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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research What would you do if your closest love one suddenly became paralyzed. In the past there was nothing to do to reverse paralysis, but what if there is now. Would you accept the risks and take a chance on a method that could get your loved one walking and back to normal again. Stem cell research is no longer a future unrealistic concept, it is here and having enormous impacts on the medical field. It not only may be the answer to paralysis, but it also has the potential to cure many of our society’s “incurable” diseases....   [tags: Biology, Scientific Research]

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Cloning and Stem Cell Research

- Cloning and Stem Cell Research      Technology has advanced a great deal within the past few years. We have learned so much information about animals' genes and what can be done with them. However, with this new information brings new questions and arguments. So far, scientists have successfully cloned a sheep, a monkey, a bull, and are working on an endangered breed of ox, of course cloning animals and conducting research on those animals does not concern many people. When people begin discussing cloning and stem cell research heads turn because it is such a controversial issue....   [tags: Science Biology Research Papers]

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Pros and Cons of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- ... David Prentice, Ph.D., “newer technologies exist that allow creation of identical embryonic type stem cells without the use of embryos.” Dr. Prentice is arguing against using real-life embryos and would rather see the research be done on fake stem cells that were made using synthetic materials. The counter argument was provided by Dr. Dan S. Kaufman, MD., Ph.D., who stated: “It is important to recognize that human embryonic stem cells all come from embryos created in excess by fertility clinics....   [tags: ethics and benefits]

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Ethical Decision on Embryonic Stem Cell Contributions

- If a revolution of medical technology is allowing people to obtain the best quality of life right now, why aren't we taking advantage. Scientists have discovered how to potentially cure diseases and treat all kinds of ailments. Human embryonic stem cells, though a new concept, has been debated over since the discovery in cord blood in 1978. The cause for controversy comes from the struggle between law makers, religious officials, and scientists surrounding this topic. The ethical question on why stem cells are controversial is “Is using stem cells from embryos right?” However, the question when politicians are included changes to “How can we fund research to killing potential people for the...   [tags: medical technology issues]

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W Need Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- “I am in favor of stem cell research. In fact, I don’t know anyone who is opposed,” says Dr. David A. Prentice in the opening paragraph of his article, “The Real Promise of Stem Cell Research.” “Embryonic stem cells are cells obtained from an embryo in the blastula phase, when they are still only a few days old. Because they have only begun to differentiate, these cells have the capability of developing into any cell in the human body. This fact makes them potentially important in medicine,” (Embryonic par....   [tags: SCNT, therapeutic cloning, David A Prentice]

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Should Embryonic Stem Cell Research Be Federally Funded?

- The possibility to cure Alzheimer, Parkinson’s, AIDS, spinal injuries, and many more diseases and conditions is received by many in the medical world with excitement and anticipation. The discoveries of embryonic stem, ES, cells in 1998 by James A. Thomson, a biologist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, was a great breakthrough for the medical world, showing great promise in the field of stem cell research. This is because they have the capacity to become any type of cell tissue in the body....   [tags: Science, Medicine, Government]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research: An Ethics Debate

- The past two decades have seen enormous scientific development that has grown exponentially and continues to evolve daily. More advances have been discovered within the past twenty years than at any other time in human history. This advancement has been increasingly prevalent in human genetics and the study of embryonic stem cells. One can hardly watch television or read a newspaper without seeing or reading something about the discovery of an innovative medical procedure or new treatment for an incurable disease....   [tags: Medical Ethics]

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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research Few recent scientific issues have stimulated so much media attention, public debate and government involvement as that of stem cell research. Stem cells offer people hope by promising to greatly extend the number and range of patients who could benefit from transplants, and to provide novel therapies to treat debilitating diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson?s, Huntington?s, heart disease and stroke, as well as accidental damage such as spinal cord injury. So why would anyone object to research in this area....   [tags: Stem Cells Science Biology Essays Argumentative]

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Catholic Church Stand on Stem Cell Research

- Stem cell research is a modern undertaking that holds the potential to drastically alter life as we know it. Stem cells have the ability to be used for a wide range of applications. Whether it is curing diseases, preventing genetic defects, or entirely altering genetic sequences – the possibilities that exist for their application are endless. Though scientists contend that their study holds many promises, institutions like the Catholic Church oppose their study on moral grounds. Even though stem cell research remains a contentious subject within the Catholic Church today, the institution’s position on the issue adds to support that the Church is moving away from taking extreme positions and...   [tags: moral, issue, science, debate]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research Can Save Lives

- One of the most controversial topics in the field of biomedicine has been the research of embryonic stem cells. Stem cells are extremely fascinating to what they can do they have the potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. In many tissues they serve as a sort of internal repair system, dividing without limit to replace other cells as along as the person is still alive. When stem cells divide they could become specialized cells such as muscle cells, red blood cells, brain cells, and etc....   [tags: ethics, biomedicine, medicine]

