By: Patricia Armstrong
Stem Cells in QuestionStem cells, the master cells of the body, have two important characteristics that make them different from other types of cells. First, they are unspecialized cells that renew themselves for long periods through cell division. Secondly, they can be induced to become...
By: Charles Scott
The age of the retrovirus is quickly approaching as more and more is understood about the process of cellular replication. A virus is simply a means of describing a class of organelles which are neither living nor inanimate, they are a parasitic capsule which usually...
Embryonic stem cell research explored
By: Kirk Boyer
Debate on the ethics of research using cells from human embryos still roars today, and most of it seems to be either missing or deliberately avoiding a crucial point: There are embryos that are being destroyed which could be used for research. There is no...
Embryonic stem cell research explored
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Stem cell research is a hot debate topic, especially for government officials who are up for reelection. Embryos that are just days old are frozen, and although they are fertilized and can eventually be implanted in a woman and a baby born, there is a...
By: Caveat
Many US hospitals have requested expectant mothers to donate cord blood cells for research. This is a service offered to expectant parents. The expectant mother must make a request for cord blood banking. The collection kit is issued in advance to the pregnant mother. The...
By: Bobby Brown
The story of the x-ray machine (CT scanners as well as some radiation therapy equipment also use x-rays) is the story of what is know called medical imaging and that story begins in 1895 with Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen.Dr. Rontgen was a Prussian born physicist...
By: Tenebris
The propensity of maggots, or blowfly larvae, to feed on necrotic tissues while leaving healthy tissues untouched, and thus remove dead and dying tissues from infected wounds, has once again attracted the attention of modern medicine. While it might make us squirm today, treating a...
By: April Starr
Of course the government should fund stem cell research. I honestly don't see how there can even be an argument made against it. There are millions of people who are affected by diseases and trauma that could one day reap the benefits of such research...
Would willing Advantage Genetic Screeningengineering Overcome Sterility
By: Joshua Brackin
From a religious perspective, the body is the temple of the soul and as long as changing the body does not change the soul, most would agree that genetic screening is morally acceptable. After this point has been clarified, we then have to answer the...
Would willing Advantage Genetic Screeningengineering Overcome Sterility
By: Emma Walker
Genetic Screening.Genetic screening is the screening/testing of blood and other tissues to identify genetic disorders. There are around 1000 different types of these tests available for several purposes such as: the diagnosis of an individual with symptoms, determination of a person's risk of future...

 

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