Stem cells are the basis for every organ and tissue in our bodies. We continually rely on stem cells to replace and rejuvenate tissues lost every day, such as hair, blood, and skin. Stem cells have two important properties: self-renewal (making copies) and differentiation, which lead to the cells that make up our organ and tissue systems.
Completing this activity will assist you in mastering Module Level Outcome 1.
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oUnderstanding Stem Cells [PDF, file size 974 KB] from the National Academies
oStem Cell Facts (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [PDF, file size 360.11 KB] from the International Society for Stem Cell Research
oWhat are stem cells? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video, 04:10 mins] – Craig A. Kohn
Next, submit the following:
·Download a copy of the therapeutic value of stem cells worksheet[doc, file size 44.5 KB] in a Word document format, complete all of the questions, and then save and submit it.
You are also encouraged to do your own research through our library on the topic. Do not forget to include in-text citations and complete APA style references for all sources. The Excelsior Library Citation Tip Sheets and Resources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. will be a helpful guide. You may also wish to use a citation generator – you just insert the information, and it creates the citation in the format you indicate (MLA or APA, for example). Here are 3 citation generators to choose from:
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