Stem cells are important because our bodies produce them. They are able to help researches on how certain cells such as red or white blood cells react to certain disease. In multiple occasions, such as help curing certain cancers such as leukemia. Reproducing great amounts of red and white blood cells that were destroyed in the patient. The cells can also alter into skin cells which can help patients who have skin problems such as bruns.
The blocking of this process stops angiogenesis that would form new blood vessels to feed tumors and it could grow (American cancer society 2013, para.13). Besides this, Monoclonal antibodies work by finding particular proteins on cancer cells. These antibodies utilize their anticancer effects through various mechanisms by recruiting host immune functions to attach to the target cells by binding to “legends or receptors” (Gerber 2008,
Improvement or Deterioration In modern society many doctors and scientists have distinct thoughts about the many cancer treatments that they believe will defeat the disease. Some scientists and doctors question whether or not the new advanced treatments in the medical field actually benefit cancer patients. There are many new treatments being made in the cancer medical field which include infection, surgery, and new combinations of medicine. In Emily Eakin’s article, “Bacteria on the Brain”, she explores Paul Muizelaar’s treatment of infecting cancer causing brain tumors with Enterobacter Aerogenes to lessen the tumor. Terri Bradley and Patrick Egan were two of Muizelaar’s patients who went through the treatment.
“Those who believe an embryo isn’t a human person see no problem in cloning embryos and taking their stem cells even though doing so kills them.” The outcome of trying to help cure a disease is millions of dead people. Is it worth it? The outcome of human cloning gives people too much power; they can regulate who is in the world and pretty soon, things like what characteristics they possess. I believe that medicine is a gift from God that we can use to try to save people and I think the means of therapeutic cloning are good, but we shouldn’t commit an immoral act like taking someone’s life to try to save another. Cloning is just trying to take God’s place, claiming His perfection as ours.
If cure is not possible, chemotherapy may be given to minimize the discomfort caused by cancer or slow the progression of the disease to prolong the patient's life (palliative treatment). Types of Chemotherapy Drugs Just like scalpels, lasers, and electric currents are used in surgery, the weapons used to fight cancer in chemotherapy are a host of anti-cancer drugs. How differently these drugs kill cancer cells, or prevent them from dividing, depends on their classification. Drugs in the same class kill cancer cells by the same mechanism: they all attack the same target within the cell. Depending on the type of cancer and the kind of drug used, chemotherapy drugs may be administered differently.
Research cloning can be done with two different purposes, cure or study. If a cell is taken from someone that has a crippling disease, that cell can be tricked to unspecialize and return to an embryonic state, which can then grow into a blastocyst which can be studied further. Stem cell can be plucked out of the blastocyst in order to study the biology of the disease or the cells can be plucked out in order to replace diseased cells in a patient. The benefit of using a cloned cell instead of an ordinary stem cell is that if the cloned cell is your own DNA, it has a much smaller chance of being rejected. The moral problem with research cloning is that is opens the door to reproductive cloning.
Cloning stem cells can be to be helpful to many people later on in the future, it has the potential to cure cancer, types of STDs, and other diseases. In case you 're not familiar with stem cells, the purpose of them is to rebuild, and to repair the body. Stem cells can also be grown into whole organs if cloned. Making people who need a kidney or so, to be able to get
Though eugenics may begin with good intentions, through events such as The Holocaust, one can see how quickly the good intentions can be twisted and turned into something vile and inhumane. It really boils down to the fact that yes, the human race is imperfect. But in that imperfection beauty is found in the diversity as well as progress. If humans were all perfect specimens, there would be no reason to dream or hope for a better tomorrow. The dreamers are the ones who advance society and always have been.
This approach would allow researchers to test possible cures on animals before administering them to humans. This technique protects people from the possible fatal side effects. This process would become highly sought after as it helped in providing several medications that would control, prevent or cure many diseases. One might suggest that animal testing is cruel or unjust, but it is precisely the opposite. Animal testing must continue due to many associated
According to the author Arthur Caplan one of the possible benefits of genetic engineering is eliminating genes known to cause cancers and hereditary diseases, “This would allow us to eliminate heartily diseases (sickle anemia, type one diabetes, and so) allowing our children to live a better life” (Caplan). By being able to cut out a certain genes that are connected to cancers and hereditary would lead to lesser amount of people dying and suffering from something that they have no say over. The author Gordon Dillow argues that a possible discoveries would lead to more of a perfect population, “The results of such discoveries could benefit humans immensely, possibly eradicating genetic defects” (Dillow). With many benefits of Genetic Engineering there are still those who oppose to it. But on the other hand, Genetic Engineering can possibly lead “Playing God” to being able to create Humans “designer babies” inevitably going against morals of various societies.