Essay On Stem Cell Therapy

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• Hai Nguyen, Aileen Anderson and colleagues: carried a similar exercise on injured mice to record tremendous success of the donor cells in a period ranging immediately after the induction process to at most one month (Society for Neuroscience. 2017).
• Scientists from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles CA: highlighted the need for stem therapy in replacing aging heart muscles using rats (Paddock, 2017). The induced cells were able to grow and multiply thus repair the heart muscles of the older rats to improve the general body functioning.
Despite the breathtaking discoveries as tested and presented by these scientists, ethical concerns have prevailed to the dismay of an excited global scientists’ fraternity. The general
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As a result, the situation provides conflict of interest, especially when such an adult/ guardian is the patient in need. Lo and Parham argument regarding Embryonic stem cell research bears the same weight with regards to children because the advocates for or against the practice are adults thus leaving the children vulnerable, as the potential donors.
The excitement surrounding Stem Cell Research is magnified through mainstream media that often cares about moving volumes in sales rather than realistically highlight the caution or reservations pronounced by scientists. However, Sharon Begley is exemplary in her revelation of a high-risk gap in research that links Stem Cell Studies to development or transmission of cancer (2017). Most research initiatives adopt a subjective operation that intends to consider side-effects only after the desired findings are confirmed a success. That is the reason most research reports spend limited time on challenges and often use the loophole of proposing ‘future studies’, to cover the potential weaknesses of their current work. Such is the case of the human embryonic stem cell lines under the custody of the National Institute of Health as sampled by Harvard Scientists (Begley, 2017). The samples are intended for active therapy and also future research on application in treating diseases including; Parkinson’s disease, macular degeneration and diabetes.
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