A Stem Cell Story – Video Questions • 1. Life begins with how many cells? • 2. How many new blood cells are made daily? Where do these blood cells come from? • 3. How many different types of specialized cells can one blood stem cell (hematopoietic stem cell) make? • 4. What is a stem cell? • 5. Where can scientists obtain stem cells? • 6. How many types of cells can adult/tissue stem cells make? • 7. What type of stem cell can become any type of cell and form any tissue? • 8. Where does the Embryonic stem cell come from?
A Stem Cell Story – Video Questions Cont’d • 9. Neural stem cells from the brain can differentiate into which types of cell? • 10. What are the roles of stem cells in our bodies? • 11. What medical advantages come from using stem cells? • 12. What are cells ‘fed’ when they are grown in a lab? • 13. What is the major obstacle in beta cell transplantation in diabetes? • 14. What are scientists trying to do to overcome the shortage of beta cells? • 15. What are stem cell scientists investigating today? • 16. To the narrator, to understand what is to understand the most important thing about life?
Extra Questions • 17. What is a multipotent stem cell? Which stem cell exhibits this? • 18. What is a totipotent/pluripotent stem cell? Which stem cell exhibits this? • 19. Why is using Embryonic Stem Cells controversial?