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The Stem Cell Debate : Is It Over?

- An article published in the Genetics Sience Learning Center of the Department of Health Sciences of the Utah University, titled, The Stem Cell Debate: is it over. (2014), poses a question that I find very interesting, and that I would like to answer. Here is the question: “Should the laws that govern other types of pluripotent stem cells differ from those for hES cells. If so, what new legislation is needed?” As the National Institute of Health explains under Stem Cell Basics, there are three main types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells (hESCs), adult or somatic stem cells, and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs); it is well known that to this date hESCs offer the most possibilities....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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Stem Cell Research : Stem Cells

- ... This can be the solution to the long waiting list for donor organs. Therefore, people with damaged organs do not have to rely on organ donations as the only option. They can either go through stem cell therapy or get a transplant with a laboratory grown organ instead of a donated organ. With stem cells medical researchers can resolve the shortage in organ donations and save more lives. They are many diseases that don’t have many options for treatment methods most of them the end result is surgery; stem cell therapy can be used to cure diseases....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Importance of Stem Cell Research

- Stem cell research is a topic almost everybody in the world has a viewpoint on. Many view the issue of stem cell research and stem cell therapy as morally wrong and a crime against humanity, others view the study of stem cells as the next step in modern science. What are stem cells. Stem cells are non-specialized cells that have the capability to mature into more specified cells to help with certain functions or diseases. Cells are the basic building blocks of the human body and these tiny structures compose the skin, muscles, bones, and all of our internal organs....   [tags: stem cell]

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Stem Cell Research : Stem Cells

- Stem cells have several potential applications. Stem cells can be used to study development by helping us to understand how a complex organism develops from a fertilized egg. Some of the serious medical conditions such as cancer and birth defects which are lead by abnormal cell division and differentiation will have new therapy dealing with stem cell research. Stem cells have the ability to replace damaged cells and treat disease of extensive burns, leukemia (a cancer of blood forming tissues) and other blood disorders....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Controversy Of Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research has changed the way we see biology, especially disease. The stem cell controversy is the consideration of the ethics of research involving the development, usage, and destruction of human embryos. Where the controversy is, though, is on embryonic stem cells. Since the 19th century, scientists have been studying stem cells, from plants to animals, for a cure to various diseases within them. The term “stem cell” was first introduced by German scientist, Ernst Haeckel to define the fertilized egg that will become an organism....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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A Research On Stem Cell Research

- Another way Stem Cell research helps us is by knowledge. By being able to discover and explore different things, we will be able to learn more. Not only does Stem cells help people directly, but they help others indirectly. They help indirectly by providing information about complex things. For an example, stem cells will help scientists better understand human life. Before humans are created we start as cells, known as embryos. Because this isn’t considered life yet, we are just clumps of cells....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Debate Of Stem Cell Research

- The topic of stem cell research has been brought to the attention of the public recently by the video put out by the Center for Medical Progress claiming to expose the gruesome truth: that Planned Parenthood has been selling baby parts to make a profit on the side for years. This is a misrepresentation of what is going on, however, as in the entire interview, which was over 100 minutes of footage shortened to just a nine minute video, the representative for Planned Parenthood referred to the donation with full parental consent of the embryos that would otherwise be disposed of....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Issue Of Stem Cell

- Introduction The term stem cell is a broad term that when spoken often comes along with positive language such as untapped potential, therapeutic treatment, and self-revival. However, this same term when spoken also comes along with alarming language such as ethically questionable, widely unproven, and even in-humane. By definition, “stem cells are characterized by their ability to self-renew and to differentiate into multiple different cell types and tissues” (Koch, Berg, and Betts, 155). Stem cells are undeveloped cells that are able to, once injected into the afflicted organ, tissue, or bone, self-renew into the cells that belong to that bodily region....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Discovery Of Stem Cell

- Mary Bodunde Professor Couch Biology 1408 6 August 2015 The Discovery of Stem Cell Introduction Stem cells are cells that stand as support system for other cells. Stem cells are also cells that have the potential to become any type of cell in the body. One of the main characteristics of stem cells is their ability to self-renew or multiply while maintaining the potential to develop into other types of cells. Stem cells can become cells of the blood, heart, bones, skin, muscles, brain etc. There are different sources of stem cells but all types of stem cells have the same capacity to develop into multiple types of cells....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Ethics Of Stem Cell Research

- ... A Time magazine article from 2001 claimed that most HES cells were taken from extra or unneeded embryos from in vitro fertilization clinics, and to a lesser extent, aborted fetuses. The basic moral debate tackled the same issues abortion debates were normally concerned with; when did human life begin. In addition, it asked people to consider whether the destruction of potential human life was worth it, if it meant the benefit of already established human life. With this previous ethical debate still a factor, it was reported that the National Institutes of Health proposed earlier this year to give funding to research programs concerning the injection of HES cells into animal embryos....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Cell]

