Continuing Embryonic Stem Cell Research There are many diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or spinal injuries which are incurable. For the patients who have that kind of disease, there is a possible medical treatment. Embryonic stem cell research is something that may lead to cure for those diseases. An embryonic stem cell is different from other cells, because it can develop into any other type of cell. It can develop to such as skins, bones, or muscles, so this treatment may possibly cure those diseases. To save people who are suffering from incurable diseases, scientists should keep studying this stem cell research. Not only to cure people who are suffering right now, but also we can stop incurable diseases being taken to our next generations. Out of many studies on medical treatments to cure incurable diseases, stem cell research may lead current medical technology to find the solutions for them. Once this research has succeeded, we can expect huge advancements in medical science. Many other treatments are being researched, but they cannot be compared to potential abilities of embryonic stem cell research. When embryonic stem cells can grow up to any type of cells, adult stem cells can only grow up into limited cells. But adult stem cells have less ethical problems than embryonic stem cells, which are treated as human lives, because adult stem cells are collected from grown-up’s organs. Nonetheless, we still need to research on embryonic stem cells, since they are only possibility to treat incurable diseases for now. A counterargument that most people oppose about is an ethical problem. Many people consider embryo as a human life, so they argue that this embryonic stem cell research is like killing a real human life. If an embryo is really a human life, maybe being discarded is more miserable than used as an object of a research. Fertilized embryos will be saved for future uses; otherwise they will be used for research purposes or abandoned. Being used for research and contribute to medical science and save millions of people may be more meaningful to an embryo, which has a possibility to develop to a life. Furthermore, embryos used in this research are reasonable to use as experimental objects. Before women fertilize embryos, they make a choice among saving embryos for next use, donating for research use, or discarding them. So embryos are approved to use for the research purpose by donators in advance when they donated embryos. There is another opposing point about embryos being destroyed during the research. This research is still on the stage of studying, so embryo destruction is unavoidable condition. This is another reason why scientists need to keep study on it and find a new method that prevents embryos being destroyed. Funding problem is also important to the stem cell research. Succeed in stem cell research may produce a lot of industrial and commercial incomes to a nation. Since this research requires a lot of money, it is hard to proceeds investigation without funding. There may be great profits to a nation, but in my opinion, this research should not be supported by federal funds. Stem cell research is a big issue throughout the world. If research succeeds, there is no worry about federal interferences. On the other hand, if research fails, the whole world is watching this failure. In this case, a…
28 October 2011
Embryonic Stem Cell Research
The history of stem cell research had an embryonic beginning in the mid 1800’s with the discovery that some cells could generate other cells. An embryo is an organism in the early stages of development that cannot survive on its own because it lacks tissues, organs, and body structure. Today, stem cell research is a focus of a controversy over the use of embryonic stem cells for research. This is why we have chosen this topic to provide information…
Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research
This paper presents a philosophical look at the ethics of Embryonic Stem Cell Research. It investigates the morality, ethics and religious concerns of Embryonic Stem Cell research and the proper alternatives that can be used.
Before being able to decide the morality of Embryonic Stem Cell Research, one must know what Embryonic Stem Cell Research actually is. First off, a Stem Cell is a biological cell that is found in multicellular organisms. They have…
writing to inform you about stem cell research, and why I think it is a very useful and beneficial thing for us scientists to be able to do. It is quite a serious topic, and a lot of thought should be made before choosing. There are many good reasons for having it as a law in this country, and I would like to talk about them.
Stem cells are very important for research, as they are cells that are unspecialised ,and can turn into any cell type in the body. Stem cells can be taken from different…
16 May 2013
The Stem Cells - (In vitro fertilization, Cloning)
The cells that started it all were the cervical cancer cells that were taken from a black woman and took the name HeLa cells. This was the beginning of advances in medical history; one in particular was stem cell research. Stem cells are, “unspecialized cells that can develop into… tissues, organs, and organ systems” (Brandon 2813). These cells can become into any organs a person needs but, to acquire these cells is very controversial…
Stem Cell Research
Has anyone ever told you that the cure to diabetes could be a type of cell commonly found within your own body? This may sound absurd but let me the first to say that this is a definite possibility and this is called a stem cell.
Each and every tissue which is found within our body is made up of cells. All cells originate from the same place. These are known as stem cells. Stems cells are the earliest form of cells and have not yet grown into a specialized cell. This means…
conception, felt that the medical use of embryos was too significant too vote for the amendment. When I was a teenager I was in a major car accident and I suffered from severe 3rd degree burns. Now opponents of embryonic stem cell research, would my parents have refused embryonic stem cells if they had been the only option? As a mother myself, I think it would probably be a very difficult decision for any parent or loved one regardless of your views on the issue. I spoke with friends who had been…
Stem Cell Therapy Research Paper
Stem cells are the body’s raw materials that your body produces to replace old or dying cells anywhere around the body. There are two broad types of stem cells, Embryonic and Adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cells comes from the embryos that are three to five days old. The origin of the Adult stem cells are the adult tissues. In the United States, it is not illegal to work with or create embryonic stem cell lines, but it is illegal…
Wisconsin isolated and grew stem cells from human embryos. This discovery ushered in a new era of political, religious and ethical controversy (Clemmitt). In discussions of the use of federal funding on embryonic stem cell research, opponents often claim that the government should not conduct research on something that they consider to be ethically wrong. President Obama himself states, “Many thoughtful and decent people are conflicted about, or strongly oppose, this research, however the majority of…
Embryonic Stem Cells:
The Ethical Question
What You Need to Know
● Embryonic stem cells are used in an attempt to
advance the technology of organ transplantation
● Acquired from human embryos and fetuses after
● Can derive into 220 different cell types of the human
body (“Embryonic Stem Cells”)
● Said to be the foundation of human cloning in the near
● Could help humans treat various diseases like
Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Diabetes (“Stem Cell
Embryonic Cell Research
Embryonic stem cell research, the study of master cells, is fundamental to advancements in the study of cells but is often religiously and morally contradicted. Such research has potential to uncover cures to diseases, as well as minor medical remedies and advances. On the other hand, the use of embryos in this research disobeys many religions and is considerably immoral.
Stem cell research is a new advancement in the study of the life and development of cells. Scientist…