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Using the best sources of credible information on the web, CellTalk discusses the most important issues surrounding the science of stem cells.
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Tell Me More About Stem Cells
The National Institutes of Health
Int'l Society for Stem Cell Research
International Stem Cell Forum
Download a resource book on stem cells from the National Academies of Science
Understanding Stem Cells
CellTalk #1 - What are the scientific properties of stem cells?
There are a few major properties that define a stem cell:
1. Stem cells are unspecialized
2. They have the ability to self-renew
3. They can change into mature cell types
Test your understanding at:
Tell Me More About Stem Cells from scientific contributors at MIT, Whitehead Institute and Harvard Stem Cell Institute. To get a better "picture" of what a stem cell is, let Stem Cell Guy interact with you.
Visit the EuroStemCell for more information on the scientific properties of stem cells.
Then view an interactive tutorial at the University of Michigan to really bring you up to the next level.
For those seeking in-depth knowledge of stem cell properties: UMDNJ, Stem Cell Summary.
MEDIA RESOURCES@CellTalk #1
A Stem Cell Story (16 minutes)
This innovative animated film, with cell microscopy and interviews, provides an engaging and visual introduction to the world of stem cell research.
Nature Podcast Special
Interview on Asymmetric Division
June 28, 2006 (16 minutes)
The Naked Scientists Science Interviews
Stem Cells and 'Stemness", Professor Roger Pedersen, Cambridge University, UK