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We Need Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- In 1981, Scientists found a way to extract embryonic stem cells from mouse embryos. Years later, in 1998, a method to extract stem cells from human embryos and grow the cells in the laboratory was discovered. The main purpose was to use the cell's ability to regenerative as a method of treating diseases. As time went by, people started to oppose the idea of using embryonic stem cell for research. So, funding that helped continue research on embryos started to decrease. This conclusion came from some people considering that embryonic stem cells research was similar to killing babies....   [tags: embryos, moral issues]

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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research Using stem cells in their research, scientists are able to discover new information that leads to advancements in the scientific society. However, what many people do not understand is that stem cells are unlike other types of cells, and this is because of two significant characteristics. These differences lead to a lot of controversy, as you'll soon see. First, stem cells are able to renew themselves for long periods of time through the process of cell division, thus making them specialized cells....   [tags: Science Chemistry Biology Stem Cells Essays]

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A Rhetorical Analysis of the Stem Cell Research Debate

- Stem cell research has been a heated and highly controversial debate for over a decade, which explains why there have been so many articles on the issue. Like all debates, the issue is based on two different arguments: the scientific evolution and the political war against that evolution. The debate proves itself to be so controversial that is both supported and opposed by many different people, organizations, and religions. There are many “emotional images [that] have been wielded” in an attempt to persuade one side to convert to the other (Hirsen)....   [tags: Genetic Engineering]

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Are Studies in Genetic Engineering and Stem Cell Research Beneficial?

- ... His thoughts were to make a being that could surpass others and that could promote the survival to people. He brought parts together to enhance one another such as stem cells to make a superior individual that would bring rise to a new life style. Victor Frankenstein brought something utterly new to the world as he noticed the positives of how he remodeled the way a person should perceive health and how to enhance it. Frankenstein engineered a way to bring the inanimate to life by bringing parts together and enhancing the genetic makeup of his creature to have more than human abilities....   [tags: progress, change]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Embryonic stem cell research is a highly controversial topic in today's society, this kind of stem cell commits to regenerate any type of tissue. Unfortunately, Embryonic Stem Cell Research has a dark side. To obtain these cells will kill the embryo automatically. In other words, the acquirement of the Human Embryonic Stem Cell includes performing an abortion. To obtain these cells, it would kill the embryo. This has created controversy since abortion is such a divisive topic....   [tags: Biotechnology]

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Stem Cells And Its Effects On The Human Body

- A stem cell is a cell that can duplicate into many more specialized cells. The stem cells are used to repair cornea and other parts of the human body. Stem cells have a rich supply of growth factors. Stem cells could be used as a repair system. During research at the University of Sheffield, engineers used special techniques to create a disk, loaded with stem cells, to place over the cornea. Researchers performed a treatment on a man whom suffered from a heart attack. Researchers used stem cells to help regain the lost parts of his heart....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation, Bone marrow]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Americans are asked by the media to support embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) that uses human embryos. Many Americans favor ESCR because of the potential for benefiting people in need, people racked by disease. This essay goes beyond the emotional issues surrounding ESCR and informs the reader of the scientific background so that he is capable of making a well-informed decision about ESCR.   In August of last year, President Bush approved the use of federal funds to support research on a limited number of existing human embryonic stem cell lines (Bush)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Stem Cell Research Funding

- How Far Should Government Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research Go. On August 9, 2001 President Bush announced that he would allow limited federal funding for embryonic stem cell research under certain conditions. Under Bush's new ruling only the 64 stem cell lines that were already in place before August 9 were to be funded. He said that the government would not fund further destruction of embryos to create more lines. Also stem cells could not be obtained from embryos created for that purpose or from the left over embryos from in-vitro fertilization....   [tags: Current Events]

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The Potential Relationship Between Stem Cells And Myocardial

- THE POTENTIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STEM CELLS AND MYOCARDIAL INFARCTIONS A myocardial infarction, more commonly known as a heart attack, is when “the heart’s oxygen supply is interrupted” [1]. Every cell in our body need oxygen to survive and function; so, when the heart is “starved of oxygen for too long, a portion of the heart can die, never to revive” [1]. The “lifeless [parts] of the heart are replaced by inflexible scar tissue not designed for pumping blood…causing the remaining muscle [to] push itself to work harder” [1]....   [tags: Bone marrow, Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Embryonic Stem Cell Research Embryonic stem cell research is a controversial topic nationwide, because of its clash of ethical and moral values. Many people, including those suffering from diseases that this research is seeking to cure, do not believe in killing a living embryo in order to advance research and science. “Even though having Parkinson’s Disease is something I’d rather not go through, I cannot find it in me to support embryonic stem cell research at this time in my life, simply because my improvement or being cured shouldn’t depend on the killing of an innocent life,” said Wilbanice Ayala, 22, of Hudson, New Hampshire....   [tags: Science Genetics Papers embryo]

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Destructive Stem Cell Research

