Stem Cell Research
What are Stem Cells? <ul><li>Stem cells are totipotent cells that make up a zygote that can differentiate themselves into ...
In The Past… <ul><li>Two Canadian scientists first started research on mouse bone marrow in 1963 </li></ul><ul><li>Since t...
Uses For Stem Cells <ul><li>In modern science, stem cells can be used in nervous system therapies, treating physical traum...
Modern Day Advancements <ul><li>Now, scientists have been able to change adult skin cells back into stem cells. This elimi...
Controversies  <ul><li>The topic of stem cells has become a strong ethical debate in science and medicine. </li></ul><ul><...
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  1. 1. Stem Cell Research
  2. 2. What are Stem Cells? <ul><li>Stem cells are totipotent cells that make up a zygote that can differentiate themselves into any kind of body cells. </li></ul>
  3. 3. In The Past… <ul><li>Two Canadian scientists first started research on mouse bone marrow in 1963 </li></ul><ul><li>Since then, many scientists have tried to use stem cells found in bone marrow for transplants. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Uses For Stem Cells <ul><li>In modern science, stem cells can be used in nervous system therapies, treating physical trauma, degenerative conditions, and genetic diseases. </li></ul><ul><li>They can be used because they can change into any cell to function for a specific need. </li></ul><ul><li>However, to inject these cells, the body would be exposed to a cancer causing virus. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Modern Day Advancements <ul><li>Now, scientists have been able to change adult skin cells back into stem cells. This eliminates the risk of the body rejecting foreign cells. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, scientists have found a new way to inject stem cells without the risk of cancer. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Controversies <ul><li>The topic of stem cells has become a strong ethical debate in science and medicine. </li></ul><ul><li>To use these stem cells, the embryo must be destroyed, which causes many people to become opposed to the use of the cells. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists still prefer to use embryonic cells, rather than skin cells due to the possibility of abnormalities. </li></ul>
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