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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Cystic Fibrosis Bone Marrow
1,259 words... not banned (HCF 1). By combining genetic engineering with cloning, the breakthroughs could allow scientist some insight on how to perfect the treatment of fatal diseases. Ailing convalescents will be free of rejection by their own immune systems (HCF 1). In a rare degenerative disorder, syringomyelia, a syrinx, or fluid filled cavity forms a scar near or on the spinal cord. Left untreated, the cavities cause unbearable pain as well as a gradual loss of sensory and motor skills. The tradition...
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Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle Cell Disease
2,028 wordsThere have been many researches and tests done on the genetic causes of Sickle Cell Anemia and how it develope's, as well as its effects on the circulatory, muscular, and respiratory systems, as well as its effects on the joints and other systems of the body, and the complications associated with them. Most of the research has been done to explore on the reasons why it mostly effects the African-American community and people who are from the West Coast of Africa. It has also been known that Sick...
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Human Cloning Controversial Issues
1,772 wordsIn the article that I chose there are two opposing viewpoints on the issue of "Should Human Cloning Ever Be Permitted?" John A. Robertson is an attorney who argues that there are many potential benefits of cloning and that a ban on privately funded cloning research is unjustified and that this type of research should only be regulated. On the flip side of this issue Attorney and medical ethicist George J. Annas argues that cloning devalues people by depriving them of their uniqueness and that a ...
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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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American Cancer Society Red Blood Cells
869 wordsMy friend, Matt, was diagnosed with cancer in May 2002. I was shocked when Matt's girlfriend, Amber, told me that he had cancer, because Matt was only twenty-three years old when diagnosed. The type of cancer Matt has is called Leukemia, which is cancer of the white blood cells. This cancer starts in the bone marrow but can then spread to the blood, lymph nodes, the spleen, liver, central nervous system and other organs. Cancer affects many people each year including my grandmother who had cance...
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National Institute Of Health Moral And Ethical
1,756 wordsHuman Cloning Outline Introduction Cloning techniques Cell mass division Somatic cell transferring (Nuclear substitution) Moral and ethical issues concerning human cloning Reasons to clone Objections Conclusion References Introduction In 1997 a Scottish researcher, Ian Wilmut had successfully cloned an adult sheep. The initial public and professional response to the announcement of the new technique was one of concern. In some cases, these responses were mistaken of how this new technology may r...
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White Blood Cells Loss Of Appetite
2,169 wordsChemotherapy: The treatment of disease with drugs that directly poison the diseased organism. Most often referred to for cancer treatment, where powerful drugs with potentially sever side effects are used to eliminate or contain the spread of tumors. In treating physical diseases, probably the most common form of therapy in Western medicine is chemotherapy, or drug therapy. Some physical conditions, where chemotherapy is not the best option, can be corrected through surgery while others may be e...
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Human Embryo Cloning Felt That Cloning
1,498 wordsShould Humans Be Cloned? Human embryo cloning should not be done because of the religious, moral, ethical, and social concerns that it places upon the human race. Although there may become positive affects to cloning humans, there are far too many opposing factors in this situation. Many religious leaders of expressed their concern and condemnation of human cloning. The moral and ethical aspects outweigh any scientific evidence, and the social concerns are frightening. The most important questio...
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Human Cloning Foundation Cystic Fibrosis
2,611 wordsWhen one thinks of cloning, what comes to mind? Movies such as? Multiplicity? can give the layperson a much-distorted image of cloning. In this particular movie, actor Michael Keaton plays a father who cannot handle his crazily busy lifestyle. In an effort to be the perfect father, husband and employee, he has himself cloned easily at a nearby medical center. The three clones each have their own personality: one is sarcastic and bitter, one is sweet and sensitive and one is a half-wit but all ar...
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Bone Marrow Organ Transplant
660 wordsControlling Purpose: In Lymphoma Lymphoma Controlling Purpose: In this paper you will be informed about the cause, symptoms, and treatment of lymphoma. You will also learn about the lymphatic system and how this cancer affects it. I. Lymphatic system A. Function of the system B. Parts of the system. C. How cancer affects the system II. Types of lymphoma A. Hodgkins lymphoma B. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma III. Cause of lymphoma A. HIV B. Organ transplant IV. Treatment A. Radiation B. Chemotherapy C. Bo...
