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Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Advancements in medical technology has allowed for a new understanding of stem cells and further developments in research. The use of stem cells in regenerative medicine may hold significant benefits for those suffering from degenerative diseases. To avail such advancements in stem cell research could see the alleviation or complete cure of afflictions that take the lives of millions worldwide each year. (McLaren, 2001) A stem cell 1 is able differentiate into any somatic cell found in the human body, including those identical to itself....   [tags: use of stem cells in regenerative medicine]

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Stem Cell Media Cultures

- All cell culture procedures were performed under sterile conditions in laminar class II biohazard safety cabinet (ESCO). The cell cultures were incubated at 37oC in 5% CO2 humidified incubators (RSBiotech). MSC were cultured in MSC complete medium made up of Dulbecco’s Modified Eagle’s medium with nutrient mixture F-12 (HAM)[1:1] (DMEM/F12) with GLUTAMAX -I (Gibco, Invitrogen, USA), supplemented with 10% pre-selected foetal bovine serum (Stem Cell Technology Inc.), 1% of Penicillin /Streptomycin (Gibco, Invitrogen), 0.5% Fungizone (Gibco, Invitrogen), 0.1% Gentamicin (Gibco, Invitrogen), with or without 40ng/ml basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) (Peprotech, USA) ....   [tags: Stem Cells Media, science, cultures,]

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Stem Cell Research

- Cells are the basic function of life. Cells are the fundamental unit of all living things, this include animals. Cell is the smallest structure in the human body and has all the properties of being alive. Cells can vary in different shape and sizes. The shape or the size cells are related directly to the function of the cells. (Fremgen & Frucht, 2009, p. 22) The human body has several different types of cells like cell membrane, cytoplasm, and nucleus. Each cell has their job to do in the human body....   [tags: Stem Cells]

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Stem Cell Research: The Endless Debate

- The topic of stem cell research has long been debated over, and yet no consensus has been reached, since different views, and mixed feelings persist in the minds of people. Personally, I stand by the people who are in favor for the research. I believe that, stem cell research has many more pros than cons. There is tremendous potential in this research in finding treatments for diseases that are currently thought to be incurable. Therefore, the research should continue to be funded for, and should be encouraged further....   [tags: disease, treatment, embryo, stem cells]

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The Controversy Of Embryonic Stem Cells

- Playing God The lightening strike cracks the sky and illuminates the laboratory cluttered by a plethora of scientific equipment. The mad scientist lets out an ear deafening cackle followed by the words “It’s alive. It’s alive!” This type of scene isn’t uncommon amongst many of science-fiction novels or movies that make up the market today. However, many scientists have wondered if creating and manipulating life is actually possible, or if it is in-fact fiction. To answer this question, many researches have devoted their attentions embryonic stem cells....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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Glycation and Mesenchymal Stem Cell Function

- New cells are often produced in the body during growth and development. In addition, new cells also develop as the body repairs and remodels its tissues after an injury. These new cells come from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which are considered as multipotent cells. MSCs are found in various parts of the body during growth and development, but in adults, they are present in the bone marrow, where they later differentiate, mature and migrate to become more specialized cells with unique functions....   [tags: msc, stem cells, advanced glycation]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem cells have a history that is very short unlike other medical discoveries. According to history, stem cells were first used in 1950s, where a progressive advancement on its use has been carried out by physicians and clinicians. Research has been focused on finding stem cells in tissues of the body, where harvesting has been concentrated on all body tissue. It has been agreed that the process of harvesting or collecting stem cells depends on the source of the cell. This paper will consider the processes of harvesting stem cells and their methods....   [tags: Medical Discoveries, Stem Cells, Techniques]

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Stem Cell Success or Moral Dilemma

- ... Stem cells are being further researched for virology today and can commonly be found in the Influenza immunizations (“Stem”). In 1960, scientist made another amazing medical milestone was reached by transplanting cells into patients suffering from DiGeorge syndrome and was accepted as an effective form of therapy (”Stem”). Come 1968, Scientist made a breakthrough when the world's first bone marrow transplant was completed successfully. This experiment treated two siblings suffering from immunodeficiency, a destruction of the immune response system....   [tags: cell types, scientists, ethics]

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A Research On Stem Cells

- This year’s internship will need students to work with a scientist using stem cells. The stem cells will be used from embryos created during the in vitro fertilization. This may alarm some of you, but these embryonic stem cells were going too be destroyed by the companies because the couples didn’t want them or they had been to long in the laboratories. Instead of having them be destroyed, we will use them for improving the quality of life of human beings. As the interns you will have the chance to be part of something extraordinary....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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Stem Cell Debate

- Embryonic stem cell research is a sensitive and highly debated topic. There are many advantages from researching this technology since it will beneficial to many people. In this essay, I will explain embryonic stem cells concept, and importance of utilizing it in medical development. Moreover, I will show the flaws in the arguments of those opposing use of stem cell. The county will fall behind that are utilizing this development if there is no logical conclusion to this important issue. The human body has more than 200 different types of cells....   [tags: embryonic cell, medical research]

