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 | Aug. 14, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

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

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 | Aug. 5, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: stem-cells heart-disease innovation

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

Scientists in Cambridge and London have developed a catalogue of DNA mutation ‘fingerprints’ that could help doctors pinpoint the environmental culprit responsible for a patient’s tumour – including showing some of the fingerprints left in lung tumours by specific chemicals found in tobacco smoke.

Cambridge University News | April 16, 2019 | cambridge
~5 mins   

Tags: spotlight-on-cancer spotlight-on-stem-cells dna cancer smoking

HIV remission achieved in second patient

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

Cambridge University News | March 5, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: spotlight-on-infectious-diseases spotlight-on-stem-cells hivaids

‘Murder map’ reveals medieval London’s meanest streets

First digital map of the murders recorded by the city's Coroner in early 1300s shows Cheapside and Cornhill were homicide ‘hot spots’, and Sundays held the highest risk of violent death for medieval Londoners.

Cambridge University News | Nov. 28, 2018 | cambridge
~5 mins   

Tags: spotlight-on-stem-cells placenta reproduction fertility

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

Researchers say that new ‘mini-placentas’ – a cellular model of the early stages of the placenta – could provide a window into early pregnancy and help transform our understanding of reproductive disorders. Details of this new research are published today in the journal Nature.

Cambridge University News | Nov. 28, 2018 | cambridge
~5 mins   

Tags: spotlight-on-stem-cells placenta reproduction fertility

Page 1 of 1