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American Cancer Society Types Of Leukemia
1,016 wordsDNA electrophoreses is a process in which a DNA strand is cut by a restriction enzyme at a certain point so it can be measured and compared with other DNA. The purpose of the lab was to determine the father of a child by comparing the child s DNA with that of the mother and two possible fathers. The child s DNA fits a combination of the real father and mother. Electrophoresis begins with the pouring of the gel. The gel is an auger poured into a water bath. Combs are then placed in the forming ge...
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Put In Place Gene Therapy
1,097 wordsGenetic Therapy that focuses on hemophilia Gene therapy is reinserting certain genes that helps deal with genetic diseases. There are three basic forms of this gene therapy. The first is Gene Inactivation Therapy in which the transferred gene neutralizes the proteins and evens out the amount or rids of the defective proteins. Another type is Gene Augmentation Therapy where the original form of the gene or the normal form of the gene is inserted into one of the cell? s chromosomes. This procedure...
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Epstein Barr Virus Lymph Nodes
1,444 wordsHodgkins Disease Cancers arising from the lymph nodes or other sites of lymphoid tissue are broadly termed lymphomas. This group of diseases is divided into Hodgkins disease and non-Hodgkins lymphoma. In both conditions, there is a replacement of normal lymphatic tissue by collections of abnormal lymphoma cells. The lymphatic system are a complex network of specialised cells and organs that defend the body against infection. Lymphatic organs include the bone marrow, spleen, thymus gland, lymph n...
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Protease Inhibitors Opportunistic Infections
1,185 wordsA disease is an abnormality of an animal or plant, caused by a pathogenic organism. Therefore, disease resistance is the ability to withstand the attack of these pathogens and remain virtually unaffected. The disease may be infectious (communicable), caused by invading organisms that live parasitically on or within the body. The disease causing organisms include viruses, some bacteria and certain other organisms that may be passed from person to person? e. g. Plasmodium that causes malaria. Othe...
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White Blood Cells Types Of Leukemia
2,451 wordsAccording to the Cancer Book from the American Cancer Society, Leukemia is a cancer of the blood. It was first identified as a new disease in around 1830 in Germany. The scientific term, " leukemia, " comes from the Greek words that mean " white blood. " The disease is described as a cancerous disorder not just of the blood itself, but also of the organs that produce the blood cells in the body. The organs are mainly the bone marrow and the lymph system, where normal red and ...
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American Cancer Society Types Of Leukemia
820 wordsLeukemia strikes Leukemia Leukemia Leukemia strikes all ages and both sexes. In 1995 approximately 20, 400 people died from Leukemia. The all time five year survival rate is 38 %. This rate has gone to 52 % in the mid 1980 s. Approximately 25, 700 cases were reported in 1995 alone (American Cancer Society-leukemia, 1995). Leukemia is a form of cancer in the blood cells. Most forms of Leukemia occur in the white blood cells. These abnormal cells reproduce in large quantities and look and perform ...
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Funk 038 Wagnalls Cancer Cells
1,572 wordsMitosis in cancerous cells Mitosis, the process in which a cell undergoes nuclear division, is one of the four subdivisions of the cell cycle responsible for cell growth and reproduction. The first step in mitosis is prophase. In prophase the chromatin, diffuse in interphase, condenses into chromosomes. Each chromosome duplicates and has become two sister chromatids. At the end of prophase, the nuclear envelope breaks down into vesicles. The following step in mitosis is metaphase. During metapha...
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Social And Cultural Bone Marrow
1,422 words1. The original example of a stressful experience is both Marie and David are taking evening classes at a local community college, working full time, and two children to take care of. David found a new job last year before he was laid off but he does not get along well with his boss. Marie is not completely happy with her job and the headquarters will move from Tulsa to Mexico City, so she will quit her current job. This is a good example of stress. The negative emotional state occurring in resp...
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