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Stem Cell

Stem cells are unique because they have the ability to generate new cells of any kind during early life and growth. There are about 200 different types of cells in the body; such as muscle, skin and brain cells. Most of these cells have to be repaired or replaced once in a while. For example our taste buds are replaced every 10 days, skin cells every couple of weeks and liver cells every 300-500 days. Stem cells serve as an internal repair system dividing essentially without limit to replenish...

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CELL THEORY STEM CELLS

CELL THEORY – STEM CELLS Stem cells are a large focus of study in today’s biomedical world. “They are cells that exist in an undifferentiated state, and transform into differing tissue types depending on what the cells surrounding them are,“ (National Institute of Health, 2012). Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. In addition, they also serve as an internal repair mechanism inside many tissues, dividing without...

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Stem Cells

critically ill patients. One of the most notable advancements has been the use of stem cells to regenerate tissue in the body and cure disease such as Type I diabetes. While stem cell research is still in its infancy it represents one of the most important tools for the future development of biological science.[i] Considering the advantages of stem cell research, experts in the field have noted that this process of stem cell research enables biomedical professionals to develop treatments and possible...

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Stem Cells

Biology 103 Stem cells are known as the foundation of our bodies, and without them we would be unable to repair various organs or tissues whenever they may become damaged. Stem cells are very extraordinary cells because after division and a new cell is created, they are able to either remain a stem cell or turn into an even more specialized cell such as a muscle cell, red blood cell, or brain cell. Until recently, there were only two major types of stem cells, known as embryonic stem cells and adult...

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Stem cell

Stem Cell Stem cell therapy and stem cell research have been a hot topic over the last several years, giving rise to much debate. Many of us may have a general understanding of the controversy, but we are unaware of the specific issues surrounding stem cell therapy and its research. Stem cell therapy and stem cell research have been a hot topic over the last several years, giving rise to much debate. Many of us may have a general understanding of the controversy, but we may be unaware...

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stem cell

Stem Cell Research From the Viewpoint of Dr. Gamal Serour Anatomy & Physiology 11 September 2013 Anatomy & Physiology 11 September 2013 I am Dr. Gamal Serour, I am of the Muslim ethnicity. I am a Professor at Al-Azhar University and Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology, specializing in infertility treatment. Also the director of the international Islamic Center for Population studies and Research. I believe the study of the stem cell research...

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stem cells to help humans

English 111 November 13, 2013 Stem Cells A Better Future for Tomorrow The field of human genetics has been a “hot topic” since the 1950’s when James Watson and Francis Crick first discovered the basic structure of DNA (“Human Genetics”). Stem cells are found in humans and animals that have distinctive properties. They are the building blocks of life simply put. They have the ability to divide and reproduce themselves for a long period at a time. Stem cell research is a very controversial topic...

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Stem Cell Therapy Essay

Sepulveda Bio. Anthro. Tues 6-9 Cell Replacement and Stem Cell Therapy to Treat Neurodegenerative Disease Stem cell therapy is being used to treat neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The disease itself, new therapies and treatments, along with a cure are currently being studied by universities and stem cell researchers. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease which attacks the neurons in the brain and...

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Stem Cell Research

 Stem Cell Research Stem cell research has been happening for 30 or more years through bone marrow transplants, but has only been a major debate for about the past ten years with the first isolation of embryonic stem cells (UMichigan). According to a popular issues website the definition of stem cells is, "… contrasted with "differentiated" cells. They offer much hope for medical advancement because of their ability to grow into almost any kind of cell” (Pros and Cons…). One of the main debates...

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Potential of Adult Stem cells

adult stem cell research? The capability to revert blindness, cure diabetes, let paralyzed people walk again, replace deficient organs with newly grown ones and cure blood diseases are a few of the many potential functions of stem cells. A stem cell is an unspecialized cell that can develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth it also has the ability to divide essentially without limit. Unlike mature cells, which permanently have the same function, stem cells...

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