Stem cells

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Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Biology
Grade:
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Stem cells

1) Current knowledge and technologies2) Impact on mankind and economy3) Social and ethical issues4) Future scope (newest technology)

The FUTURE

Have fun learning about stem cell therapy through understanding:

Get Inspired

Are there any social and ethical issues surrounding these developments?

LIFE SCIENCE

The advancement in stem cell therapy.

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Take a look at this video to understand the social and ethical issues that go against stem cell therapy.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLPyrbCu0wc

Stem Cells and Human Development

What exactly is stem cell therapy?Read more at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnfarrell/2014/05/16/the-stem-cell-front-broadens-with-the-success-of-therapeutic-cloning/Stem cell therapy makes use of stem cells to rebuild damaged tissue and/or to fight diseases. However, to get these stem cells, we have to take it from an early embryo or from a cloned human embryo. Yet, is it morally right? Are we playing God? ORSaving lives? Is new life now suppose to be just a way to save the older generation?

Stem cell technologies are expensive and avaiiable only to the rich. However, as usage increases, such technology will get cheaper. For example, bone marrow transplants have now become an affordable routine procedure used to treat numerous disease, after being expensive for decades.

Stem cells have enormous potential in health and medical research but to fully harness this potential, scientists are studying how stem cells transform or differentiate into the diverse range of specialised cells that make humans what they are today. Because diseases such as cancer or conditions such as birth defects are thought to occur because of problems in the differentiation process, an understanding of the development that happens in normal cells will help scientists treat the developmental errors that can occur.

The PRESENT

The future of stem cell therapy is endless; with research in the field progressing, stem cell therapy may be able to treat conditions like M.S., Parkinson’s and Migraines…

Here are two types of stem cells. Embryonic stem cells include those found within the embryo, the foetus or the umbilical cord blood. They can give rise to just about any cell in the human body, depending upon when they are harvested. Adult stem cells can be found in children and adults. They reside in already developed tissues such as those of the heart, brain and kidney. They usually give rise to cells within their resident organs.


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