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Stem Cell Research

- Stem cells are biological cells found in all multi cellular organisms. They have a unique feature of a remarkable potential to self renew and form other specialized types of cells in addition, they are able to produce more stem cells found in the human body. Scientists confirmed the existence of three different types of stem cell, the embryonic stem cell, adult stem cell and the induced stem cell. Among these three stem cells, the embryonic stem cells are regarded as the cells with the highest potential because they can cell divide themselves to form over the 220 different types of cells found in the human body....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Stem Cell Aging

- Stem cell aging is still a controversial topic among scientists. One of the most popular explanations of stem cell aging is defined by the decrease in ability to proliferate or self-renew. Cell regulation mechanisms that have been related to aging are senescence and apoptosis. Leading evidence has identified the relationship between p16INK4a, a tumor suppressor protein, and aging in neural stem cells. Neural stem cells regenerate neurons and glial cells as required by the organisms, but an increase in p16INK4a declines the ability of the stem cells to function as they were able to do initially....   [tags: controversial topics among scientists]

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Stem Cell Research: Should it be Permitted?

- Stem cell related diseases affect over 100 million americans (White). Right now, there are plenty of government funds for stem cell research, and if we continue on the same path as we are now, stem cell research should be successful; however, the ethics used for embryonic stem cell research are incomprehensibly horrific (Stem cell policy). If this continues to be funded, it could have answers to numerous major diseases, including why they are caused, prevention, and cures for the diseases. More scientific research, however, needs to go into more possible solutions, to find a more humane method of treating these diseases that pleases both sides of the stem cell research debate, for the soluti...   [tags: embryonic cells, hematopoietic, bone marrow]

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Stem Cell Therapies

- The world is experiencing change while the medical field is advancing day by day. Not only scientists, but also physicians are discovering treatments to diseases and shortcuts that are leaving the world in complete and utter shock. One rising topic is stem cell research and it’s therapies. Stem cells are an incredible discovery to the medical field because of their inexplicable capabilities. For all we know, in about ten years these microscopic “life savers” could be the cure for the world’s most fatal diseases....   [tags: medical field, bone marrow]

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Stem Cell Research

- The society has evolved over the decades. Medical advances, greater technologies, better understanding of the world around us, the sky is the limit. The progression of a society is astounding from where it was just twenty years ago. One is able to do things that the forefathers would have never dreamed. Science has discovered ways to travel to the moon and back, reach some of the deepest depths of the oceans and discover new species, and drive hybrid cars. The achievements of today’s society have reached a new high; however, with great achievement comes great questions of ethics....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem cell research and their potential use in medicine sparks probably th most controversial ethical debate in modern times. Amongst issues considering the effectiveness and risks of potential stem cell therapies there are others such as social worry about the availability and cost of stem cell treatments as well as issues with donors and consents. As stem cell therapies are relatively new areas in research and medicine these doubts and concerns are understandable. What creates the bigger problem is the source of embryonic stem cells, which raises ethically-related arguments against usage of these cells....   [tags: human embryo, medicine, risk]

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Stem Cell Research

- There are many questions regarding stem cell research. What are they. Why are they important. Where do you get them. How can they be used. What ethical issues have they brought up among us. Stem cell research is a very controversial, yet promising study. “Stem cells are like little kids who, when they grow up, can enter a variety of professions. A child might become a fireman, a doctor, or a plumber, depending on the influences in their life- or environment. In the same way, these stem cells can become many tissues by making certain changes in their environment” (Parks 8)....   [tags: genetic engineering, embryonic cells]

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The Ethics and Potential of Stem Cell Research

- In England, during the late 1790s, physician Edward Jenner discovered how to vaccinate people against smallpox. Approximately 190 years later, in 1980, smallpox was declared eradicated (Edward Jenner). Today, humanity continues to follow in Jenner’s footsteps through working to cure and eradicate diseases that threaten people across the globe. Unfortunately, however, vaccines and antibiotics do not always work, and scientists need to find new ways in which to cure the diseases that have yet to be cured, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and diabetes....   [tags: vaccines, curing diseases, physician]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research is NOT Ethical

- Embryonic stem cell research occurs when stem cells from fertilized embryos are used as research for treating abnormalities and diseases among humans, by dissecting them and therefore killing the human soul in the embryo. It permanently destroys a living human embryo, sacrificing that precious life worth so much more than people realize. Nobody should be a human sacrifice. Every human life is precious, and from the second of conception, that embryo is a living human being. What is even more heartbreaking is that embryonic stem cell research isn’t necessary, yet it is still conducted....   [tags: medical and scientific fields]

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Stem Cell Research

- ... This generated the idea in the public’s imagination that 16-celled pre-people were heartlessly destroyed for the amusement of researchers, or for specious therapies. While it is true that all people began as blastocysts and embryos, and that we agree a formed person has moral standing, this led to a gray area in ethical reasoning. At what point do we consider a person to be a person. Did the parents of the embryos knowingly contribute their potential offspring for research. If a blastocyst is merely undifferentiated tissue, this is no problem....   [tags: organs, human embryos]

