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SCR Library - Stem Cell Videos
Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ
These three special student videos are available for immediate viewing from this SCR page:
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
- Student Stem Cell Lab
- Student Stem Cell Research
- Student Stem Cell Internships
In these series of videos CIRM grantees talk about stem cell research, from basic information about what the cells are to detailed descriptions of how the cells can improve human health.
East of England Stem Cell Network
Professor Roger Pedersen, Director of the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute presents five stem cell related webcasts:
- What is a stem cell?
An introduction to stem cell biology
- What diseases could actually be treated using stem cells?
The potential of stem cell medicine
- What are the issues surrounding the use of embryos in stem cell research?
Ethics and stem cell research
- What impact do public attitudes towards this work have on stem cell research?
Stem cell research and the public
- Why is Parkinson’s disease a good potential target for stem cell therapy?
Stem cell medicine and Parkinson's disease
European Consortium for Stem Cell Research has three films looking at different aspects of stem cell research. All are the result of a close collaboration between scientists and filmmakers, and are designed to be accessible to a broad general audience aged 14+. The films are ideal for classroom use, conference screenings or just as a source of information for those who would like to know more.
Harvard Stem Cell Institute
- A Stem Cell Story
This 15 minute film provides an introduction to the world of stem cell research. It uses hand-drawn animation, cell photography and documentary interviews to capture this cutting-edge area of science.
- Conversations: ethics, science, stem cells
This 19-minute film aims to encourage open debate about the ethical issues around stem cell research. It is structured in chapters, each addressing a key ethical question.
- Cell culture
This six minute film looks at how and why scientists grow stem cells in the Lab. There is a mix of time lapse photography, live action and hand-drawn animation that transports the view into a cell culture lab. Ideal for senior biology classes.
Public Forums Quarterly series of educational sessions designed for the general public. All of these videos can be accessed from the same landing page.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- Stem Cell Public Forum: Stem Cells and Key Disease (March 11, 2008)
The panel featured five scientists who discussed the state of experiments being done in the laboratory to identify areas of progress and potential.
- Stem Cell Public Forum: Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering (December 6, 2007)
The panel featured four scientists whose research is actively pursuing these goals, who discussed the opportunity, progress, and challenges currently facing the field of tissue engineering.
- Stem Cell Century: A Book Discussion (November 28, 2007)
A moderated discussion on Stem Cell Century: Law and Policy for a Breakthrough Technology featuring remarks by the book's author, Russell Korobkin, Professor of Law at UCLA and Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. Discussants included HSCI's Kevin Eggan; Frances Kamm, Professor of Philosophy at Harvard and Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government, and; Pamela Samuelson, Professor of Law and Information at UC Berkeley and Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.
- Stem Cell Public Forum: Stem Cells and the Media (October 18, 2007)
The panel featured four journalists intimately familiar with the stem cell story, who discussed the challenges and difficulties of covering this, the most important life-sciences story of the decade.
- Stem Cell Public Forum: Stem Cell Science 101 (June 26, 2007)
The panel featured three of HSCI's leading researchers for an evening of discovery. Drs. Cowan, Daley and Wagers presented the science in easily understood terms and provided the clinical perspective to help illustrate how this science is affecting the outlook for disease treatment.
- Religious Perspectives on Stem Cell Research (March 14, 2007)
Representatives of three of the world's major religions tangled over the beginnings of human life, the disposal of surplus embryos from in vitro fertilization clinics, and the conduct of embryonic stem cell research at an HSCI public event at Harvard Divinity School.
- Moderated book discussion (December 11, 2006)
This moderated discussion featured Michael Bellomo, author of The Stem Cell Divide; Eve Herold, author of Stem Cell Wars; and Christopher Thomas Scott, author of Stem Cell Now.
2006 Holiday Lectures Potent Biology: Stem Cells, Cloning, and Regeneration
HHMI investigator Douglas A. Melton, Ph.D. and EMBL senior scientist Nadia Rosenthal, Ph.D.
