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Biotech therapies: useful links

This is a list of additional resources for the Biotech therapies theme and information sheets.

Bone marrow transplantation

The New Zealand Bone Marrow Donor Registry
Information about becoming a bone marrow donor in New Zealand.
www.nzblood.co.nz/?t=90

Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide
An organisation that finds compatible bone marrow donors for people all over the world.
www.bmdw.org

More amazing things blood stem cells can do…
A detailed overview of haematopoietic stem cells from the National Institutes of Health.
http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/scireport/chapter5.asp

This is a New Zealand website that gives a comprehensive overview of the background and applications of stem cell therapy.
http://stemcelltreatment.co.nz 

The website below gives detailed information about the stem cell transplant process.
www.dana-farber.org/health-library/what-happens-during-the-stem-cell-transplant-process-.aspx

Designer babies – fact or fiction?

Can PGD be used to ‘design’ babies?
A discussion of the science and ethics of creating ‘designer babies’ by Nicolas Agar, a senior lecturer at Victoria University.
www.actionbioscience.org/biotech/agar.html

USA news reports on PGD
TV news reports and photos of PGD testing from the St Louis Infertility Centre, USA.
www.infertile.com/treatmnt/treats/pgd.htm

Embryonic stem cells and Alzheimer's disease

Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour
This interactive tour gives information about what Alzheimer’s disease does to the human brain.
www.alz.org/brain/overview.asp

Melanoma research in New Zealand

The Melanoma Foundation of New Zealand
The Melanoma Foundation of New Zealand provides a host of information about melanomas, including a quiz to determine your risk level.
www.melanoma.org.nz

Molemap NZ
Molemap is a comprehensive screening test based on the fact that early detection and removal is the body's best defence.
www.molemap.co.nz

Teachers’ TV: Cancer and the genome
A 15-minute video featuring Sarah Walsh, a young woman living with melanoma cancer. Doctors explain what is happening to the cells in her body.
www.schoolsworld.tv/node/628

Mole melanoma information
What to look for if you’re worried about developing a melanoma.
www.dermatology.org/molemelanoma/watch2.html

Melanoma spread pattern model
Hayley Reynolds (Auckland Bioengineering Institute) is developing a computerised 3D model that will help doctors predict where melanoma cells are more likely to spread.
www.sciencelearn.org.nz/Contexts/You-Me-and-UV/NZ-Research/Melanoma-spread-pattern-model

Stem cell therapy – a bird-brain idea?

The brain
A brief introduction to the various parts of the brain and their function. This site contains an interesting comparison of fish, frog, bird, and human brains.
http://health.howstuffworks.com/brain3.htm

Canary brains and stem cell research
This article gives more detail of Nottebohm’s work with canaries and the impacts this has had.
www.michaelspecter.com/ny/2001/2001_07_23_brain.html

Stem cells

Meet Stem Cell Guy
A series of colourful animations following the differentiation of Stem Cell Guy.
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/tech/stemcells/scintro/

Stem cell basics
An overview of stem cells from the National Institutes of Health.
http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/

Timeline for bone marrow transplants

The New Zealand Bone Marrow Donor Registry
Information about becoming a bone marrow donor in New Zealand.
www.nzblood.co.nz/?t=90

Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide
An organisation that finds compatible bone marrow donors for people all over the world.
www.bmdw.org

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