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Embryonic Stem Cell

- Imagine going into the deep midst of a forest to experience the serenity and tranquility of nature. Now imagine standing next to what you believe is the world’s most perfect tree, serenely flourishing from the fertile land you are standing on. However, next to that tree you witness similar trees that are just as marvelous. Alongside of those trees, you notice a path of trees that are limited in number, but also look desecrated and not as potent. Subsequently, however, you see a group of men head towards that very first tree you came across....   [tags: life versus death]

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Stem Cell Treatment

- Crash. The screech of metal on metal. And then solid blackness envelops you. You wake up five days later in hospital to be told by the doctor that you can never walk again. Why. In the crash, your spinal cord was injured. With neurons unable to regenerate, you are paralyzed until you dying day. The discovery of stem cells approximately one decade ago has proven to be one of the most important breakthroughs of the 21st century. A stem cell is a somatic cell that has not been differentiated into a cell with a specific function....   [tags: Medical Ethics]

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Stem Cell Research: An Ethical Interpretation

- A disturbing number of human lives are cut short by terminal illnesses and injuries out of doctors’ control. Imagine if the world did not have to fear these dreadful curses. Imagine if the solution to these sicknesses was inside the very people they torment. Stem cell research is undeniably a heated topic in today’s world. Supporters claim it is saving lives, however, from the opposition, it is viewed as murderous. Both sides present a strong argument and have respectable pros and cons. Despite the opposing side’s argument, it is in the United States’ best interest to invest tax money into stem cell research because it has already proved successful in advancing out nation scientifically, sav...   [tags: Medical Ethics ]

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Advantages of Adult Stem Cell Therapy

- The advancement of biomedical research has improved stem cell therapies immensely. There is a lot of unnecessary debate about the advantages and disadvantages of adult stem cell therapy versus embryonic stem cell therapy, which could be avoided if people were more knowledgeable of both therapies. Adult stem cell therapy is far superior to embryonic stem cell therapy because it avoids ethical concerns, the patients can use their own cells, and adult stem cells can be transformed into a pluripotent stage....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Stem Cell Doping

- The term “doping” is often used to describe an athlete that is using performance enhancing drugs to have an edge over the competition. Primarily banned due to the countless side-effects that outweigh their purpose, performance enhancing drugs are foreign chemicals that change the way the body operates naturally. Stem Cell medicine however, has become a controversial topic in the world of sports medicine because it is the first method that does not introduce foreign material to the body, and it also does not change the way the body functions naturally....   [tags: Drugs ]

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Stem Cell Analysis

- Embryo Analysis Embryonic stem cell analysis is a terribly sensitive topic and it's highly debated. Much medical advancement can come from stem cells. I’ll justify what embryonic stem cells do and what they are. The Cumulated States can before long fall behind different countries who are utilizing this advancement if we cannot come to a logical conclusion on this very important issue. Embryonic stem cells are the building blocks of life because they cure diseases, recreate damaged cells, and reverse birth defects....   [tags: genetic medicine and research]

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Stem Cell Research

- “If mending a broken heart is said to be a particularly difficult mission, then why don’t we just grow a new one instead.” Scientists in the United States have recently successfully formed a fully functioning heart with the help of a couple of miracle cells known as stem cells, an act which has been thought of as imaginary, turned out to be within our reach. Mankind now possesses the cure to approximately 58 million people with various cardiovascular diseases, and that’s only one of the numerous astonishing gifts that stem cells have yet to offer....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Stem Cell Research: The Way of the Future

- ... This quick process of collecting stem cells in the bone marrow seems relatively quick, simple, and harmless to the dornor and the patient receiving the stem cells. One catch of the PBSC process is that a donor of the allogeneic transplant has to be 12 years of age or older. (Names and Types of Transplants). This drawback will not affect many people that are donors but, there may be some special cases in which they only have a relative of someone younger than 12 that can do the transplantation but this case will be very rare....   [tags: genetic engineering]

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Cancer Stem-Cell Theory

- ... Clonogenic assays have shown that, though most cells in a tumor have a limited ability to proliferate, a subset of cancer cells exist in these tumors that continuously proliferate and give rise to new tumors on transplantation. Strategy to target cancer stem cells: The identification of CSC is essential for development of better and effective therapeutic strategies. The drugs used in the current therapies and treatments target not only the tumor cells, but also, the normal healthy cells of the body....   [tags: mutation, tumor, genetic]

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The Stem Cell: The Source For All of Them

- lMy Favorite Cell: The Stem Cell Stem cells are amazing cells that all humans possess throughout their bodies. In today’s world of science, stem cells have become important factors in scientific research. Research with stem cells has been increasing exponentially over the last decade. Around the world, stem cells have been studied to help treat various health problems. The extent to what stem cell research can do is very wide reaching. The existence of stem cells was theorized by Alexander Maximow in the late 1800s....   [tags: medical research implications]

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Stem Cell Research: Murder or Miracle

- Stem cell research is one of the most controversial topics of debate that has caught the attention of both politicians and scientists. Pro-life supporters feel the moral cost of continuing experimentation outweighs any possible benefits, however researchers think the potential of stem cells is both awe-inspiring and mystifying. To fully understand this debate a person must be informed on the stem cell research’s history and scientific details. Stem cell research has recently become a big topic, however stem cells were first found in the early 80’s with the discovery that stem cells are essential for developing organisms....   [tags: experimentation, dna, ethical issues]

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Is Embryonic Stem Cell Research Ethical or Not?

