Treating Disease With Stem Cells
1,019 wordsThis article was written by Dr. Gregory Hale, professor of Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, in response to questions posed by Scientific American Magazine regarding the treatment of certain diseases with cord blood stem cells. There is some additional information provided by Viacord, a medical service company that provides private family cord blood banking, processing, and research. Dr. Hale discussed the advantages of cord blood stem cell transplants, the results of...
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Stem Cell Research Bioethics Advisory Commission
1,515 wordsShould Embryo Stem Cell Research Be Banned? This is one of the most controversial questions posed in the last century. The issue is simple. Should the federal government fund embryo stem cell research? The answer is extremely complex. At the heart of this controversy, is whether or not, it is morally ethical to use stem cells derived from human embryos to possibly discover the cure and treatment for many diseases such as Diabetes, Stroke, Cancer, Parkinsons disease, and Alzheimers, to name just ...
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Embryonic Stem Cells Adult Stem Cells
894 wordsStem cells look to be nothing more than a hollow sphere composed of a clump of tiny, roundish balls. In reality, they are much more than that. Those 40 cells contain all the potential to become a living, breathing human being. Many scientists believe that these cells also have the potential to cure a myriad of diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, and many others. The cells of the four day old human embryo can be programmed to become virtually any cell in the bo...
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Sickle Cell Anemia Stem Cell Research
1,148 wordsEmbryonic stem cells... are in effect, a human self-repair kit, (Christopher Reeve, activist Larry King show). For the advancement of science, stem cells are infinitely valuable, especially when considering all the potential applications in the field of medicine. Stem cells usage is a very controversial topic, because most people think of abortions, cloning, and other negative topics when they here the term stem cells. However I think those thoughts are because they dont understand what a stem c...
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Adult Stem Cells Stem Cell Research
1,351 wordsStem Cells: Could this be the technology to cure cancer? By: Ali Right Stem cells could be the greatest medical advance in history in the sense that most of our serious diseases can be cured. Stem cells have the potential to morph into other cell types in the body. Serving as a sort of repair system for the body, they can theoretically divide without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person is living. During mitosis, each new cell has the potential to either remain a stem cell or bec...
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666 wordsIntroduction Politicians, philosophers, lawyers and scientists have been arguing about it for years, but most recent headlines have reignited the simmering debate about therapeutic cloning. Having sent ripples through the scientific and political communities, this issue presents at once radical advantages to medical evolution, and highly controversial moral issues. It seems that the new prospect - using cloned human embryos for medical therapy - will take some time before breaking political and ...
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1,188 wordsIntroduction Type 1 Diabetes mellitus, formerly known as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus is a disease that is defied as a metabolism disorder. It affects about 5 - 10 % of the diabetic population estimating to about 4. 9 people worldwide. In this type of diabetes, the onset of elevated blood sugar levels usually begin abruptly in a fairly dramatic way before the age of 30 and about half of all the cases appear during childhood. The cause of diabetes type 1 is an autoimmune destruction in whi...
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Embryonic Stem Cells Petri Dishes
1,229 words... 2 day as compared with uh ES. No significant difference in insulin concentration was observed when incubation's were carried out at 5. 5 -mmol / l medium glucose concentration (15816 gU/ml, gU/ml, n = 6) or at a 25 -mmol / l ambient medium glucose concentration (146. 2 bn 22. 1 gU/ml, n = 6). (Assay et. al. , 2001) Method 2: As a result of their ability to differentiate into many different cell types, one can dissect the complex network of transcription factor genes regulating tissue-specifi...
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Spinal Cord Stem Cells
581 wordsStem cell research looks to be one of the most promising treatments for spinal cord injuries. Stem cells are special because they are the primitive cells that give rise to different kinds of tissues in the body, and because they are self renewing in the body and in the laboratory so that large quantities can be produced for medical purposes (The Promise of Stem Cells, 2002). Another great quality of stem cells is that they have the potential to develop into many different cells in the body. When...
