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Mario Gunter Gen Biology 4-10-01 Summary At the beginning of the article it mainly talked about a women who had a stroke and was paralyzed on the entire left side of your body No one ever expected her to ever walk again Two years later she not only walks but runs for short distances Her only lingering impairment is a paralyzed hand Its hard to say exactly what happen for the near full recovery but a year ago this women this women had two holes drilled into her head and injected fetal- pigs cells about 80 million of them- into her brain By doing this the cells have taken root and formed connections with her own surviving neurons reversing much of the damage caused by the stroke The idea of putting pig parts in people is not a new idea Doctors have long used porcine heart valves and hormones in people But the advent of fetal-cell research the practice has reached a whole new level Today researches are testing fetal pigs cells as a treatment for a range of brain conditions These brain conditions also include Parkinsons disease Huntingtons disease epilepsy and even chronic pain Only a few dozen patients have received brain cells from fetal pigs And also during the few past weeks scientists have reported disappointing results with both approaches This year 53000 of the year 75000 Americans who might benefit from a transplant will die waiting for a donor Transplantable pig organs could generate billions for biotech while extending thousands of lives In conclusion I feel that using pig parts to extend a persons life isnt as bad as some people think But I think that some people die while waiting for transplants when
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