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Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

We draw together outstanding scientists and clinical researchers from 24 stem cell laboratories in the University of Cambridge to form an international centre of excellence in stem cell biology and medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to generate new knowledge and understanding of the biology of stem cells and provide the foundation for new medical treatments. The Institute is supported by a strategic funding partnership between the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council.

Recent Publications

Stem cells use “first aid kits” to repair damage

Stem cells use “first aid kits” to repair damage

Neural stem cells – master cells that can develop into any type of nerve cell – are able to generate mini “first aid kits” and Read more >
Human reset cells-2

SCI scientists reset human stem cells to earliest developmental state

SCI researchers have managed to induce a ground state by rewiring the genetic circuitry in human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells. Their “reset” Read more >
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Aberrant methylation of tRNAs links cellular stress to neuro‐developmental disorders

Human diseases resulting from abnormal brain development like microcephaly are lifelong conditions that cannot be cured. Our study identifies neuronal Read more >
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Latest News

Big Biology Day 2014

Biology Week 2014 On Saturday 18th October 2014 the Institute will be participating in the ‘Big Biology Day Cambridge’. Read more >

Research Horizons - Spotlight on Stem Cells

Research Horizons 25 Spotlight on Stem Cells in the latest issue of Research Horizons. Read more >

Stem Cell Physical

Stem Cell Physical As part of the month-long focus on research on stem cells, SCI Researchers Kevin Chalut and Ben Simons bring their perspective as physicists to the spotlight.... Read more >

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