Cancer and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer, when someone is diagnosed or knows someone who is diagnosed a wide range of thoughts and emotions race through their mind. There are many different types of cancers that can afflict almost anywhere in the body. Still many ask what exactly is cancer and what makes it so dangerous. Cancer is in its most basic form is an uncontrolled growth of a collection of cells. These cells due to the uncontrolled growth become dysfunctional and cause a myriad of problems inside the body.
Though a catholic would disagree: in my opinion embryonic stem cell research should be carried out based on the fact it could possibly lead to to treatmemt of serious diseases. Religiously Catholics consider an embryo alive and a human being from the time of conception. The embryo has to be killed once the stem cells are taken. Therefore, Catholics look upon embryonic stem cell research as murder. However most of the embryos that are used are left over from
All humans, even those in the embryonic stage, are created by God and deserve our protection and respect. Also, it is not even verified that these cells can live up to the expectations of scientists, and in addition to committing murder for what is based on pure speculation, there are health risks involved in transplanting stem cells, since the cells have the possibility of passing viruses and even turning cancerous. Furthermore, scientists are cloning embryos in order to overcome tissue rejection during cell transplants and this will inevitably lead to human cloning (Stem Cells). Therefore, embryonic stem cell research should not be legalized and continued since it is morally wrong, dangerous, and may even lead to
In this interview I learned what embryonic stem cells are, where do they come from, what are they used for, and why they mainly excite scientists versus adult stem cells. I also asked whether my uncle was in favor or opposed embryonic stem cell research. According to my uncle, “I support embryonic stem cell research because it has got so much promise. Damaged tissues cause so many diseases. Cells that can
Jack Engle Composition I Berndt November 7, 2012 Stem Cell Research Stem cell research has a lot of stigma surrounding it. I have gathered some facts and opinions on this subject and I will present them to you so you may form your own opinions on this topic. Of course, I am not in the medical field so understanding most of the research was difficult to understand at times, I tried to keep it simple and to the point. Many people believe stem cell research could benefit people suffering from ailments such as paralysis, cancer, and that it could benefit other areas of the medical field. What are stem cells?
Many researchers are trying to bring gene therapy back to people’s attention. Researchers are trying to introduce a 47th (artificial human) chromosome into target where they can attach it next to the 46th chromosome therefore not affecting any mutations or their works. The only problem that this idea seems to have is finding a large vector that will carry the doubled chromosome into the targeted cell! In the UK for example, the Gene Therapy Advisory Committee reports that during 1997 new approaches and renewed financial support for the field indicates that gene therapy is moving into an expansive phase. The European Society for Gene Therapy and the American Society of Gene Therapy are also doing the same thing.
Scientists are looking more into this characteristic, trying to understand the signals that cause a stem cell population to proliferate. The use of these stem cells taken from one embryo could virtually save multiple people carrying disease. Also, we could limit the number of embryos truly needed, having this multiplying power. The many of millions living with an incurable disease live a depressed life, knowing their disease will someday end their life. No one should live like that and those people should be considered when talking of stem cells as a form of therapy.
Our world is entering the 21st century and with this change in the times, humanity faces many new dilemmas and problems that accompany science's advance, some more pertinent than others. Perhaps the most pressing, and promising, of these ethical conundrums is that of Embryonic Stem Cell Research. As Furcht and Hoffman so aptly worded it in their book The Stem Cell Dilemma, "...nothing today arouses such passion and controversy as stem cells" (Cover flap). In short, embryonic stem cells, hereafter denoted ESCs for brevity's sake, possess the potential to cure a broad range of diseases previously thought incurable or even untreatable. However, to obtain these miracle workers, researchers and medical practitioners must first crack open and kill a fertilized human egg to harvest them.
"At each stage - kidney, heart, liver and so forth - ethical considerations have been considered, especially with the heart, which was a major, major problem for many people and scientists. "And the brain, because of its uniqueness poses a major, major ethical issue as far as the public and even the profession is concerned." 'Scientifically misleading' The arguments against head and brain transplants were outlined by Dr Stephen Rose, director of brain and behavioural research at the Open University. He said: "This is medical technology run completely mad and out of all proportion to what's needed. "It's entirely misleading to suggest that a head transplant or a brain transplant is actually really still connected in anything except in terms of blood stream to the body to which it has been transplanted.
Because of Jehovah witnesses strong religious conviction against whole blood, red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets. Instead most of them would agree on having dialysis. Jehovah witnesses accept the no blood replacement fluid treatment. Physicians use this method in spite of all risk that exists when performing major surgery on patients. This is a major challenge for medical professionals.