Stem cells, the 'building blocks' for every type of cell in the body, have tremendous potential to improve human health.

Cambridge scientists reverse ageing process in rat brain stem cells

14 August 2019

New research reveals how increasing brain stiffness as we age causes brain stem cell dysfunction, and demonstrates new ways to reverse older stem...

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New stem cell combination could help to repair damaged hearts

05 August 2019

A combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could be the answer to developing a desperately-needed treatment for heart failure,...

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‘Fingerprint database’ could help scientists to identify new cancer culprits

16 April 2019

Scientists in Cambridge and London have developed a catalogue of DNA mutation ‘fingerprints’ that could help doctors pinpoint the environmental...

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HIV remission achieved in second patient

05 March 2019

A second person has experienced sustained remission from HIV-1 after ceasing treatment, according to a study published today in Nature.

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‘Mini-placentas’ could provide a model for early pregnancy

28 November 2018

Researchers say that new ‘mini-placentas’ – a cellular model of the early stages of the placenta – could provide a window into early pregnancy and...

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“With this vial, we could potentially feed the entire planet”

08 November 2018

Would you eat a burger that had been grown in a lab? It may not be long before this is a choice at your local supermarket. Given the environmental...

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Scientists develop mouse ‘embryo-like structures’ with organisation along body’s major axes

03 October 2018

A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has developed an artificial mouse embryo-like structure capable of forming the three major...

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Scientists generate key life event in artificial mouse ‘embryo’ created from stem cells

23 July 2018

The creation of artificial embryos has moved a step forward after an international team of researchers used mouse stem cells to produce artificial...

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New innovation hub aims to take a 'moon shot' at cystic fibrosis

18 April 2018

Almost 30 years on from the discovery of the genetic defect that causes cystic fibrosis, treatment options are still limited and growing...

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