- Although some find embryonic stem cells unethical, supporting embryonic stem cell research will benefit humankind in many aspects. While many support embryonic stem cell research, some people oppose it say that it is an unethical practice. According to these people, embryonic stem cells require murdering a baby, human life is defined by rational beings, those capable of rational thought or a consciousness. In order to be rational one must have a consciousness, the ability to have thoughts and feel pain, to begin with....   [tags: defects, birth, disease]

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The Facts About Stem Cell Research

- There has been a debate about stem cell research since 1998 when the research teams of James A. Thomson of the University of Wisconsin and John D. Gearhart of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announced the isolation of human stem cells (Farrell). But before anyone should take a side, one must know what a stem cell is. A stem cell is an unspecialized cell characterized by the ability to self-renew by mitosis while in undifferentiated state, and the capacity to give rise to various differentiated cell types by cell differentiation (Stem Cell)....   [tags: biology, embryonic cells ]

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An Argument in Favor of Stem Cell Research

- Abortion, gay marriage, and illegal immigration are all hot button topics currently being faced by Americans. As ardently as each side defends their stance on a controversial issue, an opposing side fights with equal diligence for the beliefs they feel should be valued by our nation. Perhaps nowhere is this battle more heated than in the fight over stem cell research. While supporters of this new field of science tout it’s potential to cure everything from blindness to paralysis, those against stem cell science liken the procedures used by scientists to murder....   [tags: argumentative, medicine, abortion, embryo]

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Stem Cell Research is a Good Thing

- Doctor’s researchers and scientists want to study stem cell research on further more because of its potentiality but this research have not been federally approved on an appropriate level. Stem cell is the cells that are able to develop into any of the cell types that make up the tissue and organs of the body. Stem cell research can help people in many ways by curing not only diseases but burns and other tissue damages or on replacing many of your body parts. Some potential use of stem cells are curing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, learning defects, brain injuries, baldness, deafness, blindness, diabetes, bone marrow transplants, missing teeth’s, any kind of wound healings in very rapid manner,...   [tags: curing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, learning defects]

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Embryonic and Adult Stem Cell Research

- Stem cell research is one of the most widely expanding areas of scientific research being conducted all over the world today. In basic terms, stem cell research is the research of stem cells; however in actuality is much more complicated. A stem cell is a cell with the ability to develop into any of the cell types that make up the tissues and organs of the body. This makes these cells highly useful and provides endless opportunities in the field of regenerative medicine. There are two expansive lines of stem cell research, which involve multipotent stem cells and pluripotent stem cells....   [tags: genetic sciences]

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Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research Stem cells are an undifferentiated cell that is capable of giving rise to indefinitely more cells of the same type, and from which certain other kinds of cell arise by differentiation. These unique cells are found in tissues, organs, and bone marrow. In 1978, scientists discovered that human umbilical cord blood contain blood stem cells and immediately began experiments to tests their uses. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin isolated grew the first stem cells from human embryos using in vitro fertilization in 1998 and by the following year understood that stem cells could differentiate....   [tags: genetic medicine]

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Stem Cell Research

- For the past few years, there has been a continuous controversy regarding the bioethical issues of stem cells and the pros/cons of its research. In order to understand the clash of opposing opinions on stem cells, it is important to know the root of stem cells, as well as their functions and scientific findings. “Stem Cells are very essential to develop organisms. They are non-specialized cells which have the potential to create other types of specific cells, such as blood, brain, tissue or muscle cells” (Experiment Resources, 2008)....   [tags: Medical Ethics]

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Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Failure

- ... In April 2013, a report published in Express states that researchers from Mayo Clinic treat heart failure patients with a special stem cells harvested from the top of the patient’s hip. Proteins are used to instruct the stem cells to works as heart cells and these are then injected into the patient’s heart. The results show that patients have greater improvement in their health but this technique still requires further investigation to determine why the hip’s stem cells are able to cause such effects....   [tags: adequate circulation, heart attack ]

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Stem Cell Research: The Political Front

- Stem cells have the capability of forming any body tissue or even an entire organism, they are “master cells that can grow into virtually any sort of cell in the human body” (Edwards, Wattenberg & Lineberry, 2009, p. 605). Stem cells are also repair cells, they work to maintain and regenerate cells in organs and tissues that are lost through damage, disease or normal wear and tear. Stem cell research began in the 1950s when researchers “discovered that the bone marrow contains at least two kinds of stem cells” (The National Institutes of Health [NIH], 2010)....   [tags: Ethics ]

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The Many Benefits of Stem Cell Research

