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Message 1185089 - Posted: 14 Jan 2012, 0:07:44 UTC

I didn't really see many other threads that really delved into this topic, but what do you guys think of where stem cells are headed?

I think it's a very exciting and interesting new field that could do a lot of good.

What are the pros and cons of stem cell research?

What are some potential benefits stem cells could bring?

Also, post information related to stem cells.
I found these websites to be pretty informative for someone with not a very good biology background:
http://transfection.ws/
http://www.cellbanking.net/
http://www.wikipedia.org/
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Message 1185122 - Posted: 14 Jan 2012, 2:15:43 UTC - in response to Message 1185089.

I don't know about the ultimate promise and viability of stem cells but every avenue of human knowledge should be pursued. Biological and genetic industry/health care may be the next Sea Change and usher in the next paradigm shift beyond the Industrial age, the information age and on to the Knowledge age.

If I were coming up now I would enter these fields.

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Message 1185393 - Posted: 15 Jan 2012, 3:06:28 UTC

As I understand the importance of stem cell research three possibilities are the major areas of interest. Regenerating organs using stem cells and dna from the person needing a new organ eliminates the possibility of rejection. Secondly the possibility of using stem cells for spinal injuries allowing the spine to repair itself. Thirdly the use of stem cell research to extend life. Although living longer would also mean working longer too.
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Message 1185399 - Posted: 15 Jan 2012, 4:28:45 UTC

Stem cells are a wonderful topic. I got to deal with autologous stem cell transplant patients. This is similar to the Bone Marrow transplants but is a persons own cells. This type of transplant is preferred in Leukemia patients because there is no chance of rejection.

The Most impressive improvement in the last 20 years of stem cell/marrow transplant is the use of drugs that stimulate the marrow and allow the donor to avoid multiple Bone Marrow taps and just need a simple blood draw that takes a few hours over a couple of days.

The only drawback is the smell. The patient is unaware of it. The smell is from the glycerin preservative used in storing the stem cells. The smell can best be described as rotting flesh.

I really don't have a problem with stem cell research. There is so much to be learned from the stem cell. I don't like the idea of playing God as to who gets access to this type of technology.


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Message 1185812 - Posted: 16 Jan 2012, 21:13:31 UTC - in response to Message 1185089.

I didn't really see many other threads that really delved into this topic, but what do you guys think of where stem cells are headed?

I think it's a very exciting and interesting new field that could do a lot of good.

What are the pros and cons of stem cell research?

What are some potential benefits stem cells could bring?

Also, post information related to stem cells.
I found these websites to be pretty informative for someone with not a very good biology background:
http://transfection.ws/
http://www.cellbanking.net/
http://www.wikipedia.org/


There's also a form of stem cell reversal where damages cells from humans
are introduced to healthy foreign stem cells packs. The result being that
these damaged cell become healthy and invigorated and on being introduced
back into the original dona body carry on working properly.
All-in-all a faculty of medical research and patient applications that must
be vigorously pursued.



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