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Nuffield Research Placement 2017

Last summer, Abbey spent 4 weeks in Kevin Chalut's group for her Nuffield research placement. During that time, she worked with Celine Labouesse and other members of the group on the differentiation dynamics of mouse embryonic stem cells on custom-made soft substrates. Abbey had the opportunity to learn how to fabricate soft and stiff hydrogels, take care of cells, and use standard tools such as flow cytometry and immunostaining.

It was great to have Abbey work with me, and it really helped it getting some projects going which might have otherwise stayed shelved. I am grateful for her help, and enjoyed the opportunity to discuss my work with a non-specialist science enthusiast.

Celine Labouesse, Research Associate, Chalut Group

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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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