be possible unless the scientist of this field start to share ideas and resource.