Stem cell resources

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EuroStemCell toolkit

A growing set of downloadable, mix-and-match stem cell resources and activities suitable for a variety of educational settings. All...read more

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A Stem Cell Adventure

This comic book, originally published in Portuguese...read more

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Carlo and the Orange Glasses

Carlo is on an adventure to get his best cycling time ever, but finds himself in a bit of a pickle. Thanks to the ‘Zoom 3000’ glasses Carlo finds...read more

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GSCN video: Andreas Trumpp (EN)

In this short video by the German Stem Cell Network, scientist Andreas Trumpp talks about his research on cancer stem cells.

In German,...read more

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15-19
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GSCN video: Anthony D. Ho (EN)

Anthony D. Ho has focused on blood stem cells in his research for the past thirty years and continues to push therapeutic possibilities in...read more

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15-19
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GSCN video: Magdalena Götz (EN)

Magdalena Götz from the Helmholtz Zentrum München is a leading researcher in the field of neuronal stem cells.

In this video, produced by...read more

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15-19
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Let's Talk Stem Cells

This activity provides teachers with a resource which supports (i) an understanding of stem cells, (ii) how they can be used therapeutically, and...read more

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school 15-19
StemCellShorts - What are induced pluripotent stem cells?

The third in a series of short (around 1 minute) animated films that answer basic questions about stem cell research.

Celebrated by the 2012...read more

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StemCellShorts - What are embryonic stem cells?

Part 2 in a series of short (around 1 minute) animated videos answering basic questions about stem cell research. This video is about...read more

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StemCellShorts - What is a stem cell?

The first in a series of short (around 1 minute) animated films that answer basic questions about stem cell research.

A seminal paper...read more

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What are stem cells? - a TED-Ed lesson

This short animated TED-Ed video introduces the different types of stem cell and their potential to treat disease.

Includes Q&...read more

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15-19
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Animation: Disease modelling with cells

How are stem cells used to model disease in the laboratory? This 3-minute animation gives a clear, simple and visually appealing explanation of...read more

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TELESCOPE: Embryonic stem cell research and ethics

TELESCOPE is a set...read more

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Bioengineering Body Parts

This 5.5 minute video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW examines the work of medical researchers who are developing new techniques to...read more

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Stem cell research policy lesson plan: create an advocacy brochure

In this lesson, students will:

  • Explain what stem cells are, where they are found, and how they may be used. 
  • In small...read more
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research project
school 15-19
Teacher Institute Teaching Tips: Stem Cells

In this 3.5 minute podcast (MP3) for and by teachers,  Teacher Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Julie Yu explains what a stem cell is and why...read more

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Eyes Without a Face: Stem Cell Research and Corneal Implants

Although blind since childhood as the result of an accident, Lucy has never given up hope that one day she might see again. So, when her...read more

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Stem cells: the ethical matrix

In this activity you will first produce an ethical matrix and then use it as a tool to discuss some ethical issues surrounding stem cells.

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school 15-19
Activities Exploring the Regulation of Stem Cell Research

Three discussion-based activities exploring the regulation of stem cell research. An extract from the BBSRC publication...read more

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school 15-19
CIRM- five lesson plans for secondary schools

Each of the five units begins with a list of the learning standards that can be taught using the materials, including lesson plans, power points,...read more

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