• Leukemia Bone Marrow
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    Leukemia is something that we hear about a lot. I believe that people do not understand exactly what leukemia is and how dangerous it can be, I chose this topic to try to help them understand. In this paper I will explain what leukemia is and what treatments you can choose from to treat the cancer. Leukemia is a type of cancer. Cancer is a group of more than 100 diseases that have two or more important things in common. One is that certain cells in the body become abnormal. Another is that the ...
  • Leukemia Treatment Cancer Cells
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    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 differently than normal cel...
  • Cloning Dna Embryo Child
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    CLONING Introduction: What is Cloning Cloning is the production of an exact genetic duplicate of a living organism. Clones are created from an unfertilized egg and a donor cell. Two different procedures have been referred to as "cloning": Embryo cloning involves removing one or more cells from an embryo and encouraging the cell to develop into a separate embryo with the same DNA as the original. Adult DNA cloning involves removing the DNA from an embryo and replacing it with the DNA from another...
  • Lymphoma Lymphatic System
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    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. Hodgkin's lymphoma B. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma III. Cause of lymphoma A. HIV B. Organ transplant IV. Treatment A. Radiation B. Chemotherapy C. Bone marrow transplant Lymphom...
  • Gene Therapy Disease Scid Cells
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    PG. 1 It was September fourteenth nineteen ninety in a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Doctor Culver was carrying a small plastic bag containing the first bag of genetically engineered cells intended to treat a human disease. SCID is a disease with a immune deficiency that can be controlled by gene therapy. This girl Cynthia was born with this disease SCID. She has been treated with gene therapy and so far it has worked. SCID is Severe Combined Immunodeficiency. It is a terrible disease that ki...
  • Stem Cell Research Cord Blood
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    INTRODUCTION A child is born everyday and without realizing it, the material that is routinely discarded after the birth could one day be life saving for that person, someone else in the family, or even a complete stranger. This material is the umbilical cord, and the blood contained within their vessels. One may wonder, why is this blood so important? Medical research has discovered that the residual umbilical cord blood contains stem cells. These cells are the building blocks that the body use...
  • Stem Cells The Holy Grail Of Medical Research
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    Few scientific issues in recent years have managed to draw as much attention, both scientific and otherwise, than stem cell research. I was first introduced to the term 'stem cells' when I was in high school, and since then, I have had a keen interest in the direction science is taking them. When considering medical research as a whole, stem cells appear to have the makings of a 21 st century medical revolution a la discovery of antibiotics. The open-ended nature of stems cells has been recogniz...
  • Leukemia Bone Marrow
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    Leukemia Leukemia is a disease that affects blood-forming tissues, mainly bone marrow. Leukemia also affects the lymph glands and spleen. Leukemia causes the body to produce an extreme amount of abnormal white blood cells. This causes infections because the abnormal cells cannot stop infections like the normal cells do. Leukemia also causes anemia. Anemia is a disease in which the body makes less blood cells. This happens because the leukemic cells crowd the system. Leukemia also causes excessi...
  • Lymphoma Hodgkin's Disease
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    Lymphoma Lymphoma or lymphatic cancer is a very serious and life threatening disease. In this country there is an estimated 63, 900 new cases, 7, 100 of which are Hodgkin's lymphoma as opposed to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Since around the 70's the occurrence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has almost doubled while the occurrence of Hodgkin's disease has declined. (Steen, 1993) Lymphoma is the name given to a cancer that infects the lymphatic system. In a case of lymphoma the lymphatic system has cells t...
  • Stem Cells Blood Cord Umbilical
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    After a typical delivery the umbilical cord and the blood within it is discarded. Now researchers have discovered that this blood contains 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, bo...
  • Lymphoma Bone Marrow
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    Diagnosis Lymphoma: What To Expect Todd E. SiutaCommunications III - ENG 320 Professor Jon D. HolstineMay 23, 2002 On Thursday, December 16, 1993 my life changed forever. I was in my third semester of college and had just finished my last final exam. Having studied all night, I headed to the university game room to shoot some pool and relax. After a few games I felt painful spasms in my neck and shoulder. At first I thought it was a "pinched" nerve, and I tried to ignore it, but the pain just g...
  • Cloning 4 Social Concerns
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    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 be some 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 question that needs to be asked...
  • Nuclear Waste Management Radiation Fuel Reactor
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    Nuclear Waste Management Nuclear energy harnesses the energy released during the splitting or fusing of atomic nuclei. This heat energy is most often used to convert water to steam, turning turbines, and generating electricity. However, nuclear energy also has many disadvantages. An event that demonstrated this was the terrible incident at Chernobyl'. Here on April 26, 1986, one of the reactors of a nuclear power plant went out of control and caused the world's worst known reactor disaster to da...
  • Cloning Human Masci One
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    Cloning In the past few years, the topic of cloning has been in the news a lot. It is a very controversial issue, with many opposing viewpoints. While some find it acceptable, others object for religious reasons. A big concern is the possibility of abuse of this new technology. One of the big questions is Where will we stop We may start by just experimenting and studying, but then what Manufacturing human bodies for spare parts No one can be sure where it will stop. The Supreme court says that e...
  • ' Just Another ' Human Cloning Controversial Issues Paper
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    Human Cloning: Controversial Issues Paper In 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 depr...