Human Embryonic Stem Cells Term Paper by Nicky

An exploration of the research on the differentiation of human embryonic stem cells.
# 146588 | 2,274 words | 8 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jan 04, 2011 in Hot Topics (Stem Cell Research)

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The paper discusses how ethical considerations have caused a reduction in funding for human embryonic stem cell research, and argues that this has slowed the advancement of this applicable branch of biological and medical science. The paper reviews the current research on the differentiation of human embryonic stem cells into neural cells, cardiac and myocardial tissue. The paper contends that ethical considerations should not be made lightly, but the advance of medicine should not be stopped by unscientific complaints.

From the Paper:

"Stem cell studies are on the very cutting edge of biological advancement and research. These undifferentiated cells have the potential to become any cell in the body, from a simple part of a hair follicle to a complex neuron. Because research into this area is so new, there are still many scientific and ethical dilemmas surrounding stem cell research, especially research that involves human embryonic stem cells. These are the cells that have caused so much media and political attention over the past decade; the moral and ethical debates surrounding their uses are often heated and always too complex and controversial to allow for the emergence of a clear conclusion."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barcena, A.; Kapidzic, M.; Muench, M.; Gormley, M.; Scott, M.; Weier, J.; Ferlatte, C. & Fisher, S. (2009). "The human placenta is a hematopoietic organ during the embryonic and fetal periods of development." Developmental biology, 327, pp. 24-33.
  • Barthelery, M.; Jaishankar, A.; Salli, U. & Vrana, K. (2009). "Reptin52 expression during in vitro neural differentiation of human embryonic stem cells." Neuroscience letters, 452, pp. 47-51.
  • Fenno, L.; Ptaszek, L. & Cowan, C. (2008). "Review: Human embryonic stem cells: emerging technologies and practical applications." Current opinion in genetics & development, 18, pp. 324-9.
  • Garg, A. (2008). "Review: Stem cell therapeutics: exploring newer alternatives to human embryonic stem cells." Internet journal of health, 8 (1).
  • Mao, G.; Chen, G.; Bai, H.; Song, T. & Wang, Y. (2009). "The reversal of hyperglycaemia in diabetic mice using PLGA scaffolds seeded with islet-like cells derived from human embryonic stem cells." Biomaterials, 30, pp. 1706-14.

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