Amazingly, we are one giant step closer to generating functional lung tissue for human beings.
Research on stem cell therapy has been slow because it’s a rather controversial subject. There are those who believe that we are “playing God” by discovering the secrets to our own genetics. But this writer asks, if your loved one was dying and could be saved by such research, who would pass on that opportunity? Is it really the place of anyone else to condemn or ban such research? To each person a unique opinion lies, but when policy making cuts off public access to life-saving technology, we need to take a good hard look at what it means to be a human being in the field of medicine.
Medical researchers use technology such as online surveys to query large groups of people in a fraction of the time that it takes for conventional surveying methods. With access to technologies such as these, medical firms can gather and report on real data from patients who are involved in so-called experimental treatments. This is not to say that a qualified medical doctor is not supervising the therapy all the time, but rather, these online survey tools are a great way for researchers to protect the identify of the patients while still collecting this incredibly valuable information.