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New! Stem cell research guide on Libraries' website

Recognizing the tremendous prospects of stem cell research, and the sometimes heated attention the matter has received in the press and in political circles, the Libraries are pleased to offer now a research guide to assist inquiry and research on stem cells.

The Stem Cell Research Guide's sections organize authoritative print and online resources, with web pages on topics such as Finding Books about Stem Cells in the Libraries, Science and Medicine databases with scholarly articles, the Business of Stem Cell Research, Stem Cells and Media, Governmental Action, Political Aspects, and Ethical and Religious Issues.

The Governmental Action page allows users to locate federal and state legislation, both passed and pending, that affect stem cell research. The Stem Cells and Media page includes a list of 17 respected sources of news on stem cells, including episodes of National Geographic and PBS science shows, as well as aggregations of stem cell reporting in the New York Times, Time magazine, and the Washington Post.

A separate section of the guide brings together links to the various departments at Rutgers that conduct research and/or guide academic study on stem cells. Links include the Rutgers Stem Cell Research Center, the W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, and the cell biology and neuroscience, genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry, biomedical engineering, and chemistry and chemical biology departments.

To access the Stem Cell Research Guide from the front page of the Libraries website, please follow the path: Find / Subject Research Guides > Stem Cell Research

Posted January 6, 2009