Religion and Adult Stem Cell Research

Stem cell research holds enormous potential for treating a broad spectrum of diseases but before that potential can even begin to be harnessed, there must be a clear pathway to obtaining the research needed to make stem cell therapies a reality. Since the advent of stem cell research, one barrier …

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Creating Embryonic Stem Cells Without Embryo Destruction

One of the biggest hurdles in stem cell research involves the use of embryonic stem cells. While these stem cells have the greatest potential in terms of their ability to differentiate into many different kinds of cells in the human body, they also bring with them enormous ethical controversies. The …

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Stem Cells and Radiation Sickness

Stem cell technology has garnered a great deal of attention and has been prominent in the area of medicine while providing the promise of significant applications for disease. Although many of these applications are still in the developmental stage and have yet to become a reality in the medical field, …

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Political Changes in Stem Cell Funding

Unfortunately, politics have played a relatively large role in stem cells, which has left many people feeling powerless to influence the progress of this potential therapy. With politics comes funding – or lack thereof – and religious and other personal views tend to get into the mix as well. US …

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Reprogramming Adult Stem Cells

One of the challenges of stem cells research has been to appease the ethical and moral controversies surrounding the use of stem cells. These specific concerns are usually related to embryonic and foetal stem cells because the harvesting of such stem cells does with most techniques, result in the destruction …

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Stem Cells and Ageing

Despite ageing being a natural and inevitable process for every human being there is still merit to maintaining health and keeping the body as ‘young’ as possible, both for preventing diseases that are associated with age as well as enjoying the aesthetic benefits of youth. Stem cells have been suggested …

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Stem Cells and Hearing Loss

One of the incredible aspects of stem cell research is the sheer breadth of conditions that can potentially be treated. Hearing loss is one such condition that may benefit from stem cells. Experimentation is currently underway to find out how stem cells can impact hearing. If research proves successful human …

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History of Stem Cell Research

Stem cells have an interesting history that has been somewhat tainted with debate and controversy. In the mid 1800s it was discovered that cells were basically the building blocks of life and that some cells had the ability to produce other cells. Attempts were made to fertilise mammalian eggs outside …

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