Salamander Superpowers : A Question of Regeneration

TitleSalamander Superpowers : A Question of Regeneration
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsStonefoot, SG
Corporate AuthorsNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo,
Date Published09/2003
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
KeywordsBIOETHICS , BIOLOGY , blastema; , pluripotent , Regeneration , salamanders , STEM , Stem Cell Research , totipotent , unipotent
AbstractThis case, developed for a course in human biology, provides students with a context for discussing stem cells and cloning by exploring regeneration in salamanders and the ethical as well as scientific and health-related issues of applying what scientists know about that natural process to humans. Students read the case and then answer questions about cell differentiation and regeneration as they explore the pros and cons of providing natural regeneration in humans versus stem cell transplants for wound and organ repair.
URLhttp://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=402&id=402
Home Web Sitehttp://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/
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