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Bringing stem cells to new locations

Lots of people have heard about stem cells and are quite interested to find out more but it can be tricky to know where to go for accurate information and you're unlikely to have the time to read the latest publications. That's why we're determined to bring our research to you. Our new Pop-Up stand has been designed to answer some of the most common queries we receive. It's also a good excuse for us to get out of the lab to talk about what we are working on and to hear what you think.

 

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We 'popped-up' for the first time at Addenbrooke's Hospital in June. A team of researchers were on stand-by all day to meet with passers-by. We had fascinating conversations with nurses, patients, families and hospital staff, covering everything from the hope stem cells offer for rare diseases to where we get our funding from. As this was a pilot, we were particularly interested to hear people's views or concerns about stem cells and our research. This is important for us to learn where there may be mis-information or lack of clarity about what we do and how we can address this.

 

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This was a new and refreshing experience for us. In some ways it is daunting to put yourself out there as a researcher and to be unprepared for the questions that come your way but, ultimately, it leads to interesting and genuine exchanges with people we may never otherwise have met. We can't wait to do it again!

 

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Keep an eye on our Events page to find out where we will be popping up next.

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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.

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

Jul 17, 2019

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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Dignity at Work - All Staff Seminar

Sep 13, 2019

JCBC Lecture Theatre

International Seminar - Kathrin Plath

Sep 18, 2019

Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre

Internal Seminar

Sep 23, 2019

JCBC

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