For all these reasons, scientists should continue to research stem cells for the next couple decades. Although there is some opposition in the research, stem cells may one day be able to fix most of the defects in the human body and cure diseases in the world by introducing new types of treatments for medical patients. Scientists can change the statistics of cancer patients. In the future, diseases could be almost nonexistent along with problems in the body. People could live longer, healthier and happier lives and focus on other issues present in the world.
For embryonic stem cell research the technique used involves going into a several days old embryo called a blastocyst, take out the inner cell mass to get at the stem cells. This process destroys... ... middle of paper ... ...'s described above to be common and a normal part of disease prevention. I think a stem cell research is a beneficial way which can lead the biomedical world to new discoveries and would cure and prevent diseases and other conditions. Works Cited Zerhouni, Elisa. "Stem Cell Research: Unlocking the Mystery of Disease."
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. This research is necessary because it will save lives. It will save people from being a vegetable for the rest of their lives or constantly needing medical care. If there are more studies done, the opponents of this will start to see how much good it can do and stop holding it up.
Stem Cell Research Stem cell research is a new, inventive technology that will be and currently is saving lives. Stem cells have the ability to “increase understanding of how diseases occur, generate healthy cells to replace diseased cells, and test new drugs for safety and effectiveness.” (Mayo Clinic Staff). These special cells have become a new and better way of treating diseases such as; heart disease and diabetes. Scientists have discovered that if these cells are under the right conditions, the stem cells will divide. Once divided, the stem cells will form daughter cells which could become new stem cells or specialized cells.
DNA is what makes you you. It has four nitrogen bases; A, T, C, and G make up the way a person look and develop. This DNA is cut into sequences called By changing the way the protein codes for a specific trait or gene we can make the DNA mutate to a better cell. While changing DNA could lead to cures in the medicine, some say genetic experimentation should not be allowed because it is not safe. 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.
Is it alright to take one life in order to save the other? Stem Cell research can give the answer to many of the complicated events that come about during human development. According to the National Institutes of Health, “A primary goal of this work is to identify how undifferentiated stem cells become differentiated.” And since some of today’s worst medical condition, for example cancer, are the result of defective cell differentiation, this research could help better determine the cause of it and perhaps suggest a better cure. Another use of embryonic stem cells includes testing new drugs. Although stem cells are already in use for drug testing, they can only be used on specific differentiated cells that have the same properties as the disease of the drug they are being tested for.
Critics may argue that there are moral and ethical problems associated with this novel technique, but for the most part scientists realize the importance this advancement will have. Gene therapy may be the key to curing dozens of diseases, and has endless possibilities, but more research is needed before its safe or accepted as common practice.
This tends to go hand in hand with abortion but, the realization is that these cells are saving so many lives, which ends up being a gain of life, not a loss. Stem cell research has helped advance towards treatment and cures for some of the worlds most lethal diseases. Also, some of the medical breakthroughs using stem cells include Parkinsonism, Cancer, Diabetes, Arthritis and mental illnes... ... middle of paper ... ...with these side effects, researchers are worried that cancer cells are capable of genetic mutations that make them resistant to damage done by chemo and radiation (Radiation Therapy Side Effects). That is where stem cells come in handy. When embryonic stem cells are applied to the tumor they try to repair the damage done and can prevent the cancer from spreading or creating a secondary cancer.
Embryonic stem cells have three main places of origin: existing stem cell lines, embryos that weren’t used during fertility treatments, and specially created embryos made by somatic cell nuclear transfer. Ex... ... middle of paper ... ...f various severe conditions (National Institutes of Health). So, in summary, though the means of getting stem cells can be questionable, the possibilities that are offered are above and beyond worth the controversy. The stem cells could be used to find cures for diseases like cancer and Parkinson’s, and can grow and repair new organs. Stem cell research should be better funded and more widely accepted, as the advancement of stem cells could save thousands of lives, regardless of the ways the stem cells are obtained.
Stem cells have the “potential to revolutionize the practice of medicine and improve the quality and length of life” (Center for Bioethics 6). Stem cells also will help us find out how the body’s cells work and further our knowledge on the human body, which could lead to new developments in drugs. Because of the disagreement between allowing stem cell research and not allowing it, Americans and all other people in the world are being denied possible cures. Eventually there will be cures found, but if stem cell research is not federally funded that process will take a lot longer. Sooner or later people will realize that stem cell research should be taken advantage of because of its potential.