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  • Leukemia Young Bone Marrow Cells
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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 b...
  • Usefulness Of Human Embryonic Stem Cells
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    Few recent scientific issues have stimulated so much media attention, public debate and government involvement as that of stem cell research. Stem cells offer people hope by promising to greatly extend the number and range of patients who could benefit from transplants, and to provide novel therapies to treat debilitating diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson's, Huntington's, heart disease and stroke, as well as accidental damage such as spinal cord injury. So why would anyone object to research ...
  • Potential Applications Of Stem Cell Research
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    Stem Cells: What, How and Why? Stem cells are infinitely valuable when considering their potential applications in the medical profession. While current legislative restrictions have halted the development of new? stem cell lines? to any agency or company that receives any form of governmental grants, there is no question that the medical profession is standing at the brink of a new era of technological advancements in healthcare and research. Stem cells are valuable due to the fact that they ar...
  • Adult And Embryonic Stem Cells
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    Stem Cell Research Stem cells are a large focus of study in today's biomedical world. Stem cell research offers the hope of transplants being done without the sacrifice of another person losing an organ. There are many different pros and cons when it comes to discussing the use of stem cells. In order to develop an opinion of whether or not stem cells should be used, one must first understand what they are and how they are used. "Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many diff...
  • Embryonic Stem Cells And Adult Stem Cells
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    Photo courtesy University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Microscopic 10 x view of a colony of embryonic stems cells (The stem cell colonies are the rounded, dense masses of cells.) Meri am-Webster defines stem cells as: an unspecialized cell that gives rise to differentiated cells. This means the can turn into any cells the body is in need of. Their almost limitless potential has made stem cells a significant focus of medical research. Imagine having the ability to return memory to an Alzheimer's...
  • Adult Stem Cells From Bone Marrow
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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 21st century medical revolution a la discovery of antibiotics. The open-ended nature of stems cells has been recognize...
  • Adult And Embryonic Stem Cells
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    The history of research on adult stem cells began about 40 years ago. In the 1960's, researchers discovered that the bone marrow contains at least two kinds of stem cells. One population, called stem cells, forms all the types of blood cells in the body. A second population, called bone marrow stroma l cells was discovered a few years later. Stromal cells are a mixed cell population that generates bone, cartilage, fat, and fibrous connective tissue. Also in the 1960's, scientists who were studyi...
  • Stem Cells From Cord Blood Transplants
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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, bon...
  • Cloning In Humans
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    The Bioethical Focus article entitled "Cloning in Humans" gives us some basic background information on cloning. However, after reading this article I wanted more insight on the topic of cloning, so I researched it more in depth on the Internet. After looking up a few different articles on cloning I have come to a decision concerning where I stand on this controversial issue. Personally, I believe that human cloning should be banned in the United States, except for in few certain circumstances. ...
  • Adult And Embryonic Stem Cells
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    Stem cells relate to the person health of an individual. Stem cells have the remarkable ability to develop into many different cell types in the body. Able to be a repair system for the body, they can divide without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person alive and able to provide nutrients to the cells. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential to either remain a stem cell or become another type of cell, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell. Stem...
  • Use Of Adult 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, meaning that its potential is total. In the first hours after fertilization, this cell divides into identical cells. This means that either one...
  • Stem Cell Research On Embryos
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    WHEN LIFE DOES BEGINS? Workshop No. 2 By Ruth Marcin iec October 13, 2003 Stem Cell Research In the past years there has been some research done on the Stem Cells from embryos. In this paper, you will be able to recognize the differences between stem cells as well as the controversy by several pro life groups on the decision of using embryos for research. While some people accepts the idea of research for a possible cure of diseases or better quality of life, some of us think that human life, no...
  • Insulin Secreting Cell In The Second Method
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    Introduction 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 which t...
  • Stem Cell Issue
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    Therapeutic Cloning and Stem Cell Therapy in relation to the South Korean Breakthrough of February 2004 Introduction 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 prospe...
  • Research On The Cloning Of Human Cells
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    Cloning captured public attention when Scottish scientists startled the world by announcing the birth of a sheep named Dolly that had been cloned by combining the nucleus of an adult mammary cell and an enucleated sheep egg. Interest intensified when Richard Seed, a physicist with no expertise in cloning, no institutional affiliation, and no funding, announced that he would clone humans for a fee. Fear that human-cloning factories might soon appear before anyone had a chance to digest the implic...
  • Surplus Embryos For Stem Cell Research
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    What has been the most important contribution of science for human beings? There is obviously more than one answer to this question; but without a doubt, the augmentation of life expectancy is one of them. Scientists work constantly to find solutions to health problems and provide people with a longer and better life quality. Cloning is an area that has been studied intensely in more recent times, and although for the most part its study and use has been highly controversial, it has also provide...
  • Foetal Stem Cell Research
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    'Should we allow cloning of foetal cells for use in medicine?' This essay includes the key ideas and student outcomes C 11. Human being culture cells for a variety of purposes, Understand techniques of cell cultures, and discuss some contemporary examples of their use and C 12. Chemicals can interfere with cell metabolism, Discuss possible benefits and / or harmful effects of chemicals that human beings use. 'Should we allow cloning of foetal cells for use in medicine?' is a current and controve...
  • Stem Cells From Embryos
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    The Curable of Incurables A stem cell is a type of cell that can be influenced into developing into most of the 220 types of cells found in the human body, such as, blood cells, heart cells, brain cells, and many other cells. Some researchers look upon them as offering the greatest potential for the improvement of human suffering since the development of antibiotics. Over 100 million Americans suffer from diseases that may eventually be treated more effectively or even cured with stem cells or e...
  • Scientists Use Of Embryonic Stem Cells
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    Genetic research is essential in the advancement of medical treatments. Without it, chances to find new and improved treatments in medicine are greatly limited. The potential use of recombinant DNA to change the function of cells may be the solution to various medical conditions. New scientific findings involving the use of stem cells have opened the door to even greater possibilities to finding cures to degenerative diseases. However, controversy surrounds current genetic research. Public perce...
  • Stem Cells From Adult Tissues
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    Stem cell research is one of the most interesting areas of biology today. Stem cells have two important characteristics that distinguish them from other types of cells. First, they are unspecialized cells that renew themselves for long periods through cell division. The second is that under certain physiologic or experimental conditions, they can be induced to become cells with special functions, such as the beating cells of the heart muscle or the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas (Nation...

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