Here Liz Bonnin from the BBC’s Bang Goes The Theory discusses stem cells, cell potency, and cell specialisation. Bonnin briefly explains the difference between embryonic and adult stem cells. The video then explores the impact that regenerative therapies could have in medicine and follows a clinical trial using stem cells to treat cardiovascular disease.
Stem cell use today
Stem cells have been used in over a million transplants worldwide and their use continues to grow – especially in the field of regenerative medicine. Where organs are being regrown and joints are being repaired.
For those students studying biology – we have a range of resources on our stem cell education page including:
- Information booklet
- Flash cards
These can be used to test your knowledge.