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STEM CELLS Alvina 8.3

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Task Question

SHOULD WE USE STEM CELLS TO CURE PEOPLE?

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The Problem Stem ce!s research has caused controversy. Some said it’s reproductive cloning and devalue human life. Dierent social and ethics cause this a big issue. Most of it because of the embryonic stem ce!s (they are %om early-stage embryos). To get this, scientists have to extract stem ce!s %om the embryos and this caused ethical problems. Some religions even said that it is a sin to do this. For example, the Catholics believe that the embryos have turned into a human being and we should not ki! them. Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Stem Cells Stem ce!s are ce!s that can be develop into different types of ce!s. They are like a repair team that can repair any damage in everybody’s body. When a stem ce!s divides, the ce! can be a stem ce! or turn into a specialized ce! such as muscle ce!, red blood ce!, brain ce!, etc. Stem ce!s are very special because of the two differences that makes them different %om any specialized ce!. First is that they are unspecialized ce!s that can divide/renew themselves and second they can be specialized ce!s under certain conditions. Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Types of Stem Cells. There are two types of stem ce!s: Embryonic stem ce!s and adult stem ce!s. Embryonic stem ce!s are ce!s that are taken %om embryos that developed %om fertilized e+s %om IVF treatment. If the embryos are not used anymore, it is up to the client/s if they want to donate it to stem ce! research or not. Embryonic stem ce!s can turn into any type of specialized ce!. If scientists are successful, it can cure the Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, spinal cord injury, heart disease, vision & hearing loss, and Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy. Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Types of Stem Cell Adult stem ce!s are ce!s that are found in bone marrow. It can cure leukemia and bone/blood cancers through bone marrow transplants. These two dierent type of stem ce!s have its own advantages and disadvantages. Embryonic stem ce!s can turn to a! types of specialized ce!s and can be grown easily in the lab, while adult stem ce!s are limited in numbers because taking them %om an adult body is rea!y hard and they can only grow into specific type of specialized ce!s.

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The Future of Stem Cell

Scientists says the research so far looks promising. The adult stem ce!s transplant is improving.

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Should we ban stem cell or n0t?

It’s up to people to say whether stem ce!s research are good or not. It also depends on their ethics and religion.

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Pictures of Stem Cell

Embryonic Stem Ce!s Adult stem ce!s Wednesday, April 18, 2012


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Bibliography of Pictures

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Stem Cells