Million Americans suffer a heart attack each year, and together cardiovascular diseases and cancer are the top two causes of death according to Center of Disease Control or CDC, with each killing half a million Americans each year. Stem cell research could have a positive impact to different diseases including stroke, respiratory disease, diabetes, neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, and some birth defects. Preview of main points: There are For and Against to stem cell research. (Transition: Now we’re about to learn about the advantages of stem cell esearch,) Body: l.
According to the National Institute of health or NIH there are many advantages to stem cell research. 1. Stem Cells offer new potentials for treatment of diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. 2. Using stem cells scientists can screen new drugs and develop model systems to study normal growth and identify the causes of birth defects. 3. Research on stem cells continues to advance knowledge about how an organism develops from a single cell and how healthy cell replace damaged cells in adult organisms.
Transition: After hearing the advantages of stem cell research no let’s talk about the disadvantages. ) II. According to Sharon Schmickle an award winning author of Minneapolis post there are risk and disadvantages for stem cell research. 1. Religious group claims that embryonic stem cell is a form of abortion because it requires the subsequent destruction of the embryos. 2. With any developing form of medical research, the biggest practical risk is unknown; because stem cells are injected into the patient are ermanent, long terms side effects may not be fully understood for years.