Understanding the biology of stem cells offers hope to suffers of degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. It also presents challenges for both policymakers and scientists in balancing public expectation with scientific reality.
This Research Councils UK exhibition, led by BBSRC and the Medical Research Council, describes how stem cell research is progressing, and how the Research Councils are listening and responding to public attitudes on this controversial area of science. The display is available for short-term loan upon request.
The exhibition was updated in 2010/11 in response to BBSRC/MRC Stem Cell dialogue. For more information about the dialogue see related links.
The exhibition is available for loan.
External links and resources
Centre of the cell
This site contains general information and suite of activities on cells with some references to regenerative medicine
EuroStemCell - Europe's stem cell hub
EuroStemCell has developed, and continues to add to a set of activities and resources including quizzes, structured discussion material, role plays, films and experiments
Biochemical Society – Sciberbrain
I'm a scientist, get me out of here
Stem cell debating kit
US site providing a variety of resources on stem cells including images and case studies covering issues such as designer embryos and the potential of stem cell therapy