Stem Cell Technologies.
Stem Cell Technologies
Technological advances in this day and age have given
scientists the ability to do things that were only dreamed about
in the past. With all the advances in medical technology there
are still diseases, illnesses and conditions that cannot be
treated or cured effectively. New discoveries and complications
commonly come about in today's world. Scientists are studying
human embryonic stem cells, which includes: how an organism
develops from a single cell and how healthy cells replace damaged
cells in adult organisms. The study of stem cells is also
leading scientists to discoveries in regenerative or reparative
medicine. This research of stem cells and their possible ability
to treat certain diseases has quickly grown popular ever since an
important discovery in 1998. Scientists discovered how to
isolate stem cells from human embryos and grow the cells in the
laboratory. In this new area of Science, questions arise as
rapidly as new discoveries are made.
Over 20 years ago, scientists discovered ways to obtain stem
cells from a mouse embryo. With only 20 years of research,
there's a lot still yet to discover about stem cells and how they
can help us. There are two characteristics that separate stem
cells from other cells. Stem cells are unspecialized cells, and
they can be induced to become cells with special functions.
Embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells are the two commonly
used by scientists. It is believed that someday in the future,
stem cells will provide the basis for treating serious diseases.
Parkinson's disease, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, paralysis,
Alzheimer's disease, spinal cord injury, heart disease, etc.,
could all be cured one day if the controversies don't delay the
research. The possibilities, depending on what scientists
discover, could change the world and science forever.
Embryonic stem cells are found in the...
... s disease, generate replacement tissues, organs, and appendages, and save the lives of millions of people. The technology is close to being developed, and new techniques can prevent the use of embryonic stem cells. This area of medical research ...
... issue. Scientist in favor of allowing the cloning of human embryos argue that is a new source of stem cells that could be used to treat previously untreatable diseases. Stem cells are master cells that ...
... donating organs from deceased or living individuals to the patients with terminal failure of vital organs. Advances in medical technology and science have made transfer of organs and ...
... heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. Scientists can use their technologies to clone healthy heart cells and inject them into damaged areas. (HCF, 1998.) Surprisingly, human stem cells can be saved. By reproducing damaged organs or ...
Research into Human Cells Has Vast Implications. this essay discribes the effect stem cell research has on society.
... the cells, known as embryonic stem cells, could lead to new methods of drug discovery, improve scientific understanding of developmental biology, and advance the science of tissue and organ transplantation ...
... attempt human cloning (JAMA, 2002). This has brought on huge debates of ethics vs. technological advancements. The arguments range from the positives, such as being able to ensure children are born essentially disease free ...
Should human stem cell research be banned? Medical Ethics term paper discussing both for and against stem cell research also including an introduction, and conclusion.
... discoveries of the 21st century is the use of embryonic stem cells in research and treatment of conditions that are considered incurable. Embryonic stem cell research raises many questions in morals and ethics in the medical community. The question, "should human ...
... Another medical implication for cloning in the future will be the cloning of retinal tissue for victims of muscular diseases that destroy vision. Their vision could be saved. Stem cell differentiation ...