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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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Stem Cell Institute Group Leaders elected as EMBO members

Jul 07, 2020

Two Cambridge Stem Cell Institute Group Leaders are among the 63 scientists from around the world elected this year as Members and Associate Members of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).

Institute PIs awarded university promotions

Jun 26, 2020

Many congratulations to our institute and affiliate PIs who have been awarded promotions through the University’s Academic Promotions process recognising their outstanding work.

Potentially cancerous cells kept in check by competitive neighbours, study of oesophagus finds

May 18, 2020

The expansion of ‘mutant’ cells that could lead to cancer is often kept in check by their neighbours, research from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Cambridge and their collaborators has found. The team discovered that when equally-matched cells in the oesophagus of mice coincided, they acted as a brake on one another’s growth.

Professor Ludovic Vallier elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences

May 13, 2020

The Academy of Medical Sciences has elected 50 of the UK’s most prominent biomedical and health scientists to their Fellowship.

Key nose cells identified as likely COVID-19 virus entry points

Apr 23, 2020

Two specific cell types in the nose have been identified as likely initial infection points for COVID-19 coronavirus. Scientists discovered that goblet and ciliated cells in the nose have high levels of the entry proteins that the COVID-19 virus uses to get into our cells.

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