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Discover Stem Cells

Discover Stem Cells Lessons

Researchers from the Institute took part in the piloting of a Discover Stem Cells lesson at two schools in Cambridge - The Leys School and St Mary's School, in June and July 2011. The activity was developed by Emma Kemp and Ian Chambers from Edinburgh University as part of the EuroSyStem Project.

 

 

 

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Discover stem cells is an easy-to-use lesson packed with games and group activities to engage young students with fundamental ideas in stem cell science. A PowerPoint presentation provides the core structure for the session, but it is broken up into small modules with regular opportunities for students to explore concepts for themselves. 

This activity has been so successful that a follow-up lesson has now been developed. For more information on both lessons and how to run them at your own institution, please visit the EuroStemCell website

 

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Professor Austin Smith from the Wellcome – MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is one of the first round of researchers from the UK and Japan funded to tackle major global challenges in collaborative projects announced today, Friday 9th August 2019.

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A combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could be the answer to developing a desperately-needed treatment for heart failure, according to new research part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published in Nature Biotechnology.

New study pinpoints cell types affected in brains of multiple sclerosis patients

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Scientists have discovered that a specific brain cell known as a ‘projection neuron’ has a central role to play in the brain changes seen in multiple sclerosis (MS).

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