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Stem Cell Research : Adult

- Stem Cell Research: Adult v.s. Embryonic Stem Cell research is an area of science where stem cells are taken and utilized in growing new organs, tissues, and other things. Stem cells are the cells that divide into other types of cells that come together to make a body. Of these cells there are two types - embryonic and adult. The US is one of the countries behind in this technology, because it was only 6 years ago that Barack Obama lifted the ban of all government funding for stem cell research that was employed by George W....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Cell]

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The Controversy Of Stem Cell Research

- ... Furthermore, lymphoma treatments in humans and cartilage treatments in horses are only a few of the applications of stem cells currently being implemented. Research shows that these little cells could potentially aid in treating or even curing degenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease (Riordan, 2015). Now that it is clear how beneficial these cells can be, the science and ethics behind this controversial breakthrough is vital to understanding these miraculous cells in full detail....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Stem cells]

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The Problem Of Stem Cell Research

- It seems that today everyone has an opinion on stem cells, although most people don’t know the full story. The article “Stem Cells Basics: Introduction” helps easily explain that stems cells have the unusual potential to develop into numerous types of different cells. These cells can serve as an internal repair system by dividing themselves to restore other cells. When they divide they can either duplicate themselves to remain a stem cell or they can become another type of cell with a different specialized function (1)....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Embryo]

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The Problem Of Stem Cell Research

- The problem of stem cell research originates from the definition of life. Consequently, varying opinions are often presented. When examining the ethics of such an issue, one must understand the definitions and display mastery of the concepts on both sides of the argument. But who ordains the definitions. Who has the authority to make a claim about where life ends and where it begins. Questions like these are what get in the way between intelligent conversation and aimless debate. In order to contest any claim about life and the definition it holds, one must look at examples of how humans interact with life....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Human, Embryo]

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The Path Of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- The path of embryonic stem cell research The great debate about embryonic stem cell research maybe over. What is the debate of embryonic stem cell. The debate is whether or not it is ethically or morally right to kill an embryo for a life, to save a life. The research behind the embryonic stem cell(hES cell) is promising though, and we may have found an alternative way of obtaining it because we can sidestep the issue of morality by using induced pluripotent stem cell for research rather than embryonic stem cells....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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A Research Study On Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell research has been a hot topic for some years now; it is still an area of science that many don’t understand. To first understand what stem cell research is, you must understand what a stem cell is. A stem cell is basically like a blank canvas. They are cells that can continue to replicate themselves and depending on the type of cell they can be coded to replicate a specific type of cell (i.e. cardiac, brain, or any other type of organ). There are two primary stem cells that are used for research....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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Stem Cell Research : Ethics And Moral

- STEM CELL RESEARCH: ETHICS AND MORAL The capacity to treat a health problem in its early stages or prevent a disease from developing would greatly improve our human life. Such ability would be possible as a result of stem cell research allowing the scientists to intervene and prevent or cure a disease at a cellular level. A stem cell is a primitive cell that can replicate making identical copies of itself indefinitely. These cells can create specialized cells for various body tissues such as: brain tissue, heart muscle, liver tissue and many more....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Process Of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Introduction In this paper, I will explain and evaluate the process of embryonic stem cell research. I will discuss the historical background along with the scientific background on how embryos are gathered respectively. I will then go on to state two sides of a growing debate on whether or not we have the right to culture unborn fetuses in order advance scientific research and whether or not we have the right to use these embryos to increase the productivity of our lives when we are faced with life threatening circumstances....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Ethical Arguments On Stem Cell Research

- Along with the ethical arguments on stem cell research, there have been many arguments over funding within the political field. A vast majority of states are pro ESC research, but there are a few that continue to be against the study and have actually banned and sort of stem cell research. However, there are still debates concerning the executive policies funding this study. With regards to the 14th Amendment, the Supreme Court ruled that a fetus is not human, but there has not been a ruling on the position of an embryo removed from gestation (Lomax)....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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Stem Cell Research Is Worth The Cost

- 22 people every day in just the United States die while waiting for an organ donor. This means in the United States alone over 8000 lives are lost every year (“The Need is Real”). Families can do nothing but sit and wait for the news that a donor is available for their loved one. However, a controversial solution to this issue has been around for awhile-stem cells. There seems to be a negative stigma around these amazing cells, but recent innovations in the science can change that. Scientists are learning that stem cells can be used for more and more life saving medicines....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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Research On Stem Cell Research

- ... iPS cells is that they can be used to treat medical problems. For example, adult stem cells can be “reprogrammed”, which would lead them to be less likely rejected in the event of a transplant. “Scientists have discovered a way to transform skin cells into mature, fully functioning liver cells that flourish on their own, even after being transplanted due to liver failure” (Gladstone Institutes 2014). This is important because patients awaiting liver transplants would be less likely to experience rejection after a transplant....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Shinya Yamanaka]

