Stem Cells

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007 - 203 sider
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Every day, newspapers and television news programs present stories on the latest controversies over healthcare and medical advances, but they do not have the space to provide detailed background on the issues. Websites and weblogs provide information from activists and partisans intent on presenting their side of a story. But where can students - or even ordinary citizens - go to obtain unbiased, detailed background on the medical issues affecting their daily lives? This volume in the Health and Medical Issues Today series provides readers and researchers a balanced, in-depth introduction to the medical, scientific, legal, and cultural issues surrounding stem cells and its import in today's world of healthcare.


Stem Cells is organized to provide researchers with easy access to the information they need:

- Section 1 provides overview chapters on the background information needed to intelligently understand the issues and controversies surrounding stem cell research, such as what stem cells are, and how they are grown and maintained.

- Section 2 offers capsule examinations of the contemporary issues and debates that provoke the most heated disagreements and misunderstandings, such religious concerns and regulations in various countries.

- Section 3 includes reference material on stem cells, including primary source documents from important players in the struggle over stem cells, a timeline of important events, and an annotated bibliography of useful print and electronic resources. This volume in the Health and Medical Issues Today series provides everything a student requires to understand the issues involved in stem cell research and provides a springboard for further research into the issue.

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Indhold

Stem Cells 101
3
History of Stem Cells and Stem Cell Research Through the 1980s
15
Current Stem Cell Research Since 1990
25
Taking Care Growing and Maintaining Embryonic Stem Cells
33
Hope for the Future Diseases and Disorders of the Nervous System
47
Of Blood Bones and the Immune System
57
Tissue Engineering Bones Muscles Skin and Endocrine Glands
65
Ethics and Regulations
79
Regulatory Issues in the United States
111
Regulatory Issues in Other Countries
121
The Future of Stem Cell Research
127
References and Resources
137
Annotated Primary Source Documents
139
Stem Cell Timeline
181
Glossary
187
Further Reading
193

Ethics and Research in History
81
Ethics and the Brave New World
95
Religious Considerations
103
Index
199
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Om forfatteren (2007)

Evelyn B. Kelly, Ph.D., is a writer, educator, and community activist living in Ocala, Florida. She specializes in writing about the diseases and disorders of the nervous and endocrine systems and enjoys tackling cutting edge research. Throughout her years as a writer, she has written 10 books and over 400 articles on many topics.

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