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  • Stem Cells

    Research into and the potential uses of stem cells The discovery of stem cells was a significant scientific breakthrough. They were first discovered in mice in 1981 and then in humans 17 years later in 1998. Stem cells have the potential to revolutionise modern medicine. They have the potential to offer cures for diseases, treating injuries that can’t be helped currently and dramatically change how drugs are developed. These possibilities have huge impactions to New Zealand as we have thousands of individuals suffering from incurable diseases. There is much debate over the use of stem cells for various reason, thus making it a socio-scientific issue. There are three types of stem cells Embryonic, Adult and Induced Pluripotent. I will be focusing…

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  • Complications Of Stem Cell And Embryonic Stem Cells?

    breakthrough in 2006 where scientists had discovered a way to genetically reprogram mouse mature cells to convert them into a cell that has embryonic stem cell properties and these cells were named ‘induced pluripotent stem cells’ although it is still undetermined whether this new stem cell and embryonic stem cells are critically different. Human induced pluripotent stem cells were developed a year later in 2007. Scientists are optimistic about these stem cells and they are now being used within…

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  • The Importance Of Stem Cells

    Stem cells What is the probability of people who like or listen to music? A very high number I suppose. And what are the odds of them listening to the same type of music, let’s say, pop? A good amount of people still but surely less than the first. The likelihood of listening to the same pop artist? An even smaller number. What about the possibilities of having eyes, arms, legs, a body, a heart? Clearly a great number. But the same color eyes, hair, or skin? A much lesser number. The chances are…

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  • Stem Cells Importance

    research) There are many different uses for stem cells, and different stem cells which can do things other stem cells can and can do. There are two main stem cells, and they the embryonic stem cells, and adult stem cells. However there ae about another dozen more stem cells which are also important to the human body. These other stem cells are tissue stem cells, blood stem cells, skin stem cells, Mesenchymal stem cells, stem cells in the eye, induced plum stem cells, brain stem cells, bone…

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  • Stem Cell Importance

    The Importance of the Stem Cell CJ Kemper Stem cell research on adult and embryonic stem cells has the potential to develop cures for diseases that kill millions of people all over the world. First off, stem cells are the unspecialized cells from which differentiated cells develop(Miller et Levine). In the early 1900’s, attempts were made to fertilize mammalian eggs outside of the human body. It was then discovered that some cells were able to generate blood cells. In 1968, the very first bone…

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  • Stem Cells Essay

    Stem cells are cells that have the ability to self-renew and differentiate to become a myriad of different cell types. They serve as an internal repair system, with the purpose of replenishing or damaged cells. They can be found in various microenvironments within the tissues called stem cell niches cells, some examples of these include include the brain, bone marrow, blood vessels, skin, teeth, heart, amniotic fluid, umbilical cord, etc. Typically, there are only a small number of stem cells in…

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  • Stem Cell Discipline

    Stem Cell biology is a growing discipline throughout the last 20 years. Even though the science and technology of stem cell development is still in its infancy, it is a substantial and powerful medical advancement. Stem cells can be defined as cells that are able to re-new and differentiate into other cells more specialised cells that take on specific roles inside the body (Melton, D, 2014). Stem cells are undifferentiated at first and are a preferred contestant for tissue and organ regeneration…

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  • The Benefits Of Stem Cells

    Being able to regrow damaged cells sounds whole heartedly good. Although many people are against it because of how they repair the loss or damaged cells. To be able to repair damaged cells scientist must first obtain stem cells. Stem cells can be obtained three ways. First by reverse engineering the cell, this type of stem cell is called a pluri-potent cell. The second way is by borrowing some of the adult’s stem cells thus comes the name Adult stem cells. The last method is the method that gets…

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  • Stem Cell Debate

    whether or not it’s ethical to use such means, but usually is accepted within a decade or two. The use of stem cells, however, has been a topic of debate since the 1970s and shows no sign of ending just yet. Even so, research in this field has continued and has shown that…

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  • Embryonic Stem Cells

    cancer, stem cells may help repair the damage or cure the disease. For instance, a leukemia patient can undergo a stem cell transplant and be cured of cancer. Stem cell research has made several advances in the medical field. It has helped and even cured many people with serious diseases and illnesses. Even though stem cell research has benefited many people, it has also been associated with negative controversy. Stem cell research has a long history of controversy. Stem cells have been…

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