1-minute video — What are embryonic stem cells?
Animated shorts are created by young Canadian researchers and narrated by renowned scientists
By Ben Paylor and Mike Long, PhD Posted on 14 October 2013
About the video
[caption align="alignright"]Janet Rossant, PhD[/caption]This is the second of three StemCellShorts created by Ben Paylor and Dr. Mike Long with funding from the Stem Cell Network. It's narrated by Dr. Janet Rossant, Chief of Research at SickKids Hospital and current President of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). In her words:
Stem cell research is going to impact on the lives of all Canadians as we move to an era of new stem cell-based treatments for degenerative diseases. StemCellShorts helps to engage the public in understanding the science of stem cells and I have been delighted to be involved.
[caption align="alignleft" width="200"]Ben Paylor[/caption][caption align="alignright" width="200"]Mike Long, PhD[/caption]The videos are the brainchild of Ben Paylor (@BenPaylor), a PhD candidate in Experimental Medicine at the University of British Columbia, and Dr. Mike Long, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, who pitched the idea for the video series through a Public Outreach Award offered by the Stem Cell Network.
The first — "What is a Stem Cell?" — is narrated by Dr. Jim Till, who, along with Dr. Ernest McCulloch, first identified stem cells from bone marrow in 1961.