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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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Affiliate group leader Florian Merkle named Robertson Stem Cell Investigator

Oct 23, 2019

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) announced the 2019 class of NYSCF – Robertson Investigators, welcoming six of the most talented stem cell researchers and neuroscientists into the NYSCF Investigator Program.

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.

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Upcoming events

Internal Seminar (For Scientists)

Dec 09, 2019

JCBC Lecture Theatre

International Seminar - Stefano Piccolo (For scientists)

Dec 11, 2019

Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, Lecture Theatre

The MS Society: A Pattern for Progress (For the Public)

Dec 12, 2019

Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, Lecture Theatre and Public Space

Art + Science at Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre (For Scientists and the Public)

Dec 12, 2019

Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, Public Space

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