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Fetal Tissue Research and Parkinson's Disease
Charles R. Fourtner
Clyde Freeman Herreid
In this role-playing case study on Parkinson’s disease, students learn about brain injury and brain repair mechanisms, the physical and psychological effects of a degenerative disease on a patient and her family, the ethics of fetal tissue research, and the sociological implications of an aging population. The case has been used in a "Great Discoveries in Science" non-majors’ course for juniors and seniors as well as in a seminar in neuroscience for University Honors freshmen and sophomores.
|Keywords:||Parkinson's disease; neurodegenerative disease; neurophysiology; fetal tissue research; neural transplant; aging; bioethics|
|Topical Area:||Ethics, Social issues|
|Educational Level:||Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, General public & informal education|
|Subject Headings:||Biology (General) Medicine (General) Neuroscience Public Health Sociology|
|Copyright:||Copyright held by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Please see our usage guidelines, which outline our policy concerning permissible reproduction of this work.|
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