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Stem Cells The Miracle Cure
1,092 wordsIn order to develop an opinion on whether or not stem cells should be used, one first must understand what they are and how they are used. Simply stated, the definition of a stem cell is an undifferentiated cell, meaning that it has no true function yet. However, all of the genes within a human stem cell have the potential to become other types of cells. The triggering mechanism for this is for the stem cells to be placed among specialized cells. Specialized cells include skin cells, muscle cell...
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Stem Cell Research Vitro Fertilization
1,113 words... the health of the mother can be proven (United 148 - 55). Many speculate that Roe v. Wade will be overturned within the next fifty years, and possibly sooner. The laws may be changed to allow abortions completely, or to forbid them completely. Stem cells will definitely play a part in this decision. It is possible that the action of using fetuses to save lives can make abortions seem less evil. To terminate one life to save others is a decision that the world must make, and not make lightly....
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Embryonic Stem Cell Stem Cell Lines
1,099 words... it, or to find ways to diminish it. These commentators argue, therefore, that making use of artificially created embryos for research would not result in the destruction of a greater portion of those embryos than might have died in natural unassisted reproduction... Moreover, they suggest, the high rate of natural embryo loss should bring into question the views of those who believe that early stage human embryos merit equal treatment with human children and adults. If so many die in the nat...
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Stem Cells The Miracle Cure
1,112 words... are stem cells not derived from an embryo, and thus not even flawed arguments can be made against them. The most common adult stem cell is the blood stem cell. Trigg, a medical doctor involved in doing the research, has termed these hematopoietic stem cells. These stem cells are found in the bone marrow and spleen, and are normally used in the germination of new blood cells, both red and white. Red cells are used in the distribution of food, oxygen, and waste throughout the body. White blood...
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Embryonic Stem Cells Stem Cell Research
1,323 wordsThere are many controversies over whether stem cells should be studied, but before I discuss that topic lets discuss what a stem cell actually is. Stem cells are cells that can basically 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 pr...
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1,241 words... o study if something is to be found. Many things can come out of this besides cures for disease and the reproduction of new organs for those in need of a transplant. Every person has a right to choose so let them if you are faced with a disease and need a transplant and the Doctor tells you he could get you a new organ but it was created from stem cells or you could wait on a list for a donor which would you choose? On November 27, 2004 Swiss voters backed the 2003 proposal of stem cell rese...
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Embryonic Stem Cells Stem Cell Research
1,813 wordsThe Stem Cell Dilemma Every day, nearly 3, 000 people die while waiting for an organ transplant (D'Agnese). Moreover, 66, 000 people are still on an organ donor list in the United States, few of which will ever see their name come up on that list ("Improving"). Many people believe nothing can be done about this sad fact. However, this is not the case. Studies on stem-cell research point toward a solution to this deadly problem. With efficient use of stem cells, many diseases and medical problems...
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Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer Stem Cell Research
1,639 wordsSTEM CELL RESEARCH Stem Cell Research Dominique Turner Southeast Arkansas College Nursing Care of Mothers and Infants 1232 Fall 2007 Mrs. Katina Camp October 18, 2007 Stem Cell Research Recently stem cell researches have been the subjects of heated debates. Stem cells caused great interest not only within the scientists, but also within public. The events that took place in 2005 - 2006 reflected the rise and collapse of one of the most famous scientists - Korean researcher Dr Hwang Woo-suk, who ...
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Federal Funding For Stem Cell Research
2,118 wordsFederal Funding for Stem Cell Research The research of stem cells was started not so long ago, in 1998, when Dr. James A. Thomson, a biologist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison made his discovery of stem cells possibilities. As stem cells can develop into actually any kind of human cells, from skin cells to blood cells, that is they can produce any cells for various organs of human body, heart, brain or liver tissue etc, this discovery offers great hope for disease treatment and new ways o...
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2,196 wordsEthics Moral Position Description Stem Cell Research contributes greatly to our understanding of human biology. However, it is not possible for one to predict the outcome from basic research. Still, the studies will offer some possibilities for treatments and for cures for many diseases in which therapy will not work. I feel that stem cell research is necessary to have in order to discover cures and medicine for known and unknown diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, diabetes, heart disease...
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Stem Cell Research Adult Stem Cells
830 wordsStem Stem Cells Stem Cells 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 ac...
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