Stem Cell Research
What would you say if I told you doctors can treat cancer, strokes, and Alzheimer's disease? I'm sure you would be very interested in a way of fighting back against these diseases and many more. With stem cell research, this can all be possible. The only problem you ask? Doctors cannot practice this research as effectively as possible due to ethical standards. I believe this needs to be changed.
Stem cell research is a fairly new development in which stem cells can be used to help treat diseases. They can reproduce themselves which is extremely valuable in treating illnesses. The cells use mitosis which creates new cells that are identical to the first. Each new cell brings new weapons in which to fight ailments.
We are wasting a perfect opportunity to act on helping to cure people, but instead are debating ethical issues. Opponents of stem cell research believe that this is a step in the wrong direction and can lead to cloning. The real idea is that these stem cells can eliminate ailments that have been previously incurable. Stem cell research has already been proven effective helping treat leukemia with bone marrow transplants. Eventually it is believed that stem cell research will be able to effectively treat blindness, deafness, spinal cord injuries, and even baldness. Why are we not acting on medical potential of this research?
It is time to take action and begin what could possibly end up being the solution to most diseases. All researchers are asking for is the ability to pursue testing stem cells, but the government offers little support. With proper funding, these dreams of cures can be realized. My only question is: what is holding us back?