An indexed webcast video along with synchronized lecture slides and animation. Additionally, return to the navigation bar and click on Video, Animation, Interactive and Print articles for more resources to engage your students.
View twelve videos on the following topics associated with the HHMI Stem Cell Lecture:
- Lecture One-Understanding Embryonic Stem Cells
- Lecture Two-Adult Stem Cells and Regeneration
- Lecture Three-Coaxing Embryonic Stem Cells
- Lecture Four-Stem Cells and the End of Aging
International Society for Stem Cell Research
- Planarian Regeneration and Stem Cells (11 minutes 46 seconds)
- Cultured Human Embryonic Stem Cells (77 seconds)
- Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer Video (1 minute 59 seconds)
- DNA Gene Chip Explanation (51 seconds)
- Antlers and mammalian Regeneration (2 minutes 18 seconds)
- Heart Attack and Blocked Arteries (51 seconds)
- Interview with Douglas Melton ( 5 minutes 6 seconds)
- Interview with Nadia Rosenthal ( 4 minutes 55 seconds)
- Interview with Amy Greenwood and Alice Chen (6 minutes 58 seconds)
- Interview with Olivier Mirabeau ( 5 minutes 4 seconds)
- Interview with Mumma Al Banchaabouchi ( 3 minutes 55 seconds)
- Interview with Jose Gonzales (4 minutes 11 seconds)
Making Sense of Stem Cells:
ISSCR leaders explain the basic concepts of stem cell research clearly. Download entire set of videos.
Select individual chapters from Making Sense of Stem Cells
Scientists Talk about Stem Cells and Federal Policies
- ISSCR Introduction
- Overview of Stem Cells
- Understanding Cloning and Nuclear Transfer
- What are Stem Cells?
- Human Embryonic Stem Cells: Where do they come from?
- Human Embryonic Stem Cells: How can they be used?
- Adult Stem Cell Therapy
- ISSCR’s Website and Conclusion
See video interviews of leading scientists and ethicists discussing stem cell research and the importance of federal funding for research in general, and human embryonic stem cell research in particular.
- Chapter 1: Why Aren’t We There Yet
- Chapter 2: Why Embryonic Stem Cells: The Moral Imperative
- Chapter 3: Imagine Yourself a Type 1 Diabetic Without Affordable, Mass-Produced Insulin: A Byproduct of the Recombinant DNA Revolution
- Chapter 4: Adult Stem Cells Alone Will Not Provide the Cures
- Chapter 5: The Ethics
- Chapter 6: Stem Cell Research Will Lead to Biotech Jobs that Will Stimulate the Economy
- Chapter 7: The Hope of Cures
Additional Short ISSCR Images and Movies
- Chapter 1: The Science
- Chapter 2: The Ethics
- Chapter 3: The Government’s Role
- Chapter 4: Why Aren’t We There Yet
- Chapter 5: The Hope for Cures
- Chapter 6: Spinal Cord Injuries
- Chapter 7: Neurological Disorders and ALS
These special ISSCR videos are available for immediate viewing from this SCR page:
New York Stem Cell Foundation
- Chapter 1: Introduction to Stem Cells
- Chapter 2: The History of Stem Cells
- Chapter 3: Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer
- Chapter 4: Stem Cell FAQs
- Chapter 5: The Origin of Stem Cells
- Chapter 6: The Use of Stem Cells
- Chapter 7: Adult Stem Cells
- Chapter 8: Conclusion
This is a collection of five videos made available by NYSCF:
Library of Congress
- Stem Cells: Developing New Cures
This video portrays the promise of stem cell therapies for human disease and demonstrates the potential of the research to create opportunities for studying disease fundamentals.
- Beating Heart
Beating heart tissue made from human embryonic stem cells.
- NYSCF Lab on NY 1
An interview with Susan L. Solomon, NYSCF CEO and Kevin Eggan, PhD, NYSCF Scientific Director at NYSCF's privately funded stem cell laboratory.
