324+ documents containing “stem cell research”.
A pre-embryo is the fertilized cell that has not yet been planted into the human host. Once the pre-embryo is implanted into the female host, it is assumed that it will grow and develop into a human being. The pre-embryo is not the same as the embryo, it is simply the raw material.
A national bioethics committee has been assigned the duty of exploring these issues and making recommendations that will shape future public policy (Eiseman 71). This committee will help to assure that research using embryonic stem cells proceeds in an acceptable direction.
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egardless of the emotional issues and personal opinions regarding the use of embryonic stem cells in research, and eventually, in the cure of many diseases, stem cell research continues at an increasing rate. A search in PubMed reveals over 23,000 studies that mention stem cells or stem cell research. Stem cell research holds….
Bellomo, Michael. The Stem Cell Divide: The Facts, the Fiction, and the Fear Driving the Greatest Scientific, Political, and Religious Debate of Our Time. New York: AMACOM.
Brentjens RJ. Cellular therapies in acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Curr Opin Mol Ther. 2009
This is why it came as no surprise to the rest of the country when Proposition 71 was passed, in direct opposition to the policies of the ush administration. Even California's governor, a Republican and ush supporter, sided with Californians on the stem cell issue. The promise of freedom to research as they see fit and the funding to do so will likely draw more scientists to California, should Proposition 71 ever get truly off the ground and out from under the stifling thumb of religious conservatives who are a minority in the state. Religious conservatives, though, know how to use the court system to their advantage, and until way is found to make the procedures of the courts more streamlined and more immune to frivolous lawsuits, the religious conservatives have every chance of continuing to block the actual funding and practice of stem cell research in California.
Hall, Carl T. Echoes of Eugenics Movement in Stem Cell Debate. San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco, October 24, 2005.
Lagos, Marissa. Who Will Benefit from Stem Cells? The San Francisco Examiner. San Francisco, November 1, 2005.
Stem Cell Sideshows. Editorial. The Oakland Tribune. Oakland, California, October 19, 2005.
Vesely, Rebecca. Stem Cell Institute Pushes On. The Oakland Tribune. Oakland, California, November 3, 2005.
Stem Cell esearch Should Have More Government Funding
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Stem cell research should have more government funding
A stem cell can be defined as type of cell that can be found in many body tissues. Stem cells can develop into many different types of cells Magnus et al.()
Stem cells also serve as an internal repair system within the body where they divide without limitation in order to replenish other body cells. This happens as long as the individual is alive. When a stem cell is divided, the cell produced can remain as a stem cell or it can become another cell type with a specialized function like a brain cell, red blood cell, or muscle cell. Stem cells….
Burgin, Eileen. "Deciding on Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Evidence from Congress's First Showdown with President George W. Bush." Politics and the Life Sciences 28.1 (2009): 3-16. Print.
Concannon, James P., et al. "College Students' Conceptions of Stem Cells, Stem Cell Research, and Cloning." Journal of Science Education and Technology 19.2 (2010): 177-86. Print.
Heled, Yaniv. "On Presidents, Agencies, and the Stem Cells between Them: A Legal Analysis of President Bush's and the Federal Government's Policy on the Funding of Research Involving Human Embryonic Stem Cells." Administrative Law Review 60.1 (2008): 65-125. Print.
Herder, Matthew, and Jennifer Dyck Brian. "Canada's Stem Cell Corporation: Aggregate Concerns and the Question of Public Trust." Journal of Business Ethics 77.1 (2008): 73-84. Print.
but, Cuomo continued, Bush's position "…remains a minority view" (Hurlbut, 822).
Christine Todd hitman, who served Bush as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in Bush's first term (she served from January 2001 to May 2003), and was the first female governor of New Jersey, supported embryonic stem cell research. hitman noted in her book that right after Bush was re-elected in 2004, Christian conservative organizer Phil Burress was heard to say, "The president rode our coattails" (hitman, 2006).
hitman believes the support of the Christian conservatives (i.e., evangelicals and others) for Bush was exaggerated; to wit, just twenty million of the fifty-nine million who voted for Bush indicated "moral values as their most important issues" -- which is just a third of the Bush victory vote.
Author Gary Scott Smith examines the great lengths the Bush campaign went to in 2004 to identify Bush as anti-abortion and anti-stem cell research. The….
At this point it should be clear that there are no good reasons to oppose the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research and only good reasons for supporting. Opposition to the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research can only be justified by an appeal to unreasonable and arbitrary moral standards based not on logic, reason, or concern for human well-being, but rather on the dictates of outdated and dangerous religious beliefs. This opposition ultimately values the potential for human life over actual human life, so that, in a perverse twist, the very people claiming to be standing up for the sanctity of life are actually the ones most responsible for continued suffering and death. They pretend that an embryo has the same rights and moral standing as an actual human, and in doing so, they actually devalue the lives of real people suffering from real diseases. In contrast,….
