ESTOOLS and other EU stem cell consortia were the subject of this documentary by director Luca Citron, filmed in 2010.
Following the successful implementation of the schools activity T.E.L.E.S.C.O.P.E. during the project, ESTOOLS is shortly to make available for download a toolkit. This resource will outline how to mount variations of the T.E.L.E.S.C.O.P.E. event over one or two days.
ESTOOLS Final Activity Report: 4-year project summary
The Lisbon premiere of the play "Staminalia: A Dream and A Trial" supported by ESTOOLS has been reviewed in Nature and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
The ESTOOLS Symposium and Ethics Workshop in Lisbon in May has been reviewed in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in Germany and in Publico in Portugal
EU-funded researchers have developed a breakthrough method for culturing large quantities of human embryonic stem (ES) cells under completely chemically controlled conditions without the need for other cells or animal substances. Researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet, led by Professor Karl Tryggvason, teamed up with the Harvard Stem Cell Institute in the US in this pioneering feat that will enable the development of various cell types to be used for disease treatment.
The article “Staminali embrionali o adulte...”, by Margherita de Bac, May 25, 2010 about the ESTOOLS scientific symposium in Lisbon and the progress of embryonic stem cell research conveys the wrong idea that there is controversy among stem cell experts at the symposium on whether embryonic stem cells research is a valid and promising strategy towards clinical and biomedical applications. In reality, there is a general consensus in the scientific community that embryonic stem cell research is a necessary, useful and promising avenue, along with that of adult stem cells.