LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
RIVER BLINDNESS CANCER - THE DISEASE
STEM CELL RESEARCH
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onchocerciasis : Wikipedia site, but links are excellent
http://www.who.int/topics/onchocerciasis/en/ : World Health Organization site
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/parasites/onchocerciasis/default.htm : River Blindness and its public health significance.
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1109409-overview : Onchocerciasis : a common, chronic, multisystemic disease caused by the nematode Onchocerca volvulus.
http://riverblindness.org/ : River Blindness home page
http://www.lighthouse.org/medical/eye-disorders/river-blindness/ : River blindness is an eye and skin disease caused by a tiny worm called onchocerca volvulus, which is spread by the bite of an infected blackfly. ...
http://www.worldwaterday.org/wwday/2001/disease/oncho.html : site includes factsheet / specific to Africa
http://www.cartercenter.org/health/river_blindness/index.html : looks at the River Blindness Program in Africa
http://www.un.org/ecosocdev/geninfo/afrec/vol17no1/171heal1.htm ; U.N. site. Looks at success in fight against River Blindness in Africa
http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/cidaweb/acdicida.nsf/En/FRA-1012103248-K3K : site of Canada International Developement Agency : River Blindness success in West Africa
http://www.worldbank.org/afr/gper/ : World bank site ; good overview of River Blindness and programs operating at present
http://www.stanford.edu/class/humbio103/ParaSites2004/Onchocerciasis/index.htm : very informative ; good overview
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080131121753.htm : Site of " Science Daily"
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STEM CELL RESEARCH
http://stemcells.nih.gov/index.asp : The US National Institutes of Health provide links to stem cell information including a primer on basic facts about stem cells and issues related to stem cell research.
http://stemcells.nih.gov/ : The National Institutes of Health resource for stem cell research
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/tech/stemcells/ : From the University of Utah, this site contains gives an introduction to stem cells, describes different types of stem cells, stem cell therapies and research. Some of the sections contain interactive games. Suitable for interactive whiteboards
http://www.teachersdomain.org/collection/k12/sci.life/ ; This Teachers' Domain science unit on cells, for upper secondary students, has information and multimedia resources on related topics such as proteins, cell division, genes, differentiation, structure, DNA, photosynthesis, etc. The site also has lessons plans on cell replication, cancerous cells, cell structure, muscles and mitochondria, protein synthesis and stem cell research.
http://www.aaas.org/spp/cstc/briefs/stemcells/ ; A summary of recent issues and events related to human embryonic stem cell research, and an extensive collection of links.
http://www.mbbnet.umn.edu/scmap.html : stem cell policy : world stem cell map
http://www.stemcellcentre.edu.au/ : The Australian Stem Cell Centre is the largest most comprehensive stem cell research organisation in Australia
http://www.biotechnologyonline.gov.au/human/researchsc.html : Official site of Biotechnology online
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/03/10/2511777.htm : Lifting of stem cell ban by Obama
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/03/05/2508055.htm : Aust scientists develop stem cell survival technique
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1555914.stm : BBC news site
ETHICS OF STEM CELL RESEARCH
http://www.cloning.org.au/ : Stem cells obtained ethically from adult tissue and umbilical cord blood are used in 72 human conditions already
http://www.biotechnologyonline.gov.au/human/ethicssc.html : Biotechnology online
http://www.intute.ac.uk/healthandlifesciences/hottopic_38.html : Hot topic:
The ethics of stem cell research ... and the regulation
of stem cell use in Australia, Europe and the United States is
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/health_ethics/health/stemcell.htm : It is an update of Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) Information Sheet
http://www.stemcellcentre.edu.au/resources.ashx/factsheet/6/FactS : Ethics of Stem Cell Research
http://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/Notes/stemcell3.htm : Ethics
Committee (AHEC) in the conduct of research in Australia
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CANCER - THE DISEASE
http://www.insidecancer.org/ :Inside Cancer explores human cancer. Sections of the website include the causes and prevention of cancer, its diagnosis and treatment and how the disease develops. Suitable for interactive whiteboard.
http://science.education.nih.gov/supplements/nih1/cancer/default.htm : The US National Cancer Institute has devised an inquiry-based instruction program, Cell Biology and Cancer for high school students. The program introduces students to major concepts related to the development and impact of cancer and conveys to students the relationship between basic biomedical research and the improvement of personal and public health. Activities include the faces of cancer, cancer and the cell cycle, a multistep process, evaluating claims about cancer (UV exposure) and acting on information about the disease
http://www.cancer.gov/ : The US National Cancer Institute has carried out research into cancer, human physiology, genetics and cell biology. Their website provides information about types of cancer, a dictionary of cancer terms and cancer topics fact sheets.
http://www.cancercouncil.com.au/canceranswers/default.asp : The Cancer Council of NSW provides information for victims of cancer. Topics include diagnosis, treatment and support for cancer patients.
http://www.nbcc.org.au/index.html : The National Breast Cancer Centre
of Australia website provide information about breast cancer. Topics on
the site include types of cancer, early detection, risk factors,
diagnosis, living with cancer, treatment options, frequently asked
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_6x_the_history_of_cancer_72.asp?sitearea=CRI : This webpage provides a history of cancer and cancer research. Information includes early treatment of cancer, research into various causes, cancer epidemiology, research pioneers, treatments and the impact of modern biology
http://www.cancer.org.au/Home.htm : The Cancer Council Australia provides information about the disease, prevention, research and statistics.
http://www.aihw.gov.au/cancer/index.cfm : The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare provides a useful website on the nature of cancer. The site includes statistics on the incidence of cancer, cancer screening and frequently asked questions.
Cancer Council Victoria provides this website to support its function in
leading, co-ordinating, implementing and evaluating action to minimise the human
cost of cancer. The website has a facts and figures section as well as
information for students and teachers.
http://www.cancersa.org.au/aspx/home.aspx : The Anti-Cancer Foundation of South Australia aims to prevent cancer through research and education, early detection and enhance the quality of life for people living with cancer. It contains cancer fact and statistics.
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp : Fact sheet type information about various types of cancer in the USA
http://www.cancernews.com/default2.asp : Detailed list of cancer sites.
http://cis.nci.nih.gov/index.html : Information about various types of cancer from a large medical research centre in the USA.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2007/1107-cancer_killer_found_in_the_ocean.htm : Science Daily site. This site usually has all the latest research re. Cancer and cancer research
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http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/ld200102/ldselect/ldstem/83/8304.htm : Chapter three of the House of Lords, Stem Cell Research Report provides findings on the relative advantages and disadvantages of embryonic stem cells compared with adult stem cells for the development of stem cell-based therapies
http://www.isscr.org/public/ethics.htm : As a public service, the ISSCR provides this page to assist readers who wish to inquire into the moral debate concerning embryonic stem cell research. The International Society for Stem Cell Research has published information about the ethics of human stem cell research and the use of stems cells in medicine