"CIVIL LAW -- FEDERAL FUNDING of HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH
-- D.C. CIRCUIT VACATES DISTRICT COURT's PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION of
FEDERAL FUNDING for RESEARCH USING HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM
CELLS. --Sherley V. Sebelius, 644 F.3D 388 (D.C. Cir. 2011)." Harvard Law Review
Stem Cell esearch
The Legal Argument and Analysis for Stem Cell esearch
Stem cell research is a new field of research that brings many ethical issues and considerations in which U.S. regulations have been mostly hostile while around the world, the response toward the research has been positive. What is the legal culture in which the U.S. finds itself regarding stem cell research? What are the ethical considerations involving our participation in this new and infant field of science? What of other countries and their legal approach to stem cell research? This paper addresses these questions and presents the reader a case that stem cell research is a matter that should be scientifically pursued because of its potential and possibilities.
With any kind of science there are ethical considerations and much of the science is in its infancy in which hyped claims, fraud, and a lack of ethical frameworks can bring unwarranted risks….
Author Unknown (2009). Timeline: A Brief History of Stem Cell Research. Science Progress. Retrieved June 9, 2011 from http://www.scienceprogress.org/2009/01/timeline-a-brief-history-of-stem-cell-research/
Chapman A.R., Frankel M.S., Garfinkel M.S. (November 1999). Stem Cell Research and Applications Monitoring the Frontiers of Biomedical Research. American Association for the Advancement of Science & Institute for Civil Society. Retrieved June 9, 2011 from http://www.aaas.org/spp/sfrl/projects/stem/report.pdf
Francis, B. MEDICAL SCIENCE: Media hype over cloning and embryo stem cells. News Weekly, (22, July 2006). Retrieved June 9, 2011 from http://www.newsweekly.com.au/articles/2006jul22_m.html
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. Stem Cell Research Around the World. Retrieved June 9, 2011 from http://pewforum.org/Science-and-Bioethics/Stem-Cell-Research-Around-the-World.aspx
The media might present an issue as fact without verifying its truth via the appropriate channels, while the public in turn is eager to accept as fact what is presented to them, as this is much more simple than researching the issues themselves, or even simply verifying the truth of a stated fact. Furthermore, the authors hold that simply educating the public regarding issues of scientific controversy is far too simple a solution for a problem of such complexity. Indeed, the variety of opinions as mixed with fact, along with personal and social religious and moral opinion make the issue far more than one of mere cognitive understanding.
In the case of stem cell research specifically, personal, religious, and scientific opinion are also intertwined with politics, as well as either gloomy or bright predictions for a contradictory future should stem cell research be legalized. Indeed, there appears to be little….
Calvari, a. (2008). Governing the Nation, Leading the Party: The Party Politics of President Bush's Actions on Stem Cell Research. Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago.
Dahmen, N.S. And Lundy, L. A Question of Ethics: Comparing Framing of Stem Cell Research in Evangelical and Mainstream News Media. Manship School of Mass Communication, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University.
Forman, L. (2008). Stem Cell Research. Minnesota: ABDO Publishing Company.
Liu, H. And Priest, S. (2007). Understanding Public Support for Stem Cell Research: Media Communication, Interpersonal Communication and Trust in Key Actors. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, DC.
Stem cell research has generated much media attention in the last decade. Stem cells are a specific type of cell in the human body that can develop in many different types of cell types during the early life growth (NIH, 2010). Stem cells are used today for the treatment of some diseases and scientists are hoping in the future it will be able to cure much more. At this point in the scientific research, stem cells have a limitless potential. Once it has been implanted in the living organism, the cell continues to divide without limit to replenish. When a stem cell divides it has the potential to be another stem cell or another type of cell, such as a muscle cell, blood cell or even brain cell. Scientist has found that stem cell can provide therapy for many diseases. Scientist needs time and money to continuously research how this….
Aaas policy brief: stem cell research. (2010, October 13). Retrieved from http://www.aaas.org/spp/cstc/briefs/stemcells/
Cohen, J. (2005). Stem Cell Pioneers. Smithsonian 36 (9) 78-87.
Federal Register. (2007). Expanding Approved Stem Cell Lines in Ethically Responsible Ways. Federal Register. 72 (120)
Federal Register. (2009). Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells. Federal Register. 74 (46)
In this sense technology turns human life into just another product that can be created in a laboratory and which has no intrinsic or deeper religious value or meaning. As John Paul II stated during a visit to America, "A free and virtuous society, which America aspires to be, must reject practices that devalue and violate human life at any stage from conception until natural death" (Dart, 2001, p. 11).