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The Debate Over Embryonic Stem Cells

- The purpose of this essay is to discuss whether embryonic stem cells should be used in the future to regenerate human organs. Embryonic stem cells are unspecialised cells that are capable of becoming any type of human cell. I will be discussing the advantages and disadvantages of using embryonic stem cells and will explore the ethical implications and controversy that surround the use of embryonic stem cells. They have so far been viewed as a medical advancement and show a lots of promise by being able to cure some of our most complex diseases and hopefully regenerate some of our most complex organs....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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A Research Study On Embryonic Stem Cells

- Embryonic stem cells are being researched worldwide in an attempt to provide treatment for some degenerative diseases and human injuries. Although research is still being undertaken, these stem cells are providing a positive outlook on potential treatments however; as a potential human life is involved, is the use of embryonic stem cells to treat human diseases justified. Embryonic stem cells are obtained from the human embryo, which is developed from a fertilised egg (NIH, 2010). These embryonic stem cells are known as being pluripotent; the ability to develop into virtually any cell within the human body (Science Daily, 2014)....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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Shoulc Stem Cell Research Be Cut?

- Stem Cells are very unique types of cells that have an incredible potential to develop and transform into different types of cells in the body, not only producing brain cells, but containing the ability to produce more stem cells, known as a process called self renewal. So is it possible that stem cells can cure diseases and redevelop organs that are lost for some. There are multiple types of stem cells, such as embryonic stem cells (ES), induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS), and adult or somatic stem cells....   [tags: cell types, self-renewal, brain cells]

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Stem Cells And Its Effects On Human Cells

- With the potential ability to develop into various different cell types in the body, stem cells and the research into them is important in the continuation of knowledge on how an organism develops from a single cell and how healthy cells replace damaged cells in an adult organism. Stem cells allow scientists to learn more about cells’ essential properties and what makes them different from other specialized cell types. A stem cells unique ability to regenerate could make it possible to treat diseases that damage cells....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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How Stem Cells Can Save Lives

- The Trevinos had a rough time starting a family. Their newborn son, Andy, had a rare disease that caused his immune system to be non-existent. Doctors tried to come up with solutions to save his life, but they all fell short. However, they finally found an answer at Boston’s Children’s Hospital. The only possible solution was to have another baby. Andy needed a stem cell transplant. However, the doctors couldn’t find him a match. So, the Trevinos decided to have another child. Once Mrs. Trevino was pregnant, they used the stem cells from that embryo for Andy’s transplant....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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Potential Benefits Of Using Embryonic Stem Cells

- Potential benefits of using embryonic stem cells There are many applications of embryonic stem cells in both research and for development of treatments and therapies. Research on embryonic stem cell is used for thorough investigation to find and achieve a more complete understanding of complex processes regarding human development, cell division and cell differentiation. [Women’s Health] [NIH 2015]. The information from these research may yield information about the origins of diseases and disorders such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, cancers, many of which are due to abnormal cell division and differentiation [Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center] [NIH 2015]....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research: To Be or Not To Be?

- When a patient is faced with a terminal illness or is told that they will never walk again, it may be difficult to find hope of any kind. Stem Cells provide a faint glimmer of hope, with all the amazing things they, in theory, are able to do and cure. What kind of stem cells are we talking about though. Embryonic, Adult, or Cord Blood. All these possess the ability to replicate themselves as well as become any type of cell (Harvard Gazette). As with any incredible feat there is more often than not a “catch.” Many questions arise when we think about the sacrifices, risks and benefits....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]

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The Importance of Stem Cell Research

- By lifting the funding and ethical ban on stem cell research scientists will have a better understanding the complexity and disarray of the cellular structure of humans with a lifted ban on federal funding to front the research of stem cell and stem cell development. Two types of stem cells are key to unlocking the complex coding of cellular make-up and those are embryonic and adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cell research has created supposed ethical issues because those specific cells are taken from embryos that are not yet developed and those cells have no exact duty as opposed to adult stem cells which have particular duties throughout the body....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]

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The Importance of Stem Cell Research

- Throughout our history, scientists continue to experiment and make discoveries that expand our knowledge of the world and the full potential of the matter around us. As the medical research of scientists improves, new treatments are found that enable people to have a longer lifespan and live healthier. Medical researchers continue to discover new medicines that help people overcome fatal diseases and allow them to achieve a more sustainable life. As scientists research the potential of treatment for diseases, there is a promising future in stem cells that offer a possible treatment for a wide variety of diseases....   [tags: Medical Science]

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The Controversy Of Stem Cell Research

