Secrets of naked mole-rat cancer resistance unearthed

Naked mole-rats can live for an incredibly long time and have an exceptional resistance to cancer thanks to unique conditions in their bodies that stop cancer

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 1, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: stem-cells cancer

Women in STEM: Oluwaseun Ogundele

Oluwaseun Ogundele is a research assistant in the Hendrich Lab at the Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. Here, she tells us about her work studying the body’s master cells and their role in disease, meeting Nobel Prize winners, and how she’s using social media to increase the visibility of women of colour working in STEM fields.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 27, 2020 ~3 min

Tags:  women-in-stem  stem-cells

Cambridge scientists reverse ageing process in rat brain stem cells

New research 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. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 14, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience stem-cells brain multiple-sclerosis-ms

New stem cell combination could help to repair damaged hearts

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 by scientists at the University of Cambridge, published in Nature Biotechnology.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 5, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: stem-cells heart-disease innovation

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