- Destructive Stem Cell Research     Nine states now ban all destructive embryo research, whether publicly or privately funded. The state of Virginia itself has banned the use of cloning to make human embryos for research, and is considering a response to the Jones Institute's project for making research embryos by in vitro fertilization.(36) And the Food and Drug Administration, without funding any part of in vitro fertilization, recently wrote to in vitro fertilization clinics engaged in new reproductive techniques to remind them that such technologies, albeit privately funded, are subject to federal regulation....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Issue Of Therapeutic Cloning

- ... (Wilson, 538). It will be on the government, to provide more stem cell lines, which can come from fertility treatments, which will be extras or spares. Also, allow scientists to produce embryonic stem cells in the labs. Once scientists are given the rights to receive more access on stem cell lines, it will make their research more effective. It will prove effectiveness, because despite how much animal research has shown success, cloning stem cells have the same genetic formation, giving the cloned cells less chance of immune rejection, when transplanted back into the person....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Cell biology]

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- Stem Cell Research One of the most popular clinical studies being researched these days is stem cell transplantation. Until recently, moral issues of states and countries haven't allowed research to expound deeply into the unknowns. Within the last ten years though, scientists have made leaps and bounds in finding out concrete facts that this stem cell research has supplied. Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary of Health Services states, "I believe it will open up a world of opportunity for scientists, not only at the NIH, but elsewhere, because it demonstrates a cooperative atmosphere among academia, the private sector, and government that will allow us to move ahead" ("sign stem...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Stem Cell

- Oh the Healing Possibilities What if Superman was able to walk again. Christopher Reeves was the actor we all knew as Superman. A few years ago he had a horse-back riding accident which left him paralyzed from the neck down. His spinal cord was severed and there was nothing doctors could do to help him but, there might be hope for him after all. There is a great new field of research in which scientists are trying to find ways to solve these types of problems along with many others. Research in the use of stem cells holds limitless possibilities in the medical field....   [tags: essays research papers]

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stem cell research

- Stem cell research is one of the greatest debate topics of the 21st century. Stem cells are a powerful tool in the fight to save lives. But with so many ethical issues surrounding stem cell research I am in fear that we may loose a powerful asset. In the debate you are about to see myself and a few of my fellow group members are debating on the Con side of stem cell research. But this not a true depiction of our thoughts on Stem cell research. The debate would be lopsided with 9 people on the pro side and zero on the con side....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research What is a Stem Cell. Stems cells are immature cells found in embryos that can develop into any kind of specialized cells. They can form virtually any cell of the human body. These types of stem cells are known as pluripotent cells. Multipotent cells are stem cells that are more mature; they can be found in adults and children. Multipotent cells are not as flexible as pluripotent cells, as they have already developed into more specialized human cells. Benefits of Stem Cells Benefits of stem cell research can be overwhelming....   [tags: Science Scientific Biology Biological Essays]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research      In modern medicine today there are remedies for many diseases and sicknesses. For those unfortunate few with rare diseases, cancer, or a genetic mutation, we don’t have a resolution or cure. The race to find these cures is going on right now. Many think the solution can be found in the tiny embryonic stem cells. Most of the people who believe that the embryonic stem cell is the solution also believe that the federal government should help fund the research. The use of embryonic stem cells is not the only “solution to be” for these rare cases....   [tags: Science Biology Essays Papers]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research Works Cited Not Included Stem cell research is an ongoing controversial issue. What exactly is stem cell research. How would this type of research affect people's lives. What are stem cells. Where do they come from and what are their uses in the human body. What diseases and medical conditions could be helped if not eventually cured completely. Scientists are very optimistic regarding stem cell research. Whether or not that research will be allowed to continue, in an unobstructed, way is still to be decided....   [tags: Papers Science Biology Essays]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research Works Cited Not Included Stem cell research is a highly controversial topic that may hold the key to developing a cure for many cancers and diseases. In 1998, a group of scientists developed a technique to isolate and grow stem cells. The field is extremely new when compared with other fields. A few things need to be discussed before an argument can be made for or against stem cell research, the types of stem cells, the potential uses, and where funding should come from. There are many different types of stem cells and each one has a different role in promoting breakthroughs in the many diseases that can possibly be cured....   [tags: Current Events Argument Research Science Essays]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research Imagine a world where every day scientists create human beings, cultivate them for a week, and then destroy them. This scenario sounds vaguely familiar to the creation of Frankenstein in Mary Shelley’s book Frankenstein. The difference between the creation of Frankenstein and the creation of human beings is that the latter has already become true as scientist are creating and destroying embryos. Scientist today even in the United States are creating human embryos and then destroying them when performing stem cell research, but the government does not fund these scientists....   [tags: Argumentative Science Scientific Essays]

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Stem Cell Ethics

- Stem Cell Ethics The study of stem cells have brought about many recent ethical questions and been a topic in many recent ethical debates. What is all the talk about. What exactly is stem cell research and why does it raise so many ethical questions. Stem cell research is on the forefront of regenerative medicine and biological science. It is the study of certain cells in the inner mass of the embryo that are produced a few days after the embryo forms during the blastocyst stage. They are the most primitive of all human cells....   [tags: Biotechnology]

