Ground Breaking New Website REGENX, provides credible and up to date information on Stem Cell research straight from the scientists at the heart of it

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Dr. Stephen Richardson, a lecturer in tissue and cell engineering at the University of Manchester, has created RegenX as a website dedicated to stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Dr. Richardson's intention is to provide GCSE and A-level students with access to the latest information on the different types of stem cells and how they relate to various diseases.

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The content posted on RegenX is generated through Dr. Stephen Richardson and a number of other stem cell experts in a collaborative effort between Brickhouse Publications and the University of Manchester. Dr. Richardson's 10 years of experience working with adult stem cells, coupled with the expertise of top-notch scientists, provides website visitors with the most current research information. The website is designed for people of all ages to read and comprehend, making it truly accessible to all.

In order to break down the complex concepts about stem cells and regenerative medicine, the website was designed with many visuals to aid in understanding. For those who learn best through reading text, there are many articles and informational bits. In addition, there are also many short animations, including a spoof news video, to help the general public understand the science behind research.

As far as the different topics are concerned, RegenX presents visitors with a wide range of information, building up from the simple to the complex. Some information simply shares the basics around stem cell and regenerative medicine research, while other pieces delve into more technical details. There are even informational pieces available that discuss the ethics around stem cell research, specifically. There is even a stem cell quiz on the website so readers can take to see where they stand on their understanding of the research and use.

Out in the general public, there is not very much accurate information shared about stem cell and regenerative medicine research. The media does not help as it often mis-portrays the benefits. Most often, the mis-portrayals lie in the legality and morality of the issue. Unfortunately, the misunderstood issues surrounding stem cell research can be huge roadblocks for those trying to advance the science around it.

Educational Outreach
In order to address some of the misunderstandings about stem cell research, RegenX provides teacher packs that complement the site. These packets can be used in schools, colleges, and universities, to help educate the public. The classroom activities presented are usually animated or in video format, making it more engaging and easy to understand. In addition to helping students learn, the videos also help classroom teachers who are lacking the information to build some background knowledge. The teacher packets also include debate and discussion topics for students to process the information.

Included in the teacher packets from RegenX are interviews with stem cell research experts. Their information is research-based as they all work at the University of Manchester. In addition to discussing stem cell and regenerative medicine, the experts also share information about the jobs and the research currently conducted at the University. They even talk about their careers and what they needed to do in order to earn the privilege of conducting such research.

The RegenX website is funded with monies from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the University of Manchester. Their reason for funding the project was to offer unbiased, scientifically accurate information for people from a variety of backgrounds. Their intended audience is not purely scientists, but also children and adults of all ages from all walks of life.

Staying Updated
In order to keep people updated in a fast-changing field, the website has Facebook and Twitter pages to complement it. These social media networks allow RegenX to relay a great deal of updated information in a quick way. They are also able to reach a larger population of readers at any time of the day to keep them posted as well.

Making sure that people are getting the most updated information as quickly as possible is one way to build a community, which was the initial goal of Dr. Stephen Richardson. He wanted to make sure that there was a community of individuals who have slight or intense interest in stem cell and regenerative medicine research. It is also healthy to generate debate around the latest information in the field.

Rather than only debating between each other, readers have the opportunity to engage in debates with practicing scientists as well. Open dialogues and forums are available for people to express their thoughts and opinions, as well as argue opposing viewpoints. These open arenas for debate can be found on RegenX's webpage as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

The Need for Education
In the end, RegenX is fulfilling Dr. Stephen Richardson's vision of being a place where people could become educated about stem cell and regenerative medicine research. It is important, in any field, to give people accurate information. This is particularly true in the medical field where people's lives are involved. There is an urgent need for people to understand the process of helping people treat diseases using stem cells so that there can be more support given to the cause.

In order for people to embrace the research and science behind stem cells and regenerative medicine, it is vital for websites like RegenX to continue their missions. Education is the best way to make sure people are informed about the right facts. With so many misconceptions about stem cell research floating around, it is critical to disseminate the right information. RegenX is a credible source as the people providing the information are in the heart of the research themselves. They are not providing second-hand information, but primary-source facts right from the researchers' mouths.

Generally, it is difficult to find credible information about controversial issues as everyone seems to believe they are experts in every field. With Dr. Stephen Richardson's dedication and commitment to stem cell research and regenerative medicine, along with information from other experts in the field, RegenX is not to be forgotten. Not only is the information factual and up-to-date, it is also written for all people to read and understand. This means that the information is not filled with medical or technical language, but truly outlines the vital information about stem cell research and regenerative medicine.

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