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MRC Centre for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

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MRC Centre for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Brief descriptionThe MRC Centre for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine provides core support for the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute whose mission is to harness basic knowledge of stem cell biology and medicine for therapy for human diseases. The Institute draws together outstanding researchers from 25 stem cell laboratories in Cambridge to form a world-leading centre for stem cell biology and medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to generate new knowledge and understanding of the biology of stem cells and provide the foundation for new medical treatments.
ObjectivesOverall aims are:

- To make fundamental discoveries that provide new insights into stem cell function and potency
- To understand the role of stem and progenitor cells in disease and thereby to improve diagnosis and treatment
- To harness the capacity of endogenous stem and progenitor cells for repair and regeneration
- To exploit stem cells as tools for studying the molecular pathogenesis of human diseases and discovery of therapeutic agents
- To nuture future generations of stem cell scientists in an intellectually invigorating environment of basic and translational research.
Main fundersThe Wellcome Trust
Medical Research Council
University of Cambridge
ResearchCambridge Stem Cell Institute Scientists explore and rigorously define the medical prospects for stem cell research within the themes of:
- Pluripotency
- Haematopoiesis
- Neural
- Epithelial Tissues
- Cardiovascular

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