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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 個視頻(共 34 分鐘), 3 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
Video6 個視頻
Introduction to the Course3分鐘
How Stem Cells Differentiate3分鐘
History of Stem Cells14分鐘
Why are Stem Cells Important?5分鐘
Stem Cells in Other Organisms4分鐘
Reading3 個閱讀材料
Syllabus10分鐘
Related Resources10分鐘
Stem Cell Glossary10分鐘
Quiz2 個練習
Module One: What do you know?10分鐘
Module One: What have you learned?20分鐘

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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 個視頻(共 53 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
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Cell differentiation, Therapeutic Cloning & Chimeras: Part One21分鐘
Cell differentiation, Therapeutic Cloning & Chimeras: Part Two30分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Cloning and Genetic Engineering: How and Why?10分鐘
Quiz2 個練習
Module Two: What do you know?10分鐘
Module Two: What have you learned?20分鐘

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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 個視頻(共 46 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
Video3 個視頻
Reprogramming and Genome Editing for Disease Modeling37分鐘
Stem Cells: Developing New Cures6分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Diabetes in a Dish: Using Stem Cells to Study Disease10分鐘
Quiz2 個練習
Module Three: What do you know?10分鐘
Module Three: What have you learned?20分鐘

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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 個視頻(共 34 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
Video3 個視頻
Stem Cells in the Adult Human Retinal Pigment Epithelium and Their Therapeutic Potential27分鐘
Myths About Adult (Somatic) Stem Cells5分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Developmental Neuroscientist Dr. Sally Temple Wants to Help Prevent Blindness—and Looks to the Future10分鐘
Quiz2 個練習
Module Four: What do you know?10分鐘
Module Four: What have you learned?20分鐘
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創建者 VLJul 24th 2018

This is a great course and I really enjoyed each week and the topics debated. I was able to expand my knowledge about stem cells and learned a lot. Thanks to all the involved in this course!

創建者 JOJul 5th 2018

Great course, it covers very important aspects of stem cells.

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Dr. Zehra Dincer

Course Instructor

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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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