Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Gold Star - 17,788 Points (14-2-1957 / Tamilnadu, India)

Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Lines - Poem by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

From a ball of cells,
the Blastocyst:
(Smaller than a grain of sand,
Aged 5-6 days Intra-uterine Life) ,
Develop tissues, organs
and the fetus whole!

Stem-cells are pluripotent,
Cultured in lab nutrient media;
They heal disorders-
inherited and degenerative;
Doing wonders which drugs
couldn’t do till now;

They help in organ-transplant;
Fill defects in bone;
They cure Parkinson’s
And Motor Neuron Disease;
They form nervous tissue
And Bone marrow transplants;
Like Dolly, the cloned sheep,
Their benefits will pay off some day.

Getting them, using them
Is unethical, some say;
It leads to religious queries
That none can ever answer;
A matter of heated debate global,
Hope springs too eternal;
It offers miracles which
Can’t be denied to man;

Pumped is ‘big money’
into research on stem cell lines;
Challenging, complex, all agree,
It could cure many illnesses.

Some states/nations have banned the work;
Others have mellowed their stand;
Few are going ‘full steam ahead’,
Despite the controversies.
It’s an exciting, tricky, promising
Ambitious and murky field;
The cells are ‘immortal’!
But do they cause cancer?

How safe are they?
Who owns them?
Who must fund?
How to use?
These are queries,
Scientists must resolve;

Yet, progress can’t come
Without taking great risks;
Courts will decide problems;
Stem cells are a reality
today!

Copyright by Dr John Celes 11-25-2005


Comments about Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Lines by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

  • (3/9/2009 3:10:00 AM)


    A very educational resume of the ESC! Perhaps you could use this for schools? I recently posted a poem called Stem Cell but more as a pondering than as a factual resume - maybe the two might complement each other? ?
    Regards
    Mark
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  • (11/27/2005 1:52:00 PM)


    In this age of exposions in scientific knowledge, a Doctor Poet deals with both facts as well as poetic needs!
    Dr John Celes
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 27, 2005



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