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

Chemistry Shelf

Switching on the power of stem cells

21 Aug 2009

Scientists have uncovered a vital link in the chain of events that gives stem cells their remarkable properties.

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Neuron Connection

Brain stem cell discovery

01 Jul 2009

Insight could lead to new therapies to repair damage caused by MS.

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Stem cells transplanted into the eye

Glaucoma: the silent thief of sight

01 May 2009

New treatments for glaucoma are a key priority in vision research. Advances in stem cell technology in Cambridge are helping to make this dream a...

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Primordial germ cells

Germ cells: the route to immortality

01 Apr 2009

How do cells become equipped to generate a whole new organism?

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Centre for the Physics of Medicine

Physics of Medicine

01 Dec 2008

The Grand Opening of the Centre for the Physics of Medicine marks a major development in bringing together researchers working at the interface of...

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A colony of human embryonic stem cells formed from a mixture of cells expressing red or green fluorescent proteins

Engineering stem cells and tissues for better health

01 Sep 2008

The Cambridge Stem Cell Initiative enters its second phase with the launch of the Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine.

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