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Big Biology Day 2016

Robots out in force!

We took part in Big Biology Day again this year on Saturday 15 October, taking the opportunity to showcase our popular stem cell robots. How to make a human was developed by Dr Elisa Laurenti and teaches children how to program a pluripotent robot 'stem cell' to become different cell lineages (e.g Blood, Brain, Skin). The event at Hills Road Sixth Form College was well attended and our researchers has a fantastic time engaging children and their parents with Stem Cell Science.

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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.

Cambridge scientists reverse ageing process in rat brain stem cells

Aug 14, 2019

New research, published today in Nature, reveals how increasing brain stiffness as we age causes brain stem cell dysfunction, and demonstrates new ways to reverse older stem cells to a younger, healthier state.

New stem cell research funded as part of UK-Japan collaborations to tackle global challenges

Aug 09, 2019

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.

New stem cell combination could help to repair damaged hearts

Aug 05, 2019

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.

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