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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 components have been extensively tested, and come with full...read more

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Animation: Zellen als Krankheitsmodelle

Wie werden Stammzellen als Labormodell für Krankheiten genutzt? Dieser vierminütige Animationsfilm erklärt einfach und anschaulich, wie und wieso Zellen als Krankheitsmodelle...read more

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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 (iii) a discussion activity which raises some of...read more

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Stem Cell School Tool: Einblick in die Welt der Stammzellen

Die Stammzellforschung und ihre medizinische Anwendung, die regenerative Medizin, machen rasante Fortschritte. Die Idee hinter der regenerativen Medizin tönt bestechend: Das...read more

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Stem Cell School Tool: un aperçu du monde des cellules souches

La recherche sur les cellules souches et son application médicale, la médecine régénérative, avancent à pas de géant. L'idée de base de la médecine régénérative est séduisante: utiliser le...read more

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Le cellule staminali: spunti per un'azione didattica

La dispensa, pensata per un pubblico di studenti della scuola secondaria media e superiore, racconta cosa siano le cellule staminali, la ricerca scientifica su di esse e il loro...read more

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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 Nobel Prize in Medicine, a type of cell known as...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 published in 1961 by Drs. James Till and Ernest...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&A and discussion questions.

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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 what disease modelling is, why it is useful and how...read more

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Folge 111: iPS-Zellen

How are iPS cells created in the laboratory? Short film in German.

Für die bahnbrechende Entwicklung von induzierten pluripotenten Stammzellen wurde 2012 der Medizin-Nobelpreis vergeben. Wie...read more

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Ueber Stammzellen - Videoreihe

Die Online Videoreihe Typ(isch) Stammzelle gibt einen Überblick über die Forschungsansätze, Ziele und Probleme des jungen Wissensgebietes der Stammzellforschung. In den drei ersten Teilen der...read more

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TELESCOPE: Embryonic stem cell research and ethics

TELESCOPE is a set of scenarios and discussion prompts to support a...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 repair and replace failing human organs by growing...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 groups, create diagrams and glossaries to illustrate...read more
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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 they are important.  Teacher Institute Teaching...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 ophthalmologist tells her about a study being conducted at...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.

An extract from the BBSRC publication ...read more

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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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