Our bodies are full of amazing cells, each with their own special purpose. Stem (Hematopoietic) cells may be the most amazing of all, because until they start doing something specific, they have the potential to do anything! Recent stem cell research has been controversial - should we harvest them, what happens to them afterwards etc. But it is also tantalising - can we repair brain or spinal damage, replace cells to eliminate Type 1 diabetes and Cystic Fibrosis, grow transplant organs that won't need lifelong anti rejection treatment or even repair ourselves indefinitely....... The debate goes on.
Giant Microbes make excellent teaching aids as they assist students to develop an understanding of biology while taking a fun, hands on approach.
Not for children under three years of age as parts may dislodge and become a choking hazard.
Stem Cell is 125mm wide, 80mm wide and 70mm thick, made of multicoloured short pile polyester plush with polyester filling and plastic eyes.