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Stem Cell Therapy And Stem Cells

- ... The second type of stem cell is Cord Blood Stem Cells; these cells are found in the blood from newborn umbilical cords and are a rich source of blood stem cells. The third, and most controversial, type of stem cell is Embryonic Stem Cells. These cells come from the early stages of developing embryos. The controversy arises because embryos must be destroyed in order to cultivate these cells. These three types of stem cells all play a crucial role in stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy has many benefits....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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The Debate Over Stem Cell Research

- ... The use of stem cells to repair other cells has almost infinite possibilities. There are millions of people who are born with biological problems, yet what if we were able to fix their problems through stem cell research, so they would live a normal life. Stem cells are being extracted from parts of our own bodies to help repair another severely broken part of the body. An example of this would be when a star football athlete tears their ACL to an unrepairable level. A doctor would take some stem cells out of the patient and use them to help grow an ACL for patient, but this ACL will never be fully compatible and work at the same potential as the original one....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Debate Over Stem Cell Research

- Human nature is to survive and get better, the instinct for parents to try to give their children a better chance at life is undeniable. What better way can parents do that then to try and put an end to chronic and life threatening diseases. This can happen if stem cell research continues to expand and becomes better funded. The benefits range from re-growing body parts to curing genetic disorders. Stem cell research has been a controversial topic from the start. Many people say it is wrong based on the facts that it can use embryonic stem cells....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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Stem Cell Controversy : Stem Cells

- Stem Cell Controversy The human body is an amazingly complex structure built up from many different kinds of cells that form organs -such as the lungs- to forming organ systems ,the respiratory system. The most amazing things about the body is that all of the specific cells that make up the body come from stem cells. These cells have the ability to change into different cells and are of interest of many scientist today. These interest though, come with very heavy controversy that many feel should stop any genetic testing of stem cells because of where the most useful stem cells come from....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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The Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine

- I had emailed Emily Sumner and she suggested me to talk to you. I 'm looking to obtain a green card without a no objection letter and I really need an attorney who can help me with the situation. I graduated doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering from Stony Brook University and my dissertation is very specific on the stem cell regenerative medicine (in the topic of 'mechanotransduction of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell and bone marrow niches). I have developed a non-pharmacological treatment to suppress bone loss, improve bone formation and bone healings in osteoporosis and diabetic patients....   [tags: Bone marrow, Stem cell, Mesenchymal stem cell]

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The Debate Over Stem Cell Research

- ... This can help scientists understand why some cells develop abnormally and lead to medical problems. Lastly, stem cells may also be useful in the testing and development of drugs. This is a possibility because stem cells can be used to create unlimited amounts of specialized tissue, thus certain medicine could be tested on tissues before testing the medicines on animals and humans. Allowing for the effectiveness and side effects of the specific medicine to be tested more rapidly. Until recently, scientists primarily worked with two kinds of stem cells from that of either animals or humans....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Debate Over Stem Cell Research

- ... Using this term can show the major differences between someone in favor of stem cell research, and those opposed to it. Previous studies have shown that a good percentage of those opposed to stem cell research are very religious individuals or miserly informed or both (Nisbet 94). The miserly informed public acquire their knowledge on the topic by only viewing what is written by the mass media, and by what would satisfy the previous information they have seen (Nisbet 94). However, on occasion, fully-informed researchers will fight against stem cell research....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Debate Over Stem Cell Research

- Nobel Peace Prize Winner Marie Curie once said, “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” The words of a venerated scientist should be highly respected by society; however, society seems to ignore them. Embryonic stem cell research has been a highly controversial subject for the past two decades with opponents and advocates of this research fighting a fierce war in politics and ethics. Many people around the world are against stem cell research, because they do not understand what this research will accomplish....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Debate Over Stem Cell Research

- Stem cell research has been one of the most controversial focuses in the biomedical community. A stem cell is an undifferentiated cell that can alter itself into a specialized cell which can replace many types of damaged cells. Nonetheless, there is only one cell that can replace any type of damaged cell, an embryonic stem cell. Fortunately, this method is already available in the medical world, but it is limited to permitting countries. Working with embryonic stem cells is also met heated debate, as the only way to extract the cells is from an embryo, ultimately ceasing potential human life....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Debate Over Stem Cell Research

- In the world of medicine there are many different arguments and stances taken regarding the ethics behind medicine. Before medical physicians and others are able to actually work in the field they must take an oath to always remember the ethics that they are taught. Controversy comes up in many different subjects though. On major subject where controversy is prevalent is with stem cell research, both adult and embryonic. The two main sides taken on this topic are either for or against it. On both sides, there are well made arguments and much evidence to offer support....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Ethical And Of Stem Cell Research