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Stem Cell Research

- 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, 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: Controversy, Debate, Politics]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research Within the past few years, scientist have made several breakthroughs with human stem cells. These breakthroughs have catapulted the issue of stem cell research into the middle of a national debate. Most people have no problem with the research itself, however the source of the stem cells (adult or human embryos) used in research is the primary cause of the debate. Some people feel that destroying an embryo is comparable to murder, even if the research it promotes may help people with serious illnesses....   [tags: Papers Medical Medicine Cells]

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stem cell research

- Stem Cell Research Stem Cell Research Stem cells are located deep down in our bone marrow. They have the incredible ability of “generating an endless supply of red cells, white cells, and platelets”(1). They have been called the “Mother of all blood cells” due to their ability to regenerate the entire blood supply of a persons body. Just to think that this is possible is actually pretty incredible. The man who claims to be responsible for the discovery of this gem is a immunologist from Stanford University named Irving Weissman, and his collaborators at SyStemix, (a biotech company that he cofounded in 1988, located in Palo Alto, CA)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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stem cell research

- Stem cells are primitive cells found in embryos, fetuses, and recently adults that can grow into 210 types of cells in the body. James A. Thomson, an embryologist at the University of Wisconsin, and John D. Gearhart of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announced on Thursday, November 8 1998 that they and their colleagues had isolated the cell. Scientists have tried for years to find stem cells because of their great medical value. Diseases such as Diabetes, Bone Marrow Cancer, Chronic Heart disease, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's disease are just a few that could all be cured with the use of stem cells....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Government Funding of Stem Cell Research

- In the 2004 presidential election, one of the most controversial issues facing voters was the battle over embryonic stem cell research. In the weeks leading up to the election, polls were indicating that 47 percent of Bush supporters agreed that the destruction of embryo cells is unethical; however, 53 percent of Bush voters supported stem cell research. The overwhelming majority of Kerry backers also supported stem cell research, indicating that the majority of American voters support stem cell research....   [tags: Ethics]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research INTRODUCTION A child is born everyday and without realizing it, the material that is routinely discarded after the birth could one day be life saving for that person, someone else in the family, or even a complete stranger. This material is the umbilical cord, and the blood contained within their vessels. One may wonder, why is this blood so important. Medical research has discovered that the residual umbilical cord blood contains stem cells. These cells are the building blocks that the body uses to create some of the key components of the human immune system, blood and bone marrow....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research

- Stem cell research is one of the most fascinating discoveries of today’s science. Stem cells are cells that are found in all multi-cellular organisms. There are two types of stem cells: the embryonic stem cell, which is found in an embryo, and the adult stem cell, which is found in adult tissues. They have the ability to divide themselves into other specialized cell types which will grow to become the human body parts such as the circulatory system, the nervous system and the immune system. While legal, “several lawsuits have been filed relating to stem cell research issues....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive 2014]

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Embryonic and Adult Stem Cell Research

- Embryonic and Adult Stem Cell Research With the advent of a wide variety of scientific advances in the medical field, especially those improvements in health-related fields, the quality of life for the earth’s inhabitants has improved greatly over the past century. Scientists continue to improve upon current knowledge and expand the field of medicine. Over the past few years, scientists have performed significant research pertaining to the study of stem cells. Many researchers see potential in the manipulation of stem cells - possible treatments for currently incurable diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s (Goldstein)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Both Sides of Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research Paper Stem cell research has been quite a controversial topic since its origin in the 1960s by Gopal Das and Joseph Altman. Of course, anything that uses a human embryo would be. Stem cell research could open a vast number of new doors for modern science, it could let us test new drugs, one of which could be the unfound cure for AIDS or Alzheimer’s disease. However, this branch of science comes at a high price, the price of a human life that is only five to six days old (NIH)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Stem Cell Research is an Assault on Life

-    Throughout the history of the cloning debate, no Administration of either party funded a research project that relies on destroying live human embryos - until President Bush in 2001 authorized limited funding for such. The Clinton Administration's plans to do so were delayed by public opposition, then halted for good reason by the Bush Administration. The federal government has now decided to partially implement the National Institutes of Health's guidelines for embryonic stem cell research....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Stem Cell Research and Breast Cancer

- Breast cancer is a disturbing reality for many women in the United States today. One out of every eight women will acquire breast cancer in her life time. Forty-thousand women were expected to die just last year alone from breast cancer and over 276,000 women have been diagnosed with new cases of breast cancer since 2003. Breast cancer is the leading cancer detected among Caucasian and African American women in the United States today. Swift action must be taken to eradicate breast cancer in America and throughout the world now....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Christian Perspective on Stem Cell Research

