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Caroline Vigo

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Every year over 50,000 people get diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, therefore we need to find a cure. By the year 2050 it is estimated that over 13,000,000 Americans will become diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease alone. Allowing Human Embryo Stem Cell Research to advance could provide potential cures for neurodegenerative diseases, like Parkinson and Alzheimers Disease The cost of care for people with Alzheimer from 2010 to 2050 will exceed $20 trillion dollars due to absence of an accurate cure. Alzheimers disease can cost a single family an ascending $20 million dollars, per year, per victim including medication and nursing expenses, depending on the patients age and severity of the disease. Should Human Embryo Stem Cell Research be allowed? Huge economical impact We Need a Cure It is not murder Decrease Cost of Medicaid Finding a cure for Parkinson Disease can decrease federal share of Medicaid from $84 Billion dollars to $47 Billion dollars, almost a 44% decrease in shares. Currently, there are certain treatments and prescription drugs used for these neurodegenerative diseases, but these are only effective for improving symptoms, relieving pain, and controlling mobility, they are not a cure. Why should it be allowed? Every year more and more people are receiving diagnosis on incurable neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer and Parkinson’s. Improve Patients Lifestyle The embryos being experimented with are in such a basic stage of development that they are not developed enough in order to have emotional feeling or pain. Embryos will get discarded anyway We need to approve change in order for there to be change! Works Cited “Statistics Regarding Alzheimer’s”. The University of Oklahoma- College of Medicine. OU Medicine. N.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2013.

Alzheimer Association. “Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s Disease: A National Imperative”. ALZ. 10 May. 2010. Web. 8 Mar. 2013.

“Degenerative Nerve Diseases”. Medline Plus. U.S. National Library of Medicine- National Institute of Health. 7 Nov. 2011. Web. 8 Mar. 2013.

Lovell-Badge, Robin. “The Future for Stem Cell”. Nature 414.6859 (2001): 88-91.PubMed. 8 Mar. 2013.

Robertson, John A. “Embryo Stem Cell Research: Ten Years of Controversy.” Journal Of Law, Medicine & Ethics 38.2 (Summer 2010): 191-203. Academic Search Premier. Web. 8 Mar. 2013 The embryos being used for this research are embryos that are no longer wanted for fertilization and they will become discarded after a few months.
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