- The topic of stem cell research is highly controversial. Although most people who consider themselves "pro life" are the main opposition for this potentially beneficial research, most people do not fully comprehend what stem cells are, much less the implications of them. In a highly generalized statement, stem cells are cells with no specialization. This allows them to form into the majority of cells in the body, depending on where they were from. In this essay I’m going to not only offer a plethora of information regarding stem cells, but make an in depth analysis of the question that everyone wants the answer to, should stem cells be used....   [tags: orthodox christianity, pro life]

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The Importance of Stem Cell Research

- Fatal diseases have been the cause of death for a large percent of the human race. About 5.8 million Americans have heart failure, 670,000 people are diagnosed with it each year, 23.6 million have diabetes, and one million live with Parkinson’s disease (Watson, Stephanie, and Craig Freudenrich, Ph.D). Diseases such as above kill off important cells that reproduce rapidly to help the body function normally. Well, what alternatives does one have to turn to when the time clock runs out for all cells, resulting in death....   [tags: Medical Research]

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The Ethics of Stem Cell Research

- Should we be using embryonic stem cells for the advancement of medical research. In the 1800s it was discovered certain cells could generate other cells. The 1900s brought upon more research in using stem cells. The ethical issue surrounding embryonic stem cells research arises because human embryos are destroyed in the process. I believe that the benefits outweigh the negatives and that a greater good can come out of using embryonic stem cells. The treatment of diseases and illnesses continually grows and improves....   [tags: Ethics ]

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The Importance of Stem Cell Research

- Imagine a world where the diseases we know today are virtually eradicated, and where incurable injuries are a thing of the past. Even though this sounds like a science fiction movie, advances in modern science are making this statement more of a reality than a dream. This can be accomplished through stem cell therapy and cell differentiation. Stem cell therapy is like an intervention, in which new cells are introduced into the body or tissue in order to treat a disease or injury (Haldeman-Englet, Chad)....   [tags: Medical Research]

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The Importance of Stem Cell Research

- In a society where faster means better and technology has rapidly taken over the lives of people, the means of human health have changed. The advance in medical research has led to the development of using existing cells within the body and placentas of humans to heal critical injuries that usually take years to fully return to normal (Boniello). The cells are commonly referred to as stem cells which can turn into different types of cells depending on the injury, location, and what the body requires....   [tags: Medical Research]

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The Importance of Stem Cell Research

- “The greatest risk to scientific progress is to stop taking risks”. Dr. Elias Zerhouni from the National Institute of Health gave this quote during an interview to a reporter in 2007. He was referring to Stem Cell research, a controversial medical issue of today. Louise Brown of Manchester, UK owes her life to scientists and doctors taking risks and exploring the world or Stem Cells. In 1978 she became the first baby to be born via in-vitro fertilization, a process where a woman’s egg is harvested and mixed with male sperm to become fertilized....   [tags: Medical Science]

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Ethics on Stem Cell Research

- “Bush and his allies say that frozen embryos are tantamount to humans, and therefore are no more appropriate for medical research than are death row inmates.”If this bill were to become law," Bush said yesterday, "American taxpayers would for the first time in our history be compelled to fund the deliberate destruction of human embryos."”(Babington A04) A newly born baby girl has a spinal cord issue, making for many years of rehabilitation ahead her. A mother has developed Alzheimer’s, preventing her from having a normal relationship with her family....   [tags: Research, Medical World]

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Stem Cell Research and Treatment

- It seems as everyday that passes by more diseases are discovered, yet no cure has been found for the majority of them. Diseases such as cancer; diabetes; Parkinson's; Alzheimer's and many more; that have the capability of not only slowly wearing down your body, but also destroying entire lives and leaving huge gaps in families. What if there is a possibility of finding a cure, and it exists within your own body. Stem cell research gives a great opportunity to patients with incurable and/or deadly diseases that have been around for many centuries....   [tags: medicine technology, genetic engineering]

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The Embryonic Stem Cell Conflict

- Many of the criticisms directed towards the advent of stem cell research have centered on the source of the most scientifically useful types of stem cells—pre-implantation human embryos. Unfortunately, harvesting embryonic stem cells typically results in the destruction of the embryo from which they are harvested, which gives rise to a moral dilemma: is it ethically acceptable to destroy an embryo’s potential to life. Those who are against human embryonic stem cell research will answer you with an emphatic “no”; they usually argue much like pro-lifers—“…human embryos have an equal standing to all living persons… and destroying them is akin to murder” (Hyuu 71)....   [tags: disease research, regenerative medicine]

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Importance of Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research Stem cell research is a highly debated, controversial, sensitive topic. Too many people have skewed perceptions of stem cell research simply due to their lack of knowledge on the topic. The ignorant conception of stem cell research is human cloning, test tube babies, and mindless murder of helpless infants. This is not the case. The United States should be utilizing and funding stem cell research; it has miraculous benefit and is morally justifiable. With federal funding stem cell research could achieve its full potential....   [tags: Scientific Benefits, Advances]

