Stem cells

Teaching old cells new tricks

24 Apr 2012

Much hyped by the media, stem cells have tremendous power to improve human health. As part of the Cambridge Stem Cell Initiative, Dr Ludovic Vallier’s research in the Anne McLaren Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine shows how stem cells can further our understanding of disease and help deliver much-needed new treatments.

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Molecular sacs of debris (pink) are delivered to the lysosome (dark red)

Autophagy: when ‘self-eating’ is good for you

03 Apr 2012

New discoveries by Cambridge scientists about a molecular waste-disposal process that ‘eats’ bacteria are influencing the clinical management of cystic fibrosis, and could be the basis of innovative new treatments to fight off bacteria.

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Queensland Fruit Fly, Bactrocera Tryoni

Alzheimer’s: working with Drosophila

04 Jan 2011

There are over 15 million people suffering from Alzheimer's disease globally and the current cost to the economy represents at least one per cent of gross national product.

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