- ... Human stem cell research raises sharp ethical and political controversies. Stem research cells offers great promise for understanding basic mechanisms of human development and differentiation, as well as the hope for new treatments for diseases such as diabetes, spinal cord injury (Parham,2009). There are multipotent stem cells such as cord stem cell and adult stem cell. Adult stem cell occurs in many tissues and can differentiate into specialized cells in their tissue of origin and also transdifferentiate into specialized cells characteristic of other tissues (Parham,2009)....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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Stem Cell Research And Its Controversies

- Stem Cell Research and its Controversies Every year over 25 million people die from diabetes and heart disease, and every day millions more live with debilitating and painful mental and nervous diseases that reduce their lives to lying in a hospital. Every year, millions of dollars go into research for these incurable diseases. For years nothing groundbreaking was discovered, and people continued to die and suffer. Then in 1998 a new breakthrough brought hope for a cure, when scientists first cultured and extracted human embryonic stem cells, known as hES cells, from an embryo (Thomson)....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Problem Of Stem Cell Research

- In the United States alone, there are over 117 million people currently living with a chronic illness. Seven out of the top ten causes of death in 2010 were chronic diseases (“Chronic Disease Overview”). Chronic diseases typically have one major thing in common: they do not have definitive cures. Imagine if all of these diseases could be cured; thousands, if not millions of lives would be preserved. Researchers are currently making strides towards a cure for diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson’s, ALS, heart disease, graft v....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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Research On Stem Cell Research

- The human body is made up of 200 different types of cells that can be traced back to a fertilized egg. Stem cells have been medically researched and it has been determined that stem cells can have many advantages if it can be researched more in depth. There are two main sources: Embryos formed during the blastocyst phase of embryological development (embryonic stem cells) and Adult tissue (adult stem cells). (Crosta, 2013) Stem cells are different from other cells in the body and have different functions....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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Different Types Of Stem Cell

- During recent years stem cell technology has advanced at a rapid pace. Their rapid development and use has sparked a debate on whether their use should be permitted or banned. To understand the argument and choose a side, one must first understand exactly what a stem cell is, what types of stem cells there are, where they come from, and how they work. A stem cell is any cell that hasn’t yet been differentiated that can be differentiated into specialized cell types (Crosta). There are many different types of stem cells, which includes the main three types are adult or tissue specific stem cells that are taken from bone marrow, tissue, or blood, embryonic stem cells that come from the extracti...   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes

- Diabetes, or fully named Diabetes Mellitus is when a person has high blood sugar and that is cause by the lack of insulin produced by the pancreas or it is when the cells do not respond to the insulin produced, it is also according to the type of diabetes that the cause may be different from others. There are two types of diabetes, type 1 and 2. Type 2 diabetes is mostly common found in adults, to reduce the glucose level, the subject can change diet or have a lot of exercise or if that doesn’t work they will usually take a liquid medicine or pill that helps.Type 1 diabetes is mostly found in children and is mostly rare, and diet alone cannot fix this so sometimes the subject has to take dos...   [tags: Stem Cell Essays]

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Pro Choice For Stem Cell Research

- Embryonic stem cell research is a highly debated and controversial topic. Most people feel very uncomfortable about the arising issues of stem cell research that it has been going on for decades. There is a lot of positive outcomes that can come from researching this technology of stem cell research because many people all across the globe would benefit from it.  The United States will soon fall short while other countries are already using this advancement because of the fact that we as people cannot separate our beliefs with science long enough to establish logical and unbiased conclusions on this vital and sore issue at hand.             From the science aspect of stem cell research it so...   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Cell]

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The Debate Over Stem Cell Research

- ... According to Kristina hug, a Ph. D student in Sweden stated that “An early embryo that has not yet been implanted into the uterus does not have the psychological, emotional or physical properties that we associate with being a person.” This means that the embryos made in laboratories have no connection to being human because it has not had the human interactions that an embryo fertilized inside of a human could possibly have had. Human embryonic stem cells (HESC) are the most flexible kind of stem cell....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Cell, Human]

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The Controversy Of Stem Cell Research

- ... What is special about the stem cell is what happens during its cell division, they have the unique capability of generating a specialized cell from the undifferentiated cell. This makes the stem cell crucially important during the development of complex creatures as tissues and organs form, and later in life when old or damaged cells need replaced. The possible medical utilization of such a cell type is much too important to pass up. The stem cell is not only capable of reproducing and replenishing itself; with enough human manipulation, stem cells can be coaxed into replenishing old or worn out biological tissue with fresh new cells....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation, Cell]

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The Debate Of Stem Cell Research

- Facebook. Twitter. YouTube. Fox. BBC. NBC. Aljazeera. Catholic News. Snapchat, Instagram etc. If you did not post a photo of the food you ate, did you actually eat it. If you did not check in the place you visited, did you actually go there. Media seems to rule our lives these days. Media has the power to transform our values, decisions, and our perspectives on certain issues, even serious scientific views. One scientific issue that is getting a lot of media coverage today is stem cell research....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Stem cells, Qur'an]