- Have we really found a way to cure and help rehabilitate people from disease. What if the answer lies at the tip of what others consider life and other consider a cluster of cells. The thought is drilled deep into the study of stem cell research. The embryo as religions and pro-life organization considerate to be a human begin, is destroyed in the process of extracting stem cells. Although, Stem cell research destroys the embryos, it has allowed us to advance in ways medicine has failed us and opens new possibilities to apply stem cells with robotics....   [tags: embryo, disease, rehabilitation]

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Stem Cell Research: The Final Cure

- ... . Due to the many different kinds of stem cells, there are various places they can be found at. Adult stem cells are taken from an adult, child, or umbilical cord and are considered pluripotent, because they are more than 4-5 days old(Lindsey 26). Adult stem cells are being used more in studies, since they avoid the “ethical controversy.” These cells can be found in: the brain, bone marrow, digestive system, blood vessels, liver, muscle and skin cells. So what’s the problem. Well the problem starts with the embryonic stem cells....   [tags: genetic engineering on human disease]

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Adult and Embryonic Stem Cells

- We must start at the basic, what are cells. Cells are the basic unit of living things. We all have trillions upon trillions of cells that make up our body. Our body has three main cell types which are: Ectoderm, Mesoderm, and Endoderm. Ectoderm cells are in the skin, hair, eyelids and nerves cells for bones, Mesoderm cells are in muscles, tendons blood vessels and kidney construct the linings of two tubes within the body and Endoderm cells are in digestive tubes and respiratory tube. There are also stem cells.” Stem cells are unspecialized cells that have two defining properties: the ability to differentiate into other cells and the ability to self-regenerate.” (Kochar)There are different ty...   [tags: cells, stem cell, adult, embryo]

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The Embryonic Stem Cell Research Controversy

- When James Thomson at the University of Wisconsin and John Gearhardt at John Hopkins University were able to culture human embryonic stem cells in a lab in 1998, they opened up an entire world of controversy now known as the stem cell debate. The importance of embryonic stem cells to modern science and medicine rests largely on the fact that they are pluripotent. This means that they have the ability to form into any cell necessary within the body; they can be encouraged to become skin cells, brain cells, etc....   [tags: Morality, Advantages, Government, ]

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Addressing Stem Cell Research and Cloning

- One of the morality issues of today is stem cell research and cloning. Mankind has found a way to manipulate human cells into something that could save lives. This is a moral issue because even though it can be used to help people, the process of obtaining these cells could be harmful to others. A lot of times innocent embryos are hurt purely for tests and because people are focused on the embryo stem cells, they have little idea that similar results can be obtained from the stem cells of adult donors....   [tags: morality and ethical issues]

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Stem Cell Research: A Christian Perspective

- Stem Cells Research The body is composed of cells, which form the basic unit of life. Unique cells found in the body are the stem cells. These cells are biological cells that are not specialized for particular functioning in organisms. They can be distinguished since they have the ability to differentiate or divide into multiple body cells, and their ability to replicate self. They are unique in the way they can renew themselves by undergoing cell division when inactive for a long period....   [tags: bioengineering, genetics, religious perspective]

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Parkinson's Disease: The Stem Cell Approach

- Michael J. Fox has been recognized for many great accomplishments having to do with his career as an actor. Throughout his career he played numerous roles in many films and television shows. His success has been recognized through his portrayal of characters such as Marty McFly from the Back to the Future trilogy and Alex P. Keaton from the once popular television show, “Family Ties.” However, at barely thirty years old, Fox was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease (Michael’s Story). Such a young man contracting a restrictive disease so early on in his life is nothing short of life changing....   [tags: Michael J. Fox, actor, Parkinson's]

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Legalities Regarding Stem Cell Research

- “…Stem cells are unique because they are undifferentiated, meaning that given the right conditions they are capable of developing into any type of cell” (Lee, 2011, Stem cell basics, para. 2). Because stem cells are not initially indicated to be any specific cell, one can see stem cells as the foundation of each tissue within the human body. Stem cells exhibit numerous potential benefits for a variety of complications due to the cell’s diverse range of possible transformations. Stem cells derived from human embryos are known as embryonic stem cells....   [tags: Medical Ethics]

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Finding a Cure: Stem Cell Research

- “Cancer is a disease that will come after you, your family, your work, and every facet of your life.” It is the second leading cause of deaths in the United States, and is directly associated to obesity. In fact, one out of every three woman, and half of men, will develop cancer in their lifetimes. Cancer attacks health, attitude, and confidence with array of chemicals, tests, treatments, and paperwork. In many cases it will come back, even stronger and terrifying. Since cancer is such an immense deal, and a lot of people are dying from it, then let’s find a cure for it (Dennis)....   [tags: Disease]

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Reproductive Human Stem Cell Cloning

- The argument on whether human cloning/stem cell research should be deemed acceptable still exists. Those that 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. This particular procedure is a technological process that involves “copying” a human’s nuclear DNA, this type of cloning is known as reproductive cloning. This type of cloning uses a process called somatic cell transfer....   [tags: genetic engineering]

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Support Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- President Obama acted appropriately when he signed legislation to reverse the ban restricting use of use of embryonic stem cells for research. The benefits of embryonic stem cell research for the advance of medicine are far greater than moral and ethical concerns raised by many. Using unwanted embryos in the blastocyst stage for research enables scientists to perform valuable studies that could ultimately result in the development of a cure for many ailments that plaque us or our loved ones. Embryonic stem cell research has shown to offer monumental therapeutic potential for repairing damaged organs....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Stephen Napier on Stem Cell Research

