Book reviews: An Anthropologist on Mars, by Oliver Sacks
By: Philo Gabriel
Oliver Sacks's books are consistently very readable and thought-provoking. His book on deaf culture ("Seeing Voices") is quite good and informative, but the books I enjoy the most are his case histories of people with neurological problems that manifest in really bizarre ways of thinking...
Reasons to donate blood
By: Caleb Wyeth
Blood taken from donors goes to any number of people in need, including cancer patients, burn victims, those with leukemia, anemia and other blood disorders, and those undergoing surgery for various health problems and emergencies. The process is truly a modern medical miracle, one in...
Is Euthanasia Ethical or Unethical
By: Elizabeth M Young
"1. The act or practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness or an incurable condition, as by lethal injection or the suspension of extraordinary medical treatment. 2. A quiet, painless death." 1 3. A third definition should have...
Why nursing theory is important
By: Misty Keith - 545935
The Importance of the Nursing Theory Today In the nursing profession, care and compassion for the patient have always been any nurse's number one priority. Decades of study- within the history of nursing, has ultimately proven this to be a common fact among those in...
A review of embryonic stem cell research ethics
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
The last two decades have seen significant growth in the field of stem cell research, as its potential for the development of powerful therapeutics and disease treatments is huge. However, even as the field sees success as a whole, conflict and controversy arise when you...
By: Amanda Mittra
Embryonic stem cells are embryos that are cultured in a laboratory through the process of in-vitro fertilization and are later developed into the necessary tissue / organ /organism by way of definite selection. A process of somatic stem cell culture of cells transferred into the...
The benefits of embryonic stem cell research
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
Over the last decade, media coverage of the debate over embryonic stem cell research has been overwhelming. Stem cells have been declared the greatest medical discovery in a century, even though to date only a handful of medical trials have ever been approved to use...
By: Amanda Mittra
Embryonic stem cells (ESC)are cells cultured in a laboratory through the method of in-vitro fertilization or fertilization of the egg and seed in a glass container. It is a combination outside the mother's womb, giving rise to a living embryo externally. This medical breakthrough has...
The benefits of embryonic stem cell research
By: Elaine Sihera
Stem cells are very useful for two main reasons: they easily replicate themselves and they can grow into any kind of body cells required, whether for organs, muscles or bones, etc. Embryonic stem cells are extracted from unformed embryos (blastocysts) either already in the womb...
By: John Traveler
There is no question that embryonic stem cell research is one of the most controversial issues of our time, because it deals with the fundamental precepts of life itself. Is a human embryo a life, a human being, or the incipient form of a life...

 

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