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The Ethical Ethics Of Stem Cell Research

- Embryonic Stem Cell Research Science has gone where no one has ever been before, and on the way it has interfered with some important ethical beliefs. Stem cell research is one of the leading ethical problems in the world today. It is the most talked about issue, and it has even made its way to the White House for the president to voice his opinion. Although, many people are not aware of what stem cell research actually is because of the complication of the subject matter, it is important to fully understand to know whether you agree or disagree....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Stem cells]

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A Research Study On Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research Stem cell research can be a beneficial aspect to the healthcare system worldwide because of its significance in curing several types of disease. In many cases, research scientists have demonstrated that stem cells research can play a dynamic role by treating patients with different types of illness. In addition, it has been view as the new upcoming treatment in the health care system that is capable of easing many type of uncommon diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, spinal cord disease, Parkinson disorder, Lou Gehrig disease, and others....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Stem cells]

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Stem Cell Research : Stem Cells

- Stem Cell Research Pluripotent stem cells are true stem cells with the potential to make any differentiated cell in the body (Stem Cells). These cells can be harvested in a myriad of ways, but the most well known for their controversial reputation are those that come from reproductive techniques and unwanted products of reproduction. In Embryonic stem cells, excess embryos produced during in vitro fertilization procedures are used and Embryonic Germ Cells can be isolated from the precursor to the gonads in aborted fetuses (Stem Cells)....   [tags: Cellular differentiation, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Debate Of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- After reading Reagan’s speech, the prospect of stem cell therapy sounded promising and I was left wanting to find out more information about the specifics to his broad claims about “the future of medicine.” Following up with Doerflinger’s rebuttal, however, immediately made me much more skeptical and less optimistic about Reagan’s argument. In all, each piece not only offered separate viewpoints but also exemplified alternate methods of presenting a rebuttal argument. Reagan’s argument is that embryonic stem cells can be used to cure a variety of debilitating illnesses....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Stem cells]

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Research Study On Stem Cell Research

- My research question is: “Is stem cell research demoralizing to the human race?” I chose this question because we just studied stem cells in Biology 2 and I was very interested from day one. And I can not make up my mind as to if it is morally right or wrong, so I figured it would be a good topic to research further… “Frequently Asked Questions.” Stem Cell Basics: Introduction on Stem Cell Information. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Sept. 2015. This website provides the basics of stem cell research. There is no single contributor....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Stem cells]

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Legalize Stem Cell Research

- Imagine waking up from a tragic accident that left you paralyzed from the neck down, would you have hope that you could ever recover. What if there was research that the use of stem cells could lead to potential treatments and cures. According to the National Institute of Health, stem cells in certain organs, have the ability to divide into other cells that are used to “repair and replace worn out or damaged tissues” (NIH). Although stem cell research raises ethical concerns, it should be legalized due to the possibility of medical advancements and cures of numerous diseases....   [tags: Stem Cell Research ]

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The Debate Over Stem Cell Research

- ... This is mostly due to being a creation from the donor himself or herself. The downside is adult cells don’t last or grow over a long period of time. Further, the cells may also contain diseases and other problems that cannot be removed, resulting in the problems developing in the patient after treatment. Embryonic stem cells, both give scientist the advantage of a long viability and also the flexibility to remove flaws from their make up. The down side to these cells is that they are less likely to be compatible, and may be rejected by the patient’s body....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Stem cells]

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Stem Cell Research : Stem Cells

- Stem cell research has been around for many years. What are stem cells. They are the base cells of our bodies. Cells that make up our organs and tissues are the cells that come from stem cells after fertilization. Stem cells have the ability to replace cells that are lost and can repair injured tissues. They are made up of two characteristics which are their capacity to self-renew and differentiate. Self-new is when they the cell divide and create more stem cells. Differentiate is when the stem cells turn in more specialized cells that make up our tissues and organs....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation, Stem cells]

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The Debate Over Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Disaster Stem cell research has been a topic debated by many since the discovery of the stem cell. Stem cell research has become a useful medical practice in today’s world and is encouraged by most but there is a side of the research that keeps people concerned even today and that is the embryotic side. Embryonic stem cell research isn’t as predictable or applicable as the other sides. The process of embryonic stem cell research is destructive and should be stopped, because of the controversy caused by destroying an embryo, the unpredictability of the process, and the amount of money being poured into it....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Adult stem cell]

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The Science Of Stem Cell Therapy

- By line The science around stem cells is an area that has great potential for treating human injury and diseases. News from media suggests stem cell treatment is close to being available to patients to treat wide varieties of diseases and injuries. However, further research is necessary before stem-cell-based therapy can be carried out in clinics safely and effectively. The Majority of stem cell treatments are in early stages of research and development, but with the recent rapid advancement in science and technology, stem cell therapies are likely to be just around the corner....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation, Stem cells]

