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Medical advancements in the 20th/21st Century

Major Advancements in the 21st Century

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  • Stem Cell Research- discovering their purpose and using them for treatments
    • uses in Cloning
    • cure of diabetes and Parkinson's disease
    • cure of cancer

http://www.science.org.au/nova/079/079key.htm

  • Digital X-Rays- eliminates the wait for x-rays to produce an image
    • allows radiologist to look at image and make diagnosis on the spot

http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/9708/21/nfm.digital.xray/index.html

  • Genetic Engineering- aletering human genes to prevent diseases and increase life span
    • discovery came from Human Genome Project
    • very controversial because it deals with altering one's mortality and creating the "perfect human race"

http://www.exampleessays.com/viewpaper/87421.html

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http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/9708/21/nfm.digital.xray/

Stem Cells
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http://www.scienceinpublic.com/bio21/stemcells.htm

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