The Key to Life

Stem Cell research has become a breakthrough in the 21st century as it has helped in the find of several new medical treatments, but has also been a highly debated topic. Many religious groups want to outlaw stem cell research because believe stem cell research is erroneous and against human rights. I believe stem cells are helping human society and should continue to be studied in research.
In recent years, stem cell research has become major news around the globe. It has helped in the finding of new therapies for diseases that have no cure. Stem cells are used as the repair system of the body helping create new types of cells (Saxena, Divya, and Jyoti 224). Embryonic stem cells can develop into any other type of cell in the body and improve the possibility of cell-based therapies to treat drastic diseases. Patients with paralysis have been said to recover their ability to walk, and it all was thanks research from stem cell research (SENEKE 222).
In recent years the number of people who require an organ implant, such as a kidney, has increased while patients on the waiting list keep dying. (Pomfret et al. 745).   These stem cells could be used to create new organs which are then used for patients who need an organ transplant and save their lives.   Claudia Castillo was dying of tuberculosis, she needed a windpipe transplant, and the doctors had lost all hope. She feared she would never be able to take her two children to the park, read her youngest a bed time story or take them to visit family in Colombia. These fears disappear as she became the first woman to have a stem cell organ transplant and survive the terrible disease. (Govana). Like Claudia Castillo many other patients are dying due their need of an organ transplant. Stem Cell research can save the lives of many patients who are waiting an organ from stem cells. Scientist are also trying to use this cells to repair damaged heart muscle following a heart attack with cardiac muscle cells (Saxena, Divya,...