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    reason is because of stem cells. Stem cells are types of cells that are undifferentiated and have the ability to differentiate into specia... ... middle of paper ... ...?" Some say that is begins the moment after conception, when the egg is fertilized. Others say that life doesn’t begin until a nervous system is developed. The point is that we are unable to pinpoint the exact moment life begins because we can’t even define what life is. I am currently doing research in stem cells for two reasons

  • Stem Cells

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    What is a stem cell? Stem cells have the ability to divide for indefinite periods in culture and to give rise to specialized cells. They are best described in the context of normal human development. Human development begins when a sperm fertilizes an egg and creates a single cell that has the potential to form an entire organism. This fertilized egg is totipotent, meaning that its potential is total. In the first hours after fertilization, this cell divides into identical totipotent cells. This

  • stem cells

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    valuable stem cells which can be used in the treatment of several blood disorders. Stem cells are simply undeveloped cells that develop into platelets or red and white blood cells. Stem cells will continue to produce blood cells for an indefinite period of time after transplantation. Until the discovery of stem cells in umbilical cord blood and placentas, bone marrow stem cells were the primary means available to those in need of a transplant. The harvesting process for bone marrow stem cells involves

  • Stem Cells

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    Stem cells are a large focus of study in today’s biomedical world. They are cells that exist in an undifferentiated state, and transform into differing tissue types depending on what the cells surrounding them are. The different types of stem cells have the ability to repair many classes of damaged human tissue. However, only one type of stem cell promises to regenerate virtually any class of tissue. This is the highly controversial embryonic stem cell (ESC). Unfortunately, there is a dark side to

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    society where everyone is the same and equal in all aspects. Stem cell research has been around since the early 1980's and since its development many advances have been made. In the beginning they could only speculate what they could do with the cells. They have come farther than anyone cold imagine when they cloned dolly the sheep in 1997 and since then it has become a popular subject. People fore the most part are open to the idea that stem cells could be the cure for many diseases but it scares them

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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

  • Stem Cell Research : Stem Cells

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    Stem cells have several potential applications. Stem cells can be used to study development by helping us to understand how a complex organism develops from a fertilized egg. Some of the serious medical conditions such as cancer and birth defects which are lead by abnormal cell division and differentiation will have new therapy dealing with stem cell research. Stem cells have the ability to replace damaged cells and treat disease of extensive burns, leukemia (a cancer of blood forming tissues) and

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    Donaldson Committee's Recommendations in light of the most recent advances in stem cell research. 2.     Stem cells should be defined by their ability to renew themselves and diversify into other cell types. 3.     There are several readily accessible sources of stem cells. Strict criteria apply to the use of these sources in medical research. 4.     Stem cells have wide potential application in medicine. "Adult" stem cells have already been used in the world's first recorded case of successful gene

  • Stem Cell Research : Stem Cells

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    Stem Cell Research What if there was a more efficient way to cure non-communicable diseases other than surgery. Stem cell research could be answer to this. Although, the benefits of this research are high there is controversy when it comes to this topic. Mostly, ethical issues such as the use of embryonic stem cells and cloning. There are many different stem cells used in stem cell research: embryonic stem (ES) cells, induced pluripotent stem (IPS) cells, and adult or somatic stem cells. “Embryonic

  • Stem Cells

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    controversial research in stem cells. This technology offers hope to millions who are victims of a multitude of diseases and disorders. It can be used to regrow limbs, create organs, attack genetic diseases, treat malfunctioning bladders, etc. However, this same technology is also one of the most controversial debates in science today. If you type “stem cells research” into your Google search bar, you will most likely find not only advances in this field or a basic overview of stem cells, but articles