This also refers to the religious view that human life is sacred from there moment of conception and that stem cell research should be prevented as it in fact destroys the fetus in order to obtain the stem cells, This view is reiterated from different perspectives by theologians from various faiths. "God formed man from the dust of the ground; then, God breathed into the man's nostrils...the breath of life; and man became a living soul...life begins in a mother's….
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Callahan, D. (2003). What Price Better Health? Hazards of the Research Imperative. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. Retrieved May 13, 2007, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=105876211
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Dart, J. (2001, August 1). Advice on Stem Cells. The Christian Century, 118, 11. Retrieved May 13, 2007, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5000859609 www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=97673410
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There are some embryos who are outside of this environment, and will not grow to be people, and are therefore suitable to use in stem cell research.
There is a degree of moral ambiguity related to the debate of stem cell research -- based on the conception of when life actually begins. The acknowledgement of this aspect of the debate is acknowledged on both sides, and is a point of commonality between them. Scientists and researchers can only have opinions about this topic -- and cannot state with any degree of certainty what the actual answer for the inception of human life truly is. Yet what truly decides the debate is the location of embryos. Since there are number of embryos existent outside a womb, "that remain after infertility treatment" (Dresser 2) there are no moral boundaries for using these embryos for stem cell research.
In conclusion, the use of embryos….
Landry, D.W., Zucker, H.A. "Embryonic Death and the Creation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells." The Journal of Clinical Investigation. 114.9 (2004): 1184-1186. This source provides an overview of the debate regarding morality of stem cell research. It posits that killing embryos should be reconsidered and viewed as organ donation.
Napier, S. "A Regulatory Argument Against Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research." Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 34 (2009): 496-508. This source argues against the usage of stem cell research. However, it does not do so on moral grounds, but rather based on the fact that there are regulatory issues that affect women and their embryos.
Saxena, a.K.; Singh, D., Gupta, J. "Role of Stem Cell Research in Therapeutic Purpose -- a Hope for New Horizons in Medical Biotechnology." Journal of Experimental Therapeutics and Oncology. 2 (2009): 223-233. Print. This source enumerates and explains a number of different approaches and types of stem cell research. Its aim is towards using those that do not directly harm embryos.
ichard Hamilton (2002), says that the embryo cells are very important because they can grow into any organ which can help to solve the increased need of organs for transplant in America. These young cells can be cultured into a new heart that can be used for transplant and save somebody's life which explains why I defend stem cell research.
Economic growth, President George Bush in his famous August 2011 speech cited stem cell research as a source of income not only to the researchers but to the nation as a whole. After coming up with drugs that can treat some of the diseases that grossly affect people this would be a source of income. New organs formed from embryonic stem cells would also be used for transplant which would also be a source of income. This therefore explains why I defend stem cell research and indeed say it should….
Dianne N. Irving, (1999). Stem Cell Research: Some Pros And Cons. Retrieved August 10, 2011
Experiment Resources, (2008). Stem Cell Research- Pros and Cons. Retrieved August 10, 2011
Stem Cell esearch
The debate on stem cell research is getting more heated. The controversial research practice is said to be conducted in the hopes that some of humanity's major diseases will one day be a thing of the past. Yet, it is also clear that the controversy on the living nature of the stem cells used makes the argument against such research much stronger.
Stem cells contain human DNA, and have been used in research to try and unlock cures for serious disease and cases of paralysis caused by spinal injury. They are used within the context of growing medical research. In fact, there are three types of stem cells used. The embryonic stem cells often prove the most productive in that they have "the greatest potential in that they can theoretically become any of the 220 cell types," (obinson, 1). This is where the controversy begins.
Those supporting stem research have….
American Policy Roundtable. "Arguments Against Embryonic Stem Cell Research." Public Square. 2010. 27 Feb 2011 from http://www.aproundtable.org/tps30info/stemcellresearch.html
Fox News. "The Cases For and Against Stem Cell Research." Politics. 2001. 27 Feb 2011. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,31748,00.html
Reaves, Jessica. "The Great Debate Over Stem Cell Research." Time Magazine. 2001. 27 Feb 2011 from http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,167245,00.html
Robinson, B.A. "Human Stem Cell Research: All View Points." Religious Tolerance. 2010. 27 Feb 2011 from http://www.religioustolerance.org/res_stem.htm
Stem Cell esearch Case:
Many people across the globe are experiencing a spanking liberty from affliction, disease, and infirmity due to the increasing frequency. As several people experience physical restoration and healing in their bodies, their lives are transformed forever with renewed hope and strengthened faith. The healings and physical restoration emanate from the miraculous cures of adult stem cell research despite of the ongoing controversies in mass media that tend to dismiss and obscure medical breakthroughs achieved by the adult stem cell research activities. Actually, adult stem cell research has been widely ignored due to ethical concerns though it has been successful as compared to the embryonic stem cell treatments.