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The Ethical Issue Of Stem Cell Research

- Is destroying life to prolong another, ethical. What if the life you are destroying has no thoughts, no memories. What if it is alive but not truly living. That is the ethical dilemma for embryonic stem cell research. Is it right to use and study stem cells from human fetuses, to potentially lengthen the life of a terminally ill cancer patient. While some would say no right off the bat, if they were properly educated on the subject, they might just change their minds. Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are stem cells derived from the undifferentiated inner mass cells of a human embryo....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Organ transplant]

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The Funding Ban On Stem Cell Research

- President Barack Obama has recently rescinded the federal funding ban on stem cell research and is strictly regulating how it is conducted. By doing so, the president has begun taking steps, albeit small steps, toward advancing medical treatments and ushering in a new age of man, an age where diabetes and other severely debilitating diseases are now curable. Stem cell research has always been highly opposed due to a vague understanding of the subject by the general population who are only aware of the ethical dilemmas that arise because of how it is portrayed by the media and protesters....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Human]

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A Research Study On Stem Cell Research

- Throughout recent history there has been a wide variety of thoughts and emotions on the idea of stem cell research and the advancements that it could lead to in the field of science. Through this recent time there have been many people and religious organizations who have come out as advocates for the research while there has also been many that have come out against the use of these methods. Throughout history there have been a wide variety of deep and critical thinkers that have changed the way in which science and religion have been viewed....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Science]

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Breakthroughs in Stem Cell Research

- The Acid-Bath Method Creates Viable Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) Cells Recent breakthroughs in stem cell research are helping to narrow the ethical divide surrounding the use of embryonic stem cells. In a desperate attempt to avoid using embryonic stem cells, scientists are uncovering different methods of converting non-embryonic cells into stem cells. The first successful production of embryonic-like induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells was published in 2006 by Japanese stem cell research scientists who used a microscopic needle to directly inject the genes necessary to reprogram an adult somatic cell into an iPS cell....   [tags: embryonic stem cell, mouse-cloning]

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Stem Cell Research Is Ethically Sound

- Stem cell research has sparked a lot of controversies, especially with regards to the issue of destruction of embryos to obtain stem cells. Politicians, human rights activists, and religious associations are always in constant discussions whether stem cell research is ethically sound, based on arguments on the sanctity and protection of human life. The main argument is usually on the source of the stem cells, with many opposing the killing of human embryos to obtain the stem cells. The other side of the discussion concentrates on the probable advantages of stem cell research in medicine, especially where genetic disorders, cancers, and other degenerative diseases may become curable....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Embryo]

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Comparative Essay : Stem Cell Research

- Comparative Essay: Stem Cell Research This comparative essay will focus on the claims and the analysis of four articles. The articles are “Stem Cells through a Religious Lens” by Alvin Powell, “Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cells According to Buddhist, Hindu, Catholic and Islamic Religions” by Sivaraman, Mathana Amaris Fiona, Siti Nurani Mohd, “The Ethics of Stem Cells: A Hindu View by Anil Bhanot and Matter of Faith” by David Campbell. Religion is deeply correlated with the occurrence of ethical debates associated with stem cell research currently....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Islam, Religion]

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The Debate Over Stem Cell Research

- Cloning is no longer science fiction. Scientists across the globe are beginning to discover new ways of cloning. In Korea scientists have successfully extracted stem cells. Stem cells can be genetically changed to form any cell needed. Those cells can then turn into organ tissue and the tissue can turn into organs (Boyce). In 2009 President Barack Obama signed a bill that lifted the regulations put on human embryonic stem cell research. This bill gave scientists in America some government funding but not as much as other countries that are making huge leaps and bounds in the cloning world already have (Beeman 8)....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Human]

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The Types Of Stem Cell

- ... Fetal stem cells. These are derived from specific tissues of a developing human fetus. Scientists can generate cells from different regions of the developing body and expand them in culture for long periods. These fetal stem cells seem to retain characteristics of the tissue from which they were taken. For example, fetal stem cells derived from the brain have the capacity to make only nervous tissue, not blood or heart. Sometimes these are called progenitor cells, indicating that they have the potential to make only a limited range of tissue types....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation, Stem cells]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research : The Field Of Medicine

- Embryonic stem cell research occurs for the advancement in the field of medicine to cure fatal diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, spinal cord injuries, diabetes, cancer, stroke, tumors, burns, lung disease, heart disease, osteoarthritis, and etc. Embryonic stem cells are mostly taken from in vitro fertilization, where the sperm and egg gets fertilized outside the living body in a Petri dish in a laboratory. Embryonic stem cells are the embryoblasts derived from a blastocyst, embryo at an early stage of development after fertilization, which can turn into an organism....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Treatment Of Parkinson 's With Stem Cell Technology

