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Useful weblinks sorted by topics

1. General Information about Stem Cell Research

2. Bioethics

3. Companies

4. International Stem Cell Networks, Organizations and Associations

5. Patents

6. Regulatory framework

7. Foundations

8. Scientific Journals

9. Patient Information

1. General view about stem cell research

Various articles about stem cells at Pubmed

National Institutes of Health about Stem Cells

Ion Channel Media's survey of many aspects of stem cell research

The Niche at "Nature"

Stem cell toolkit

Downloadable stem cell resources and activities


2. Bioethics

The unique wordbook "Ethics in the Life Scienes" made by the DRZE

Stem cell debate in Germany

Bioethic Discourse

Ethical recommendations of the European Commission

Stem cell debate in Switzerland

Risk Dialogue

Stem cell debate in the USA

Very informative Site about stem cell research in the USA (Ethics, legislative positions, News etc.)

3. Companies

Athersys, Inc.

Axiogenesis AG.

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics

Geron Corporation

Life and Brain GmbH

Neuralstem, Inc.

Novo Nordisk.

Ocata Therapeutics

Pluristem Therapeutics, Inc.


Stemcells Inc.

Vericel Corporation

4. International Stem Cell Networks, Orgnaizations and Associations

International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Society for Developmental Biology

North East England Stem Cell Institute

Stem Cell Network (Kanada)

Scottish Stem Cell Network

Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

International Consortium of Stem Cell Networks

National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

The New York Stem Cell Foundation

The Interstate Alliance on Stem Cell Research (IASCR)

Swiss Stem Cell Network

5. Patents

The UK Patent Office

European Patent Office

German Patent Office

Patent Digests of the UK National Stem Cell Network

6. Laws and Guidelines

German Embryo Protection Act

German Stem Cell Act

German Stem Cell-law

Global Regulation of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Oocyte Donation

EU European Group on Ethics recommendations for hESC research

ISSCR International Legislation on Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

StemGen World Map of laws, policies, regulations or guidelines

7. Foundations

The Volkswagen Foundation

SCRF (Stem Cell Research Foundation)

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Jose Carreras International Leukaemia Foundation (JCILF)

8. Scientific Journals

STEM CELLS The International Journal of Cell Differentiation and Proliferation
Stem-Cell Magazine

Nature Reports Stem Cells

9. Patient Information

These links lead you to the web pages of some national networks which released patient information concerning unregulated stem cell based therapies.

Australian Stem Cell Center

Canadian Stem Cell Network

UK National Stem Cell Network

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