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commented 2014-11-04 10:32:45 UTC
Hi Deg – The teacher pack is a downloadable PDF. You should have received a link to it in your order confirmation from Distrify. Let me know if you’re still having trouble finding it.
commented 2014-10-16 00:56:24 UTC
While the online information indicates teacher resources are available, I do not see them on the DVD (purchased educational version) or any directions on how to obtain them on this site.
commented 2014-08-08 06:21:57 UTC
The film I have not yet seen. awaiting pl. Pl. download soon. thanks.
commented 2014-01-27 14:34:27 UTC
Hi Minh,

I’ve emailed you about this. Please reply to the email so we send you a replacement and investigate what happened.
commented 2014-01-26 03:39:52 UTC
My uncle in Toulouse, France ordered this DVD for us to watch because my mom has ALS. He sent us a sealed copy but the disk is completely empty. It has the title and picture on one side and the other side has nothing recorded.
commented 2013-12-10 13:00:13 UTC

I would like to use this video for educational use, but I live in France (I teach biotecnologies in English to french students in a “european section” in a Frenc highschool)

it seems that the downloading is not allowed from a french location

is there a solution to this problem ?

thanks a lot

commented 2013-05-24 13:53:13 UTC
I would like to view it, because I consider buying it to show on our Dutch documentary and science channel. It would be scheduled right after an interview with prof. Roberto Bolli, who does research on stem cells for heart patients. I would like to see this film in order to be able to decide whether it combines well with the interview. Could I perhaps watch it online somehow? Sincerely, Neeltje Pavicic, Holland Doc 24,
commented 2013-04-29 22:16:45 UTC
Hi Victor, the DVD you ordered was mailed to you on 8 April. We’ll look into it.
commented 2013-04-29 22:01:47 UTC

I did purchase the video on the 7th of April and I haven’t got anything. Could you please explain whats going on?

commented 2013-04-12 09:20:55 UTC
Hi. I attended last night the preview in Aberdeen. The documentary is nice but at times feels too long. It can be reduced in 20 min. or more. The part of the hospital in India is too long, the patient who doubts about the surgery is not needed. Images in the lab are always with the same girl. She is cute, yes, but there are many other scientist that could be there. At one moment it takes her too long to find her samples for bench work. There is also one moment in which one person is using a multipipettor to add medium to a plate, and the top tip doesn’t load well, it needs calibration. Too many times is shown the same animation (the fate of cells). The talk between the writer and the scientist has too much background noise from the cafe and the scientist looks interrogated by a military panel. The volume between parts changes and it was too loud in the cinema. Some transitions could be made better. There are too many final messages at the end, and the documentary also ends without a sense of completion. Still, I was happy to see the history of the discoveries and the faces of those who have made possible this interesting research.

Sorry I missed the Q&A.
commented 2012-12-14 00:56:08 UTC
Casa blanca
commented 2012-10-26 14:03:26 UTC
The latest reviews added here:
commented 2012-01-26 09:01:26 UTC
I’m Favor with Adult stem cells and strongly against with Human Embryonic stem cell
commented 2011-10-15 13:02:42 UTC
I recently saw this film at the University of York. I knew very little about about stem cell research but understood that there was a controversary about the harvesting of cells from embryos.

This film gives you all the information that you need to have an appreciation of where stem cell research started, how it has developed and where it may go in the future.

After seeing this film it seems to me that stem cell research is one of the most important developments over the last 50 years and it could provide help and the release from pain to many people in the future.

My interest has been fired and I want to know more about this research having seen this film
commented 2011-09-14 15:25:28 UTC
New review published on the Stem Cell Network:

“Full of amazing artistic interpretations of stem cell biology and physiology as well as interviews with some of the most influential stem cell biologists in the world (e.g.: Irving Weissman, Connie Eaves, Howard Green), this film captures the enthusiasm and potential of stem cell therapies but also underscores the very early stages at which many of these therapies currently sit.”

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commented 2011-09-07 17:23:05 UTC
My perspective of the human body will never be the same after this. Stem cells seem to be the key to reveal the little mysteries our bodies hide. What great revelations and what a great film!
commented 2011-08-31 17:09:25 UTC
Never thought I was interested in stem cell science until I saw this!
commented 2011-08-24 10:47:29 UTC
This is what people said at preview screenings:

“Very informative but presented in a very accessible way.”

“It was great and more should be made.”

“It was pleasing to see a documentary that I felt had not been dumbed down for mass consumption as seems to be the case with many TV documentaries.”

“Much better than the average TV documentary.”

“The film gave me some understanding of the areas of science and medicine I had no experience in.”

“The film was not too ‘high-brow’ which I as a member of the public really appreciated.”

“Amazing visuals to illustrate the fundamental knowledge.”

“Kept me interested for 70 minutes.”

“Loved archive footage and the historical pathways to present day.”

“It was factual and not trying to be sensational.”

“I have an exam on a Stem Cells module in a week and I think having the video imagery as a different media will help me remember and understand the significance of all the different investigations.”

“Very good for school and colleges.”

“Coming from a non-science background, the film encouraged me to reflect more on the role of science within society.”

“I liked the excitement that came across in the film about each discovery.”

“Both basic science and medical applications and discussion with leading scientists in the filed made the film very compelling”

“I liked the direct input of people who have made/are making important discoveries.”
published this page in Reviews 2011-08-24 10:43:20 UTC
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