Alternatives to human-embryo stem-cell research
By: Leon Li
Human stem-cell research has brought several advancements in science, not just genetics or technology. Let's look at an overview of stem-cells. Stem-cells are the cells that an embryo is made up of, and in simple terms, it's a cell that's not quite a cell yet...
Genetic Screening
By: Drew O'Donnell
About a month ago, sitting outside our cabin at camp, three close friends and I debated this very subject. We were prompted by a book I had found called "The Book of Questions," written to stimulate both individual reflection and group discussions. I opened...
Cardiac catheterization: The dye test explained
By: Jennifer Kirkman
Cardiac Catheterization is the way that the dye test of coronary angiography is done. You need to be in the hospital while having this procedure done by your heart specialist. They will give you a sedative as you don't really need to be put out...
Would willing Advantage Genetic Screeningengineering Overcome Sterility
By: Jeffrey Wright - 525271
For me this would have to be a no, I wouldn't take advantage of genetic engineering to overcome any problem. I think this is a dangerous idea, not only for parents, but also for the perspective child. There are a few reasons for this. Reason...
Cardiac catheterization: The dye test explained
By: D. P. Noe
Cardiac catheterization is a procedure that involves passing a catheter into the right or left side of the heart and sometimes individuals undergo catheterization of both sides of the heart. The procedure utilizes a thermodilution catheter that can calculate the cardiac output of the heart...
By: Kaush J
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is an essential tool used in cardiovascular assessment. It is used as the initial diagnosis tool in a variety of ailments of the heart.The ECG gives the medical officer a quick and easy assessment of the present condition of the heart...
Neurology: What is a TIA?
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
What is TIA? TIA stands for Transient Ischemic Attack and is similar to a stroke in its presentation but differs from it in several important aspects. As the name suggests, TIA is transient or a thing that does not last. It will be relieved usually...
By: Amanda Mittra
Embryonic stem cells are cells developed from embryos. It might be of humans or of animals, but the simple fact is that they originate from the embryo of the organism. The embryos are developed by a process called in-vitro fertilization i.e., a fusion of...
How new technology predicts the risk of cataracts
By: Vonda J. Sines
Stephen, a 43-year-old engineer, knew his vision had changed a little in the last year. Although he couldn't put his finger on exactly what was different, he suspected that things just didn't look as bright. A trip to his eye doctor revealed nothing out of...
By: John Traveler
On March 9, 2009, the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research was lifted and research project grants began being funded not long after. While there remains a minority of citizens vehemently opposed to embryonic stem cell research, the potential for unprecedented advancements...

 

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