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User currently offlineJetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1454 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

So, I'm doing this project for my Biology class and I'm supposed to survey people if they support or does not support stem cell research and instead of going out in the cold or at the mall asking random people with the risk of being mugged, I decided to ask you guys  Wink You don't have to be very detailed, all I need is statistics, but feel free to add your own comments and opinions!

You could either say "YES" or "NO" or "It Depends" BUT with a valid reason.

Thanks in Advance, I appreciate it.  

[Edited 2011-03-10 17:36:31]


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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

Yes. I'm all for it. You can harvest placental mesenchymal stem cells as they are derived from the placenta, which is discarded after birth anyway.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20060088



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User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1437 times:
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Since I'm on a list for a stem cell marrow transplant -- I'm all for it, with no reservations.


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User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8873 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

Quoting Arrow (Reply 2):
Since I'm on a list for a stem cell marrow transplant -- I'm all for it, with no reservations.

I wish the best for you. I am all for stem cell research. If the end result helps ends desease, or cures the sick, how can one not support the research. I vote yes for stem cell research.



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User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9196 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

FOR IT!! I'm a type 1 Diabetic and I've been a long time sufferer with this abomination-unto-mankind of a disease!

20 million people would probably feel the same way, too, and that's just diabetics. What about people with Alzheimers, MS, or cancer, or spinal cord injuries, etc?

I don't get why all the controversy with it. This has a high chance of saving lives...



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User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8135 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 4):
I don't get why all the controversy with it. This has a high chance of saving lives...

Makes no sense whatsoever. The people who are against it are totally blind to what's going on.



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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1420 times:
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I am for stem cell research, the embryonic stem cell research is where I try to stay away from. I don't know how I feel about it.
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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3290 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

YES! Adult, embryonic, doesn't matter...it saves freaking lives. Aaron747 said it perfectly.

Cheers,
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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

I'm all for it for several reasons. One is that it has the potential to be incredibly beneficial. Another is that because of that potential, it will get done one way or another, but doing it here means that it will be US companies who get the patents and the (substantial) income derived from them, rather than having the money go to German, Japanese or Chinese companies.

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User currently offlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5400 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1344 times:

I have no objection to stem cell research.


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User currently onlinetravelavnut From Netherlands, joined May 2010, 1610 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

Quoting Arrow (Reply 2):
Since I'm on a list for a stem cell marrow transplant -- I'm all for it, with no reservations.



I wish you all the best Arrow!

I'm all for it. I have friends that are doing research in this field and it looks very promising for the (near) future. Also I've read that there is progress being made turning ordinary cells into stem cells for further use, this should minimize the need for fetal stem cells and hopefully silence the opposition.



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6609 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1316 times:

So, are we talking about stem cells from things like placentas, umbilical chords, or discarded human embryos ? Personally I don't object to any, but the controversy is really about embryos.


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User currently onlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3747 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1296 times:

For it.

In the case of stem cells originating from a human embryo, if the family agrees to it, then I can't see where there would be anything to debate. It's just like consenting to giving organs from a recently deceased relative. It saves lives and gives a little meaning to the loss.

But then I'm not familiar with the details of the controversy. It seems to me as being all down to misplaced ethics which rarely concern the ones who complain in the first place, as usual...



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User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

Quoting francoflier (Reply 12):
n the case of stem cells originating from a human embryo, if the family agrees to it, then I can't see where there would be anything to debate. It's just like consenting to giving organs from a recently deceased relative. It saves lives and gives a little meaning to the loss.

  

Quoting Arrow (Reply 2):
Since I'm on a list for a stem cell marrow transplant -- I'm all for it, with no reservations.

Wishing you good luck.


User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6321 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

I lost both my father and grandmother to Alzheimers, a disease that stands a real chance of being helped with stem cell research. So yes, I am behind it 100000%

And sure, call me a jerk, but I don't give a darn if it's embryonic or not - just get some cures for all these nasty diseases. I don't get the idea of protecting a life (if you believe in embryos as life forms) if it means costing another (in the form of someone with a disease)


User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

Should be funded by private and government agencies.