- The dispute which is being analyzed in this paper is one of mass debate today. The argument is on whether or not embryonic stem cells should be used to come up with forms of treatment for degenerative diseases such as: Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Diabetes. The author of this paper is Stephen Napier he is in association with the Bioethics center in Philadelphia, PA. The article was published in the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy in 2009. In this article Mr. Napier reviews past arguments on the current debate and provides the reader with his stance against the use of Stem cells as a form of research and furthermore he argues the stance on vulnerability of a fetus and if it has moral value...   [tags: Medical Ethics]

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Stem Cell Research: Beneficial or Dangerous?

- Over the past decade scientist and the U.S government have been debating about funds for stem cell research (SCR), the amount spent depends on who is in office. The Democratic Party fully supports SCR, but the Republican Party somewhat opposes the concept of SCR, arfuing it violates the Christian principle of life. As a result, this topic is considered controversial, but also beneficial if allowed. Despite the controversy, SCR should be well funded for medicinal use, because blank stem cells (SC) can be used to regenerate bones and muscle tissue, they can be used to control or even reverse neurodegenerative disease, and because they can be used for therapeutic cloning....   [tags: controversy, regenerative, ethics]

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Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- When does life begin. This four-word sentence has vexed scientists and ethicists for years. Does life begin the moment the egg is formed or the moment that egg is fertilized and becomes an embryo. Does it begin days later when the cells within that embryo begin communicating with each other and deciding which will be the hair, the heart, the brain, the eyes, and so forth. Does life begin 40 days after conception, as some religions believe this is the moment a soul is breathed into the embryo (Peters, Lebacqz and Bennett, 2008)....   [tags: Biology, Scientific Research]

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Genetic Technology: Stem Cell Research

- As we developed in genetic technology in the recent decades, we have opened the opportunities to do what was practically impossible in the past. The development of genetic engineering and stem cell research were a pivotal point in medicine history as they revolutionized & changed the techniques we use to handle various diseases. Genetic engineering and stem cell research both opened the possibilities for treatments & aid from what ranged from feasible daily-life aspects, like food and crops, to more serious diseases & injuries, like diabetes and spinal cord injury....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cells are the centre point for all growth and development. The centre point of life. Without them, there would not be humans, animals or even germs. Thanks to them, we can modify and enhance the human body when in its foetal form. The fear that a child will be born with hereditary disease, mutations and disabilities haunts the dreams of people today more than ever. But what if we could guarantee our children could be born disease free and disability free. What if we could remove the gene that would give our children haemophilia....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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Stem Cell Research: The Benefits of Stem Cells

- ... They are less mature than adult stem cells but more mature than embryonic stem cells (Freedman 10). There is a lot of research being done about stem cells today. Scientists try to figure out what tissues can be made from stem cells and how to reproduce the cells best. A lot of this research is done in vitro (out of the body) in labs. Learning how stem cells change into different cells can give us the ability to stimulate stem cells in labs to form tissue. It could lead us to being able to change stem cells in the body to specific cells (Freedman 12)....   [tags: disorder, cells, change, osteoblast]

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Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- One of the most controversial topics in the media today is the question of the morality of research on human embryonic stem cells. According to a Gallup poll taken in May of 2010, 59% of Americans believed medical research using stem cells obtained from humans was morally acceptable, where 32% believed it was morally wrong. (Saad) This will always be a difficult issue for me to take sides on. There are so many arguments for and against and so many ethical theories that support and oppose it. I am going to try to touch on a few of these theories and how they apply to the research done on human embryonic stem cells....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]

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Embryonic Stem Cells And Its Effects On Human Beings

- Stem cells are cells that can form into any type of cell. They are found in bone marrow, embryos, fetuses, and blood from the umbilical cord. Early in development, a human embryo is made up of a hollow ball of cells called a “blastocyst”. Blastocyst cells divide and eventually develop into all of the tissues and organs of a human being. This is a process called “differentiation”. Embryonic stem cells can be grown in the laboratory from blastocysts and made to differentiate into nerve, liver, muscle, blood, and other cells....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation, Cell]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research Research on stem cells is advancing knowledge about how an organism develops from a single cell and how healthy cells replace damaged cells in adult organisms. This promising area of science is also leading scientists to investigate the possibility of cell-based therapies to treat disease, which is often referred to as regenerative or reparative medicine. Research on the topic of stem cells is advancing the scientific knowledge about how cells develop. Stem cell research is applied to two main characteristics that allow stem cells to be distinguished among most other types of cells....   [tags: Science Biology Stem Cells Essays Papers]

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The Ethics of Stem Cell Research

- Embryonic stem cell research can be easily defined. A stem is defined as something that is developed from. A cell is defined as a microscopic living organism. According to Dennis Hollinger, "Embryonic stem cell research uses from the embryo's inner cell mass that give rise to each of the human body's many different tissue types"(1). In our modern day society, stem cell research has become a controversial topic. Several people strongly oppose the idea of the research, but many are struggling for the continuance of the program....   [tags: Current Events]