- The Christian Perspective on Stem Cell Research      Many Americans do not see how the existing state laws forbidding human cloning can survive, and others like them be enacted, since the federal government has given its blessing to the cloning and destruction of human embryos for research purposes. An entire area of law where states have been able to express respect for human life may be wiped away.   We know that many have made expansive claims for the benefits of human embryo research. However, all such claims are conjectural....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Deception in the Stem-cell Research Debate

- Deception in the Stem-cell Research Debate   The Nobel laureates' inaccurate letter to President Bush urging him to feed federal funds to human-embryo stem-cell research has had PR value in the media. It perpetuates a number of misconceptions and misleading statements regarding stem-cell research, particularly embryonic as opposed to adult stem-cell research, and will serve to continue to cloud the issue. Some of these deceptive statements are the subject of this essay. I believe President Bush and his staff are well aware of the truth about embryonic versus adult stem-cell research....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research is Destructive

- Will embryonic stem cells prove to be equally disappointing as many hoped for cures in modern history. No one knows. However, a tragic occurrence following one particular fetal tissue transplant for Parkinson's disease, when such was thought to be a cure, should give us pause. Some of the tissue placed in this man's brain may have been from an earlier gestational age than is customary in American clinical trials - that is, it may have been more embryonic than fetal in nature. Within two years after the transplant this man died mysteriously - and an autopsy revealed that masses of "nonneural tissue" such as skin and hair had filled the ventricles of his brain and cut off his breathing....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research

- Over the past few decades, the subject of stem cell research has been the topic of debates around the world. In the blink of an eye, clones, perfect children, and immortality are no longer a myth told by elders around campfires. Through various techniques, scientists are able to better the lives of those living, but at what cost. In their articles “Cloning Human Beings: An Assessment of Pro and Con,” by author Dan W. Brock; “The Ethical Implications of Guman Cloning,” by Michael J. Sandel; “Theriputic Human Cloning Is Ethical,” by Ian Wilmut and Roger Highfield; and various other articles, each author discusses his or her view on the morality of stem cell research and its use for human cloni...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive 2014]

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Review of Research Paper on Creating Home-Made Stem Cells

- Our paper discusses an important step in the research surrounding stem cells. Pluripotent stem cells are found in the early blastocyst, and can differentiate into different cell types such as neurons, cardiac muscle, or blood cells. As is explained elsewhere on this paper, stem cells are extremely useful and hold amazing medical potential, especially to “grow” specific cells, tissues, and even organs for patients. Controversy mires the progress of stem cell research from embryos, however, and technical problems exist along with the ethical ones....   [tags: Biology Stem Cell]

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Stem Cell Research Under Fire

- Stem Cell Research Under Fire Stem cell research should be continued so that it will one day lead to cures for the world's worst diseases, such as Alzhiemers, heart disease, Parkinsons, and diabetes. The stem cells are taken from a human embryo and placed in a petri dish, where scientists can manipulate them to produce whatever cells are needed (Blumenstyk, 2004). Stem cells can be used to regenerate bones, organs, tissues, and can even aid in treating such diseases as listed above. Many universities, such as Vanderbilt and Case Western, are participating in the research for two main reasons....   [tags: essays papers]

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Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Many scientists believe that research on human embryonic stem cells, components of human embryos created in laboratories, will eventually yield cures to a number of devastating human conditions including juvenile diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injuries. On August 9, 2001, President George W. Bush announced he would permit federally funded research on existing stem cells lines derived from human embryos. He prohibited the federal funding of research on any cell lines created after that date....   [tags: Science Cures Embryo Papers]

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Stem Cells -- Ethics, Research, and Regulation

- Stem Cells -- Ethics, Research, and Regulation I. Introduction: “Embryonic stem cell research offers both great promise and great peril.” - President George W. Bush, Aug. 9, 2001 Stem cell research is not new but only recently has it become widely known to the public because the benefits of the technology are coming closer to reality; the field of stem cell biology is advancing at an incredible pace with new discoveries being reported in scientific literature on a weekly basis. Scientists first announced a method of growing embryonic stem cells in a laboratory in 1981, but the cells were from a mouse....   [tags: Embryonic Stem Cell Research Regulation]

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Stem Cell Research - Embryonic Stem Cells are Human

- Embryonic Stem Cells are Human       Some parties in the human-embryo stem-cell research (ESCR) debate are oblivious to one basic fact: Embryonic Stem Cells Are Human - which is the focus of this essay. ESCR involves post-conception research, regardless of how well the proponents try to disguise the fact.   It's either a life or it's not a life, and it's not much of an argument to say the embryo is going to die anyway. What kind of principle is that. Prisoners on death row are going to die anyway, the homeless are going to die anyway, prisoners in Nazi death camps were going to die anyway....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Stem Cell Research - Genetically Unstable Stem Cells