User currently offlinesan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4942 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

Quoting WarRI1 (Reply 3):
I am all for stem cell research. If the end result helps ends desease, or cures the sick, how can one not support the research. I vote yes for stem cell research.

Precisely. Add me to the yes list.

Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 5):

Makes no sense whatsoever. The people who are against it are totally blind to what's going on.

I've yet to hear one competent (non-emotional, non-"I'm uncomfortable with it") argument against stem cell research of any kind, including embryonic.

Quoting sw733 (Reply 14):

And sure, call me a jerk, but I don't give a darn if it's embryonic or not - just get some cures for all these nasty diseases. I don't get the idea of protecting a life (if you believe in embryos as life forms) if it means costing another (in the form of someone with a disease)

Some people feel that "life" that has never even existed is more important than those who are already alive and suffering.



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User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5521 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

Add me to the "yes" column.

Tugg



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User currently offlineN867DA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1006 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

Stem cell research should be allowed and funded. I'm surprised this is even an issue today. People protesting against such research may feel differently when one of their loved ones is struck with a horrible disease.

Quoting francoflier (Reply 12):
In the case of stem cells originating from a human embryo, if the family agrees to it, then I can't see where there would be anything to debate. It's just like consenting to giving organs from a recently deceased relative. It saves lives and gives a little meaning to the loss.

  
If a family explicitly wants to do it, then there should be no reason to ban it.



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 19, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1244 times:

I am favourable to stem cell research.

They still have found no cure for Raynaud disorder. I hope they will be able to cure it. Stem cell research might help.
This thing is a real bummer even if just a mild case.

The symptoms include several cyclic color changes:

1. When exposed to cold temperatures, the blood supply to the fingers or toes, and in some cases the nose or earlobes, is markedly reduced; the skin turns pale or white (called pallor), and becomes cold and numb.
2. When the oxygen supply is depleted, the skin colour turns blue (called cyanosis). If the color progresses to purple, resembling a bruise that doesn't go away (or spreads in size) and is accompanied by excruciating pain, contact your doctor immediately.
3. These events are episodic, and when the episode subsides or the area is warmed, the blood flow returns and the skin colour first turns red (rubor), and then back to normal, often accompanied by swelling, tingling, and a painful "pins and needles" sensation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raynaud%27s_phenomenon

 



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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6321 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1243 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 19):
Stem cell research might help.

Yeah, the great thing about stem cell research is that at least it's an opportunity to cure these nasty diseases. In some cases it might work, in others in might not...but at least it's an attempt. That is so critically important to those suffering from these diseases, as well as their families. I just cannot imagine people being so against it, even embryonic.


User currently offlinemham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3619 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1216 times:

Who could be against the basic premise?

As for the embryonic thing, it is interesting that after all the hype, crying and screaming about the need to use dead babies, most of the big gains have come from adult stem cells.


User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1208 times:

YES!!!



And it really infuriates me that there are many groups out there, particularly religious ones, that are strongly against it. But some people rather live under a rock and pretend it's still the stone age     


User currently offlinemham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3619 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 22):

And it really infuriates me that there are many groups out there, particularly religious ones, that are strongly against it. But some people rather live under a rock and pretend it's still the stone age

No they aren't. They are against the use of embryonic stem cells. Over the last years, from what I have read, most of the innovation has coming from adult stem cells anyway.


User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

Quoting mham001 (Reply 23):
Over the last years, from what I have read, most of the innovation has coming from adult stem cells anyway.

Yet it's embryonic cells that are the most promising as they can, usually, grow into almost any other type of tissue. Adult stem cells aren't nearly as versatile and present different problems.

And since it's embryonic cells that are the target of so much (IMO needless) controversy, I'm assuming those are the type OP is interested in.

At any rate, I don't have any problems with any type of stem cell research.

[Edited 2011-03-11 14:28:21]

25 AKiss20 : Probably because until recently that was all they could get public funding for. NSF and other public grants are a huge source of research funding and
26 Quokka : Yes, I am in favour of stem cell research, including embryonic stem cells. Research that has the potential to alleviate and/ or cure so much illness a
27 atrude777 : Yes I am for it. I am Deaf and it has shown promising results for me to get my hearing back due to nerve damages. Alex
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