- Discussion of recent scientific breakthroughs regarding the treatment of Parkinson 's with Stem Cell Technologies Throughout this essay the topic of breakthroughs in the treatment of Parkinson 's disease will be brought to question, particularly highlighting the field of stem cell research. In order to properly investigate this treatment a brief outline of the disease will be given. The topic of stem cell research is a fairly new field of study and therefore the types of stem cells should be clarified, how they function relative to Parkinson 's and the current research being undertaken in the field....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Debate Over Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Embryonic stem cell research is dealing with embryos that the female no longer wishes to keep. Females having fertility issues can donate their unused eggs to scientific research. Scientist help boost fertility by giving the female a drug which produces more eggs. They then take the eggs and put them in a petri dish and fertilize them. Once the egg is fertilized, then the scientist plants the embryo into the female. The other fertilized eggs can either be frozen or donate them to scientific research....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Technology Of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- ... Wound healing involves the recruitment and proliferation of cells capable of restoring tissues and even organs to their original form and function. These cells must retain a collective memory of the complex developmental process by which the tissue was first constructed. Most stem cells have limited potential to form only certain differentiated progeny cells. The only certain exception is the embryonic stem cell, which refers to the original cells not split up and has the potentialities of renewing, proliferating and breaking up themselves into a variety of tissues and organs....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Debate Over Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- The manipulation of embryonic stem cells has spurred controversy over the United States in the past decades. Many argue that their morals and philosophies forbid the destruction of embryos; however, the majority of United States citizens believe that the research is acceptable. Embryonic stem cells have the potential to change the future, yet we let these morals and philosophies outrule our advancement in science. The funding of embryonic stem cell research is necessary not only for its potential, but also for the further understanding of human beings....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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The Debate Over Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Embryonic Stem Cell Research Embryonic stem cell research is one of the most highly debated topics in modern day society. The possibility of recreating life using these pluripotent stem cells is a gigantic advancement in medical research. Though, it should not be taken lightly. Many issues spur over the use of embryonic stem cells for research. However, the use of embryonic stem cells in medical research should be permitted. They have the capability to save many lives, commence new biological discoveries, and will be carried out on accord with the new federal guidelines....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell]

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Stem Cell Research: For Better or for Worse?

- For as long as humans exist, optimal health continues to remain vital for a productive life. As new medical discoveries increase through generations, humans become healthier, therefore, their life expectancy rises. Stem cell research, a relatively new field, investigates to improve and lengthen human life. The possibility of stem cells to develop prospering health makes them beneficial to the human race. Why do stem cell debates create such a large uproar. Stem cells posses the potential to arise into hundreds of different cells in the body- for this reason stem cells are also referred to as undifferentiated cells....   [tags: Biology, Stem Cell Debates]

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Stem Cell Research Needs to Be Funded

- A mother has developed Alzheimer’s, preventing her from having a normal relationship with her family. A newly born baby girl has a spinal cord issue, making for many years of rehabilitation ahead her. A diabetic wife struggles to take care of her household duties because of constantly having to monitor her blood sugar and deal with insulin shots. With the development of stem cell research, and the more controversial embryonic stem cell research, every one of these instances could not only be cured, but prevented, within the next half century....   [tags: Stem Cell Research, medical,]

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Stem Cell Therapy At This Early Stage?

- Is it ethical to offer stem cell therapy at this early stage. Introduction: Stem cells are found in the early stage of the embryo. During early life and growth of the body stem cells have the incredible potential to develop into many different cell types. Embryonic stem cells can differential from somatic stem cells due to its potentiality because embryonic stem cells have many potential of developing into many different cell types where as somatic stem cells doesn’t (Stemcells.nih.gov, 2015). Adult stem cells are mainly known as somatic stem cells and they are found in our body in many organs and tissues....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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The Debate Over Stem Cell Therapy

- ... Adult Stem Cells are “thought to be undifferentiated cells, found among differentiated cells in tissues and organs” ("Stem Cell Basics IV. | Stemcells.nih.gov") for example in the brain and in bone marrow. The second types of stem cells are Cord Blood Stem Cells; these cells are found in the blood from newborn umbilical cords and are a rich source of blood stem cells. The third, and most controversial, type of stem cells are Embryonic Stem Cells, these cells come from the early stages of developing embryo which must be destroyed in order to cultivate these cells....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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Support of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

- Embryonic stem cell is one of the most controversial, widely discussed medical issues in the United States today. The medical use of stem cell raises difficult moral and political questions. To understand about embryonic stem cell. I thought we should discuss what embryonic stem cells are. According to Scientific American; June 2004, embryonic stem are derived from the portion of a very early stage embryo that would eventually give rise to an entire body. Because embryonic stem cells originate in this primordial stage, or having existed from the beginning....   [tags: Stem Cell Research]

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The Debate Over Stem Cell Research