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The Benefits of Stem Cell Research

- The Benefits of Stem Cell Research Stem cells are considered “master cells” with the ability to divide for indefinite periods in cultures and can be manipulated and transformed into any type of cell in the body. The most common use would be the generation of cells and tissues that could be used to either create organs or tissues to be used in transplantation and to treat many diseases and disabilities. There is a great difference of opinion surrounding stem cell research; conservatives and pro-choice activists are highly against further research, but the tremendous advances in health care and President Bush’s recent decision to fund more research, have made the future of stem cells seem m...   [tags: Papers Science Biology Essays Papers]

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The Ethics of Stem Cell Research

- While some people might say that stem cell research is immoral and unethical, others believe that it is a magical solution for almost any problem, thus leading to a very controversial issue. Scientists have been searching for years for ways to eradicate incurable diseases and perform other medical procedures that yesterday's technology would not fix. With the rapidly arising, positive research on stem cell technology, the potential that exists to restore any deficiency is in the same way, likely to destroy humanity....   [tags: Ethics]

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The Ethics of Stem Cell Research

- According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), stem cells are 1 "Cells with the ability to divide for indefinite periods in culture and to give rise to specialized cells." Stem cells are basically unspecialized cells that can, with proper physiologic or experimental conditions, become specialized cells. Specialized cells are usually called differentiated cells. These differentiated cells can then be used to repair damaged cells and eventually cure many diseases and disorders in humans. This could revolutionize the way society treats health issues....   [tags: Genetic Engineering]

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Stem Cells: To Live Another Tomorrow

- Dr. Dan Kaufman, Ph. D. an associate professor University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute, has said that, “human embryonic stem-cell research is not only ethical, it is an essential field to pursue to make key advances in biomedical research to treat diseases effectively where there are currently no cures… (thesurvivaldoctor.com).” I believe that stem cell research needs to receive government funding and research should expand in order to completely understand what diseases can be cured through stem cells, and if the benefits outweigh the risks involved....   [tags: Embryonic Stem-Cell Research, Human Cells]

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Stem Cells Offer Great Promise

- Stem cells offer great promise for success in future medical treatments. However, there still remains to be biased opinions on whether or not the use of stem cell for research is the most appropriate and effective tool for medical research. This topic is especially important for people who are suffering from disease that is capable of being treated through stem cell use. For these people, the treatment has the potential to change their outlook on life to a positive one. The advancements are diverse and have the potential to help cure numerous diseases and illnesses....   [tags: stem cell research, AMA, cloning, USPTO]

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Cure With Stem Cells?

- Kaitlin Han October 1, 2015 Biology 101, Section 18 Maryanne Menvielle Cure with Stem Cells When you hear the term “Bubble Boy” most people tend to think of the disease that has been cured by stem cells. An article that talks about a true incident as to when stem cells had cured the disease needs to be more public. The laws concerning the stem cells that are curing this disease don’t need to be banned, but instead it should be accepted and widely appreciated. The term for “Bubble Boy” comes from the fact that children born with the disorder have immune systems that are extremely weak that they need to stay in relatively germ-free areas....   [tags: Bone marrow, Stem cell, Immune system]

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The Pro’s Outweigh the Cons of Stem Cell Research

- The Pro’s Outweigh the Cons Stem cell research has been around since the mid 1800’s, and it has been a well know topic to many people throughout the nation. Political, religious and ethical debates have been centered around this topic. It has been a highly controversial topic due to the possible after effects it could present. Growing up in a generation where having some type of cancer is starting to become very common I strongly support stem cell research. This is because I feel that through reading about this topic from many different sources, there are so many more positive things that come from stem cell research....   [tags: embryos, organs, disease]

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The Controversial Topic of Stem-Cell Research in the United States

- ... This left stem cell labs and research for the cure of disease in a tough spot. However, when Obama came into office, he lifted the ban on the funding for stem cell research on March 9, 2009. After he lifted this ban, NIH had to publish the strict guidelines that had to be followed my stem cell researchers. The terms that are being set for this research are much too limiting; since so many benefits come from stem cell research, the government should allow stem cell researchers to clone human embryos for experimental treatments, they should allow people to donate their embryos specifically for research purposes, and the government should provide much more funding towards stem cell research...   [tags: embryonic, diseases, funding]

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Embryo and Stem Cell Research

- Thesis: While embryo and stem cell research may one day provide treatments for many diseases; including Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, diabetes, paralysis and cancer, ethical consideration must be addressed in order for scientist to utilize human embryos for medical research. I. Introduction Stem cell research has shown a great promise and advance in its technique since 1998 when human pluripotent stem cells were isolated for the first time. Since then research on stem cells has received much public attention both because of their extraordinary potential in curing devastating diseases and because of relevant legal and ethical issues....   [tags: Diseases Science Papers]

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Politics of Stem Cell Research

