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Course Summary

Stem Cell Banking

The Stem Cell Collection and Storage course is designed to teach healthcare professionals about the use of stem cells as a key component of preventative medicine. Organ transplantation saves many lives each year and restores essential functions for many otherwise untreatable patients. There are approximately 90,000 patients on the US transplant-waiting list. These shortages in organ transplantation and an aging population have inspired a search for new and alternative therapies. Regenerative medicine aims to restore the functions of those failing organs and tissues for patients with serious injuries or chronic unrelated donor transplantation. Stem cells are being used to regenerate and disease using the patient’s own stem cells, eliminating the need for related or repair tissue and organs in the body that are damaged due to age, disease and congenital defects. Stem cells have the power to locate to these damaged areas and regenerate new cells and tissues and restore functionality.

What's Included

Maharaj - Understanding the Principles and Properties of Stem Cells

The purpose of this unit is to explore the origin of stem cell studies and their applications since. This unit will also describe the properties of stem cells and current and future problems in their use. 

Ratajczak - Understanding the Concept of Stem Cell Niches

 The purpose of this unit is to describe the microenvironment in which stem cells reside and the factors that regulate their characteristics within the niche.

Maharaj - Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine

The purpose of this unit is to understand what regenerative medicine is. This unit discusses what adult stem cells are and which medical conditions may benefit from the sources of stem cells for regenerative medicine. The clinical applications in Diabetes are explained.

Borlongan - Clinical Application of Mesenchymal Stem Cells

This unit provides an overview of cell therapy and human disorders. It provides a brief history of stem cell therapy. The unit discusses preclinical studies of adult cell transplants and the missing link between lab and clinical trials. This unit covers the translational approach.

Cooper - Cell Signaling

The purpose of this unit is to understand the basics of how signaling pathways are organized in the cell and how ligands/growth factors binding to receptors can elicit a response in the nucleus that involves activation of a gene. The unit describes the differences between different cellular receptors. One will be able to recognize the major signaling pathways involved in stem cell maintenance and differentiation.

Cooper - Stem Cells - Growth Factors and Differentiation

The purpose of this unit is to understand that there are 5 major signaling pathways that maintain pluripotency and initiate differentiation. You will understand that pluripotency noted by hESE markers that are regulated by the pathways discussed above, i.e., Erk1/2, via FGF, ?- catenin, via Wnt; Smad2/3 via TGF-?. This unit covers how notch and hedgehog is involved in differentiation.

Porada - Hematopoietic Stem Cells

This unit discusses the concept of Hematopoietic Stem Cell (HSC). This unit covers HSC phenotype, Testing the potential of HSC, Long-term and short-term engrafting HSC, Hematopoietic stem cell niches, Mobilization of HSC and the use of Cord blood derived HSC.

Chen - Clinical Applications of Mesenchymal Stem Cells

The purpose of this unit is to discuss clinical perspectives of MSCs including: In Vitro Engineering of Human Ear-Shaped Cartilage, Utility of Periodontal Ligament Progenitors for Treating Periodontitis, MSC Transplantation for Trating Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients, and Rescuing Aged MSCs by Exposure to Young ECM.

Maharaj - Cord Blood Stem Cell Banking

The purpose of this unit is to understand stem cell banking and also the differences between private and public banking. This unit explains what cord blood and cord blood banking is. How to store cord blood and the cost of doing so is covered. Requirements for cord blood banking is discussed.

Chen - Umbilical Cord Blood - A Unique Source of Pluripotent Stem Cells for Tissue Regeneration

This unit covers Mesenchymal Stem Cell content in Cord Blood. This unit reviews how umbilical cord blood could be an alternative to human embryonic stem cells for cell-based clinical applications.

Maharaj - Current & Future Perspectives - Adult Stem Cell Banking

The purpose of this unit is to understand various perspectives on Stem Cell Banking and their applications. This unit explains who should collect their cells and when they should collect their cells.

Quiz - Stem Cell Banking

Please answer the following questions regarding stem cell banking. 

Enrollment Cost

$1,100.00 (tax incl.)

Course Specifics

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Stem Cell Banking

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