Adult stem cell research is basically conducted on regenerative cells of the human body with the ability of plasticity i.e. developing into other bodily tissues (Hughes, 2004). Adult stem cell research has produced numerous exceptional results because the cells are not….
Hughes, B.R. (2004, December 1). Real-World Successes of Adult Stem Cell Treatment.
Retrieved April 10, 2012, from http://www.cogforlife.org/adultStemCellSuccess.htm
"Parkinson's Patient Helped By Adult Stem Cell Research -- A Published Case Study." (2009,
February 17). Zimbio: Stem Cell Research and Stem Cell Therapy. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from http://www.zimbio.com/Stem+Cell+Research+and+Stem+Cell+Therapy/articles/44/Parkinson+Patient+Helped+Adult+Stem+Cell+Research
It has been theorized -- and proven in other creatures -- that stem cells could one day be used to regenerate or simply grow healthy nervous tissue, a heretofore unimaginable feat. The host of diseases, disorders, and injuries that this could treat and possibly eradicate would be a great boon to humanity. And this is only one application out of the many different uses currently being researched and hypothesized by those working in the stem cell field. Because the promise of stem cells is so great, it is imperative that federal funding be made available to quicken the pace of research, and to establish more effective ways of using stem cells and directing further research.
Governments are established to protect the people that they govern, otherwise the government would perish. Our government needs to do what it can to end the suffering of many with incurable diseases by increasing funding….
And perhaps most importantly of all, the U researchers continue, stem cells "...provide our only window to the earliest stages of human development and, after differentiation, access to more specialized cells that could vastly improve our understanding of the onset of cell-based diseases, and perhaps ways to prevent them."
Among the diseases that may be able to be treated - and even cured - through stem cell research are Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, spinal cord injuries, burns, and more. How many people could be helped, even relieved of enormous suffering, through successful stem cell science is unknown, but certainly there are millions who cry out for help.
Medical researchers highly value stem cells because they can develop into many types of human tissue," according to an article in the ashington Post (Babbington, 2004). Stem cells "...hold promise for treating spinal injuries among several other afflictions," Babbington explains. And where….
Babbington, Charles. "Issues Overview: Stem Cell Research." Washington Post, 14 Nov.
Brainard, Jeffery. "Stem-Cell Research Moves Forward." Chronicle of Higher Education (October 2004): 51-6.
Europe Intelligence Wire. "Embryonic Stem Cells Correct Congenital Heart Defect in Mouse Embryos; Can Signal Neighbor Cells to Repair." (October 2004).
Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week. "First derivation of retinal cells from embryonic stem cells; may treat blindness." October 2004.
A pre-embryo is the fertilized cell that has not yet been planted into the human host. Once the pre-embryo is implanted into the female host, it is assumed…Read Full Paper ❯
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but, Cuomo continued, Bush's position "…remains a minority view" (Hurlbut, 822). Christine Todd hitman, who served Bush as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in Bush's first term (she…Read Full Paper ❯
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At this point it should be clear that there are no good reasons to oppose the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research and only good reasons for supporting.…Read Full Paper ❯
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The media might present an issue as fact without verifying its truth via the appropriate channels, while the public in turn is eager to accept as fact what…Read Full Paper ❯
Stem cell research has generated much media attention in the last decade. Stem cells are a specific type of cell in the human body that can develop in many…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
In this sense technology turns human life into just another product that can be created in a laboratory and which has no intrinsic or deeper religious value or…Read Full Paper ❯
There are some embryos who are outside of this environment, and will not grow to be people, and are therefore suitable to use in stem cell research. There is…Read Full Paper ❯
ichard Hamilton (2002), says that the embryo cells are very important because they can grow into any organ which can help to solve the increased need of organs…Read Full Paper ❯
Stem Cell esearch The debate on stem cell research is getting more heated. The controversial research practice is said to be conducted in the hopes that some of humanity's major…Read Full Paper ❯
Stem Cell esearch Case: Many people across the globe are experiencing a spanking liberty from affliction, disease, and infirmity due to the increasing frequency. As several people experience physical restoration…Read Full Paper ❯
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It has been theorized -- and proven in other creatures -- that stem cells could one day be used to regenerate or simply grow healthy nervous tissue, a…Read Full Paper ❯
And perhaps most importantly of all, the U researchers continue, stem cells "...provide our only window to the earliest stages of human development and, after differentiation, access to more…Read Full Paper ❯