Stem Cell Research Should Be Continued For Many Reasons

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Stem cell research should be continued for many reasons. Stem cell research can help save tissues, organs, and brain cells, it also helps to cure diseases. Looking at the big picture, stem cells could one day save our lives.

Stem Cells are multi- cellular putty from which all tissues of the body are made.they have three general properties,. Those being that they are capable of dividing and renewing themselves for long periods of time, they are unspecialized, and they give a rise to unspecialized cell types. Stem cells come from embryos, adult tissue, amniotic fluid, and umbilical cord blood. They serve as an internal repair system in the body. So when it comes to the transplant procedure the doctors are infusing healthy cells into your body to replace damaged or diseased bone marrow. Goals of the stem cell transplant depend on the individual situation of the patient. They usually include controlling or curing the disease, extending life, and improving the quality of life. (NIH)

There are two main types of stem cells. The first is the Embryonic stem cell. Embryonic stem cells are obviously found in embryos. Human embryonic stem cells are generated by transferring cells from a preimplantation-stage embryo into a plastic laboratory culture dish that contains a nutrient broth known as culture medium. Many people are against embryonic stem cell use because by extracting stem cells from an embryo it destroys it. Also opponents of the research argue that embryonic stem cell…
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