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What promise do stem cells hold for the treatment of medical conditions? In this five-part online course you will explore the history and basic biology of stem cells, learn about new research techniques, and find out how stem cells could lead to cures for diseases and to individualized medicine. You will hear from Museum scientists, medical researchers at the frontiers of the field, and a panel of bioethics experts who will address the ethical implications of stem cell research and therapy. Learn what has already been accomplished, what challenges remain, and what medical breakthroughs may lie ahead....
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Introduction to Stem Cells

Welcome to The Science of Stem Cells! You will begin with a basic overview of stem cells--what they are, the history of stem cell research, and the potential for stem cell therapies. You will also learn from AMNH biologist Julia Zichello that stem cells are found throughout the tree of life....
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6 видео (всего 34 мин.), 3 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video6 видео
Introduction to the Course3мин
How Stem Cells Differentiate3мин
History of Stem Cells14мин
Why are Stem Cells Important?5мин
Stem Cells in Other Organisms4мин
Reading3 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Syllabus10мин
Related Resources10мин
Stem Cell Glossary10мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Module One: What do you know?10мин
Module One: What have you learned?20мин
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How Do Stem Cells Work?

This week, New York University’s Dr. Esteban Mazzoni will discuss how scientists can coax stem cells to differentiate into particular cell types. Dr. Mazzoni will also talk about new stem cell-assisted technologies such as mitochondrial replacement therapy and generating chimeras for organ transplantation. You will also get some background information on the science and ethics of cloning. ...
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3 видео (всего 53 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
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Cell differentiation, Therapeutic Cloning & Chimeras: Part One21мин
Cell differentiation, Therapeutic Cloning & Chimeras: Part Two30мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Cloning and Genetic Engineering: How and Why?10мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Module Two: What do you know?10мин
Module Two: What have you learned?20мин
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Using Stem Cells to Study Disease

We have covered the process by which scientists can differentiate cells in a culture dish. Now you will look at how scientists can use these cell to model diseases in a culture dish. Dr. Andrew Sproul from Columbia University explains how cultured cells can be used to understand the cause of diseases and to look for drugs that will potentially cure them. His research is on Alzheimer’s disease. You will also explore how how stem cells have the potential to help with the study of diabetes....
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3 видео (всего 46 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
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Reprogramming and Genome Editing for Disease Modeling37мин
Stem Cells: Developing New Cures6мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Diabetes in a Dish: Using Stem Cells to Study Disease10мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Module Three: What do you know?10мин
Module Three: What have you learned?20мин
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Using Stem Cells to Treat Disease

In addition to the great potential of stem cells to be used in the study of disease, stem cells can also be used to actually treat disease. Neural stem cell pioneer Dr. Sally Temple will explain the potential for using stem cells in our own bodies (adult stem cells) to treat age-related macular degeneration, an increasingly common and debilitating disease. Dr. Temple will also give you some tools for evaluating potential stem cell treatments....
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3 видео (всего 34 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
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Stem Cells in the Adult Human Retinal Pigment Epithelium and Their Therapeutic Potential27мин
Myths About Adult (Somatic) Stem Cells5мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Developmental Neuroscientist Dr. Sally Temple Wants to Help Prevent Blindness—and Looks to the Future10мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Module Four: What do you know?10мин
Module Four: What have you learned?20мин
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автор: DRSep 5th 2018

Excellent, well presented course. The content was difficult and I reviewed some of the videos several times, even with a science background. I highly recommend this!

автор: YHSep 14th 2018

It is aavery very useful course which I recommend to scientists and students

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Dr. Zehra Dincer

Course Instructor

О American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition....

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