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Stem Cell Use and Research

- ... The type of cells adult stem cells can differentiate into, might be limited based on their original tissue but there is evidence stating otherwise. As opposed to, embryonic stem cells that are found in four or five day old human embryos. Lacking the stimulation to differentiate they can just grow and divide rapidly into more stem cells that are able to become any type of cell in the body. Eventually you can stimulate them to become a specialized cell type. b. Notably, embryonic stem cells are harvested in a strange way....   [tags: Body, Organisms]

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Applications for Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research Many things evolve over time: creatures, technology, even ideas. One thing that has changed dramatically is medicine. Medicine has changed from superstitious rituals, to treatments for fevers, and to even fixing disorders that originate at birth. One thing that seems to be reliable to treat all diseases and disorders is stem cell research. Stem cell research is a valuable and beneficial tool for today’s society. Stem cells are cells that are present at the very start of an organism’s life....   [tags: embryotic, differentiation, cancer]

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Stem Cell Research is Murder

- The stem cell research controversy is one of the major headlines in bioscience and has been discussed and debated numerous times throughout the last decade or so. It became a major issue in 1997/1998 and continued to the 2000’s where George W. Bush joined to the problem by vetoing the first bid that was brought forward by Congress to lift funding restrictions on human embryonic stem cell research. Bush stated after the veto that, “would support the taking of innocent human life in the hope of finding medical benefits for others” and also he stated “It crosses a moral boundary that our decent society needs to respect”....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Argument]

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The Stem Cell Life Safers

- Envision a euphoric world where a couple insignificant little cells had the possibility to cure horrible chronic diseases like cancer. Picture how incredible that would be. Now imagine this, the only sacrifice you would have to make to save millions of people, would be killing a few babies here and there. Now how does that sound to you. Sounds like a rapidly developing dilemma. If that was your initial thought, you were correct. This dilemma is called embryonic stem cell research, and it has caused conflicts with peoples’ opinions, morals, and religion for years....   [tags: Biology, Cells]

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Benefits of Stem Cell Research

- Take a minute to imagine a world where some of the diseases once thought to be life threatening or altering could be cured. Diseases including lupus, Lou Gehrig’s disease, arthritis and countless others could very well be treatable. Many would consider a treatment like this to be considered a miracle, but miracle treatment is this, which can help numerous people with their pain and help alter the dismal quality of life that countless others are facing but, yet is denounced as an act against God....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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Development of Stem Cell Research

- Development of Stem Cell Research Tissue stem cells have been used therapeutically for many years in the contexts of Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT), in order to treat many types of blood cancer; stem cell-based skin grafting (Green et al.,1979, Green, 1989), and corneal damage (Rama et al, 2010). In HSCT, stem cells are harvested from the patient or donor and are transplanted back into the patient to restore damaged cells. However, the need for transplantable tissues and organ is far outweighs the available supply.(2, 5) In 1998, Dr....   [tags: disease, theraputic, differentiation]

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The Controversy of Stem Cell Research

- The Controversy of Stem Cell Research One of the most controversial topics these days is Stem Cell Research. There seems to be a split opinion among societies about the research and whether it is socially and morally acceptable. As a society, we need to open our minds to the possibility of broadening our scientific horizons with stem cell research, and take the time to learn and understand whatever we can about it. There are a lot of people who don't know exactly what Stem Cell Research is which contributes to why a lot of people seem so against it....   [tags: Stem Cells Science Biology Essays]

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Stem Cells are the Future of Healthcare

- A mother cannot remember her children’s names anymore because of Alzheimer’s diseases. A daughter will never be able to walk again because of a car accident that has made her paralyzed from the waist down. A husband will never be able to see his wife again because he has become blind. But maybe these people will be able to remember, walk or see again. Someday all of the diseases in the world may be curable through stem cell research. Stem cells are very unique because they have the ability to morph into any of the over 200 cells that make up the human body....   [tags: Stem Cell Research ]

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Stem Cells : The Future Of Medicine

- Stem Cells: The Future of Medicine Envision a world where cancer is nonexistent. Where dreadful diseases such as Alzheimer 's, Parkinson 's, and ALS are easily curable. Where the pain and suffering of people with conditions such as Type 1 Diabetes, spinal cord injuries, arthritis, and even blindness are erased. Stem cell transplantation is a recent procedure that has shown promising results to revolutionize the world of medicine. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have specialized capabilities to segregate into different types of cells throughout the entire body ("Stem Cell Research…” NP)....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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Embryionic Stem Cell Reaction

- Introduction As the human race progresses into more advance healthcare and discovered new strategies to cure diseases, stem cells become a debatable topic of interest for both the cell biologist and the common society. Stem cells have the ability to become any cell in the human body. A stem cell can be obtained from any adult tissues like organ, amniotic fluid. Stem cell for research purposes are obtained from a vitro fertilization clinic. As promising as it looks, it comes with an underlying risk that is associated with the use of stem cell....   [tags: bioengineering, health, technology]

