Considering a Stem Cell Treatment?
- Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine-Related Clinical Trials
- NIH Stem Cell Information: Clinical Trials
- Considering a Stem Cell Treatment? Find out what is possible and what is not. Know what to ask
- The Ubiquitous Stem Cell Sales Pitch
- How to Report False Marketing Claims and Adverse Events from Clinics Offering Unapproved Stem Cell “Therapies”
Patient Advocacy Groups
- National Health Council
- Regenerative Medicine Foundation
- National Association for Biomedical Research
- Americans for Medical Progress
- The largest funder of stem cell research is the National Institutes of Health. Numerous patient foundations also fund stem cell research and provide resources, such as the Arthritis Foundation, Michael J. Fox Foundation and other Parkinson’s organizations, and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, which supports research into treatments and cures for paralysis. Some organizations, such as the American Heart Association, fund certain types of stem cell research and not others.
Stem Cell Basics
- Understanding Stem Cells: An Overview of the Science and Issues from the National Academy of Science
- National Institutes of Health Stem Cell Information
- International Society for Stem Cell Research
- Regenerative Medicine: From Stem Cells to New Organs (Mini Med School — 18 September 2014)
- What are stem cells? by Craig A. Kohn. TED video and curriculum produced in conjunction with the UW Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center and the Morgridge Institute for Research.
- What are induced pluripotent stem cells? narrated by Dr. Mick Bhatia. Celebrated by the 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine, a type of cell known as an “induced pluripotent stem cell” or “iPS cell” has important implications for the emerging field of biomedical technology. In this video, Canadian scientist Dr. Mick Bhatia explains how iPS cells are created and how they can be used to create new therapies for human disease.
- Stem Book: A collection of invited, original, peer-reviewed chapters covering a range of topics related to stem cell biology aimed at stem cell and non-specialist researchers.