- "It's time to lift the political barriers blocking the stem cell research that could treat or cure diseases like Parkinson's. I believe that science can bring hope to our families. I want America to lead the world in the medical breakthroughs of the future. There's no time to wait. At stake are millions of lives. I'm John Kerry and I approved this message because America can do better. It's time to take America in a new direction." Senator John Kerry made these remarks in a 30-second television ad which aired before the 2004 presidential election....   [tags: Political Science]

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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research This research paper will focus on stem cell research and the ethical issues that are attributed to this subject. This topic will be narrowed down to Embryonic Stem Cell research in that there is a great debate going on how to conduct this research ethically. The importance of embryo stem cell research is that the research could help save lives and also the debate is that it is morally wrong to kill an embryo due to the fact it still a living organism. The issue with embryo stem cell research is that an embryo is a living being and should not be used for research, because then the embryo would not be allowed to develop into the living form it is meant to be....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]

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Ethics of Stem Cell Research

- Ethics of Stem Cell Research Stem cell research has quickly become a hot new topic these days to debate over. One side says it’s unethical, the other side says it’s critical to the advancement of medical science. It’s hard to make up your mind before you have the facts, so here they are. Stem cells are cells that have the ability to transform into any type of tissue cell in the human body. After a sperm fertilizes an egg, the cell they form is known as a zygote or a totipotent cell. This cell goes through numerous mitotic divisions and after about four days forms a blastocyst....   [tags: Papers]

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What's the Big Deal About Stem Cell Research?

- What's the Big Deal About Stem Cell Research. I believe that one day stem cell research will be more accepted than it is now and will make a positive impact on the way health care treats it patients. Stem cell research has the possibility of one day curing a variety of diseases and illness that are incurable at this point. Currently stem cell research is used in a variety of therapeutic cloning and other treatment methods. Therapeutic cloning is a method to produce stem cell lines that are genetic matches for adults and children....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Politics and Stem Cell Research

- Politics and Stem Cell Research The President’s Council on Bioethics published “Monitoring Stem Cell Research” in 2004. This report was written in response to President Bush’s comments regarding research of human stem cells on August 9, 2001. President Bush announced that he was going to make federal funding available for research that involved existing lines of stem cells that came from embryos. He is the first president to provide any type of financial support for the research of human stem cells....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Increased Government Funding for Stem Cell Research

- Increased Government Funding for Stem Cell Research: According to Channel Four News (1), Russell Turnbull, a 38 year old man from England, lost sight out of one eye in a fight that happened in 1994. He tried to intervene between two men that were fighting on a bus. When he tried to break up the confrontation, one of the mean squirted ammonia at him. The ammonia landed in his cornea which instantly caused his eye to clamp shut; his eye would remain closed for two weeks. Russell immediately left the bus and headed for the nearest hospital....   [tags: Medical Research ]

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Ethical and Beneficial Replacement for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Cells, “the building blocks of life”, comprise the smallest bacterium to the largest creature on earth (Sadava 77). Cells hold great importance in maintaining each and every living being and animal (Hole 52). One human body alone contains an estimated 75 trillion cells that all work together like a complex machine (Hole 51). The intricate and unique design of the cell only begins to encompass its untapped potential to impact human lives through the assistance of medical research. Research involving cells of all types demands the attention of scientists in search of new discoveries in medicine, but embryonic stem cell research sparks a controversy that only an alternative solution can resolve...   [tags: genetic engineering, bioengineering]

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Stem-Cell Research and the Media

- Stem-Cell Research and the Media         Biomedical technology is getting much press due to the stem-cell debate.  A controversial topic in itself, with the President of the United States taking a stand on the issue for funding purposes, the topic has received even more press over the consequences resulting from President Bush's decision.  With the President's approval rating well over 80 percent since the September 11th attack, those who contest any of his decisions have been receiving feelings of anger from those who support him.  I, however, would like to take a stand and contest Bush's decision to limit the stem cell research funding.  This paper presents two articles that examine Bus...   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples]

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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research

- The topic of stem cells can become a very controversial subject in the scientific research world. Stem cells serve as an internal repair system to restore other cells as long as the person or animal is still alive. By doing so, many fatal and untreatable diseases such as leukemia and Parkinson’s would be able to be treated and cured. The origination of stem cells is what stirs up great controversy across the nation and among the world. Until recently, scientists primarily worked with two kinds of stem cells: embryonic stem cells and non-embryonic or “adult” stem cells....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Case Study: Vast Benefits of Stem Cell Research

- Stem cells are the unspecialized cells in the human body that can become specialized cells, with new specialized cell functions. An example of a stem cell is the bone marrow stem cell that is able to turn into specialized blood cells, such as white blood cells and red blood cells. The new cell types have new special functions, that can produce antibodies, combat infection and transport gases. It is called “stem cell” because one function stems from the other. Stem cells have properties of developing into a array of cell types in the body....   [tags: Medical Research, controversial, argumentative, to]

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Multiple Medical Breakthroughs in Stem Cell Research

