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- Examples of Directories and Databases
- Examples of Disease-Specific Organizations and Advocacy Groups
- Examples of Educational Resources
- Examples of Professional Associations
- Related Federal Government Sites
- International Stem Cell Research
- Other Guidelines
- NIH-Supported Mesenchymal Stem Cell Provider
Examples of Directories and Databases
- PubMed Contains references to literature from more than 4,300 life sciences journals.
- MEDLINEplus—Stem Cells/Stem Cell Transplantation A consumer health database that includes news, health resources, clinical trials, and more.
- eagle-i a free, web-based application that makes it easy to discover resources available at participating universities, helping investigators accelerate their research and do more with less.
- Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) a dynamic inventory of Web-based neuroscience resources: data, materials, and tools accessible via any computer connected to the Internet. An initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, NIF advances neuroscience research by enabling discovery and access to public research data and tools worldwide through an open source, networked environment.
Examples of Disease-Specific Organizations and Advocacy Groups
- Adult Stem Cell Research Network An internet-based project of The Cell Therapy Foundation designed to be a well-maintained and reliable source of information for the public regarding adult stem cell research, as well as to be a community of practice and collaboration among fellow researchers.
- Alliance for Aging Research This citizen advocacy organization works to improve the health and independence of Americans as they age.
- ALS Association (ALSA) Dedicated to the fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease), ALSA offers this primer on stem cells.
- American Cancer Society Offers information on stem cell transplantation for children with leukemia.
- Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Funds research on treatments for central nervous system disorders and works to improve the lives of people with disabilities through a grants program, paralysis resource center, and advocacy efforts.
- Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research Advocates the advancement of breakthrough research and technologies in regenerative medicine, including stem cell research and somatic cell nuclear transfer.
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Using stem cells to restore normal blood sugar, plus information on recent research and policy.
- Lymphoma Information Network A page on bone marrow and stem cell transplants.
- March of Dimes Aims to give babies a fighting chance against such threats to their health as prematurity, birth defects, and low birthweight.
- Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Dedicated to ensuring the development of a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda.
- National Health Council (NHC) Works to promote the health of all people by advancing the voluntary health movement.
- National Marrow Donor Program®(NMDP)/Be The Match® manages the world's largest registry of potential marrow donors and cord blood units, connects patients to their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant, educates health care professionals and conducts research through its research program, CIBMTR (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research). The nonprofit also provides patients and their families one-on-one support, education, and guidance before, during and after transplant.
- Research!America Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on stem cell research.
Examples of Educational Resources
NIH-Supported Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Projects
- NWABR Stem Cell Curriculum This 6-lesson unit explores the scientific and ethical issues involved in stem cell research. It features hands-on, engaging classroom activities that have been showcased in the journal American Biology Teacher.
- Regenerative Medicine Partnership in Education Duquesne University's SEPA project offers planetarium shows, movies, and educational Web tools.
- Stem Cells: Cells with Potential Part of the San Francisco Exploratorium's Microscope Imaging Station.
- Stem Cells in the Spotlight and Cloning In Focus The Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah presents these outreach education programs for high school and undergraduate students and teachers.
- Tissues of Life: Stem Cells An interactive comic explaining where stem cells are found in the body and how they are gathered.
- StemBook A collection of invited, original, peer-reviewed chapters on stem cell biology written by top researchers in the field at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and worldwide. StemBook is aimed at stem cell and non-specialist researchers.
Examples of Professional Associations
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) The AAAS policy brief on stem cell research.
- American Medical Association (AMA) Provides information on the basics of stem cell research and highlights relevant policy developments.
- American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Facilitates the exchange of scientific knowledge about cell biology by disseminating research and training students and young investigators.
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) FAQs about cloning, stem cell research, and ASRM's position on the issues.
- Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Seeks to help biomedical and life scientists improve people's health, well-being, and productivity.
- The International Cord Blood Society (ICBS) Dedicated to the advancement of stem cell research with an emphasis on umbilical cord blood stem cells.
- International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Works to exchange information on stem cells, encourage research involving stem cells, and educate the public in all areas of stem cell research and application.
- Society for Hematology and Stem Cells (ISEH) A forum for the presentation and discussion of pre-clinical data in experimental hematology.
Related Federal Government Sites
- FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Determines whether stem cells are safe to use in clinical trials.
- Health Resources and Services Administration's The C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program Provides information and support to patients who need a potentially life-saving bone marrow transplant or umbilicial cord blood transplant.
- Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Bioethics Commission) is an advisory panel of the nation’s leaders in medicine, science, ethics, religion, law, and engineering. The Bioethics Commission advises the President on bioethical issues arising from advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology. The Bioethics Commission seeks to identify and promote policies and practices that ensure scientific research, health care delivery, and technological innovation are conducted in a socially and ethically responsible manner.