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In a traditional classroom, as the role of the researcher, I would hand out information pertaining to people, particularly young people, who could have been saved if stem cell research had been more fully supported. I would particularly concentrate on some of the more heartbreaking cases of children who died from diseases that stem cell research shows great promise in treating. I would also hand out material showing that there are other options besides traditional stem cell research that are less controversial but also show some promising results. Additionally, I would show magnified photos of the stem cells being grown in the lab. In an online setting, I would make my post about what in the role of researcher, I do in the realm of stem cell research. Again, I would post information regarding the loss of life that in some cases may have been prevented through stem cell research. I would also post some open ended questions to try to get a discussion going so that I could help dispel any myths that people might have about stem cell research. Stem cell research has been hugely controversial over the year. It has sparked debate on all sides of the issue. However, along with this debate there have been a lot of exaggerations and myths that have been created. Everyone has something to say on the subject, but many of the people doing the talking don’t actually know anything about stem cell research. Stem cell research has the potential to be an invaluable tool that can help to treat diseases such as diabetes, cancer, paralysis (Adelson, Weinberg, 2010). When stem cells originate they are pluripotent, meaning they are capable of developing into a any type of cell except placenta (Lenzer, 2009). Some of the cells that they can develop into include, but are not limited to, becoming neurons in the spinal cord and brain or in the kidneys, glomerular cells (Adelson, Weinberg, 2010). The stem cells are acquired from frozen embryos that were frozen during the blastocyst stage (Adelson, Weinberg, 2010). The blastocyst stage occurs about five days after the egg has been
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fertilized and it consists of about one hundred and fifty cells (Lenzer, 2009). After they are harvested, the stem cells are put on a layer of embryonic mouse cells, where colonies of
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This note was uploaded on 08/21/2011 for the course BIOS 105 taught by Professor Irvin,carl during the Summer '11 term at Northampton Community College.

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