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Against Stem Cell Cloning

- Cells that have the ability to become, basically, any other cell in the body are called stem cells. These cells would most likely develop in the beginning stages of life. These cells also have the potential to grow. Stem cells have the ability to divide numerous times without limit. This works as a type of repair system within the body. This way, when a stem cell does divide, the produced cells have the ability to remain a stem cell or become any type of cell in the body. When given a route, the stem cells will take on the given job as if that was their normal purpose....   [tags: Repair System, Moral Dilemmas]

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Stem Cells And Its Effects

- Stem cells have the special ability to differentiate into cells with specialized characteristics and functions by offering amazing new potentials for treating diseases. Stem cells treat diseases by the embryonic stem cells being specialized into the necessary adult cell type, which, those mature cells replace tissue that’s damaged by diseases or injuries. As long as the person or animal is still alive, stem cells can be an internal repair system in any way. It divides without limit to restore other cells....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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A Look at Stem Cell Research

- A Look at Stem Cell Research Research in the development of stem cells has become increasingly popular over the past decade. The fascination in the study of stem cells by scientists comes from the mystery of what the essential properties are and how cells differ. With the discovery of determining how stem cells are self renewing and identifying what causes stem cells to become specialized leads to the ability to create more cell-based remedies as well as preventing birth defects, more precise screening for new drugs and cloning of organs and tissues....   [tags: Ethics Biology Stem Cells Essays Papers]

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Stem Cells And The Adult Tissue

- Stem cells are unspecialized; upon division they are capable of giving rise to a more specialized progenitor or to remain as a stem cell, proprieties called differentiation and self-renewal, respectively. During early development, a few of these cells are responsible for creating all tissues in a fully developed organism. In the adult tissues, they maintain homeostasis by replenishing cells lost in normal biologic process and injury. Due to their unique properties a lot of expectation and enthusiasm was build up around their possible utilization in the field of regenerative medicine....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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Stem Cell Research Policy

- 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. 1998 marked the first removal of a human embryonic stem cell. Until recently these cells could only be obtained through human embryos....   [tags: Moral Opposition, Controversy, Heal Illnesses]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Embryonic stem cell research is considered inhumane in a great majority of peoples’ eyes, because it typically implies abortion. However, the advent of iPS cells (induced pluripotent stem cells) has redefined the potential of ethical stem cell research, and are a groundbreaking medical discovery that could save millions of lives in due time. Many people do not believe that stem cells are legitimate and ethical. Stem cells are, in one way or the other, a completely natural internal repair system....   [tags: implies abortion, iPS]

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Stem Cell Therapy Project

- ... 3. Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Special regenerative cells are used to repopulate areas of damage with the hope of improving the ability to feel and move beyond the site of the injury. 4. Heart  Growth of new blood vessels to repopulate damaged heart tissue  Growth factor secretions  Assistance via some other mechanism Ethics and Legislation Regarding Stem Cell Research South Africa has a ban on reproductive cloning, but not for therapeutic cloning. There are stem cell banks in South Africa that store stem cells of clients for future use....   [tags: biotechnology, neurodegenerative diseases]

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Legalize Stem Cell Research

- Stem cell research should be legal and funded by the government in all 50 states. There are several types of stem cells that we have available to use for research. The controversy comes from the use of Embryonic Stem Cells (ESC) and how they are obtained. The funding is very unstable for stem cell research due to the use of ESC, combined with the message they send. There have been several arguments in regards to the right to life. In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) clinics have never been funded by the government and that is not the plan for this research either....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Stem Cells are the Future

- The article “Stem Cell Research,” elaborates on the medical benefits that come from stem cell research. It defines exactly what stem cells are and how their abilities can be harnessed and applied to treat chronic human ailments and degenerative diseases. It goes on to present supporting and opposing views that challenge its progress and reviews the role the government is taking in the issue (Stem Cell Research). There is significant scientific information that supports the potential for stem cells to treat or possibly cure various diseases that afflict humanity....   [tags: Pro Stem Cell Research]

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Human Stem Cell Cloning

- The argument on whether human cloning/ stem cell research should be deemed acceptable still exists. Those who are in favor of artificial reproduction claim that the benefits of human cloning far outweigh the negatives. Those opposed of accepting stem cell research lift up the argument that it is unnatural and cruel. Scientists say that cloning will benefit humans for many reasons; however they propose two different mindsets on human cloning. One is that they are no different from humans and that they are the same....   [tags: artificial reproduction, mutation, technology]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- For many people embryonic stem cell research is immoral and should be done away with since it disrespects the purity of life, it has seen ample disapproval by traditionalists to not be freely backed, and feel it is pointless due to other options being available. However there are many that believe embryonic stem cell research can end the suffering of young child, parents and people alike. People alike feel as stem cell research are immorally slaughtering potential human beings, while other people backed through science and research feel as though these are not active life-forms until they reach a certain stage....   [tags: genetic medicine and engineering]