-   A new study of problems in cloning suggests that embryonic stem cells are "surprisingly genetically unstable" in mice and perhaps in humans as well. This "may complicate efforts to turn the cells into cures," and interfere with efforts to produce all-purpose cell lines that could reliably become tissue of any desired type. "You may have to establish hundreds of lines to get the few you'd want to have," Dr. John Gearhart of Johns Hopkins University now says. Establishing hundreds of these cell lines could require destroying many thousands of human embryos, and replenishing them with thousands more when the original cell lines become too unstable for further use....   [tags: Genetic Engineering Essays]

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Modern Medicine And Its Effects On The World

- Humans have been struggling with the disease since their emergence on this planet. The war against illness was started with the false interpretation of the causes of disease that was followed by treating them randomly until the period of evidence-based medicine (Lambert, 2014). Modern medicine has recorded significant numbers of medical achievements in the last few years, such as introducing surgical procedures and antibiotics that have saved many lives. However, a wide range of patients still suffer from chronic diseases that represent a real obstacle facing doctors as there is no ultimate cure available for these conditions in conventional medicine....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Blood sugar]

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Stem Cell Therapy Opens New Hope for Modern Treatment

- In order to discover the ways for the remedy of diseases, studies in therapeutic approaches have been doing widely and kept increasing at accelerated pace. A lot of research areas had emerged for that purpose including one of the most fascinating and highly active areas at present, stem cells therapies. Due to self-renewal property and differentiation capability of stem cell, it becomes a new hope in modern treatment. The first successful case of stem cell therapy in human was reported in 1959. Bone marrow restorations were observed in leukemia patients who received total body irradiation subsequent by intravenous injection of their twins’ bone marrow (Thomas et al, 1957)....   [tags: bone marrow, transplant, patients]

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FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO INDIA’s LEADING POSITION IN STEM CELL RESEARCH IN ASIA

- India will become diabetes capital of the world and 30 million people are already suffering from diabetes. There is no cure for the disease. Available treatments from drugs, insulin pumping, pancreas transplantation are either expensive or a life long affair. But there is a hope in the form of stem cell therapy. There are other diseases that have no definitive cure currently. Either the treatment is painful and expensive or the treatment does not work after couple of years. These diseases range from Cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Heart & Cardiac muscles repair, Aplastic anaemia, Thalassemia, Severe combined immunodeficiency, Multiple sclerosis, Juvenile rheumatoid, Arthritis and Rheumatoi...   [tags: Medical Research]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Good Ends do NOT Justify Immoral Means

- Few advances in modern science have generated as much excitement and public debate as the discovery of human embryonic stem cells (hESC). The debate over the use of embryonic stem cells in research has polarized the global community along the lines of those who argue that such research holds the promise of medical breakthroughs for many currently incurable diseases and ailments, while opponents condemn such research as it involves the destruction of a potential human life and is seen as humanity “playing God”....   [tags: Legal Issues, Modern Science]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research: A New Paradigm in Medical Technology

- Modern medicine has made a remarkable impact on people’s health across the globe. The treatments that scientists have discovered are astounding, without a doubt. Despite all of these amazing discoveries, many of these innovations are, in fact, treatments, and not cures (O’Brien para 5). Now, why is this a predicament. Imagine waking up every day and enduring grueling treatments for blindness, hearing-loss, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, or any other known incurable disease; Modern medicine is beginning to limit itself to treating diseases or illnesses temporarily, rather than eliminating them completely (O’Brien para 4; Durant 192)....   [tags: modern medicine, genetics]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research: The Pandora’s Box of Science

- There has been controversy surrounding science ever since the first scientific journal was published in 1665. Most people have an opinion on hot-button scientific topics today, such as climate change and Darwinian evolution. Technology and science will forever be connected, and scientific technology has changed countless lives, evolving exponentially throughout the history of time. The average life expectancy has more than doubled from thirty three years old in the Upper Paleolithic Era to sixty seven years old today....   [tags: cells, technology, genetics, ethics]

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Stem Cell Research: The Case of Roe vs. Wade in 1973

- Stem cell research has always been a widely debated topic in 'social and political forums' ever since the case of Roe vs. Wade in 1973. In that case the Supreme Court gave women the right to have an abortion whether or not they have a medical reason to. Whereas beforehand 'they needed a medical reason'. This "sparked controversy" over stem cell research with aborted fetuses. For many of those in favor of using fetal tissue for research it has too much "potential" in the future of medicine in terms of providing cures for diseases and ""....   [tags: human research, fetus, rights]

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Catholic Social Justice Essay: Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- As Christians we are instilled with the belief that all life is sacred from the moment of conception. But what if science could develop a cure for degenerative diseases using research which contradicts the firm beliefs of the Catholic Church. Could you trade your beliefs for a cure. The research into stem cells is proposing this very solution to modern day society. As technology gets more advanced we are constantly gathering more and more information about the science of human life. With this in mind however, who gets to decide when the cost of breaching human rights and decency out weighs the benefits....   [tags: Religion Science Research]

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In Vitro Model of Human Amniotic Stem Cell Differentiation to Smooth Muscle Cells

