Fetal Tissue Essays

  • Use of Human Fetal Tissue in Research is Morally Repugnant

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    Use of Human Fetal Tissue in Research is Morally Repugnant Research on human fetal life involves numerous complex medical, moral, and legal aspects. It is not always easy, nor desirable, to seal off one aspect from another. Both sides of fetal tissue use will be equally focused on as a moral issue. The topic is a timely and important one because research on human fetal life is reportedly a growing industry and the subject of legal developments both in the United States and around the world

  • Ethical Issues Related to Fetal Tissue Research

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    Related to Fetal Tissue Research The use of fetal tissue in biomedical research has been a hot topic for debate in social and political forums ever sense the landmark decision in the 1973 case of Roe vs. Wade (Beller & Weir 182). The decision of the Supreme Court to give women the right to abort a fetus without having a medical reason for doing so, sparked controversy which has affected any medical procedure or research dealing with fetuses (Bellar &Weir 182). Supporters of fetal tissue research

  • Capital Punishment for Women that Have Abortions

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    only more fetal murders but also more mothers will die. None of the methods women use to abort are completly safe. One of the most common methods used is Suction Aspiration. The doctor uses a special tool to suck the baby into a collection bottle. Great care must be taken to prevent the uterus from being damaged, which would cause hemorrhage. A woman with hemorrhage will need a blood transfusion that could cause her AIDS. Also infection may easily occur if fetal tissue is left behind

  • Jonathan Kozol's Amazing Grace

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    the block, the place where they "burn bodies of people" is pointed out. It turns out that it was an incinerator for hazardous waste products transported from New York City hospitals. Nope, no bodies just things like the occasional amputated limb, fetal tissue, needles, soiled bedding, and used bandages are piled up until they can be burned. On days that they burn the air is heavy and... ... middle of paper ... ...he problems. The problems do not root from one individual nor do they stop at another

  • The Debate Concerning Embryonic Stem Cell Research

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    individuals, such research is performed at the cost of destroying a life and should therefore not be pursued. Stem cells are pluripotent cells of the body which are “undifferentiated.” This means that stem cells can ultimately give rise to any type of body tissue. Thus stem cells have the potential to cure a vast number of diseases and physical ailments including Parkinson’s, diabetes, spinal cord injury, and heart disease. Consequently, stem cell research and the development of associated medical applications

  • Stem Cells: What How and Why?

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    gov/news/stemcell/primer.htm) Totipotent stem cells are stem cells whose potential is total, thus totipotent. Totipotent stem cells are derived from embryonic tissue and fertilized ovarian eggs. This type of stem cell is of particular importance to researchers due to its ability to ?specialize into extraembryonic membranes and tissues, the embryo, and all postembryonic tissues and organs? (NIH Primer). However these type of cells are extremely difficult to come by and only occur in certain places at certain developmental

  • Osteogenisis Imperfecta

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    ligamentous laxity, and spinal deformities." (Binder, 386). Other collagen-containing extraskeletal tissues, such as the sclerae, the teeth, and the heart valves are also affected to a variable degree. OI has a "common feature of bony fragility associated with defective formation of collagen by osteoblasts and fibroblasts." (Smith, 1983, 13) This disease, involving defective development of the connective tissues, is usually the result of the autosomal dominant gene, but can also be the result of the autosomal

  • Niemann: Pick's Disease

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    Niemann: Pick's Disease Niemann Pick disease consists of a group of genetic disorders in which the common feature is a varying degree of sphingomyelin storage in certain tissues of the body. According to the current classification based on the enzymatic defect underlying these disorders, two main groups are distinguished. The first group, which comprises type A, which is characterized by a severe deficiency in acid sphingomyelinase activity, includes infantile neuronopathic form; and type B

  • Hhv-8

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    The second is the lack of usual chromosomal abnormalities. The last is a combination of three features angiogenesis, inflammation, and proliferation. The one factor that brings the four categories of people infected with KS is HHV-8 found in KS tissues. Although, HHV-8 is thought to be connected to KS, HHV-8 itself has very low risk factor for KS development. Most reports on KS indicate a 2% to 10% prevalence of HHV-8 in the world, but in the U.S. there is thought to be a 5% prevalence among men

  • Cutaneous Membrane Research Paper

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    Cutaneous membrane also know as the skin. The cutaneous membrane actually has a surface area of over 20 feet and is actually an organ, comprised of all four tissue types, epithelial, connective, muscle, and nervous. Because of this and having several accessory organs, the Cutaneous membrane is considered to be an organ system. The cutaneous membrane is comprised of three different layers, the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis, each with their own purpose and characteristics. The epidermis

  • Managed Tissue Injury Case Study

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    Damaged tissue (inflammation) Inflammation is the body’s response to injury. Inflammation is a protective attempt by the body to attempt to remove harm and to initiate the healing process. Inflammation occurs with a few minutes of the incident up to a few hours after depending on the severity of the injury. There are 5 key characteristics of inflammation these are: • Pain • Redness • Swelling • Heat • Immobility (loss of use) Injury causes Tissue damage.

