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    Wood Frog Research Paper

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    wood frogs tracked in the wild proved able to endure below-zero temperatures for as many as 218 days straight with a 100 percent survival rate (“The Truth”). Wood Frog tissue and cell research are leading scientists to discover how to preserve human organs. First, the Alaskan Wood Frog freezes. These Frogs freeze at -16 degrees Celsius…

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    up, I had never heard of individuals who have passed essentially giving living human beings their organs. It was not until I saw the film adaptation, Seven Pounds, starring Will Smith that I finally grasped just what donating organs was all about. Following the release of that movie, I immediately wanted to become an organ and tissue donor. I believe that everyone should desire to be one because organs of those who have passed help save lives each and every day. Upon receiving this essay…

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    Cloning is idea known by most, an idea accompanied by negative emotions. This idea that may soon become a reality is a controversial subject. Cloning could be a medical breakthrough in helping people needing body part/organ transplants and it could open doorways for infertile couples wanting a genetic offspring. On the other side of things, cloning would be a power that could be very easily taken advantage of; where is the boundary in cloning drawn? How would this affect the future of natural…

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    Liver Transplants Essay

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    Liver transplants were created with the intent to save those who suffer from liver damage/disease. “6,000 liver transplants are performed annually in the U.S., and the number continues to rise” (More About Organ Donation). Currently, there are approximately 17,000 people waiting to receive a new liver, many of these being alcoholics. The topic of alcoholics receiving liver transplants is such a controversy because alcoholics are viewed as being at fault for their liver failure. An alcoholic’s…

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    Xenotransplantation

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    or organs from a nonhuman animal source, or (b) human body fluids, cells, tissues or organs that have had ex vivo contact with live nonhuman animal cells, tissues or organs. The development of xenotransplantation is, in part, driven by the fact that the demand for human organs for clinical transplantation far exceeds the supply (US Food and Drug Administration [FDA], 1999; FDA, 2001). The progress that's being made in the field of Xenotransplantation; the transplantation of an animal organ into…

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    Two years ago, a British man was involved in a terrible accident, while riding his bike, half of his face was completely destroyed. Using X ray, CT scan, and CGI technology, scientists were able to create an identical copy of the bikers undamaged face to reconstruct the other half with 3D printing (Griffiths, 2013). Since 3D printing has evolved from what it was 20 years ago, his facial reconstruction surgery made it seem as if nothing had happened to his face. 3D printing has found its way into…

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    When the human stem cells are injected into the embryo, sometimes the organs the stem cells grow in the wrong places which can be painful when the embryo develops further. This is a risk that I believe is outweighed by the potential positive outcome of the organs and the cures. The human-animal chimera embryos should no longer be banned by the National Institute of Health to develop more than 28 days. In the case of…

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    cells has a lot of potential, whether used to cure otherwise incurable diseases like Parkinson 's disease, Alzheimer 's disease, diabetes, or a spinal cord injury. Stem cells can also be used to create new organs to save thousands of lives every year for the people that need an organ transplant. Like all things though there are some downfalls. In order to obtain these critical stem cells, it involves the destruction of human embryos. In turn, it worries many people as they believe it will begin…

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    Organ donation seems like a simple thing, but is it really? For those who don’t know what a organ donor is a organ donor is someone who donates their organs. One organ donor body can save up to 8 people with their hearts, kidneys, pancreas, lungs, liver and intestines. A organ donor can be alive if its a kidney or a sliver of their liver, if they are a match. A person can be alive but brain dead, and with consent of their family they can still be a donor. I agree with organ donation because…

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    Adult Vs Embryonic

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    Stem cells are defined as undifferentiated cells of humans that have the potential to develop into different cell types. During division, each stem cell can either remain the same or differentiate into another type of cell with a specialized function. There are two different types of stem cells - adult and embryonic. The difference between these two stem cells is derived from its capability to differentiate into different cell types. Adult stem cells are limited in what type of cells they can…

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