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Unformatted text preview: The decision on stem cell research was just reversed. What are stem cells and how will this help nerve research? Indicate an area of research currently being done regarding stem cells and outline what those results mean. Why is this important? The nervous system is composed of 2 cell types. As part of xplain what each cell part is and how a neuron picks up carries and transmits a chemical / electrical impulse from the beginning through this first cell to other cells and ultimately to the brain cells. 7 Sources Maryah Barna Bio 102 March 31, 2009 What Does the Future Hold? One of the largest and most debatable topics in todays society is stem cell research. There is such great debate on this topic because it delivers such promising results, but at a high cost. Lately, there has been a high push on allowing the research by those who are scientifically centered; however, those who use religion as their main focus disagree. Up until now, the government has been siding with those who do not support a lot of research done on the matter. Now that the decision on stem cell research has been reversed, the science and health industries will be forever changed. A stem cell is a cell within the body that is unlike all the others. It has no limit on how many times it is able to reproduce, and it can reproduce into any other cell it is cultivated as (Campbell et all 2008). The regular body cells are able to reproduce, but then die shortly after, replaced by its replica. Also, when a regular somatic cell reproduces it produces a daughter cell that is identical to the mother cell. When cultivating stem cells, however, the cells are able to that is identical to the mother cell....
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