Ups and Downs in everything
The other day I was listening to Discovery. By the way, I have received podcast for discovery, Global News from the BBC. For 3weeks in June, they talked about stem cell research and the current situation and development of them. As I’m studying biology, the subject drew my attention. As you might know, stem cell research has been very controversial ethically, but it’s also been tantalizing. Well, I don’t want to talk about it in detail. As far as I know, the discovery of the presence of stem cell in human body was after the dropping atomic bombs in Japan. As the radiation from the atomic bomb killed people, but some parts of the body resisted to the radiation, especially, in blood system, scientists started to find out what regenerated these tissues after having been damaged. That was the stem cell. Since then, Stem cell research has been widely performed while ethical issues have also been posed especially about embryonic stem cell research. Stem cell research is considered as important and is believed to make breakthrough in the treatment of genetic diseases, incurable diseases, and spinal injuries. It must be a daunting challenge to carry out the research and find out real treatments for these diseases and it will take long time but if we made it, the way of treating the patients would be greatly changed.
I think that we live in a convenient, productive, fast changing at the same time risky world than ever before thanks to the development in many parts of the science, but it also produces lots of social, ethical problems. Well, when it comes to stem cell therapy, when the treatment using stem cell is reachable to us, and customized I think there might be no incurable disease. It sounds great, doesn’t it? But I’m sure there will be problems. What do you think? What ups and downs will be there? I’m dying to know what you think about this matter.
By the way, do you remeber I love playing the piano, but I am staying in the college residence so I don't have my piano with me, and cannot play. The other day, just came to think that why not buy a digital piano, which is much smaller and a lot lighter. I'm going to buy one!!!!!!!!!!!! and I'lll be able to play any music here. I'm too delighted to say this.
my 16 year-old piano
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