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Religion, Public Reason, and Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Cynthia B. Cohen

David E. Guinn (ed.)

in Handbook of Bioethics and Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178739
eISBN:
9780199784943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178734.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that although there are certain limits on how religious bodies and their members should attempt to insert their beliefs into public policy matters, religiously based arguments ... More


Cell Types and Their Origins

Günter P. Wagner

in Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156460
eISBN:
9781400851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156460.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the developmental evolution of cell types, the lowest level of biological organization for which questions of identity (that is, cell identity) play a major role. Higher ... More


“On One Path or the Other”: Cloning, Religion, and the Making of U.S. Biopolicy

Nigel M. de S. Cameron

David E. Guinn (ed.)

in Handbook of Bioethics and Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178739
eISBN:
9780199784943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178734.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The series of policy positions of the US administration in the opening years of the “biotech century” in respect to cloning, embryonic stem cell research, and the patenting of human embryos offers a ... More


Handbook of Bioethics and Religion

David E. Guinn (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178739
eISBN:
9780199784943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178734.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book discusses the role of religion in a religiously pluralistic liberal society, namely the United States. Nowhere else in the public realm do the fundamental religious questions about the ... More


Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Transdifferentiated Neurons in Cross Talk with the Tissue Microenvironment: Implications for Translational Science

Katarzyna A. Trzaska, Steven J. Greco, Lisamarie Moore, and Pranela Rameshwar

in Neurovascular Medicine: Pursuing Cellular Longevity for Healthy Aging

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326697
eISBN:
9780199864874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326697.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Stem cells hold vast therapeutic potential in facilitating the treatment of many diseases with high mortality. Central to the advancement in stem cell therapy is a fundamental understanding of the ... More


Embryonic Stem Cells and Therapeutic Cloning

Ruth Deech and Anna Smajdor

in From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the Era of Reproductive Technology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199219780
eISBN:
9780191713002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219780.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter provides a concise overview of what embryonic stem cells are. It lists alternative sources of stem cells, and weigh their respective merits. Ethical concerns relating to embryonic stem ... More


Motoneurons from Human Embryonic Stem Cells: Present Status and Future Strategies for their Use in Regenerative Medicine

K. S Sidhu

in Neurovascular Medicine: Pursuing Cellular Longevity for Healthy Aging

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326697
eISBN:
9780199864874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326697.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Human embryonic stem cells are pluripotent and can produce the entire range of major somatic cell lineage of the central nervous system and thus form an important source for cell-based therapy of ... More


Human Neural Stem Cell–Mediated Repair of the Contused Spinal Cord: Timing the Microenvironment

Brian J. Cummings, Mitra J. Hooshmand, Desirée L. Salazar, and Aileen J. Anderson

in From Development to Degeneration and Regeneration of the Nervous System

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195369007
eISBN:
9780199865253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369007.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a debilitating and devastating condition that affects approximately 11,000 new people in the United States each year. Understanding of the pathophysiology and potential ... More


Effects of Ethanol on the Regulation of Cell Cycle in Neural Stem Cells

W. Michael Zawada and Mita Das

in Brain Development: Normal Processes and the Effects of Alcohol and Nicotine

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195183139
eISBN:
9780199865147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183139.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter discusses the effects of early ethanol exposure on the cell cycle, with particular reference to neuronal stem cells (NSCs) in the developing brain. Understanding how ethanol affects the ... More


Stem Cell Research

Bonnie Steinbock

in Life Before Birth: The Moral and Legal Status of Embryos and Fetuses

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195341621
eISBN:
9780199897131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341621.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research involves the destruction of embryos. On the interest view, embryos lack moral standing, but research that kills embryos is deeply offensive to many people. ... More


Science vs Religion: What Do Scientists Really Believe?

Elaine Howard Ecklund

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392982
eISBN:
9780199777105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392982.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Americans support science as well as religion—but these two things are often at odds. In the wake of recent controversies about teaching intelligent design and the ethics of embryonic-stem- cell ... More


 Research Issues

Mary Briody Mahowald

in Bioethics and Women: Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195176179
eISBN:
9780199786558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176170.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Cases illustrating the exclusion of women in biomedical research, experimental treatment and maternal fetal surgery, human reproductive cloning, and embryonic stem cell research are presented. For ... More


Cell aging and renewal

Baltazar D. Aguda and Avner Friedman

in Models of Cellular Regulation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198570912
eISBN:
9780191718717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570912.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Cellular aging, commonly referred to as cellular senescence, is thought to be a ‘programmed’ cell fate in a similar sense that apoptosis is somehow programmed to happen to certain cells during ... More


Adult Neurogenesis, Neuroinflammation, and Therapeutic Potential of Adult Neural Stem Cells

Philippe Taupin

in Neurovascular Medicine: Pursuing Cellular Longevity for Healthy Aging

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326697
eISBN:
9780199864874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326697.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Contrary to a long-held dogma, neurogenesis occurs throughout adulthood in mammals, including humans. Neurogenesis occurs primarily in two regions of the adult brain, the hippocampus and the ... More


Genetics, Cloning, and Stem Cell Research

Adil E. Shamoo and David B. Resnik

in Responsible Conduct of Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368246
eISBN:
9780199867615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368246.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter provides an overview of ethical, social, and policy issues related to research on human genetics and embryonic stem cells. It covers such topics as genetic engineering of animals and ... More


 Stem Cell Politics, Religious and Secular: The United States and France Compared

Thomas Banchoff

in Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195307221
eISBN:
9780199785513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307221.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter has three sections. The first section examines a methodological problem — how to describe and compare the evolution of national controversies. The second compares the evolution of embryo ... More


Stem Cell Promises—Rhetoric and Reality

John Hearn

in Law and Bioethics: Current Legal Issues Volume 11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545520
eISBN:
9780191721113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545520.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter reviews some selected scientific advances as milestones in the development of the field of stem cell biology, and comments on the ethical, religious, and regulatory debate that has ... More


Medical Tourism for Experimental Therapies: An In-Depth Exploration of Stem Cell Therapy Tourism

I. Glenn Cohen

in Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199975099
eISBN:
9780190205522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975099.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter focuses on patients who travel abroad to receive experimental therapies unavailable in their home country, with a focus on stem cell therapies. This form of medical tourism raises ... More


Islamic Bioethics — Recent Developments

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in Islamic Biomedical Ethics Principles and Application

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378504
eISBN:
9780199869688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378504.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The last chapter takes up recent advancements in medicine and biotechnology that have entailed forms of experimentation in which humans—especially the most vulnerable humans (infants, pregnant women, ... More


Motivating Values and Regulatory Models for Emerging Technologies: Stem Cell Research Regulation in Argentina and the United Kingdom

Shawn HE Harmon

in Law and Bioethics: Current Legal Issues Volume 11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545520
eISBN:
9780191721113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545520.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter considers and compares the stem cell research (SCR) regulation of two different jurisdictions: Argentina, a southern developing country and technology importer with aspirations to become ... More


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