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Postby BayAreaGuy » Sun Feb 27, 2005 6:02 pm

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Postby thank.darwin » Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:16 pm

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Postby snRPS564 » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:50 pm

biostudent84 wrote: My personal thought is that stem cells should only be used to save lives...not to simply improve the human body. I could accept destroying potentiallife to save a relative's, but I think it would be wrong to do so to regrow nerve tissue so someone could walk. They can live without their legs, right?


And what about heart attack sufferers? sure they could live with damaged cardiac tissue, but if we have a chance to figure out a way to regrow damaged tissue or nerves, then we owe it to them to try.
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Re: Stemcell research

Postby thatkid » Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:48 pm

jabo wrote:When the first quadrapalegic is walking around as a result of stem cell research, then the resistance will go away.
http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/200411/ ... 710440.htm
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Re: Who Care?

Postby snRPS564 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:25 am

Fayt wrote:Maybe its just me but is someone is willing to give up their unborn child to scientific research does anyone at all really have a say in whether that is right or wrong?


in truth, the use of ESCs is not mere "scientific research". Were dealing with science that could save millions of lives, cure every disease. we are not using babies in eceryday experimentation. we are using undeveloped embryos, that, once aborted, are normally thrown out and wasted. people are not trying to tell mothers to abort their children for science. those fetuses that are aborted, however, should be used.
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Postby brenbrenz11 » Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:13 am

biostudent84 wrote:I think that it should be left up to the patients. I mean, isn't it wrong to deny a patient any medical procedure? My personal thought is that stem cells should only be used to save lives...not to simply improve the human body. I could accept destroying potentiallife to save a relative's, but I think it would be wrong to do so to regrow nerve tissue so someone could walk. They can live without their legs, right? It's a pro/con type deal.

I am actually writing out a research/argumentative paper. If anyone wants me to post it somewhere when I am through, I would do so.


I am actually very interested in your research paper, i wondered if you could send it to my email, [email protected]
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Postby biostudent84 » Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:34 am

snRPS564 wrote:And what about heart attack sufferers? sure they could live with damaged cardiac tissue, but if we have a chance to figure out a way to regrow damaged tissue or nerves, then we owe it to them to try.


It's my belief that every case should have its own review to whether or not it should recieve stem cell therapy. Only those whos lives are in danger should recieve the treatments.

But then again, I am not a politician...it's not up to me to decide what should/will be done with stem cells. *points at signature*
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ES Cell Therapy in New Jersey

Postby andycarson22 » Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:01 pm

Embryonic Stem cells are the wave of the future. If I had a disease such as Parkinsons or was paralyzed, I would want to be cured. It is human nature to want to continue to live. There is not a single person that would want to be parlayed or blind if they didn't have to be. The research that is being done to cure these ailments is groundbreaking. I am lucky enough to live in New Jersey where stem cell research may become a reality very soon. There is quite a push here in the Garden State for the research to excel. New Jersey will soon be the Mecca of stem cell research bringing world recognition to the state. ES cell treatment will not go away, it is the future!
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Postby thank.darwin » Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:36 pm

We still have a long way to go... we need to understand how a ES cell becomes specialized and the signals that are involved with the process of specialization.
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Apr 02, 2005 6:47 pm

We don't know that yet? SO that's why my teacher wouldn't tell me :D :D
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Postby biostudent84 » Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:31 pm

MrMistery wrote:We don't know that yet? SO that's why my teacher wouldn't tell me :D :D


We know that during specialization, some genes are turned on or off. We just haven't discovered the mechanism that controls it yet.
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stem cells in NJ

Postby carand22 » Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:42 pm

I have to agree with andycarson22, when they say that embryonic stem cells are the future and that New Jersey may become the Mecca of stem cells. I am from NJ and see wide support for the research around the state.
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