- NYSCF Panel Discussion at the 92nd Street Y
The New York Stem Cell Foundation and the 92nd Street Y present a panel discussion entitled,
“Stem Cell Research: The Way Forward”
- 2007 NYSCF Video
NYSCF scientists and supporters discuss the significance of the New York Stem Cell Foundation's work.
2007 Disability Employment Awareness Month Keynote Address
Jim Langevin, Congressman and quadriplegic from Rhode Island talks about stem cell research (4 minutes)
Human Stem Cell Research Problems and Promise
Public outreach program to help nonscientist, students and the general public understand the importance of human stem cell research and its possible impact on our society. Symposium includes topics on:
Public Broadcasting System (PBS)
Henry Bienen, President, Northwestern University, Albert Farbman, Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology and Physiology
- The Clinical Importance of Stem Cells
- Alternatives to Embryonic Stem Cells
David A. Prentice
- The Case Against Destroying Human Embryos for Stem Cell Research
Richard M. Doerflinger
- Duties, Freedoms, and Limits: The Ethics of Research in Human Embryonic Stem Cells
- Politics and Policy in the Stem Cell Debate
Robin Alta Charo
- Stem Cell Research and Public Policy: How Are the Rules Made?
John E. Porter
- Panel Discussion
Moderated by Albert Farbman
The Charlie Rose Science Series: Stem Cell Research
The panel discusses the use of stem cells, such as bone marrow transplants, and the hopes for future applications of both adult and embryonic stem cells, both as a way to model and study disease and a possible treatment for a variety of conditions, such as heart and blood disease, diabetes , Parkinson's, Lou Gehrig's disease, Alzheimer's, spinal cord injuries, and cancer. Sir Paul Nurse, President of The Rockefeller University, Doug Melton, Co-director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, George Daley of Children's Hospital Boston and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Larry Goldstein, director of the UC San Diego Stem Cell program, and Story Landis of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke are the panelists.
UCLA Center for Society and Genetics
Symposium and Conference 2006: Stem Cells February 3-5, 2006 include Stem Cell Research and the Role of Secondary Schools. Viewers must scroll down to the fourth conference webcast to access the Stem Cell Symposium.
University of Wisconsin Stem Cell Institute
- The Benefits and Pitfalls of State Refunded Research
- Perspective on the Intended and Unintended Effects of Regenerative Medicine on Public Health
- Issue of Cost Quality and Access
- Implications for Prevention and Chronic Disease
- Egg Donation: Inequities in Participation and Access
- Stem Cell Patents in International Perspective
- IRB Review and Informed Consent
- Complying with the Federal Funding Restriction on Stem Cell Research
- Stem Cells and Ethics
- Science to Commerce in the Birth of the Stem Cell Industry
- Stem Cell Research and the Role of Secondary Education
- Stem Cell Research: A Religious Perspective
- The Not-So-Simple Patient Advocated Perspective
- Breaking News; How the Media Report Stem Cell Research
- Introduction to the Biology of Stem Cells
- Stem Cells and the Law
- Stem Cells and Ethics: What’s in the Dish?
- Embryo Ethics: A Religious Perspective
- Stem Cells in the News: How the Media Report Stem Cell Science
- Science by Political Initiative: Political Communication and Proposition 71
- From Bench to Bedside: Moving from Research to Treatment
- Toning down the Hype: Lessons from Previous Cell-Based Therapies
- The Consumer’s Role in Science Policy: Patient Advocacy and Protections
ES cells growing in culture
WGBH (Boston) Forum Network
Stem Cells 101 and Beyond
Divya Mathur and Chris Lengner, researchers from Rudolf Jaenisch's lab at the Whitehead Institute in Massachusetts discuss the basics of stem cell research as well as their latest findings. (March 17, 2006)
You Tube: Michael J. Fox
Exclusive: Michael J. Fox Talks to Katie Couric re: Rush Limbaugh(October 27, 2006)
A Discussion of Parkinson's disease research and allegations made by radio host Rush Limbaugh.
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