When many people hear the words stem cells they often think of cloning or babies being created or killed for science.
Stem cell research really doesn’t have anything to do with cloning. That is a separate science altogether.
Fetuses from abortions were used in stem cells therapies. However, this avenue proved to be unreliable. Unassisted, natural miscarriages are the way that most fetal stem cells are derived in today’s world. Still people cringe and object to the thought of abortions being used to carry out an agenda in science. People that are against abortions believe that this encourages and supports abortions.
Embryonic stem cells are most often the area that causes concern and much heated debate. In a lab, a human egg is fertilized and an embryo is grown. People believe that scientists are playing God and creating a living being just to sacrifice in the name of science. People say that science is devaluing life. Scientists argue back that what they are creating and growing is not a living being. This has been the argument of many for a long period of time, without an end to the debate in sight.
Some Supreme Courts in the United States do not count an embryo as a living human until it is born and living outside the womb. However, there are statutes put into place in many states that now say over 7 weeks gestation is considered living. 18 states within the United States considers life begins at the time of conception, meaning an embryo is a living being when fertilization happens. This is where science has entered a gray area.
Not all stem cell therapies are embroiled in the moral debate. Stem cells taken from bone marrow or circulating blood, known as adult stem cells, have nothing to do with the debate about life.
Stem cell therapies not only utilize adult stem cells, but stem cells derived from fat, skin, plants, and also animals. Plant and animal stem cells are used in oral supplements, but have created positive results. Stem cells from blood fat and skin are also achieving accolades in the field of science and regeneration without the controversy.
Adult Stem cells, the little amazing (re)creation cells, have been shown to become dysfunctional when exposed to radiation. The reason this research paper is so interesting is because of the amount of radiation we are exposed to every day from airport scanners, to actually flying in the air, to wifi, computers, cell phones, and GPS … Continue reading
Many people consider stem cell therapy to help their body fight disease. Many people turn to stem cell therapies as a last ditch effort in waging the war against cancer. But the field of stem cell research has now went way beyond that. Stem cell therapy is the most promising of all therapies in the … Continue reading
Stem cell – like cells can be turned cancerous in breast tissue. Researchers from Michigan State University characterized two types of breast epithelial cell types, with one type possessing the ability to become mutinous under certain conditions because these particular cells exhibit stem cell-like characteristics that can turn into breast cancer. The epithelial cells make … Continue reading
Stems cells are very special cells that, when told what to do, can turn into any type of cell in the body. The healthy stem cells are signaled to go to a particular area of the body needing regeneration. The new stem cells replace the damaged or worn out cells and then begin to function … Continue reading
The first step to considering stem cell therapy is to know why you want stem cell therapy. Some people want stem cell therapy to help their body fight a disease, such as cancer, heart disease, or diabetes. Some people want stem cell therapy for the anti-aging principals. They would like a reduction in pain and … Continue reading
Just when you thought you have heard everything, something new has popped into the scene. Stem cell therapy for you pet. While this may sound wacky, this really is an amazing lifesaver to many animals. Often even saving the owner money in the long run. If you own a pet, then you know that many … Continue reading
Fetal stem cells have been another source of controversy through the years. Some people disagree with using a fetus for stem cell research. Several factors are involved in the controversy. Aborted fetuses, via abortion, were used at one time for a source of fetal stem cells. Unplanned miscarriages are another source. These avenues evokes many … Continue reading
Like everything in life, stem cell research is not exempt from having both pros and cons. Let’s look at some aspects about stem cell research pros and cons that are of particular interest and usefulness to anyone interested in the subject of stem cells. Stem cell research has been shrouded in controversy as people fight … Continue reading
There is a new breakthrough in hair loss for men and women. Hair loss has usually been the bane of men’s existence but few people realize the trauma that women endure when they are also the benefactor of hair thinning or hair loss. Many people have tried the hair grow shampoos, the special combs, and … Continue reading