- Many areas of science have the potential for much good, whether it is a cure for a deadly illness or an innovation that could help make our lives more comfortable. Unfortunately, each area of scientific research typically comes along with ethical issues as well. Stem cell research is no exception. In their research of stem cells, scientists have high hopes of making amazing discoveries: cures for illnesses like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, an ability to grow complete organs for transplantation, such discoveries that would add years onto the human life span....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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A Research Study On Stem Cell Therapy

- I am writing you to see how you are doing. I had heard about you devastating car accident that you were a part of and the horrific injury that you have endured. It deeply saddens me that you have a spinal cord injury to live with but I am encouraged by the news that you are a candidate for a stem cell therapy clinical trial. This letter is to offer my best wishes and support for you also to empower you with a greater understanding of stem cells so you can go in to the trials knowing what you are going through....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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Stem Cell Research And Its Funding

- Stem cell research and its funding have caused and created an enormous amount controversy over the past few decades. Stem cells are pluripotent cells that are present in all living organisms. These cells can differentiate into any type of cell, including blood cells, nerves, cardiac muscle, and pancreatic islet cells. The scientific community and their advocates are very excited about the possibility of these undifferentiated cells. These cells are being used to treat catastrophic and chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases, birth defects, spinal cord injuries and strokes, Type I diabetes, cancer, and severely damaged organs....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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The Debate Over Stem Cell Research

- ... Cancers, Alzheimer’s Disease and diseases of the heart are among the leading causes of death in the western world. Combined, these diseases were attributed to 49.5% of deaths in the United States in 2014 (CDC, 2015), so the prospect of a treatment that could prevent even a small proportion of these deaths makes stem cell technology an exciting field, and leads many to question whether the potential benefits of stem cell research outweigh the ethical concerns. Because of the abilities of stem cells to give rise to different specialised cells, they may also be used to grow transplantable organs, which would provide a solution to the mismatch between supply and demand for donated organs (L...   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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What Does A Stem Cell You?

- What is a stem cell you might ask. A Stem cell is an undifferentiated of a multicellular organism that is capable of giving rise to indefinitely more cells of the same type, and which certain other kinds of cell arise by differentiation. There are two types of cloning one being reproductieve, and the other way being therapeutic, ESCR stem cells can harm us, and cost tons of money and still have technology issues that cost even more money to fix. Also the procedure can cause damage to many of our body parts ESCR is pretty much human cloning, and the problems people could run into while doing the procedure would cost even more money that someone may not have then they have to worry abou...   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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The Debate Over Stem Cell Research

- Even though Stem Cells can cause tumors when used from a different culture prep, Depending on your ethical belief; stem-cell research could help save lives because Embryonic stem cells can be used to generate more cell types and Adult stem cells can be reprogrammed and is less likely to be rejected during a transplant. Level One Heading As early as the 1800s there have been what they called at that time “special cells” that are able to produce other cells. According to, Bottum, J., & Anderson, R....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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The Debate Over Stem Cell Research

- Stem cell research has been widely debated since work with these cells began in the seventies, but perhaps the most controversial part of this research has been the use of embryonic stem cells to conduct the same type of studies. Those who favor embryonic stem cell research, or ESC, believe that funding these medical studies will only aid in the possibility of developing different types of treatment for various diseases that were once thought to be incurable or irreversible. Organizations and individual oppositionists who are against ESC use the argument that human life begins at contraception, which means that all embryos being used for research have human rights that are being violated for...   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation]

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Stem Cell Research Controversy

- The controversy over stem cell research’s use in the medical field is almost two decades old. So why the sudden intense return of fierce political debates over an old issue. It’s because President Obama recently revoked the ban on stem cell research, as he believes it holds the potential to revolutionize the medical industry in the years to come. As USA Today quoted him saying in March, after he stopped restricting federal funding for stem cell research, "At this moment, the full promise of stem cell research remains unknown and should not be overstated....   [tags: Medical Field, Stem Cell Research]

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Understanding Stem Cell Research

- Stem Cell Research Stem cell research is a new, inventive technology that will be and currently is saving lives. Stem cells have the ability to “increase understanding of how diseases occur, generate healthy cells to replace diseased cells, and test new drugs for safety and effectiveness.” (Mayo Clinic Staff). These special cells have become a new and better way of treating diseases such as; heart disease and diabetes. Scientists have discovered that if these cells are under the right conditions, the stem cells will divide....   [tags: bone marrow, perinatal stem cell]

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Stem Cell Research : Stem Cells

- Stem Cell Research Stem cells are the basis of development in organisms such as humans, plants, and animals. Stem cells come from many different areas in our body and they develop at different times throughout our lives. An example of this are embryonic stem cells that are only available during our early stages of development, meaning that these type of stem cells only exist when we are still developing as a baby. Another type of stem cells are ones that also develop during the early stages of our lives but the only difference is that they remain in our bodies until we die....   [tags: Stem cell, Cellular differentiation, Bone marrow]

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