Video Library

  • What are induced pluripotent stem cells? - Dr Andrew Laslett explains
    What are induced pluripotent stem cells? - Dr Andrew Laslett explains
    14 November 2010
    What are induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and what makes them so special? Dr Andrew Laslett from CSIRO work with iPSC daily and explains the basics.
  • The Stem Cell Debate
    The Stem Cell Debate
    14 November 2010
    Former Senator, Dr Kay Patterson discusses the stem cell debate in 2005 and 2006 and the changes in Commonwealth legislative that resulted in Australia.
  • Stem Cell Tourism
    Stem Cell Tourism
    14 November 2010
    Dr Kirsten Herbert from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre discusses the new phenomenon of 'stem cell tourism' and unproven treatments involving stem cells.
  • Stem cells and drug screening
    Stem cells and drug screening
    15 November 2010
    Professor Ed Stanley explains how stem cells can assist in drug screening.
  • Stem cells and cancer
    Stem cells and cancer
    14 November 2011
    How can stem cells assist with the treatment of some cancers? Dr Kirsten Herbert talks about her work in this area.
  • Rev Ford - discusses his views on stem cells
    Rev Ford - discusses his views on stem cells
    15 November 2010
    Rev. Dr Norman Ford, Director of the Caroline Chisholm Centre for Health Ethics, discusses his views on embryonic stem cell research. He explains why he considers a human embryo a life and why he does not support the research.
  • Professor Martin Pera on Stem Cells Australia
    Professor Martin Pera on Stem Cells Australia
    07 August 2013
    Professor Martin Pera discusses Stem Cells Australia, the ARC Special Research Initiative in Stem Cell Science.
  • Creation of human embryonic stem cell lines
    Creation of human embryonic stem cell lines
    15 November 2010
    How are human embryonic stem cell lines created? This video explain the step by step process from extracting the cells from a blastocyst, culturing in a laboratory and demonstrating why they are known as 'immortal'.
  • Cord blood transplant - how stem cells can assist in the treatment of cancer
    Cord blood transplant - how stem cells can assist in the treatment of cancer
    15 November 2010
    Sally-Anne Pitt and her son Ethan talk about Ethan's life saving cord blood transplant when he was eight months old.
  • Cord blood: banking and uses
    Cord blood: banking and uses
    09 November 2011
    Why is cord blood so valuable, what does the collection process involve, what are the current and potential uses? Dr Ngaire Elwood Director of the BMDI Cord Blood Bank in Melbourne, Australia, explains the public cord blood banking system.
  • Clinical trials and stem cells: what patients should consider
    Clinical trials and stem cells: what patients should consider
    14 November 2010
    One of Dr Kirsten Herbert's roles at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is to develop and design clinical trials, particularly trials that are testing new treatment for humans. What kind of questions should a patient ask if they are considering a clinical trial?
  • Banking on cord blood
    Banking on cord blood
    14 November 2010
    Dr Ngaire Elwood Director of the BMDI Cord Blood Bank explains the public cord blood banking system. Some people are choosing to store cord blood privately, why is this?