Stem Cell Informative Speech Outline

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1.What are stem cells? “Cartman: Doctor, can you tell me exactly how stem cells work? Doctor: Well you have trillions of cells in your body, heart cells, skin cells, brain cells and so on. But before a cell is designated as a toenail cell, or a pancreas cell, it's what we call a stem cell. Sort of like a blank cell, do you understand? Cartman: Not at all, but go on.” ("Kenny Dies." - Full Episode. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Oct. Giving it a more scientific definition, according to "Stem Cell Basics." : Introduction [Stem Cell Information]. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Oct. 2015. "Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. In addition, in many tissues they serve as a sort of…show more content…
One big difference between embryonic and adult stem cells is in their different abilities in the number and type of differentiated cell types they can become. Embryonic stem cells can become any kind of cell type in our body because they are pluripotent1, adult stem cells are limited to differentiating into different cell types of their tissue of origin. The use of adult(non-embryonic)stem cells and tissues derived from the patient's own adult stem cells would mean that the cells are less likely to be rejected by the immune system. This is a major…show more content…
Third source of stem cells. According to"Online Biology Degree." Online Biology Degree RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Oct. 2015. "Embryo or adult aren’t the only two places one can get stem cells. Blood used from the umbilical cord made during pregnancies is also a good source. And the results can be impressive. In 2006, researchers at the University of Minnesota announced they were able to largely reverse the effects of strokes in lab rats using stem cells found in human umbilical cord blood." States still CAN decide. Although the federal government might have agreed on research of stem cells, each and every one of the 50 states in the US is free to pass their own laws. Ex: in 2010 Minnesota changed it's ban on paying scientists to engage in all forms of human cloning. The University of Minnesota was a major supporter of the funding and announced that by destroying the organism 5-10 days after making it, that it's not cloning. Stem cells in space. It is widely know that astronauts with their return to Earth, have problems with regeneration of their mucle tissue. They are really weak and they need a lot of time to recover from the journey. NASA think that it might just be stem cells, that can help them in the process of recovery from the

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