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Read more at: Tracing oncogene-driven remodeling of the intestinal stem cell niche

Tracing oncogene-driven remodeling of the intestinal stem cell niche

7 June 2021

Mutant intestinal epithelial cells remodel their environment to gain competitive advantage, providing a first step in cancer initiation.

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Uncovering how our bodies develop from a single cell

18 May 2021

Stem cell researchers studying how our bodies come into being from a single cell during normal development could help us to understand genetic diseases that arise during pregnancy.

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Group Leaders elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences

12 May 2021

Principal Investigators Professor Brian Huntly and Professor Ben Simons are among 50 biomedical and health scientists to join the Fellowship.

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Institute Group Leaders elected Fellows of the Royal Society

6 May 2021

Group Leaders Professor David Rowitch and Professor Ben Simons, alongside Affiliate Principal Investigator Dr Peter Campbell, have joined the Royal Society as Fellows.

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Funding boost for international cell and gene therapy info hub

29 April 2021

Cambridge researchers are participating in a €2 million EU Horizon 2020 project to establish EuroGCT - the European Consortium for Communicating Gene and Cell Therapy Information.

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Collaborative COVID-19 study reveals variation in immune response

20 April 2021

The largest study of its type in the UK has identified differences in the immune response to COVID-19 between asymptomatic people and those suffering more severely with the virus.

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Changes can be detected in BRCA1 breast cells before they turn cancerous

9 March 2021

Researchers at the University of Cambridge may have found the earliest changes that occur in seemingly healthy breast tissue long before any tumours appear, according to a new study published in Nature Communications.

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Multiple sclerosis research boosted with £1.85million funding for Cambridge Centre for Myelin Repair

19 February 2021

The MS Society has awarded £1.85million of new funding for its research in Cambridge, as part of their fight to stop multiple sclerosis (MS). Scientists aim to find new treatments, faster, for tens of thousands of people living with progressive forms of MS in the UK, who currently have nothing to stop disability progression.

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Lab-grown ‘mini-bile ducts’ used to repair human livers in regenerative medicine first

18 February 2021

Scientists have used a technique to grow bile duct organoids – often referred to as ‘mini-organs’ – in the lab and shown that these can be used to repair damaged human livers. This is the first time that the technique has been used on human organs.

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Gut research identifies key cellular changes associated with childhood-onset Crohn’s Disease

8 December 2020

Human Cell Atlas researchers have tracked the very early stages of human foetal gut development, and found specific cell functions that appear to be reactivated in the gut of children with Crohn’s Disease - a vital step towards better management and treatment of the condition.

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