- Introduction The mechanism of the differentiation of stem cells (SCs) into smooth muscle cells (SMCs) is not yet fully understood, although recent research in this area has made significant strides. In previous studies, human embryonic mesenchymal stem cells (hEMSCs) were shown to differentiate by induction with transforming growth factor beta (TGF-Β) through Smad and serum response factor (SRF), p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK), and PI3k Phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3k).3 Human amniotic stem cell derived smooth muscle cells do not show continuous differentiation and are functionally different as compared to embryonically derived cells.2 This may be influenced by differe...   [tags: genetic engineering and medicine]

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Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Genome or Stem Cell Research

- Ethical, Legal, and social Issues in Genome or Stem Cell Research We as humans have always wanted to know about the ability and limitations we have. We are always trying to find new information and discover new accomplishments. We attempt these challenges with emotions and tenacity. People have always been in a race with each other to be the first to discover secrets about new ideas. For example: A large amount of money went into sending people into space. Countries were racing to be the first to send someone into space and also be the first to land on the moon....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]

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Opening the Door to New Life

- Stem cell research is an important way to enhance the quality of life. Many people believe that stem cell research offers a tremendous amount of potential in medical science, such a topic deserves scrutiny though ethical lenses. The controversy over whether it’s right or wrong will surely continue to go on for many more years and perhaps even decades. Stem cells should be researched and should be allowed, because the possibilities it could provide are endless. To fully grasp the controversy on the issue, one must understand a stem cell....   [tags: Stem Cell Research]

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A Matter of Life or Negligence

- American inventor and scientist Thomas Alva Edison once said that “opportunitiy is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Edison’s quote, while concise, reveals a great truth, one that is directly related to an ongoing debate in the United States. The procedures, morality, and potential success of stem cell research have been discussed in America for more than one decade, and it remains one of the most-debated topics in today’s classrooms, newspapers, and Senate hearings....   [tags: Stem Cell Research]

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Should Abortion Be Legal?

- Reviewing the Political topics, I feel most strongly about the 5 I chose. One of my topics I chose to do is abortion, because I feel like a lot of people talk about how it’s such a bad thing but I disagree. Another topic that interested me is civil rights mostly because there’s a lot of controversy on the subject when I feel like there shouldn’t be honestly.. Like it’s your basic human being rights...Education is obviously a huge thing that I also believe is an important topic especially in society today....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Marriage]

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The Controversial Topic Of Human Genome Research

- The controversial topic of human genome research has stirred up political and ethical debates for years. In the 1990s, Scottish scientists impregnated a sheep with an egg containing a genetically cloned copy of her DNA; the sheep later gave birth to a lamb genetically identical to her. This sparked the question, does this mean that any mammal, including human beings, can also be duplicated. Another area of research was also being explored during this time where certain genes were linked to certain diseases....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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Therapeutic Cloning in Medicine of the Future

- Therapeutic Cloning: Medicine of the Future When most people hear the word clone, they are not thinking of something that treats disease and severe injuries. Instead, the first thing that comes to mind is an identical copy of a human that is created in a lab. However, this is rarely what scientists are referring to when they are using this term. What they are talking about is a very different process, known as therapeutic cloning, in which specific cell types of a person can be cloned and incorporated into their body for medical use....   [tags: disease, stem cell, ethical]

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The Multi-Directional Controversy of Embryonic Research

- The main problem here is the very fact that there is so much controversy. If we seek, we can most assuredly find it in almost any/every topic, hence making any topic arguable when opposing views are present. Focusing on the positive aspects, rather than the negative, can, at the very least, assist with “diluting” the controversy that envelops the ultimate purpose for such research. Placing so much emphasis on negative aspects just seems to put so many restrictions on procedure and technicalities, that whether or not the research itself were to become “unanimously accepted,” such restrictions could be a hindrance....   [tags: ethical, dna, stem cell]

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Newt's Regeneration Cures Eye Conditions

- Newt’s Regeneration as Basis for Permanent Cure to Eye Conditions Vision is one of the most used senses, often taken for granted. Damage to the eyes can vary, either from outside factors. A punch to an eye can permanently damage the lens and retina. Physical injuries are numerous. The eyes can be permanently blinded by an ill placement of chemicals or a runaway spark from a bonfire. Diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration can lead to permanent blindness. On the other hand, newts can regenerate any of their organs, including eyes, once it has been damaged....   [tags: vision, image, stem cell]

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Give Science A Chance

- It’s no secret that stem cell research is a highly controversial topic that could potentially lead to big steps in the advancement of modern medicine. There are many factors that need to be considered when making an argument for or against stem cell research. Not just the physical, tangible factors (types of stem cells, possible uses and benefits, and funding) but the emotional ones (ethics and morals) as well. While understanding the reasons opposing stem cell research is simple, understanding the reasons supporting it may be even simpler....   [tags: Stem Cell Research ]

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Media Bias Towards Science

- The natural sciences is a world the general public will either dive into head first to exploit research out of fear and ignorance or to coexist with and celebrate recent advancements and discoveries. Whether or not the public stands and cheers or sulks and cries is entirely dependent on the accessibility of information and data that is available for public discretion and evaluation. People remain ignorant about many scientific advances that have paved the path for potential scientific solutions in major areas including cancer research, prenatal health, pediatric medicine, and genetics....   [tags: Stem Cell Researcjh]

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Should Cloning Be Banned?