  • The Ethics of Xenotransplantation

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    definition of xenotransplantation which they say is “any procedure that involves the transplantation, implantation, or infusion into a human recipient of either live cells, tissues, or organs from a non human animal source, or human body fluids, cells, tissues or organs that have had ex vivo contact with live non human animal cells, tissues or organs.” The main interest of the practice is to be able to take organs from animals for the purpose of using them in humans in need of organ transplants. It is still

  • Bog Plants and Their Use in Medicine

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    widely collected. The genus of the cinquefoil’s Potentilla from Latin meant “powerful” was derived from its reputation as powerful cure-alls. In particular, the Potentilla erecta (Tormentil) was used as an antibiotic and an astringent (causing tissues to contract). Another bog plant, the Cladonia species was classified as an effective medicinal herb in the Middle Ages, but is only used today as fabric dyes. Some bog plants such as the Osmunda regalis (Royal Fern) were used during the colonial

  • Prostate Cancer

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    blood in the urine, and nagging pain in the back, hips, or pelvis. Often, there are no early symptoms of prostate cancer. Once cancer of the prostate has been found, tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread from the prostate to tissues around it, or to other parts of the body. This is called “staging.” It is very important to know the stage if the disease to plan for the treatment. The following stages are used for prostate cancer: Stage 1: Prostate cancer at this stage cannot

  • Most Effective Form of Stretching

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    co-ordination, speed, balance and power. Flexibility is the range of motion (ROM) in a joint or in a series of joints. Flexibility is improved by stretching connective tissues, muscles and other soft tissue around a joint. Stretching exercises can be divided into different categories depending on the way the muscles and surrounding tissues are stretched. These forms of stretching are static stretching, dynamic stretching, ballistic stretching and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). This

  • Heart Disease

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    average adult heart weighs about 10-13 ounces (300 to 350 grams). The rate which the heart pumps varies depending on what your doing. When at rest the heart pumps more slowly. When you run the heart rate increases to provide muscles and other tissues with additional oxygen they need. The typical heart rate is 72 beats per minute. Each beat gives out 2-3 ounces of blood pumped into the arterial system. At this heart rate it beats about 104,000 times a day. The Superior and Inferior

  • Anatomy and Pathophysiology: Leigh Richards' Accident Analysis

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    2008, p. 49). Soft tissue injuries refer to injuries that involves the soft tissues within the body, these include the muscles, the tissues, the blood vessels, the cartilage and tendons. When a soft tissue injury has occurred the human body is unable to function and accurately work to protect and hold the structure for the other body systems (Sports Medicine Australia 2015). Most soft tissue injuries are acute and are a result from a traumatic event that has occurred and the tissues of the body are

  • Essay On Fascial System

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    Authors have explained the ramification and growth of post surgical scar tissue on the fascial system, despite that literature explains a scope of theories. This appraisal will focus on its major thesis questioned and emerged frequently by many authors ,this review will begin with emphasising on the justification of all findings subsequently. Hence investigating all current postulation in the literature on post surgical scar tissue development and effect on the fascial system, this study consequence

  • Otosclerosis

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    This conductive hearing loss is caused by the growth of a spongy bone-like tissue that prevents the ossicles (bones of the middle ear) from moving well. One of the first signs is a small growth of the tissue in the middle ear. This is often in front of the oval window, which separates the middle ear from the inner ear. This can begin in early childhood or adolescence. The tissue may grow rapidly and become hard. The bone tissue grows over the stapes ossicle attaching it to the oval window. At first

  • The Spirit Molecule (DMT): An Endogenous Psychoactive

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    psychadelic- it is a neurotransmitter found naturally in the human body and takes part in normal brain metabolism. Twenty-five years ago, Japanese scientists discovered that the brain actively transports DMT across the blood-brain barrier into its tissues. "I know of no other psychedelic drug that the brain treats with such eagerness," said one of the scientists. What intrigued me were the questions, how and why does DMT alter our percep... ... middle of paper ... ... in the action of hallucinogens