stem cell Research

The greatest discover in history to date is the research that is being done on stem cells. Stem cells will someday be the answer to many incurable diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, cancer, diabetes and heart disease just to name a few (AAA/ICSiii). Brigid L. M. Hogan states, that one fertilized egg has billions of cells and hundreds of different cell types, this is what produces a human being (1). All through our life, most tissues continue to generate new cells, to replace those lost either by wear and tear or because of high demand within our bodies. This cell generation occurs in adult tissue such as the skin, hair, bone marrow and intestines. The ability of a tissue to renew and repair itself depends on a small group of cells known as stem cells (Brigid L.M. Hogan). There are three different sources for stem cells: Embryonic stem cells that come from a very early embryo such as in vitro; embryonic germ cells, also know as fetal stem cells, most coming from abortions; and the last being the adult tissues.There is a lot of controversary within the religious community about the standards of how the embryonic stem cell and fetal stem cells are obtained.These groups claim that it is morally and ethnically wrong, and argue that there is some success in the research on adult stem cells, why should innocent lives be destroyed for research? Since these fetus and embryos are destroyed anyhow, scientists believe they should be used for research purposes.
Over the last ten years, some interesting things have happened with the study of the adult stem cells.Finding a cure for many diseases is very possible with stem cell research. Some diseases of the nervous system have nerve cells that die, and the mature cells within our bodies cannot replace them. This is the case in diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Anyotrophic lateral sclerosis, all of these diseases have cells that die…

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