Lifting the Ban: The Struggle for Stem Cells (II)



Lifting the Ban: The Struggle for Embryonic Stem Cell Research (Part 2 of 2) James Hardie -Director Joey O’Connor -Cinematographer/Editor Steve Hartter -MoOF Cinematographer/Editor Jackie Vandervest -Tech Guru Year: 2005 Spartan Wheat Production team from Michigan State University’s Lyman Briggs College presents a documentary film that attempts to clarify controversial issues connected with stem cells. The film teams explains: “Stem cells are unspecialized cells that give rise later in life to a specific specialized cell of an organ or tissue. Research first began on Adult stem cells during the 1960s. These stem cells are typically harvested from the skin, bone marrow, and nasal passages. By the early 1980s, adult stem cells were already being used to cure a variety of diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and certain cancers (Brossard, 2003). The 1990s saw the first use of umbilical cord blood stem cells, which are used to treat heart and other metabolic diseases in children with certain anemia’s and leukemia’s (Brossard, 2003). Currently, Physicians treat about 80 different diseases with the use of adult stem cells (Brossard, 2003). In 1998, a new form of stem cells were isolated, ones that would spur a heated debate and grab worldwide attention (Specht, 2005). On November 5th, 1998, scientists at the University of Wisconsin and Johns Hopkins University found embryonic stem cells, which are taken from human embryos (Specht, 2005). However, because of legal limits


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Lifting the Ban: The Struggle for Stem Cells (II)



Lifting the Ban: The Struggle for Embryonic Stem Cell Research (Part 2 of 2) James Hardie -Director Joey O’Connor -Cinematographer/Editor Steve Hartter -MoOF Cinematographer/Editor Jackie Vandervest -Tech Guru Year: 2005 Spartan Wheat Production team from Michigan State University’s Lyman Briggs College presents a documentary film that attempts to clarify controversial issues connected with stem cells. The film teams explains: “Stem cells are unspecialized cells that give rise later in life to a specific specialized cell of an organ or tissue. Research first began on Adult stem cells during the 1960s. These stem cells are typically harvested from the skin, bone marrow, and nasal passages. By the early 1980s, adult stem cells were already being used to cure a variety of diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and certain cancers (Brossard, 2003). The 1990s saw the first use of umbilical cord blood stem cells, which are used to treat heart and other metabolic diseases in children with certain anemia’s and leukemia’s (Brossard, 2003). Currently, Physicians treat about 80 different diseases with the use of adult stem cells (Brossard, 2003). In 1998, a new form of stem cells were isolated, ones that would spur a heated debate and grab worldwide attention (Specht, 2005). On November 5th, 1998, scientists at the University of Wisconsin and Johns Hopkins University found embryonic stem cells, which are taken from human embryos (Specht, 2005). However, because of legal limits


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