skip to primary navigationskip to content

Stem Cell Generation!

Stem Cell Generation!

s13 1science festival kids vertical 2

 

The Cambridge Science Festival 2013 ran between March 11 - 24. The theme this year was Join the exploration, and an enthusiastic team of volunteers from the Stem Cell Institute made it possible for children and adults to do just that. 

 

As a part of the Biology Zone on Science on Saturday (which ran both Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th), the Stem Cell Institute invited curious children and their adults to join in the exploration of stem cells. Visitors could enjoy a variety of games, from the hugely popular Stem Cell Bingo to the giant board game ‘Start as a stem cell!’, provided by EuroSyStem.  

 

Children curious to try their hand at science could don lab coats, goggles and gloves and start a simulated stem cell experiment. Instructed by researchers and students from the Stem Cell Institute, the Cell Pet experiment let young visitors experience how real scientists work. 

 

Meanwhile, adults could pursue all sorts of information about stem cells, from posters to a short film showing on a screen. There was also an interactive computer quiz to test their knowledge on the subject.   

 

s13 volunteer team

The volunteers worked tirelessly through two incredibly busy days, and were delighted by how many interested people stopped by to play, talk and join the exploration of stem cells.

 

RSS Feed Latest news

First cell map of developing human liver reveals how blood and immune system develop

Oct 09, 2019

In a world first, scientists have created the human developmental liver cell atlas that provides crucial insights into how the blood and immune systems develop in the foetus. It maps changes in the cellular landscape of the developing liver between the first and second trimesters of pregnancy, including how stem cells from the liver seed other tissues to support the high demand for oxygen needed for growth.

Diabetes drug reverses cell ageing and could stop multiple sclerosis

Oct 08, 2019

New research published in Cell Stem Cell suggests a common diabetes drug could hold the key to stopping disease progression in multiple sclerosis (MS). The new finding offers hope to people living with advanced forms of the condition, who currently have no treatment and often see disability as inevitable.

Stem cell studies offer hope for childhood neurological condition

Oct 03, 2019

Two new studies by an international team of researchers report progress in using stem cells to develop new therapies for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD), a rare genetic condition affecting boys that can be fatal before 10 years of age.

Cancer cells ‘corrupt’ their healthy neighbours

Aug 28, 2019

The healthy cells immediately surrounding a tumour become more stem cell-like and support cancer growth, reveals a new study published in Nature. The discovery was made during a research collaboration between Dr Joo-Hyeon Lee at the Wellcome – MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and Dr Ilaria Malanchi at the Francis Crick Institute.

Discovering the numerous paths of stem cell decision making

Aug 15, 2019

How cells change their identity to become a different cell type and the route they follow to reach their final form is a fundamental unanswered question at the heart of developmental biology.

View all news

The Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is a world-leading centre for stem cell research.

Our mission: to transform human health through a deep understanding of stem cell biology.

 

Sign up to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with news and events from the Cambridge stem cell community.

Upcoming events

Music in the Air (For the public)

Oct 27, 2019

All Saints Church, Newmarket

Upcoming events