Author Archives: Jemimah Etornam Kassah

About Jemimah Etornam Kassah

Student of Marine Coastal Development at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Loves reading; cooking. writing

Current state of stem cell research and its application in South Africa

Stem cells have currently become a “consumer item” of sorts; and private stem cell banks have been established.  These store tissue and stem cell rich blood which can be used later by donors to treat illnesses. It is therefore like … Continue reading

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Ethical issues in South Africa

By virtue of South Africa having a Christian majority, several issues have been raised in the courts against embryonic stem cell research. According to South African common law however, a legal personality is one who has been born and is completely … Continue reading

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Stem cell legislation in South Africa

South Africa is by far the most developed African country, and owes much of its ‘modernity’ and industrialization to the early influx of external European influences. Contributions from indigenous African tribes and migrants from Asia have also played an important … Continue reading

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What are stem cells?

A Russian scientist, Alexander Maximov, found out in 1908 that blood cells could originate from only one cell type which he named stem cells. He suggested that some triggers were responsible for making these cells differentiate into different types of … Continue reading

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