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Stem Cell Research Paper

- Stem Cell Research Paper Over the past years, stem cell research has been very famous through the scientific community and the media. Stem cells are pluripotent cells that are present in every single organism on Earth. The power of stem cells are beyond imagination. Stem cells have the power to turn into any type of cells. Some examples are, blood cells, nerves, cardiac muscles, and the list goes on and on. The scientific community has recently taken a large interest in stem cells. They have used stem cells to treat horrible misfortunes that people have been diagnosed with....   [tags: genetic engineering and medicine]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Imagine standing on a desolate Island, reclusive and isolated from all of mankind. The only creatures that stand in your way towards liberation to the shores of humanity are innocent little () . In order to reach the shores of freedom, you must kill these poor critters. Would you do it. Suggestive of this metaphor (commences) a very similar issue: Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Like the scenario of the island stampeded by the liitle critters, Stem Cell Research involves an extremely controversial awareness to the eyes of the public: the killing of the embryo....   [tags: controversial, procedure, unethically, immorality]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- The use of embryonic stem cells in regard to research involving the creation, usage, and destruction of human embryos has been the center of ethical debate. Embryonic stem cell research offers a remarkable way to treat various diseases where therapeutic interventions have failed to treat effectively. These cells have the ability to self-renew, and are also pluripotent, which means they have potential to differentiate into a more specialized, mature cell type able to perform distinct functions....   [tags: destruction, ethical issues]

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Supporting Stem Cell Research

- ... So instead of wasting the unused embryos, we are putting them to good use and carrying out vital research. In addition, this is not done as often as people would like to think. According to Kristina Hugh, a professor at Lund University in Sweden, most embryonic stem cells being grown today are derived from “cell lines” that already exist. This means that a majority of stem cells being made today are from other stem cells and that embryos are not actually being “exploited” to benefit the research (Hug)....   [tags: regenerative medicine]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Research on stem embryonic stem cells We live in a world where genetic sciences have gone beyond laws, and past the imagination. We have come to a point where we don’t know anymore what is right, and what is wrong. We have to decide. In fact, studies are made on embryonic stem cells that for now have the purpose to better our overall health. These stem cells are extracted from extra IVF embryos; they are used and destroyed. While it’s true that this research could cure serious illnesses as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and orphan diseases for example; however, it’s also true that ending a potential life is immoral and illegal....   [tags: Ethics ]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Embryonic stem cells carry definitive traits that can treat diseases, and furthermore potentially carry the capacity to save lives. They provide an array of medical benefits, and consequently are moral to use for treatment and research. They can be used to cure diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, traumatic spinal cord injury, Duchene’s muscular dystrophy, heart disease, and even vision and hearing loss (Bethesda). Also, embryonic stem cells can be used in diverse ways to inform our understanding of human development and disease, formulate new therapies, and screen for new therapeutic compounds (Shevde)....   [tags: Medical Ethics]

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Stem Cells and Parkinson's Disease

- The goal of this paper is to compare the utility of adult, embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to treat Parkinson’s disease. As such several things will be assessed, dosage of stemcells, improvement in motor function, in combination with the presence of α-synuclein proteins and cell survival. To give a short overview of the steps that will be taken to complete the study. Obtaining stem cells, whether adult, embryonic or induced, shall be done using healthy mouse models and after ethical approval has been gained....   [tags: Stem Cell Research Study]

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Embryonic Stem Cells: The Future of Medicine

- Whereas there are many facets of medical research in the world at the present time, one of the more controversial continues to be stem cell research and more specifically, embryonic stem cell research. The percentage of groups and individuals who agree or disagree with this science are roughly equal on both sides of the argument. There are many quarrels within this one area including “should stem cell research be federally funded”, “is embryonic stem cell research ethical”, and “is the outcome of stem cell research worth it”....   [tags: Embryonic Stem Cell Research ]

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The Therapeutic Potential Of Embryonic Stem Cells

- The a priori position of support for the public funding of scientific and biomedical research surrounding human embryonic stem cells is inherently hinged upon the promise of innovation for the clinical benefit of therapeutic potential, the potential provision of life-altering therapies for the altruistic amelioration of debilitating and devastating conditions, and the potential for improvement of quality of life, which leads to realizing and embarking upon the quest for curative therapies. While this optimistic perspective lends itself well to the exploration of the potential for the advancement and eventual implementation of innovative biomedical technology into clinical practice, several f...   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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Leukemia And Stem Cells

- Today, the topic of stem cells is a highly discussed, controversial one. It seems as though there is always something being said about new findings in stem cell research and what will be done with the newly-found information. One of the most conversed aspects of stem cell research is how stem cells can be used to treat potentially life-threatening conditions. Leukemia is one of the conditions being researched along with how stem cell therapy could help benefit the patients with it. In order to fully understand what is going on in the world of stem cell and leukemia research, one must first know what stem cells are and what leukemia is....   [tags: medicine, stem cell]

