"Our bones are extremely important, not just for supporting our body and protecting our internal organs, but also as a reservoir of minerals and other substances involved in metabolism,” says Dr Pascale V. Guillot. This teaching resource explains the work of Pascale from University College London in the UK. Pascale is leading a team of cell biologists who are using human stem cells to grow both healthy and brittle bone tissue in the lab. Why? So they can investigate the causes of a brittle bone disease called osteogenesis imperfecta and develop innovative treatments to make bones stronger. It includes an interview with Dr Guillot, an insight into careers in cell biology, and an activity sheet. The activity sheet contains ‘talking points’ (based on Bloom’s Taxonomy) to prompt students to reflect on Dr Guillot’s work and encourages them to explore the wonderful world of cell biology.
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