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Stem Cell Films: #MyView

#MyView Campaign

A patient-led, social media awareness initiative

In July we ran our first ever social media campaign, '#MyView'. The campaign included three specially-made films about some of the most translational areas of our research. To make the films, we worked with Peter, Jonathan and Paula, three fantastically curious, non-specialist members of the public with medical conditions related to our research themes. They spent time with us in the labs - to really get their teeth into the science, as well as informally - to get to know the personalities behind research and what motivates us every day.

520 my view 

Their films are narrated in their own voice and share their personal stories. You can watch them here. With the help of charities, patient groups and other scientific institutes, we released one film a week and shared them as widely as possible on the web. The likes, hashtags, shares and comments were soon rolling in - showing a real thirst for this kind of accessible research update. You can see some of the reach and impact of the campaign below.




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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.

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