How would this type of medicine/technology change the quality of life for human beings?
How much would you be willing to pay for this kind of medicine/technology?
- $1 - $100
- $100 $1000
- $1000 - 10,000
- $10,000 - 100,000
- $100,000 - 1,000,000
- $1,000,000 or more
Are there any negative effects that could be caused by having this kind of medicine/technology?
Embryonic VS adult stem cells
Look up the terms ‘pluripotent’ ‘totipotent’ and ‘multipotent’. What do these mean in relation to specialised cells? Which type of stem cell (adult or embryonic) is more ‘potent’?
Stem Cells: Key to Unlocking the Future
Stem cells are special cells that can develop into different types of cells in the body. Stem cells hold the potential to treat and cure many illnesses and diseases. Research involving stem cells is ongoing and could lead to great advancements in medical treatments.
Stem cells are unspecialized cells that can differentiate into specialized cells. They are found in adult tissues and also in the embryo.
Stem cells are important for tissue repair and regeneration, as they are able to divide and replace damaged cells.
Stem cells are also used in medical research to better understand how diseases develop and how treatments might be developed.
Embryonic stem cell
Embryonic stem cells are a type of stem cell that can be found in the early stages of an embryo. They are pluripotent, meaning they have the capability to form any type of cell in the body.
Adult stem cells are found in mature tissues and organs, and they have the potential to replace damaged cells and tissues. They are not as versatile as embryonic stem cells.
Induced pluripotent stem cells are adult stem cells that have been genetically reprogrammed to behave similarly to embryonic stem cells. They can be used to create any type of cell in the body.
What are the ethical implications/issues of using stem cell therapy?
What are stem cells?
- Cells responsible for blood clotting
- Cells found in the stem of a plant
- Undifferentiated cells with the potential to develop into different cell types
Which type of stem cells can differentiate into any type of cell in the body?
- Pluripotent stem cells
- Multipotent stem cells
- Totipotent stem cells
Where can adult stem cells be found in the human body?
What is the main benefit of using embryonic stem cells in research and medicine?
- Their ability to differentiate into any cell type
- Their ease of extraction from adults
- Lower ethical concerns compared to other types of stem cells