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Summer 2017

The Variables Present: An Evening of Science Variety

Monday 11 September 2017

Stanley Strawbridge (Smith lab) will be performing.

 

Cherry Hinton Festival

Saturday 16 September 2017

Scientists from the Stem Cell Institute are going for the first time to the Cherry Hinton Festival in Cambridge to discuss their research, and get people thinking about the power and potential of stem cells. Make your own playdoh cell to take home, learn how cells are looked after in the laboratory, and experiment with turning ‘body cells’ back into ‘stem cells’ (as if by magic!).

Led by Thorsten Klampfl and Jacob Grinfeld (Green lab), and Justyna Rak (Méndez-Ferrer lab).

 

The Variables Present: An Evening of Science Variety

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Two new hopefuls from Stem Cell Institute Science Comedy training will be performing.

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Single-cell analysis of the earliest cell fate decisions in development

Dec 11, 2019

Researchers at the Babraham Institute, EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), CRUK Cambridge Institute and the Wellcome – MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute have provided the first single-cell epigenomic analysis of gastrulation, a crucial process in early embryo development. The researchers analysed over 1,000 cells from mouse embryos to understand the epigenetic priming events preceding gastrulation and the cell fate decisions these establish. The findings, published on Wednesday 11th December in Nature, uncover fundamental knowledge about the processes that programme cell fate in the early embryo to generate all the organs and tissues of the body.

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.

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