Stem Cells and Diabetes

Produced in 2015, this resource looks at how stem cell research is moving towards a therapy for diabetes and uses case studies of real scientific data to exemplify current work in the field. The resource also highlights the inter-disciplinary, collaborative and international flavour of contemporary biomedical science as it introduces a European project called ‘HumEn’ whose aim is to produce functional Beta cells in the lab that could be used for a treatment for diabetes.

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deborahboam

Dear National STEM centre,

As a teacher of the new Higher CfE Biology I had thought that this resource would have some data that students would be able to process as part of their assignment.

  This resource is very good.  I have just shown the clip to the group.  Case studies are very good, However they lack data in the numerical form that they could work with to fulfill the 6 marks available to Process relevant data.

I am due to attend the Understanding standards meeting next week (6th November) in Glasgow. If you could get a reply to me I would be grateful. 

Many students are finding this tricky and as a National Resource I hope that there might be more user friendly transcripts of the current journal articles that are at the correct level for Higher rather than University students.

Regards,

Deborah Boam