This lecture is an introduction to Stem Cells and differentiation associated with Development. This follows on from teh lectures on signaling, which is vital to the process of cell differentiation. The lecture slides and textbook alone contain enough information as an introduction to the subject for this level of study. If you are interested in further reading, I have also included below links to more detailed textbooks with further information and images. Please note this additional information is not necessarily examinable, but may be useful if you have not previously studied biology. The link below to lecture slides allows you to open and view the slides in your web browser or download the PDF document for later viewing/printing.
Understand the concept of a stem cell
Understand the sources of stem cells
Brief understanding of possible applications
Brief understanding of patterning in development
Brief understanding of 2 signaling mechanisms in development
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The associated Lab will be a visit to the Childrens Cancer Institute Australia.
Histology and Cell Biology (Kierszenbaum): Chapter
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