EuroStemCell toolkit

A growing set of downloadable, mix-and-match stem cell resources and activities suitable for a variety of educational settings. All components have been extensively tested, and come with full instructions.

Available in several European languages.

Centre for Bionetworking organises international conference on ‘Global life science and bionetworking’

On November 11th and 12th, stem cell scientists, clinicians and social scientists from around the world gathered at the University of Sussex to discuss and debate current practices around stem cell research and therapy in an international conference organised by the Centre for Bionetworking, Department of Anthropology. Specifically, delegates sought to answer the central question of the conference: What is there between bona fide and rogue stem cell therapy?

Ética y reprogramación celular: cuestiones éticas después del descubrimiento de las células iPS

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26 Nov 2012

La reprogramación celular nos permite convertir cualquier célula del cuerpo en una célula madre. Éste descubrimiento sorprendió a muchos científicos y cambio la manera de pensar sobre como se desarrollan las células. Ha cambiado también esta nueva tecnología las discusiones éticas sobre la investigación con células madre? Que nuevas cuestiones han surgido?

Nature commentaries tackle current issues in regulation of stem cell therapies

Two recent opinion pieces in Nature highlight important social, ethical and regulatory issues around stem cell research. 

Research from our partners: ethical issues, stem cell research and gastroenterology

In “Human stem-cell research in gastroenterology: experimental treatment, tourism and biobanking”, EuroStemCell ethics expert and Professor Emeritus of Lund University’s Department of Medical Ethics Göran Hermerén outlines some of the prospects for applying stem cell therapies to gastroenterological diseases, and related ethical issues.

Watch the European Parliament hearing on the "One of Us" Petition.

On the 16th of April, a hearing was held at the European Parliament to discuss a petition which seeks to ban all EU funding for research or development activities which involves the destruction of human embryos. A number of EuroStemCell partners attending the hearing. The European Commission has until the 28th of May to respond and we will keep you updated on the developments with this petition.

Stammzelltherapien und Ethik: Diskussion & Lektion

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21 Jan 2013

Eine Lektion für 12-14 Jährige über ethische und soziale Dilemmas im Umgang mit neuen Stammzelltherapien.

Wer sollte lebensverändernde neue Behandlungen erhalten? Wann sollten Patienten experimentelle Behandlungen erhalten? Wie bewerten wir Risiken und Nutzen? Und wer entscheidet?

Ethics in action in stem cell research

As stem cell research moves towards new medical applications, research teams must resolve new ethical questions. For example, if cells are obtained from a human donor, how can they be used? What type of permission has been obtained from the donor or his/her family and what are the limits of this permission? These are the issues currently being tackled by the EU-funded stem cell research project STELLAR. Ton Rabelink, Coordinator of STELLAR, describes his experience of bringing biologists and ethicists together to tackle the practical ethical questions raised by their planned research.

Entstehung, Ethik und Embryonen: die Quellen der humanen embryonalen Stammzellen

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25 Jul 2011

Woher bekommen Forscher embryonale Stammzellen? Dies ist die Kernfrage der kontroversen Diskussion um die Forschung an humanen Stammzellen. Sollten sich Wissenschaftler selbst auf die Verwendung von Embryonen beschränken, die bei einer Fruchtbarkeitsbehandlung übrig bleiben? Warum sollte man nicht Embryonen speziell für die Forschung und Maximierung unserer Erfolgschancen züchten?

Etyka i przeprogramowanie: pytania natury etycznej po odkryciu komórek iPS

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26 Nov 2012

Przeprogramowanie pozwala nam zmienić dowolną komórkę ciała w komórkę macierzystą. To odkrycie zaskoczyło wielu naukowców i zmieniło ich sposób postrzegania rozwoju komórek macierzystych. Czy nowa technologia zmienia również dyskusję etyczną dotyczącą badań nad komórkami macierzystymi? Jakie nowe pytania powstają?

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