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Human Embryonic Stem Cells

- ... Those that share this ideal, argue that, “An early embryo that has not yet implanted into the uterus does not have the psychological, emotional or physical properties that we associate with being a person. It therefore does not have any interests to be protected and we can use it for the benefit of patients. On the other hand, advocates for this research type argue, “Fertilized human eggs are just parts of other people’s bodies until they have developed enough to survive independently. The only respect due to blastocysts is the respect that should be shown to other people’s property....   [tags: stem cell research, government]

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The Stem Cell Dilemma

- The Stem Cell Dilemma Every day, nearly 3,000 people die while waiting for an organ transplant (D’Agnese). Moreover, 66,000 people are still on an organ donor list in the United States, few of which will ever see their name come up on that list (“Improving”). Many people believe nothing can be done about this sad fact. However, this is not the case. Studies on stem-cell research point toward a solution to this deadly problem. With efficient use of stem cells, many diseases and medical problems could be solved....   [tags: Stem Cells Medical Health Science Genetics Essays]

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Is Embryonic Stem Cells ( Es ) Are Derived From Embryos?

- a) Embryonic stem cells (ES) are derived from embryos. It originated from the inner cell mass of the blastocyst that formed 5-7 days after fertilisation. The ES cells have ultimate self-renewal ability and are capable of differentiating into any of the ~240 different cell types in the human body. To isolate ES cell, the intact inner cell mass need to be separated from outer layer by selective antibody-binding method. The isolated inner cell mass is then disaggregated and cultivated on a feeder layer of mitotically inactivated fibroblast cells, who is able to maintain pluripotent in the culture over numerous passages....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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Miracles and Tragedies with Stem Cell Treatment

- Miracles and Tragedies with Stem Cell Treatment Abstract: This research paper will discuss about some life impacting cases from various sicknesses using stem cell treatments. It will cover a case in which have given people another chance to live a normal life. In one of the cases, the stem cell treatment has been able to cure a fatal genetic disease called RDEB for two young brothers. The second will show that after autologous stem cell transplantation a woman had died two days after. A stem cell is a cell that can go on to become, basically, a different cell....   [tags: Medicine Stem Cells]

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Stem Cells, Umbilical Cord Blood Banking and Transplantation

- Nowadays, there are many alternatives or any other methods to improve the healthcare especially in a transplantation world. There are few choices available for the people today such as the embryonic stem cells, bone marrow stem cells, peripheral blood cell and the most new is the umbilical cord blood. The umbilical cord blood (UCB) defined by Chima and Mamdoo (2011, p. 79) as the blood which taken from the cut umbilical cord attached to the placenta of a newborn baby after a delivery. It been stated (Chima and Mamdoo 2011, p....   [tags: Stem Cell Research paper]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem cell research has provided scientists with insight into new possibilities for effective therapies against difficult health conditions, but it has also created several ethical debates on an international level. From a scientific viewpoint, stem cell research has the potential to cure chronic conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, diabetes, chronic hearth conditions, spinal cord disabilities, and other conditions that require complete tissue regeneration for successful treatment. In other words, the cause for researching stem cells and their therapeutic properties could be justified despite the moral complaints against it....   [tags: Biology, Embryo]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem cell research is a growing field and it has brought major changes to the medical field, and could bring many more. There is no way to say at this point what all could be done with stem cells. The more research and the more technology just gives stem cell research an opening with no end. What is a stem cell. A stem cell is a cell that is undifferentiated, which means it can develop into any type of cell. There are three places stem cells can be obtained. They can be obtained from adult cells, bone marrow cells, and embryonic cells....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem cells are cells that go through mitosis and separate into special cell types. Stem cells have the capacity to renew by their selves, resulting in more stem cells. Stem cells are capable of performing a specific task, such as regeneration and replacement of a damaged or a diseased tissue. There are billions of cells, all with their own music. As the brain develops, it turns out they're pretty harmonious—an orchestra of keyboards (Zerhouni, 2).The two broad types of cells are embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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Stem Cell Research

- Should Stem Cell Research be prohibited. The ongoing bioethical controversy of stem cells research has been debated in political arenas across the world. As with any debate there are two sides to the issue. Scientific researchers want to expand their research into emerging fields like stem cell research in hopes of bettering medicine for the future. Human right activists and some religious groups are against this type of research because the harvesting of stem cells from embryos is seen as the destruction of human life....   [tags: bioethical controversy]