- Stem cell research can date back to 1956 and has lead to multiple medical breakthroughs. Stem cells are generic animal cells that can make copies of themselves indefinitely. Therefore, these cells have to ability to become any body part or organ (Cowan). But, getting this resource is what brings up a controversy. Scientists and researchers are gathering human embryos to further study and test stem cells and some people don’t agree with this. The end result of using embryonic stem cells is someone being able to walk again, someone remembering the names of their children, and someone being able to say that he beat cancer....   [tags: embryo, labs, genetic condition]

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The Benefits of Government-Supported Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Millions of people die every year from diseases, accidents, and defects, one only needs to turn on the nightly news to hear of the devastating effects of cancer or of horrific accidents that have left people disfigured or paralyzed. Stem cell research is a part of biomedical science that has the potential to cure diseases and defects, create organs for patients needing transplants, regenerate axons in spinal cord injuries, and create new treatments, drugs, and immunizations. However, federal funding is limited and does not cover embryonic stem cell research to an extent that would make a difference in medicine....   [tags: Moral Issues]

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Stem Cell Research a Modern Day Miracle

- Stem cell research has astonishing promise for curing disease. I also believe, however, that stem cells can be acquired from sources that do not cause harm to others. Women have babies every day - those cells could be gathered for examination. Legal abortions are executed in the US daily. Those cells could be used for research, instead of being thrown away. This can be a sore subject for most people, but I think that a life should not be wasted, and at least using the cells would make use of that loss. Stem cells are a form of human life: they are alive and contain human DNA....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]

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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research

- INTRODUCTION Ethical issues are those issues which at a personal, community or global level challenge the reader to make decisions of what is right or good behavior. Morality however refers to codes that are held about what is right and good behavior (Engebreston, 2006). In today’s world medical research and technology is rapidly changing and there are increasing ethical conflicts between science and religion particularly with the recent harvest and research of embryonic stem cells. The use of embryonic stem cells has been described by “Chris McDonald, stem cell research centre, 2008” as one of the most significant breakthroughs of this century in biomedicine....   [tags: Medical Ethics]

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Why Ban Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research "The human being is single, unique, and unrepeatable, someone thought of and chosen from eternity, someone called and identified by name." This was the belief of Pope John Paul II (May). Stem cell research has shown promise and success for curing disease; however embryonic stem cell research must be banned because it requires the killing of embryos, there are alternatives, and embryonic stem cell research has had no successes. Shows promise and success Adult stem cells can be found in umbilical cords, placentas, and amniotic fluid....   [tags: degenerative diseases, embryonic cells]

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The Positive Potential of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Imagine a world in which suffering and pain are no more. A paralytic accident is no longer a lifelong sentence to a wheelchair, a birth defect is no longer a worry on an expectant mothers mind, and a cancer diagnosis becomes worriless and easily fixed. Such a carefree and safe existence is in close proximity with advancements from embryonic stem cell research. Since the first culturing of embryonic stem cells in 1998 (Robertson 191) the question has arisen if it is ethical to destroy life at its rudimentary stages for the sake of research....   [tags: Regenerative Process, Organ Donation]

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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research

- In present days of life in The United States, research has become a viable tool for sustaining and prolonging human life. As research evolves, it brings along with it much controversy, especially where stem cell research is involved. Stem cell research can bring new insight to today’s medical field. This may be the way of finding solutions concerning many health injuries and diseases which would diversely be thought of as implausible. Thoughts can be influenced by Deborah White, in Pros & Cons of Embryonic Stem Cell Research, “Embryonic stem cells are thought by most scientists and researchers to hold potential cures for spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, Parkinson's disea...   [tags: Medical Research]

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The Debate Over Stem Cell Research in the United States

- Some people believe that stem cell research should be allowed in the United States because over sixty percent of scientists think that ES (embryonic) cells (pluripotent stem cells that come from the inner cell mass of a blastocyst; an early stage embryo) could be the solution to curing a multitude of diseases, others believe that experimenting with these cells could destroy an embryo and kill a possible human fetus (a developing body after the embryonic stage and before birth). Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that may differentiate into specialized cells which, through mitosis (the usual procedure of cell division where one cell forms into two or more separate chromosomes) c...   [tags: disease, embryo, cure]

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Positive and Negative Attention on Stem Cell Research

- As the healthcare field continues to grow and evolve at an accelerated rate, new and advanced technologies are sprouting up everyday and becoming increasingly commonplace. A technology that has garnered both positive and negative attention is transplanting stem cells. Hematopoietic stem cells refer to the body's blood forming blood cells (American Cancer Society, 2013). Here is some background information on these types of stem cells. These cells are young and immature. Stem cells mostly live in the bone marrow (the spongy center of certain bones), where they divide to make new blood cells....   [tags: marrow, ethics, treatments]

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Ethical Issue of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Embryonic stem cells can be defined as stem cells that are derived from the undifferentiated inner mass cells of a human embryo. In other words, the cells are derived from the inner mass of the blastocyst. Blastocyst can be referred as an early stage embryo. This means that the embryonic stem cell is grown from cells that are found in the embryo and are a few days old. Typically, the embryo that provides the embryonic stem cells is four or five days old. In addition, most of the embryonic stem cells are obtained from embryos that develop from eggs that have been fertilized by in-vitro for infertile couples....   [tags: genetic engineering technology]

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