Stem cells are an ongoing research project in which new discoveries are being made about them, and researchers are learning how to use them in new ways. The three current kinds of stem cells all prove to have their own challenges when it comes to using them. The important thing is finding out which stem cell is right for the patient and how much of an ethical concern there is when it comes to using the stem cell. As we learn the best way to use them and they become more popular in the medical field, stem cells will become a new weapon in the fight against certain diseases.
Moreover, there are many other diseases that stand to be positively impacted by stem cell research including: stroke, respiratory disease, diabetes (respectively three, four, and seven on the CDC list of causes of death), neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, and some birth defects.” (NYSTEM) Furthermore, the great medical potential of stem cells has recently been put to use: according to the Americans for Cures Foundation, scientists and doctors a... ... middle of paper ... .... U.S Department of Health and Human Services, n.d. Web. 2 Mar. 2014. . Solomon, Susan.
The potential misuse of this technology is of great concern. As engineers grow closer to producing brain scanners that can read someone’s mind or neuroimaging machines that can be used to predict behavior and influence thoughts and emotions, Neuroethics must be a moral compass at the forefront of the field of biomedical engineering in area of neuroscience to ensure that ultimately the rights and privacy of the individuals the technology is meant to help are protected.
The world is going through great clinical developments in the field of medicine and treatment . Where researchers through their experiences they try to find an end to many diseases And one of the Successful approaches is using originate cells to treat diseases for example Parkinson's and diabetes. So we can say that treatment utilizing stem tissues came to remedy the problem of diseases that medicine could not handle. Even though drugs deal with many illnesses, there is continue to a lot of conditions that treatment could not handle. I really believe that stem cell therapy as an effective alternative for the management of incurable ailments but exactly what is stem tissue?
It is primarily divided into two types namely therapeutic cloning and reproductive cloning. Reproductive cloning is whereby there is a creation of a child whereas therapeutic cloning is the creation of stem cells that are used to replace damaged tissues. The acceptable one is therapeutic cloning because it is said to improve the quality of life. Human cloning has raised a great ethical debate, and like any other contentious subject, it faces a great number of support and opposition depending on human perception. Human cloning has a number of pros and cons, which are essentially based on one deciding whether to criticize it as ethically and morally wrong or right.
By the definition of cloning, it is now evident that cloning not only involves making replicas of an organism (for example an individual), but it also involves making duplicates of organs inside the body. So, now imagine a world in which the cells and tissues of healthy individuals could be duplicated and used to help patients with illnesses that affect their organs. Researchers have been making efforts to find a way in which to make what they would consider to be a major breakthrough in medicine possible. If they were able to find a way to do so, many lives would be impacted. The negative impact would most likely prove to be greater than the positive impact because there is no way to be certain that it will completely work.
These devices have been used to restore motor function in those that have been paralyzed and have even been used to reduce tremor in patients with diseases such as Parkinson’s. The continual advancement of this technology is now to the extent that one person could control the motor movements of another or even that a person could download their memories or thoughts. The exciting advancement in this field of research has definite ethical issues that it brings to question. The argument against this technology is the clear danger of power it exhibits. If an authority figure had the ability to control other people’s movements they could be forced into situations they felt... ... middle of paper ... ...ons that are currently present in the ever advancing biomedical field.
Another type of stem cell that is of particular interest is induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells). These are pluripotent stem cells that are derived from adult cells, the adult cells are essentially reprogrammed using four specific g... ... middle of paper ... ...that ES cells for therapeutic purposes can trigger host immune rejections (Yee, 2010). This is true, however this does not mean that ES cells are of no use to us, this argument only further exemplifies the point that we need to be continuing stem cell research using a variety of stem cell lines. In summary, ES cell research is of great importance to the future of science. ES cell research provides us with a multitude of potential treatments or even cures for numerous diseases.
(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).
Stem cells are cells that have the ability to help thousands of people. These cells can help make dreams of finally getting rid of the wheelchair or bed become realities. They have the power to differentiate into any cell type, giving scientists hope that one day they can fix and repair organs damaged by disease or birth defects and help fight against diseases that impair a person’s quality of life. However, it is not the uses or benefits that can come out of using stem cells, but it is how scientists and researchers obtain the stem cells that have sparked debate over if it is ethical, moral, or legal to first acquire, and then use, the cells for human use and research. Stem cells can be obtained through a mother having an abortion, excess embryos through in vitro fertilization, or by saving the umbilical cord by freezing it and using it for future needs.