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Stem Cell Research

- Fifty-seven to sixty-seven percent of American’s are supporters of stem cell research (Langwith 79). Stem cell research is the replacing of dysfunctional or old cells with new cell (Langwith 23). One way stem cell research is used by replacing old cells with healthy new ones to help old organ (Langwith 24). Another way it is being used is through stem cell therapy and this could help repair spinal injuries (Langwith 28). An example is twelve out of twenty-two people who received cell injection for type 1 diabetes worked and more people continue to use it today (Stem cell therapy treats diabetes 1 of 2)....   [tags: replacement, old cells, new cells]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research When you see stem cell research scroll across your TV on the news, do you actually understand what it is talking about. Imagine the possibilities for the future if a cure for diseases is found. That is what stem cell research is all about, but it also comes with many controversial views. Stem cell research is the field of science that examines specific cells that have the ability to divide indefinitely in culture and that give rise to specialized cells in order to provide therapy for diseases....   [tags: embryos, fetuses, cure]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem cells have incredible potential in the advancement of medical treatments for progressive conditions such as degenerative disk disease. Though the science is plagued by public misunderstanding regarding the use and collection of stem cells, it should be noted that only a small percentage of stem cells being researched at this time are embryonic stem cells. The most common types of stem cells used in medicine today are mesenchymal stem cells which are harvested from bone marrow, adult stem cells from healthy intervertebral disks, and those from human umbilical tissue....   [tags: Embryo, Treatment, Medicine]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem cell research on embryos is a major moral dilemma. This research is called embryonic stem cell research. In embryonic stem cell research, a scientist takes an aborted fetus or embryo and takes its stem cell, which then destroys the fetus. When the embryonic stem cells are taken from the embryo they can multiply rapidly, making many more stem cells. The embryonic stem cells are very useful because they are undifferentiated. This means they can still take on any form or role of any type of cell the body needs....   [tags: embryos, moral dilemma, health]

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Stem Cell Research

- The existence of stem cells first entered the public domain in 1963 when University of Toronto biophysicists Ernest McCulloch and James Till published their theory and experiment resulting in “Nature” (McCulloch, Till 1963). In the decades after, global initiatives into stem cell research have produced large strides in scientific understanding and use in medical treatments of disease and injuries. However, while many medical researchers believe that stem cell treatments have the potential to change how the human race cares for diseases, there is a loud voice that cries out against a particular practice in stem cell research and treatment....   [tags: Ernest McCulloch, James Till, embryonic, somatic]

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The Pros and Cons of Stem Cell Research

- 1.0 Introduction This report aims to investigate the different views held on the pros and cons of development in stem cell research. This report will provide background to the debate, its social significance, parties that are involved and analysis of the arguments related to the topic researched. 2.0 The Issue and background to the debate Those who favour stem cell research are optimistic about the continued developments in stem cell research will open doors to many breakthrough discoveries in biomedical science....   [tags: Embryo, ethics, medicine ]

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Stem Cell Research

- There has been much controversy regarding stem cell research and its uses in health care. The controversy has spanned since the early 1940’s when stem cell research was just a theory and carries on now in 2012 as it has become a reality. Stem cells are cells which are usually in the earliest stages of life which allows them to be able to have the potential for development into many different types of specialized cells. They also are self-renewing and therefore can produce even more stem cells that can continue to develop in to the specialized or unspecialized cells that are needed throughout the body....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research In light of the continued advancement of technology and research in the medical field, there have been some groundbreaking developments that have been heralded as indications that scientific research can produce remarkable results when it is integrated with technology. Since the turn of the 20th century, major breakthroughs like the discovery of DNA and the development of anti-retroviral drugs for HIV/AIDS have been cited as the reason why scientific research especially in the medical field must be supported....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem cell research has caused a big ethical debate across the nation. The stem cell lines developed for stem cell research are established from embryos after fertilization. An embryo is then divided into individual cells to create a stem cell line. From the embryo, one cell is placed in a dish and nourished with substances that stimulate the cell to divide, then the resulting line will then continue to divide in a managed environment and if taken care of properly (Creating Stem Cells For Research)....   [tags: Medical Ethics]

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Stem Cell Research

- ... In March 2009, President Barrack Obama signed an order to repeat the rules against stem-cell research. Research on stem cells is still in progress, but it “holds great promise and potential in the field of medicine” (History of Stem Cell Research 5). Some people however, argue that stem-cell research is unethical. The debate on stem cell research being ethical is still ongoing. Arguments are made supporting both sides of the debate, and many claim that embryos have a moral status. The embryos are a potential human life and they should be treated with as much respect as anyone....   [tags: unethical procedures, embryos, moral status]

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Stem Cell Research

- I.     Introduction The desecration of life by use of embryonic stem cells is not necessary with alternatives such as adult, placenta, and umbilical stem cells available which hold promising results. Stem cell research definitely has shown its ability to benefit humanity, but at what lengths. At what cost. America along with the world continues to battle against embryonic stem cell research as it results in termination of a human life form. With a clear understanding of what stem cells are and how they are used the evidence clearly shows that alternative forms of stems cells can lead to the same promising results without arising any ethical concerns....   [tags: embryonic stem cells]

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