- ... None the less, for some, these are still viewed as validating reasons to rationalize the use of undeveloped embryos. A second approach for using stem cells in cloning is by gathering stem cells, derived from either bone marrow or spinal fluid, from an developed/mature source. This is considered less damaging and less morally controversial by many groups because it does not involve the use of fetuses. Gene Therapy is an extension of stem cell cloning for the treatment of specific diseases. In gene therapy, scientists take a patient’s own cells that have been diseased as a result of a faulty gene, correct the genome, replicate the healthy cell to a workable/useful number, and place it back...   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research Should stem cell research be allowed. Stem cell research has been a major biological breakthrough in recent years. It has great potential to help people and ease suffering. But there is also a moral question raised about stem cell research, and that comes from the source of stem cells. Ever since Stem Cell research started, there has been much debate over whether or not it should be allowed. Some people are completely against stem cell research because the stem cells are often taken from aborted pregnancies, they consider it murder....   [tags: Papers Essays Science]

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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research

- Embryonic Stem Cell Research Stem cells are the newest "hot" topic in biological research. Very few other ongoing areas of research have been the focus of numerous articles, Presidential and Congressional scrutiny, and numerous ethical debates played out in the national media. This ongoing focus on stem cells is due in part to their amazing potential and in part to the controversial nature of one type of stem cell—the embryonic stem cell. The key question that is being dealt with is the issue of Federal funding for research with embryonic stem cells; the underlying issues of this simple question cause strong opinions and necessitate serious ethical considerations....   [tags: Research Papers Science Papers]

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The Debate Concerning Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- One of the most heated political battles in the United States in recent years has been over the morality of embryonic stem cell research. The embryonic stem cell debate has polarized the country into those who argue that such research holds promises of ending a great deal of human suffering and others who condemn such research as involving the abortion of a potential human life. If any answer to the ethical debate surrounding this particular aspect of stem cell research exists, it is a hazy one at best....   [tags: Ethical Questions 2014]

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Stem Cell Research: The Debate Over Federal Funding

- Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Pro-Federal Funding The Alliance for Aging Research is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. As an agency geared toward improving the health of human beings as they age, some of their responsibilities include lobbying for federal legislation, conducting studies and surveys, and creating and distributing educational materials to health care professionals and the public. With Baby Boomers closely reaching the later stages of life, this group has found themselves focused primarily on research programs for the geriatric....   [tags: Current Events]

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It's Science vs. Politics in Stem Cell Research

- The Patients' Coalition for Urgent Research (CURe), a consortium of three dozen national nonprofit patient organizations, reports that over 100 million Americans suffer from illnesses, some of them terminal, which may be treated by medical advancements in the area of stem cell research (1). The list of ailments includes cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, severe burns, spinal cord injuries, and birth defects. While scientists continue to look for treatments and cures for these diseases through new medicine, innovative surgical techniques, and gene therapy, perhaps the most promising research is being encoun...   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples]

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Umbilical Cord Blood Banking

- Umbilical cord blood banking has been a new topic for the media and public. Science has shown there are copious benefits and a few drawbacks with the use of cord blood. One of these drawbacks is the cost of cord blood banking. If insurance companies were to be mandated to cover cord blood banking, then more people could reap in the benefits of having cord blood stored. Umbilical cord blood was formerly believed of as a waste product. Now it is known that cord blood has two types of stem cells which offer multiple treatment possibilities (Waller-Wise, 2011)....   [tags: stem cell reproduction industry]

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The Religious Battle behind Stem Cell Research

- The Religious Battle behind Stem Cell Research Abstract: Religion has played a key part in the battle for embryonic rights. Pope John Paul II has spoken out against stem cell research; however, Buddhist leaders and the Episcopal Church have taken a stand for stem cell research. Different religions have different opinions about stem cell research. However the controversy can never really be solved because it is so hard to define the line of morality when talking about stem cells and embryos. Stem cell research has been a hot topic for debates all over the country....   [tags: Medicine Religion Embryonic Embryo]

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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research

- The Moral Debate over Stem Cell Research President George W. Bush looked stern and confident as he addressed the American people on August 9th, 2001. It was an historic day for the 43rd president, as he explained the debate surrounding embryonic stem cell research, including its possible benefits for science but also its problems surrounding morals and ethics. “The issue is debated within the church, with people of different faiths, even many of the same faith coming to different conclusions,” Bush said....   [tags: Science Genetics Papers]

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